Results: 16 Open Textbooks
  • FLO Facilitation Guide: Facilitating Learning Online

    Author(s): Sylvia Currie, Sylvia Riessner, Gina Bennett, Beth Cougler Blom

    Updated: Apr 10, 2019

    Description: The FLO Facilitation Guide is a companion resource for the five facilitating learning online courses. It is designed to help individuals prepare and facilitate these courses as well as any courses that emphasize facilitating in a community of learners and supporting collaboration and reflective practice. The guide was written by experienced FLO facilitators and learning designers and includes exemplary contributions to the courses, instructions, ideas, materials, and facilitation tips and strat...[more]

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  • Open Pedagogy Resources

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: Open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), are pedagogical strategies that use the affordances of open licences to get students involved in creative activities that often contribute back to the course materials - or have other real-world applications. David Wiley is credited with coining the term "open pedagogy" and contrasts this type of assignment with "disposable assignments" that have no value once a grade is assigned (more info: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2975...[more]

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  • Working Group Guide

    Author(s): Lucas Wright, Krista Lambert; BCcampus

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: The Working Group Guide is a resource for librarians, staff, and faculty who support or are supporting open education at their institution and are starting or running an open working group. This resource contains three sections to help users establish, run, and sustain a working group, as well as a sprint toolkit for OER creation.

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  • OER by Discipline Guide

    Author(s): Josie Gray, BCcampus (Editor)

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Guide lists a wide range of open educational resources organized by discipline. It acts as a referratory where the name of the resource, a link to where it can be accessed, its licence, and then a short description are provided. Discipline-specific collections are also included. Because this guide is updated frequently, as new resources are identified, files for the guide are not provided (but can be requested). Note that textbooks in the B.C. Open ...[more]

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  • OER Mythbusting

    Author(s): SPARC

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: OER Mythbusting addresses the top seven myths about OER in North American higher education, as voted on my more than 100 faculty, librarians, students and other members of the OER community. This project grew out of a discussion during one of SPARC’s Libraries and OER Forum monthly calls, where a group of librarians from the U.S. and Canada identified a need for better resources to address misconceptions about OER. A team of volunteers developed a poll and distributed it over email lists and so...[more]

  • Self-Publishing Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Mar 25, 2019

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook.This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook. Copyright, open-copyright licences, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed as well as the importance of copy editing and proofreading. Checklists and templates are also provided. This guide replaces the BCcampus ...[more]

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  • Pulling Together: Foundations Guide

    Author(s): Kory Wilson

    Updated: Mar 18, 2019

    Description: The Foundations Guide is part of an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. These guides are the result of the Indigenization Project, a collaboration between BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The project was supported by a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders from BC universities, colleges, and institutes, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the Indigenous Adult a...[more]

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  • Pressbooks Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Dec 13, 2018

    Description: This Pressbooks Guide does not replicate information provided by the Pressbooks Userguide published by Pressbooks.com. Instead, in parts and chapters laid out to mimic the steps an author might take to create or modify an open textbook in Pressbooks, it redirects readers to pertinent chapters in the Pressbooks Userguide, supplements it with additional information, and includes instructions specific to post-secondary faculty and staff working in British Columbia and the Yukon.

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  • Adaptation Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Oct 4, 2018

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Adaptation Guide is a practical guide to adapting or revising open textbooks using the PressBooks platform. Included are tips to revising this OER, how to use the Pressbooks publishing platform, and general information on open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER).

  • Print-on-Demand Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Sep 26, 2018

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Print-on-Demand Guide is an in-progress (open creation) practical manual on the what, why, and how of creating your own hard copy textbook of any openly licensed textbook found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. However, these same steps can be used to create a print-on-demand textbook from other collections providing you have access to the correct file types. This guide will be updated as new information, practices and processes are developed.

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