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19 Thompson Rivers University (TRU)



For assistance with adopting, adapting, or creating an open textbook, please contact:

  • Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian
    Phone: 250-828-5098

For assistance with Pressbooks, contact:

  • Ken Monroe
    Phone: 778-471-8440

For assistance with TRU OER grant projects, contact:

  • Christine Miller, OER Development Grant Project Coordinator
    Phone: 250-371-5597


To report an adoption in a TRU course or make inquiries, please contact:

  • Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian

BCcampus Open Education Interior Regional Representative

Carolee Clyne


Documentation – OER Resources

Canadian repositories

TRU Libraries

ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) programs

OER from TRU

Open textbooks – new

Open textbooks – adapted


Supplementary materials

Support resources

Learning activities


Grants and projects

Projects in progress

  • Integrating OER into first year general chemistry (CHEM 1500 and OL) – Bruno Cinel
  • Earth system science open textbook – Crystal Huscroft
  • OER for research methods in education – Gloria Ramirez
  • Co-op 1000 and Co-op work term open textbook – Jamie Noakes and Shawn Read
  • Professional writing lessons (OER) for CMNS 1290/1291 – Shannon Smyrl

H5P OER Development 2020 (BCcampus)

  • H5P for Writing for Success: 1st Cdn ed
  • H5P, support revision of Intro to Tourism and Hospitality in BC

2021 Pressbooks H5P OER Development Grant (BCcampus)

  • Principles of Marketing

Open Geography Lab Manual (BCcampus)

  • Contributor: Crystal Huscroft

ABE OER Grant 2019 (BCcampus)

  • Chemistry, Advanced open textbook
  • Math, Advanced: Business/Technical open textbook

BCcampus Open Education funding 2020

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

STEM ZTC/OER 2020 (BCcampus)

Health ZTC/OER 2020 – HCA (BCcampus)

  • Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance open textbook

Time Investment Grant 2021 (BCcampus)

  • Develop a psycholinguistics open textbook



TRU Student Union

Working group

Research and presentations

  • DeVries, I. (2013). Evaluating open education resources: Lessons learned. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 83(4), 56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.012
  • DeVries, I.J. (2019). Open universities and open educational practices. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(4).
  • Earle, S. (2019). What students like and dislike about open textbooks. BCcampus Open Education Research Fellows Report.
  • Harrison, M. (2021). Learners navigating open spaces. BCcampus News.
  • Harrison, M., & Devries, I. (2019). Open educational practices advocacy: The instructional designer experience. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 45(3).
  • Smith, B., Lee, L. (2017). Librarians and OER: Cultivating a community of practice to be mroe effective advocates. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 11. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2016.1226592
  • Weller, M., Jordan, K., DeVries, I., & Rolfe, V. (2018). Mapping the open education landscape: citation network analysis of historical open and distance education research. Open Praxis, 10(2), 109-126. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.10.2.822

Blogs and news


BCcampus Open Education

Advisory Board

  • Michelle Harrison (2019-20)

Advocacy and Research Fellows

  • Michelle Harrison (2019-20)
  • Steve Earle (2018-19)

BCcampus Open Education

ABE ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Izabela Mazur (2019-21)

Business ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Brenda Smith (2019-21)

Open Homework Systems Advisory Group

  • Michelle Harrison (2019-20)

STEM ZTC Programs Advisory Group

  • Steve Earle (2019-21)

Trades Advisory Group

  • Haileigh Shanks (2019-21)
  • Paul Simpson (2019-21)
  • Darren Watt (2019-21)

BCOEL Membership

  • Brenda Smith


  • Member of OERu, an international network of recognized partner institutions from five continents – providing top-quality tertiary courses to students everywhere.
Last update: Aug 18/21


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