Since 2012, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training has funded B.C. open education initiatives and tasked BCcampus with managing them. Our goal is to provide flexible and affordable access to post-secondary learning resources in B.C. by making open educational resources (OER) available and supporting open educational practices (OEP).
In April 2019, funding of $3.26 million for OER was announced by Melanie Mark, former Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, at the Cascadia Open Education Summit. BCcampus has been using this funding for the development of OER.
BCcampus has completed an evaluation of the recently published textbook Nursing Pharmacology, which was developed as part of the Open RN project in Wisconsin. The evaluation determined that, with some adaptations, the book could be suitable for use in a B.C. context. The recommendations are available in a Google Doc (see Summary – Review of Nursing Pharmacology).
This call for proposals is for individuals or groups in British Columbia and the Yukon to adapt the newly published open textbook Nursing Pharmacology for use in B.C.
Estimated completion time: 6 to 9 months
The application form [Word doc] should be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 31, 2021, end of day. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, February 5, 2021.
Criteria for Successful Proposals
- Exhibit characteristics of quality teaching and learning, such as alignment with learning outcomes or curriculum guidelines.
- Demonstrate experience and a positive track record with curriculum development.
- Identify deliverables and their due dates.
- Include a budget documenting the use of the funding being requested.
- Include a timeline.
- Adapt Nursing Pharmacology to be suitable for use in B.C. and submission to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
- Identify and/or create supplementary open content and localize existing content.
- Make materials accessible and follow the principles of Universal Design for Learning.
- Consider equity, diversity, and inclusion and make use of inclusive practices, including Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies.
- Complete interim and final reports.
In addition, for funding to be released, all grant projects must:
- Be released with an open licence, such as a Creative Commons licence, which allows others to freely retain, copy, modify, remix, and redistribute the content.
- Be completed on time.
- Include all source and editable files used in creating the resource (including any multimedia files) to easily enable further remixing and modifications.
- Be copy-edited.
Review and Selection Process
Applications will be evaluated by an internal review committee against the criteria provided in this call for proposals.
If you have any further questions, please email them to email@example.com.