Driving change with the BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

It is an honour to announce the three instructors who have joined the BCcampus OpenEd team to fulfill a one-year term as the 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows. The 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows are Jennifer Barker, Biology Instructor at Douglas College, Ken Jeffery, Digital Arts Instructor at BCIT, and … Continued

Help assess how faculty are using OER in B.C.

We are currently sponsoring two surveys about your experience with Open Educational Resources. You are welcome to participate in either, both or neither. Below are the details on each survey. Survey 1: This is an invitation for you to participate in a brief online survey that investigates how B.C. post-secondary faculty select and assign required course … Continued

New Study: Exploring Faculty Use of OER at BC Institutions

How do faculty in British Columbia use Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are some of the ways in which they are using OER, and what are some of the barriers they face when using OER? A new research paper published today by BCcampus looks at these questions. Led by the 2015 BC Open Textbook Faculty … Continued

Effectiveness of Open Educational Resources

John Hilton III is one of the leading researchers in the area of efficacy of open educational resources (which includes open textbooks). Recently, John has been gathering empirical research on the efficacy of open educational resources compared to traditional publishers resources and publishing the studies at the Open Education Group website. On May 5th, the … Continued

Be a part of our research project on open textbooks

Note: This post is cross-posted from the main BCcampus site. Do Open Educational Resources make a difference in the classroom? An online survey developed by BCcampus and U.K.-based OER Research Hub is being used to collect data to quantify the efficacy of OER Open Educational Resources have been popular topics for BCcampus; we’ve explored the … Continued