Business programs and faculty across B.C. and the Yukon are involved in creating, adapting, and adopting open educational resources (OER) for their courses. Building on this work, BCcampus will support institutions, stakeholders, and faculty to identify, develop and implement entire suites of freely available resources—including textbooks, test banks, business cases, instructor resources and other learning resources —to replace costly commercial products in Business Education.
Our goal is to reduce education costs, increase student access, and incentivize students to pursue programs that meet the provincial labour market and human resource needs in business.
BCcampus has conducted an environmental scan of business programs in B.C. to map current OER adoptions and identify gaps where open textbooks and other OER could be developed toward creating Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs.
The following activities are underway:
- Communication with stakeholders
- Call for proposals for OER in Marketing
All material created for this project will have a Creative Commons licence and will be openly shared for other jurisdictions, institutions, faculty, and students to use.
To help guide this work, BCcampus has put together a system-wide advisory group consisting of individuals familiar with business programs in B.C. and the Yukon.
|Bruce Bennett||Instructor, School of University Studies and Career Access, CNC|
|Florence Daddey||Instructor, Business Administration, Douglas College, and JIBC|
|Andrea Niosi||Instructor, Faculty of Business, Marketing, KPU|
|Lisa Kanary||Instructor/Coordinator, School of Business and Leadership, Yukon College|
|Vicky Roy||Associate Dean, School of Business, BCIT|
|Anita Sangha||Instructor, School of Business, KPU|
|Brenda Smith||Open Education Librarian, TRU|
If you have questions about the project or ideas about OER in business, please contact project manager Melanie Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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