B.C. Open Education Updates

31 OpenEd in 2022

January

New books in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

To be archived on June 1, 2022

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New from BC

Support resources update

  • Self-Publishing Guide is now an ongoing resource to which information will be updated as needed. Each chapter includes a “Page added | Last update” textbox near the bottom of the page. This change from static to ongoing resource provides BCcampus with the flexibility to keep this guide current and relevant.
  • See newly updated Grants for OER (proposals, evaluation rubrics) in the Information Directory

February

New books in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

To be archived on June 1, 2022

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

Evaluate books under consideration for the BC collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New in B.C.

  • Ian Linkletter recently joined BCIT as the Emerging Technology & Open Education Librarian

ICYMI

Listed under Training in the Information Directory:

March

Announcing

BCOpen Community Email

The BCOpen community of practice email group is for anyone in the B.C. post-secondary sector whose work involves open educational resources, open pedagogy, or open education in general. Members can ask questions about open education, promote OER projects, post opportunities and events, and ask for ideas about resources and pedagogy. To join submit a request on the BCOpen Info page.

Adoption Finder

Instructors can now more easily find open textbooks that best fit their curriculum with the Adoption Finder, a new tool that helps identify open textbooks used at colleges, institutes, and universities in B.C.

New books in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

Supplementary materials

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New in B.C.

Conference update

ICYMI

April

New in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

To be archived on October 1, 2022

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

Support resources update

  • Pressbooks files for OpenStax books are being retired from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. In line with this move, Appendix C in the Pressbook Guide has been updated and renamed: “Editable OpenStax Textbooks.”

New from B.C.

ICYMI

May

Project Updates

The following BCcampus Open Education funded projects have completed.

  • OE Foundation Grant – CotR/Selkirk – nursing videos (where posted)
  • OE Sustainability grant – Camosun: completed with highlights

New features and activities related to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

The Suggest an Open Textbook for the Collection page and form have been revised. They now include:

  • A clear layout of the process used when evaluating a suggested textbook.
  • An updated list of both required and preferred criteria for suggested books.
  • An accessible form that follows the criteria for books being considered for the B.C. Open Collection.

Library and Archives Canada

Textbooks to be archived on October 1, 2022

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

Project updates

The following BCcampus Open Education funded projects have completed.

ICYMI

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