Reflections on the OpenEd 2016 Conference

Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education The 2016 Open Education conference, in Richmond, Virginia, is wrapping up today. As always, this event generates and inspires new ideas for me and my colleagues at BCcampus. This year’s gathering was both familiar and different; it was a mixture of the old and new. New People I’ve … Continued

From Transparent to Invisible: Open Creations

Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education A few years ago, I attended a presentation about open peer review. The lecturer, speaking on behalf of an open journal using this system, described how the open peer review process – typically closed in terms of who the reviewers are and what the reviews say – laid … Continued

Faculty advocates helping to spread the OER movement across B.C.

The B.C. Open Textbook team is excited to announce three instructors who have joined BCcampus to fulfill a one-year term as our Faculty Fellows. Our 2016/17 Faculty Fellows: Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas College, Rod Lidstone, Camosun College and Arthur Gill Green, Okanagan College will work together to encourage greater educational and institutional uptake of open textbooks … Continued

Open Moderisms Anthology Builder

In 2015, faculty members, Stephen Ross and Matt Huculak at the University of Victoria created the Open Modernisms Anthology Builder (OpenMods), through grant funding by the B.C. Open Textbook Project to produce an openly licensed teaching resource. OpenMods is an online platform which enables instructors to build their own literary anthologies for the1850–1950 period. Read more…

Adult Literacy Fundamental Math series: Revised

The popular, Adult Literacy Fundamental Math series (Books 1-6), was recently updated and newly revised copies of each Book and its accompanying Instructor’s Manual are now posted to the BC Open Textbook collection. In addition, an Answer Key is available to faculty who email opentext@bccampus.ca with a request. These fundamental mathematics books are for adult … Continued