Calls for Proposals
Zed Cred/Z Degree Grants
With the support of both the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation, BCcampus will distribute two grants (maximum $35,000.00) each to BC Institutions committed to the development of a “Zed Cred” (Z Degree) Program. With the funds, Institutions will not only develop pathways to credential by adopting and adapting pre-existing OER, the funds may also be used to create new OER necessary for the program. The Institutions will also be required to package and publish their degree paths such that other Institutions from BC and beyond can borrow from their progress. Any learning materials created under the Zed Cred program will hold a Creative Commons BY license and must be fully editable. The programs chosen must demonstrate significant student savings and impact across the B.C. system.
Ancillary Resources Grants
This call for proposals is to support inter-institutional initiatives to create ancillary support material for existing open textbooks in the BC Open Textbook Collection that could assist faculty in adopting the open textbook. This material can include:
- Testbanks of questions based on an existing open textbook.
- Presentations (PowerPoint, Open Office, Prezi, etc)
- Multimedia content, such as audio or video, that could further enhance the textbook.
- Instructor and student manuals.
- Additional learning activities.
Ancillary Resource Development Proposals can not exceed $2,500.00 provided by BCcampus. A maximum of four Ancillary Resource Grants will be awarded.
Open Educational Resources Grants
This call for proposals is for institutions or their representatives (e.g. Articulation Committees, Teaching and Learning Centres, Libraries, OER Working Groups) in British Columbia and Yukon to provide small open educational resource grants, funded by BCcampus and matched by the institution. Open Educational Resource grants may be used for, but are not limited to:
- Adaptation of Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources
- Creation of Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources
- Course redesign using Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources
- Workshops, training, and institutional support for OER infrastructure (e.g. Open Policy, Awareness, How to Adopt, How to Adapt, Pressbooks Support)
OER Grant Proposals can not exceed $10,000.00 provided by BCcampus. A maximum of four OER Grants will be awarded.
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.