B.C. Open Education Updates

34 OpenEd in 2022

Updates and news regarding open education in B.C. for 2022 as posted in the BCcampus newsletter.

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

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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

Supplemental materials

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New in B.C.

Conference update

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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.

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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.

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June

New reviews in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New from B.C.

ZTC in B.C.

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Open licences that underscores that users do no harm:

For a list of more open licences see Copyright and open licences; public domain in the Information Directory.

July

New reviews in the B.C. Open Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

Support resources update

New from B.C.

New in Canada

ZTC in B.C.

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August

B.C. Open Collection update

  • During the next few months, no new materials will be added to the B.C. Open Collection. We will resume adding new books this fall.

New reviews in the B.C. Open Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

Research

Eaton, C. D., Bonner, K., Cangialosi, K., Dewsbury, B., Diamon-Stanic, M., Douma, J., … & Wilfong, K. (2022). Sustainability and justice: Challenges and opportunities for an open STEM education. CBE–Life Sciences Education, 21, 3. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.20-08-0180

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September

B.C. Open Collection update

  • During the next few months, no new materials will be added to the B.C. Open Collection. We will resume adding new books this fall.

New reviews in the B.C. Open Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New from B.C.

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The Rebus Foundation is based in Montreal, Quebec, and acts as an advocate and champion for new publishing models and technologies. Part of the Rebus Foundation mission is to advocate for and share great ideas, resources, and publications about openness. Rebus hosts regular office hours on various topics related to open publishing, maintains several guides to writing open textbooks, and hosts the Rebus Community for collaborative open textbook creation and problem-solving.

October

New in the B.C. Open Collection

Archived books

The following books have been archived and will not be added to the B.C. Open Collection. Some of these books have been replaced by new editions.

  • Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book (replaced by 2nd edition)
  • Beginning Excel
  • Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies
  • Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making
  • Line B – Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills (replaced by 2nd edition)
  • Line B – Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees (replaced by 2nd edition)
  • Line B – Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills (replaced by 2nd edition)
  • Line B – Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System (replaced by 2nd edition)
  • Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy (replaced by Principles of Macroeconomics – 2021A (Lyryx))
  • Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models (Lyryx) (replaced by Principles of Microeconomics – 2021A (Lyryx))
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology – 2nd Canadian Edition

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

New from B.C.

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November

Congratulations to the Asia Forest Research Centre, Faculty of Forestry at UBC for winning the Open Innovation award from OE Global for the Innovative Sustainable Forest Management Education Online Course.

New in the B.C. Open Collection

New reviews in the B.C. Open Collection

New in the OER by Discipline Directory

From Open Education Alberta

From the University of Regina OER Publishing Program

From the University of Saskatchewan

New from B.C.

Open research

  • Iniesto, F., Pitt, B., Weller, M., Farrow, R., Cronin, C., Funk, J., Lambert, S., Nerantzi, C., Paskevicius, M., Pete, J., Roberts, V., Rodés, V. and Vladimirschi, V. (2022). The GO-GN Fellowship reflections report. Global OER Graduate Network https://go-
    gn.net/gogn_outputs/fellowship-reflections-report

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