OER Grants for Affordable Course Materials – Deadline Jan. 19, 20

OER Grants for Affordable Course Materials – Deadline Jan. 19, 20

The affordability of textbooks and other learning materials can represent a barrier to learning. According to the recently published 2022 AMS Academic Experience Survey, the average amount UBC undergraduate students spent annually on textbooks this past academic year increased from $893 (2021) to $1,253. The survey also found that 70% of undergraduates did not buy […]


2022 OER Fund Snapshot

2022 OER Fund Snapshot

In 2019, UBCV initially committed $1 million over four years to the UBCV OER Fund. As of spring 2022, the Fund has provided $650,076 in OER grant funding for 61 projects across 11 different faculties. To determine whether the goals of the OER Fund are being met, an evaluation was conducted to collect evidence of OER impacts on students and on the teaching practices of faculty…


OER Project Evaluation Workshop – Sept 22

OER Project Evaluation Workshop – Sept 22

Are you working on an OER Fund project or developing and incorporating open educational resources (OER) into your teaching and learning? Have you considered how you will evaluate if your OER project goals have been met? Join us for an OER Evaluation Workshop facilitated by members of CTLT’s Research and Evaluation Team on September 22 […]


H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through interactivity

Technology in the classroom has often been used to present knowledge in many different ways. From videos to slide decks to learning management systems, it has expanded how we interact with the content of a course, albeit typically in a somewhat passive way. This landscape is evolving thanks in part to H5P (an abbreviation for “HTML5 Package”), a technology that helps instructors make their courses more interactive, and helps students improve how they learn.


Speaking Atlas of French Varieties in Canada

Principal Investigator: Marie-Eve Bouchard
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


APSC160 Open-Source Hardware/Software Laboratory Re-fit

Principal Investigator: Cristian Grecu
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $16,812


Interactive Instructional Materials as Multimodal OER for Intermediate Japanese Courses

Principal Investigator: Saori Hoshi
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,121


Sex and Migration in the Transpacific Underground (1860-1923): Japanese Primary Sources in Translation

Principal Investigator: Ayaka Yoshimizu
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,424


H5P Symposium

Principal Investigator: Kayli Johnson
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,340


Redesign OER for the Learning Commons Website

Principal Investigator: Alexandra Kuskowski
Faculty: UBC Library
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Integrating Rock the Boat in UBC Graduate Programs to Support Wellness, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Supervisory Relationships

Principal Investigator: Susan Cox
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $25,000


The Japanese Women Directors Project: Open Education Resources for Teaching and Public Access

Principal Investigator: Colleen Laird
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,160


Comm 293: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Principal Investigator: Rajesh Vijayaraghavan
Faculty: Sauder
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $25,000


Case-by-case: Developing an Open Textbook in Microbiology Centred Around Data-driven Case Studies

Principal Investigator: Evelyn Sun
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $23,607


Adapting a Dynamic and Integrated Metabolic Map into an OER for Teaching Metabolism within the Biological Sciences

Principal Investigator: Lindsay Rogers
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $25,000


Introducing pathology to undergrad students and public by building a multimedia Open Ed Pressbook for David Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre (DHPLC)

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Bush
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $25,000


Organic Chemistry Integrated Resource Package (O-ChIRP)

Principal Investigator: Jackie Stewart
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Mapping the Holocaust for UBC Classes: Interactive Maps of Key Locations in Holocaust History and Memoirs

Principal Investigator: Marcie Schlick
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Enhancing Reconciliation Curriculum Tools to Create Open Educational Resources for Post-Secondary Science and Engineering Programs

Principal Investigator: Pamela Wolf
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Open Educational Resources for Health Care Social Workers- A Renewable Assignment in SOWK 551

Principal Investigator: Kelly Allison
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Adaptation and Deployment of OER for Communicating Scientific Research Findings in Health Sciences Education

Principal Investigator: Mohammad Ehsanul Karim
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Developing Open Access Biometrics Course Materials to Enhance Statistical Learning Capacity

Principal Investigator: Suborna Ahmed
Faculty: Forestry
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Creating Awareness and Facilitating Uptake of Rock the Boat at UBC

Principal Investigator: Susan Cox
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Introducing Pathology to Undergrad Students and Public by Creating a Multimedia Open Ed Pressbook

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Bush
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,980


Enhance Qualitative Data Analysis instruction for graduate students with self-paced video tutorials about key concepts and NVivo software

Principal Investigator: Jeremy Buhler
Faculty: UBC Library
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,894


Enabling Critical Disability Perspectives in the Curriculum

Principal Investigator: A. Corin Parsons de Freitas
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Enhancing metacognitive readers for an open textbook in introductory Physics

Principal Investigator: Simon Bates
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Pronunciation open resources: sharing active learning exercises and visual tutorials for pronunciation through an LMS

Principal Investigator: Strang Burton
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $12,867


Global Interprofessional Therapeutic Communication Scale: Interactive Open Access Text and Virtual Gaming Simulation OER

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Campbell
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,920


Leveraging Digital and Cinematic Storytelling to Enhance Integration of Multilayered Neuroscientific Concepts for Undergrad Students.

Principal Investigator: Steven Barnes & Hagar Goldberg
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $25,000


Enhancement and Customization of an Accessible Communication Strategies Textbook

Principal Investigator: Neil Leveridge
Faculty: Forestry
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Writing Place: A Scholarly Communication Open Textbook for Forestry and Land & Food Systems

Principal Investigator: Lindsay Cuff
Faculty: LFS
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $18,294


An Interactive Online Textbook for Fostering Open Pedagogy in Geomatics

Principal Investigator: Paul Pickell
Faculty: Forestry
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,999


A Research Manual for Undergraduates: Step-by-step Guide from Conceptualization to Dissemination

Principal Investigator: Oral Robinson
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $14,994


Immersive, multimodal and interactive modules in Geography courses

Principal Investigator: Siobhán McPhee
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $24,696


Producing and Integrating Open-Access Resources on Real People in the Past in Introductory Ancient History and Archaeology Courses

Principal Investigator: Megan Daniels
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,823


Adapting Clinical Evidence Appraisal Tools for Doctor of Pharmacy Students

Principal Investigator: Ricky Turgeon
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,997


Pandemic Pedagogy: Expanding the classroom community through online scholarly networks

Principal Investigator: Colleen Laird
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


Online Pedagogy Resource for Religious Studies

Principal Investigator: M. Willis Monroe
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,940


Developing Your Reading Skills in Italian

Principal Investigator: Luisa Canuto
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2021
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $2,000


H5P Formative Assessment Learning Activities for OpenStax Psychology

Principal Investigator: Simon Lolliot
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $10,000


Let’s Read French Books

Principal Investigator: Robert Miller
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Compendium of UBC Wiki Pages on Themes in Aboriginal and Community Forestry

Principal Investigator: Janette Bulkan
Faculty: Forestry
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Mission Possible! A plan to expand and refine the open-source science communication textbook “The Mission, the Message, and the Medium”

Principal Investigator: Chelsea Himsworth
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Open EDST: Creating a departmental dialogue about open educational resources

Principal Investigator: Amy Scott Metcalfe
Faculty: Education
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Development of an Open Online Resource for One Topic in Aqueous Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 301)

Principal Investigator: Anka Lekhi
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $995


Adaptation of new OER for Chem 250

Principal Investigator: Vishakha Monga
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Nepali and Tibetan Language in a Community Context (OER)

Principal Investigator: Mark Turin
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation Grant
Funding Amount: $1,000


Creation of an Open Source Problem Library for Undergraduate Biomechanics Courses

Principal Investigator: Peter Cripton
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2020
Grant Stream: OER Implementation Grant
Funding Amount: $14,308