Welcome to the BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Guide. 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 guide 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. Although we’ve made a great start, we are far from having a complete record and are regularly adding and updating this guide as we find more resources. This guide 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 guide contains links pointing people to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, but none of the textbooks in the collection are listed in this guide.
OpenCon 2017 Do-a-thon
This guide 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 guide. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who were able to contribute to that project.
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, Skills & Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.