New librarian group to support the use of OER in B.C.’s post-secondary system

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Librarians who want to help post-secondary educators find and use quality open educational resources have joined together to support each other and share their knowledge. Undertakings like the B.C. Open Textbook Project, and flexible learning projects like those at University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University present more opportunities to use Open Education Resources (OERs) in post-secondary education. However, many educators aren’t aware of… Read more »


Education is only truly free with open educational resources

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Knowledge knows no boundaries. BCcampus has developed a strong reputation for supporting the development of open educational resources (OER), and that’s why we use open licenses for our Open Textbooks Project. Other jurisdictions and institutions have pursued a single goal of keeping online textbooks at low or no cost. Recent news from Algonquin College in Ontario of an e-textbook program that will bring low cost… Read more »


An award-winning partnership: BCcampus and WITS Bullying Prevention Program

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Chances are that if you have school age children in British Columbia you are likely familiar with the WITS anti-bullying program. The Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help program started out in the early 1990s at Lampson Elementary School in Esquimalt BC. Today, the evidence-based WITS program can now be found in over 500 schools and communities across Canada.  And, the program is… Read more »


Spotlight on UBC Open: Three things you need to know about right now

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Each day last week, as part of Open Education Week 2014 we featured some of our best open textbooks (those with ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our BCcampus OpenEd site. Today, we’re turning our attention to the University of British Columbia’s open learning programs. UBC’s open learning is based on the belief that knowledge… Read more »


BCcampus Best-of Open Textbooks: We’re all about numbers

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbooks are on the subjects of numbers and logic: Textbook: Introductory Statistics… Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Business and Communications

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbooks are all about business and communications: Textbook: Mastering Strategic Management Reviewed… Read more »


5 Questions with Gina Bennett, eLearning specialist and open education advocate

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Gina Bennett coordinates all aspects of distance learning for the College of the Rockies including orienting new faculty to the online learning environment, providing student and faculty support, and evaluating new technologies for educational application. What do you do at College of the Rockies? I’ve been a faculty member at the College for 16 years. Our small college allows me to wear many different hats…. Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Economics

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s textbook is about economics: Textbook: Principles of Microeconomics Reviewed by: John Brouwer, Eton… Read more »


Open Textbooks of the Day: Social Sciences

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Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site. Today’s three textbooks are in the social sciences:   Textbook: Introduction… Read more »