BCcampus hosted a working session on Open Educational Resources (OER) for senior post-secondary institution representatives in Vancouver on the afternoon of October 18, 2012. The objectives of the session were to develop a common understanding of what OER could mean for B.C. and build a shared vision of how to develop and use them.  The session also considered ways B.C. can take advantage of the promise of open educational resources and open textbooks. The session coincided with the international OpenEd 2012 conference held at UBC Robson Square from October 16-18, 2012.



Giulia Forsythe Visual Notes
@bccampus #OERforum @opencontent Why Open Education? [visual notes]
Why Open Education?
@brlamb Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum
Brian Lamb Panel talk
Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum
Alan Davis Panel talk
Why is Open Education Important? Roundtable discussions
Roundtable discussions
@cgreen Panel talk [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum
Cable Green Panel talk
Round Table report-in [visual notes] @BCcampus #OERforum
Round Table Report
BC Campus OERForum room set up
OERForum table set up



Video by Kylie Stanton:
Students get a break with free online textbooks
BCcampus responds to Prof. Pettigrew’s critique by Tori Klassen:
A closer look at B.C.’s open textbook plan
Article by Veronika Bondarenko:
B.C. government to make some university textbooks available for free online
Article by Julie McManus
Government’s plan to offer free online textbooks could save students some cash
Article by Todd Pettigrew
B.C.’s free textbooks plan needs a closer look
Article by CBC News
B.C. to offer free textbooks online
The Canadian Press:
B.C. to offer free textbooks online for top 40 post-secondary courses
Article by Cable Green:
British Columbia Government Lends Support to Open Textbooks
Article by Mike Palmedo:
British Columbia to Offer Students Free Textbooks Under Creative Commons Licenses
The Canadian Press:
B.C. to offer free textbooks online for top 40 post-secondary courses