Lessons learned in accessibility through the BC Open Textbook Project 

BCcampus is excited to share with you the amazing work that has been happening in the area of accessibility and open textbooks. Back in 2014, Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Faculty, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Camosun College and Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian and Coordinator, Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education … Continued

Reflections on the OpenEd 2016 Conference

Post by Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education The 2016 Open Education conference, in Richmond, Virginia, is wrapping up today. As always, this event generates and inspires new ideas for me and my colleagues at BCcampus. This year’s gathering was both familiar and different; it was a mixture of the old and new. New People I’ve … Continued

Call for participation in an open educational practices group in B.C.

Are you an Instructional Designer working at a post-secondary institution in B.C.? Are you invested in empowering faculty to innovate their teaching practices to promote deep and meaningful learning? Well, then, read on… We are thinking of ramping up an open educational practices group in BC (BCOEP), and you may be interested in participating. Similarly … Continued

Creating sustainable resources through open textbooks

In anticipation and celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2016, we’d like to explore the sustainability of open educational resources (OER). Sustainability is complex and more than financial, it’s ensuring access, improving student learning outcomes, and so much more! While we continue to explore potential sources of sustainable funding for the B.C. Open … Continued

Enhancing the Discoverability of the BC Open Textbook Collection

One of the challenges in using open textbooks is that it is not always easy to find them. Many librarians have flagged that including open textbooks in their institution’s catalogue would greatly enhance their discoverability by instructors and students. As well, having the MARC records ready in a handy zip file would make the process all … Continued