Webinar Series: Open Education Stories from across B.C. – UNBC

Students as Partners in Institutional OER Development Grants at UNBC

Presenter: Grant Potter, University of Northern British Columbia
Originally recorded: March 29, 2017

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This is #3 in a series of webinars – Open Education Stories from across B.C.
Presentation Description:

In 2016, UNBC began offering OER Development Grants to faculty enabling them to employ a student in project-based research to review, revise, and adopt OER for UNBC courses.

The objectives of the program:

  • Increased opportunities for students to engage in project-based research with a faculty member
  • Supported faculty members in the review, revision, and adoption of open textbooks and other OER materials
  • Increased use of OER at UNBC


  • Curation and customization of OER that will be freely and openly shared throughout and beyond UNBC
  • Impact on student experience, including high-quality materials, maximum access, open and innovative pedagogy, and cost savings to students
  • Active engagement of students with faculty in the adaptation/adoption of open educational resources (OER)
  • Plans to re-use open resources in this or related courses in subsequent semesters

The seminar will provide some context and background on the type of projects underway at UNBC.

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Open Textbook Summit 2017

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