Appendix B: British Columbia Resources
B.C. Federation of Students: A group that provides a voice for students, advocating for student rights, and actively promoting initiatives to reduce the cost of learning.
B.C. Open Education Librarians (BCOEL): An active community of librarians across British Columbia building support, awareness, and adoption of and for open educational practices
B.C. Transfer Guide: A system enables you to receive credit at an institution for a course taken at another
Disability Resource Network of BC for Post Secondary Education: The provincial organization that represents individuals who provide programs and services for individuals who have disabilities, in the British Columbia Post Secondary Education system.
Education PlannerBC: Helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Use the Plan section to find articles and information about the different paths along the student journey. Open textbooks and the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are referenced on their Cost of Education page.
Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG): Facilitates ways to enhance learning and teaching through technology. This community of post-secondary educators nurtures an environment of sharing, innovating, and supporting the development of ideas, resources, and ongoing professional development for our educational colleagues in B.C.)
Information Directory: This resource, published by BCcampus Open Education, lists blogs, books, news, and research for English-speaking countries specifically Canada, the United States, and nations in the Global North and the Global South.
OpenETC: A community of educators, technologists, and designers focused on providing a more sustainable educational technology infrastructure for the post-secondary institutions of B.C.
Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS): Housed at BCIT, PCAS is available to all members of B.C.’s post-secondary system. The BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training funds this province-wide service to support access for students who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind.
Post-Secondary Directory: This resource, published by BCcampus Open Education, is a reference about open education activity in post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and across Canada.
Supporting Students with Disabilities course website: This course was a joint project involving the Justice Institute of BC, Camosun College, and Selkirk College. This project was made possible through funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in the Province of British Columbia.
Teaching + Learning: Sponsored by BCcampus, this portal lets B.C.’s post-secondary educators can promote and join their colleagues in professional development opportunities for teaching and learning around the province.
Virtual Lab and Science Resources Directory: This resource was published by BCcampus Open Education lists free science resources designed to support remote science education.
Working Group Guide: This resource was published by BCcampus Open Education for librarians, staff, and faculty who support or are supporting open education at their institution and are starting or running an open working group. This resource contains three sections to help users establish, run, and sustain a working group.