BC Open Open Education Chat

You are invited to join Will Engle and Brian Lamb on their first BC Open Open Education chat, a monthly series of online discussions on the state and progress of open education in the province, on Friday, Aug 23 at 11am. Will and Brian will share some quick updates from their respective institutions, and will … Continued

A Busy Productive Spring for the Open Textbook Project

Of Meetings, Partnerships and Workshops Phase 1 of the Open Textbook Review is underway. Find out what’s next on the horizon for the BCcampus Open Textbook project team: APRIL For two days in early April, BCcampus hosted the Open Textbook Summit at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. The summit brought together representatives … Continued

Open Textbook Project Q&A Session

BCcampus is contributing to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. We are pleased to announce the first phase of the B.C. Open Textbook Program’s Call for Proposals. We are asking faculty to apply to be reviewers of existing open textbooks, and, where appropriate, to adopt those texts in their … Continued

How Students Can Advocate for Open Textbooks

As a student at Vancouver Island University, Katelyn McDougall knows about the stress of rising textbook costs. As a newly appointed member of the BCcampus open textbook subcommittee, she’s doing something about it. The recent sociology and geography graduate is bringing a student perspective to open textbook implementation processes, and says she feels honoured to … Continued

Open Textbooks: learning from our WA neighbours

Poised to complete a large-scale curriculum redesign in its community and technical colleges next month, Washington State is making a notable contribution to the open educational resources movement. The Open Course Library (OCL) was launched in 2010 by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), and will become an OER adoption site … Continued