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.

Goal

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.

Activity

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:

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.

Advisory Group

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

Further Information

If you have questions about the project or ideas about OER in business, please contact project manager Melanie Meyers at mmeyers@bccampus.ca.

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