Funding of $3.26 million for OER, including more open textbooks, was announced by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training at the Cascadia Open Education Summit in April 2019. BCcampus will be using funding with the goal of meeting the needs of instructors and making it as easy and attractive as possible to use OER in classrooms — through better OER and OER-related support services and online infrastructure for a broad range of educational programs.
Funding will allow students to have free access to assignments and quizzes with the development of an open-source homework-management system. Zed Creds — or programs of study with no textbook costs — for early childhood education, science, technology, engineering and math education, trades, health and business will result in significant savings for students.
Join BCcampus’ Associate Director of Open Education, Amanda Coolidge, as she outlines the details of the funding allocation for the $3 million and what BC can expect to see in the next 1, 2, and 3 years.
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