Calls for Proposals

Review an Open Textbook

BCcampus is looking for qualified textbook reviewers from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon to review existing open textbooks in the BC Open Textbook collection. Where appropriate, we are also asking faculty to consider adopting the textbook they review in their courses, should the textbook meet their need.

An honorarium of $250 will be provided to eligible and qualified individuals who complete, submit — and permit the open publication of the review — on an open textbook in the BC Open Textbook collection.

The resulting reviews will be published on the BC Open Textbook website and will be publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivatives (CC-BY-ND) 4.0 International license.

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Open Educational Resource Grant: Curate, Customize, Create

This call for proposals is for institutions or their representatives (e.g., articulation committees, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in British Columbia and the Yukon to provide small open educational resource grants, funded by BCcampus and matched by the institution, in order to build Canadian OER. The Open Educational Resource Grants for Curation, Customization, or Creation may be used for, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptations (small or large) of open textbooks/open educational resources
  • Creation of open textbooks/open educational resources
  • Course redesign using open textbooks/open educational resources

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Open Educational Resource Grant: Sustainability

This call for proposals is for institutions or their representatives (e.g., articulation committees, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in British Columbia and the Yukon to provide small open educational resource grants, funded by BCcampus and matched by the institution, in order to improve the sustainability of OER. The Open Educational Resource Grants for Sustainability may be used for, but are not limited to:

  • Workshops, training, and institutional support for OER infrastructure (e.g. Open Pedagogy, Open Policy, Awareness, How to Adopt, How to Adapt, Pressbooks Support)

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Ancillary Resource Grant

This call for proposals is for institutions or their representatives (e.g., articulation committees, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in British Columbia and the Yukon to develop ancillary materials for existing open textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection that assist faculty with adopting the aligned open textbook and improve the sustainability of OER. These materials can include:

  • Testbanks of questions based on an existing open textbook
  • Presentations (PowerPoint, Open Office, etc.)
  • Multimedia content, such as audio or video, that will further enhance the textbook
  • Simulations
  • Instructor and student manuals
  • Additional learning activities

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Call for nominations: Awards for Excellence in Open Education

The Awards for Excellence in Open Education recognize outstanding contributions to the open education movement in British Columbia. These contributions may include significant leadership, OER development, research, or advocacy by faculty, students, support staff, or administrators at post-secondary institutions in B.C. or others that support the post-secondary system in B.C. Individuals or teams may be recognized.

Anyone may propose a nomination, but individuals may not self-nominate. Individual award nominations are made in writing via the online form (see below). The open education team at BCcampus adjudicates the award each month. Award winners will receive a certificate of recognition and be profiled on the BCcampus website.

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