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For assistance, please contact:

  • Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian
    Phone: 778-782-4359

For questions about grants, contact:


Website and information

Key documents



If you are using an open textbook or other OER in an SFU course, please report it to:

  • Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian


SFU Repositories

Canadian Repositories

SFU Library

SFU Teaching and Learning Centre

  • A guide for new faculty and instructors at SFU (CC BY-NC-SA)
    • Part 2: In the classroom and beyond, 6. Preparing the class, how do I choose my textbooks and other course materials? “…If you use a standard text along with previously used course materials like assignments, make sure that the materials refer to the same text edition that your students will be using. If you are free to choose a textbook, keep your students’ finances, as well as sustainability, in mind. For example, you might want to consider an electronic text instead of a printed text, or you might want to use an open access book (for example, from the BC Open Textbook Project) (italics added) instead of a text sold by a publishing company.”

OER from SFU

Open books and textbooks – new

Open textbooks – adapted

Supplementary materials

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality field trips, contributor Brent Ward

Support resources


  • SFU: OER Protege Program

SFU Digital Publishing

SFU Theses

Other OER used in SFU courses



Grants and projects

Projects in progress

SFU OER Grants

BCcampus Open Education funding 2020

  • Create an Introductory Criminology open textbook (KPU lead institution) – contributor

Open Geography Lab Manual

  • Contributor: Andrew Perkins



Working group

Research and presentations

Alperin, J.P., Morales, E., & McKiernan, E. (2019). Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community. LSE Impact Blog. Retrieved from

Alperin, J.P., Nieves, C.M., Schimanski, L.A., Fischman, G.E., Niles, M.T. & McKiernan, A. (2019). Meta-research: How significant are the public dimensions of faculty work in review, promotion and tenure documents? eLife, 8(e42254), doi: 10.7554/eLife.42254.

Belikov, O., & Bodily, R. (2016). Incentives and barriers to OER adoption: A qualitative analysis of faculty perceptions. Open Praxis, 8(3), 235-246.

Maxwell, J.W., Hanson, E., Desai, L., Tiampo, C., O’Donnell, K., Ketheeswaran, A., Sun, M., Walter, E., Michelle, E. (2019). Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms (1st ed.). Retrieved from

McClure, M. & Belikov, O. (2020). A qualitative analysis of open textbook reviews. The International Journal of Open Educational Resources.

Blogs and news


BCcampus Open Education

Advisory Board

  • Hope Power (2019-20)

Health ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Brad Mladenovic (2019-21)

STEM ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Taco Niet (2019-21)
  • Gaitri Yapa (2019-21)

BCOEL Membership

  • Hope Power
  • Kevin Stranac
  • Janis McKenzie


2018-2019 Open Education Leadership Mentors

  • Hope Power

SPARC membership

Last update: Oct 14/21


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