Premier’s Awards

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The BC Open Textbook Project was a regional finalist for a British Columbia Premier’s Award for Public Service Excellence. The award recognizes achievements in the public service that significantly benefit the people of British Columbia. On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the regional awards were presented during a video telecast. Even though the BC Open Textbook Project didn’t win, we are truly honoured to have been recognized… Read more »



Five lessons learned at the Open Textbooks Summit 2014

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It has been a fantastic year for Open Textbooks. Case in point: last year we had 30 people at the Open Textbooks Summit. This year we had 130. Key themes picked up this year were: sharing is what Open Textbooks and OER are all about, and no one has to do it alone. We live-streamed and live-blogged  the first day of the two-day conference because… 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 »


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 »


Open Education Week 2014: we’re featuring the ‘best-of’ our open textbook collection

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Today, March 10 marks the kick-off of to the third annual Open Education Week. 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. Beginning with this blog post today, BCcampus will be participating by featuring some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer… Read more »


5 questions with Dr. George Veletsianos on open scholarship and the role of emerging technologies

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Dr. George Veletsianos is Canada Research Chair of Innovative Learning and Technology and Professor at Royal Roads University’s School of Education and Technology. Dr. Veletsianos is a past Fulbright scholar and was recently awarded one of seven early-career fellowships by the Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning, a European Union Initiative. 1. Tell us a bit more about your role as the Canada Research… Read more »


5 questions with Mary Burgess on our open textbook project and the future of open education

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Mary Burgess

As the Open Education director for BCcampus, Mary is responsible for our open education programs including, the Open Textbook program, professional learning and training programs, and applied research projects such as the remote web-based science labs (RWSL /NANSLO).   1. Can you give us an overview of the open textbook project? The open textbook project works on a cycle of adopt, adapt and create. Our overall… Read more »