Building on the success of open textbooks, the Open Online Courses Project exists for educators offering courses at a post-secondary level. The B.C. Open Collection includes open course materials relevant to B.C. post-secondary course credits, with a focus on those with high enrolment and transferability in the B.C. post-secondary system.
Unlike other OER collections, the materials in our collection are organized into complete courses such that they are easily found using B.C. institutional course codes and subject areas and are more easily adopted by educators, because our open courses have been designed to align with outcomes, activities, and assessment. Furthermore, our collection is curated by B.C. learning designers and subject matter experts regarding relevance, representation of Indigenous and anti-racist perspectives, accessibility, and our courses’ ability to meet the learning outcomes of courses offered by B.C. post-secondary institutions.
Each open course goes through a course quality review conducted by an instructional designer, who uses the Course Quality Framework [PDF] developed for this purpose. This framework represents our best current thinking about essential factors for course quality, including First Peoples Principles of Learning [PDF], Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, accessibility, representation [PDF]. The instructional designer works with the course developer to make any necessary changes to the course in order to pass the course quality review.
Explore the courses in the B.C. Open Collection.