Results: 16 Open Textbooks
  • Pressbooks Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Jul 4, 2019

    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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  • OER by Discipline Directory

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

    Updated: Jun 12, 2019

    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: Jun 12, 2019

    Description: This directory 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. In time, it will include similar information regarding post-secondary institutions and projects across the rest of Canada.

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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: May 22, 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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  • Self-Publishing Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: May 22, 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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  • Adaptation Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: May 21, 2019

    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).

  • OER Student Toolkit

    Author(s): Daniel Munro, UBC, Jenna Omassi, UBC, Brady Yano, SFU

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Student support and advocacy for OER is important to ensure that OER gain or continue to build momentum on campuses, bring together community members, and push for the adoption and creation of resources. This toolkit provides information on how interested student societies/associations as well as individual students can successfully advocate for greater OER adoption on campus. Primarily designed to serve post-secondary students in Canada working to support open education, we hope this toolkit w...[more]

  • OER Mythbusting

    Author(s): SPARC

    Updated: May 9, 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]

  • OER Research Toolkit (including Surveys)

    Author(s): John Hilton III, David Wiley, Lane Fischer, Rob Nyland, Open Textbook Network

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The OER Research Toolkit is comprised of the OER Research Guidebook and several additional resources, including surveys for both students and instructors who are using OER in the classroom. The purpose of this guidebook is to provide ideas for how individual faculty members and those who support them (e.g., librarians, instructional designers, etc.) can research the effect of their adoption of open educational resources (OER). Clearly educational research is a challenging enterprise; this guide...[more]

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  • Working Group Guide

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

    Updated: May 9, 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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