Announcing the OER Policy Development Tool

Earlier this year, Daniel DeMarte of Tidewater Community College and Amanda Coolidge of BCcampus attended the Institute for Open Leadership in Cape Town, South Africa. The Institute, developed by Creative Commons, is an opportunity to train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, … Continued

Open Textbooks: learning from our WA neighbours

Poised to complete a large-scale curriculum redesign in its community and technical colleges next month, Washington State is making a notable contribution to the open educational resources movement. The Open Course Library (OCL) was launched in 2010 by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), and will become an OER adoption site … Continued

Nominations are in for Open Textbooks subcommittee

We were delighted to receive 41 nominations for the Open Textbook Project Sub-Committee from across the B.C. post-secondary sector. Many sectors of the system were represented in those nominations, now the hard part will be choosing the members. We also want to find useful ways for those not chosen for this committee to participate, perhaps … Continued