Call for Proposal: OER Marketing Grant
This call for proposals is for institutions or their representatives (e.g., faculty members, articulation committees, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in British Columbia and the Yukon that wish to receive open educational resource grants, funded by BCcampus, in order to create OER that will contribute to B.C.’s first ZTC program in marketing. The Marketing OER Grant may be used for, but is not limited to, the creation of open textbooks/ancillaries/open educational resources in the following subject areas:
- Research methods for marketing
- Consumer behaviour
- Strategic marketing management
- Integrated marketing communication
- E-marketing/digital marketing
- Marketing plan development
Call for Proposal: OER for Health Care Assistant
BCcampus has identified gaps in available OER for health care assistant (HCA) programs. With financial support from the Ministry, BCcampus will distribute grants to institutions, faculty members, or practitioners in B.C. and the Yukon for the development of open educational resources for HCA programs, with the goal of creating OER that will contribute to a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) program for health care assistants.
Expression of Interest: Nursing OER
BCcampus has identified the need to align available OER for nursing programs found in a nursing OER environmental scan conducted by eCampusOntario with the “Competencies in the Context of Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in British Columbia” document from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Now, we are looking for B.C. applicants to align the OER with the BCCNP competencies.
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 B.C. 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 B.C. Open Textbook Collection under a CC BY licence.
Apply to review an open textbook
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.
Open Education Sustainability Grant for Institutions
This call for proposals is for institutional open education working groups in British Columbia provide small open educational grants, funded by BCcampus and matched by the institution, in order to improve the sustainability of open education.