Results: 17 Open Textbooks
  • Virtual Lab and Science Resource Directory

    Author(s): Arianna Cheveldave

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Virtual Lab and Science Resource Directory lists free science resources designed to support remote science education. This directory is updated as new resources are identified. Note that, while all resources in this directory are free, not all are open. Resources that carry Creative Commons or otherwise open licences are clearly labelled.

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  • Information Directory

    Author(s): Lauri M. Aesoph

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    Description: The Information Directory lays out current events, opinions, and OER investigations related to open education in four categories: blogs, books,news, and research. It was created to fulfill the need for Canadian-based information, specifically British Columbia, on open education. However, the Information Directory also includes content from other English-speaking countries with chapters for the United States, the Northern hemisphere, and the Southern hemisphere. This directory is considered an ...[more]

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  • OER by Discipline Directory

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

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Directory 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 directory is updated frequently, as new resources are identified, files for the directory are not provided (but can be requested). Note that textbooks in th...[more]

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  • Post-Secondary Directory

    Author(s): Lauri M. Aesoph

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    Description: This directory is an open educational reference for post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and Canada. The first section focuses on colleges, institutes, and universities in British Columbia and the way each: provides support for its community; uses, creates, and evaluates open educational resources; and engages in open education on campus through events, a working group, and student involvement. The second section lays out open education information for the rest of Canada by province ...[more]

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  • Adaptation Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    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: Jun 29, 2020

    Description: The updated and expanded Print-on-Demand Guide provides an overview for post-secondary institutions interested in offering on-demand and pre-order printing services for open textbooks and other OER. Discussions on why offering a print option enhances learning accessibility for some students are included, as well as, templates that can be used to take inventory of open educational activity and interest on campus.

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  • Adoption Guide - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Jun 29, 2020

    Description: The second edition is an updated and expanded version of the original adoption guide. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second--most comprehensive--section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last "Learn More" part provides additional adoption information.

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  • Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Amanda Coolidge and Josie Gray, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Camosun College, Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC

    Updated: Dec 6, 2019

    Description: The Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd edition is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC that includes updates and new material such as how to write an accessibility statement. The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each author, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant can create a truly open and accessible textbook. The original edition of the Accessibility Toolkit has been tra...[more]

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  • Faculty OER Toolkit

    Author(s): Shannon Moist, SFU

    Updated: Dec 6, 2019

    Description: The Faculty OER Toolkit is intended as an introductory guide for faculty interested in incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) into their teaching practice. Beginning with a definition of OER, reasons to use OER, and online collections of OER to use, the Toolkit also covers basic information about adapting, adopting, and evaluating OER. Additionally, there is information about licensing and copyright, including an explanation of Creative Commons licenses and attribution statements. Throu...[more]

  • Self-Publishing Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Dec 6, 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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