About This Directory
Also see the Information Directory and Post-Secondary Directory.
Welcome to the BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Directory. This support resource lists a broad range of open educational resources (OER) organized by discipline. OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them.
This is an ongoing resource to which information will be updated as needed. Each chapter includes a “Last update” posted at the top of the page and, because it is changed frequently, ISBNs are not provided for this guide in accordance with the ISBNs’ User Manual.
This directory was developed to highlight as many OER as possible—case studies, courses, games, repositories, simulations, textbooks, videos, and more—and organize them so faculty can easily locate resources in their subject area.
This directory acts as a supplement to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection as it contains OER that doesn’t meet the specific requirements of the collection. This directory contains links pointing people to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, but none of the textbooks in the collection are listed in this directory.
|The B.C. Map icon is used to mark a resource written by a British Columbia author and/or its subject area concerns B.C.|
|The Canada Map icon is used to mark a resource written by a Canadian author and/or its subject area concerns Canada.|
|The diversity icon marks a resource that includes a range of images and/or perspectives.|
About BCcampus Open Education
BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of open textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.
Open educational resources (OER) are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. We consider this publication — along with our guides, slide decks, and other support materials –as a type of OER that informs faculty, staff, and students during their production or usage of open textbooks or other open educational resources.
This directory would not be what it is without those who contributed to the “Anthology of (non-textbook) OERs, organized by discipline” do-a-thon project that took place at OpenCon in Berlin, Germany, in November 2017. Roughly a dozen people collaborated on compiling lists of OER material and collections, and that list was used as a starting point for developing this directory. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who were able to contribute to that project.
For more information about open education in British Columbia, please visit the BCcampus Open Education website.