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Call for Proposals for Open Educational Resource Grants

Faculty and staff at UBCV are invited to submit proposals for grants of up to $25,000 to support the use of open educational resources (OER) in UBC credit courses. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2024.


2023 OER Fund Fall Consulting Clinics

2023 OER Fund Fall Consulting Clinics

Are you interested in developing an OER Fund proposal and incorporating open educational resources (OER) into your teaching and learning? This fall, the CTLT will host a number of consulting clinics to provide more information about the OER Fund: Proposal Development Consultations The CTLT is offering weekly online drop-in sessions for applicants who are planning […]


2023 Summer OER Accessibility Clinics Announced

2023 Summer OER Accessibility Clinics Announced

Do you have specific questions on how to format your OER to be accessible for all learners? Drop-in to an online OER Accessibility clinic to chat with specialists about how to design or adapt OER so they are accessible and open to all. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their projects.


Identifying Opportunities to Develop Open Sustainability Educational Resources Across Disciplines

Principal Investigator: Oliver Lane
Unit: VP Academic/UBC Sustainability Hub
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Developing a Python Version of DSCI100: Introduction to Data Science

Principal Investigator: Trevor Campbell

Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $13,900


Building accessibility, critical thinking skills and competencies in pathology from both a creator and user perspective, supplemental material for Open Pathology text

Principal Investigator: Gang Wang
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $25,000


Adaptation and Deployment of OER for Teaching Advanced Epidemiological Methods to Health Researchers and Trainees

Principal Investigator: Mohammad Ehsanul Karim
Faculty: Medicine
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $24,931


Holocausts and the Rise of Antisemitism: OER for course use and beyond

Principal Investigator: Bozena Karwowska
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $23,872


Adapting, Consolidating, and Synthesizing Engineering Communication Resources to Promote Socio- Constructivist Design Processes

Principal Investigator: Pamela Wolf
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $25,000


Creation of interactive programming-based problem bank for introductory thermodynamics

Principal Investigator: Casey Keulen

Faculty: Applied Science

Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $24,974


Creation of OER for Engineering Economics

Principal Investigator: Tamara Etmannski
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount:
$ 24,909


Developing programming-based tutorials to enable the exploration of real-world applications of signals and systems in engineering courses

Principal Investigator: Olivia Di Matteo
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $ 11,648


Developing a Student-Authored Conceptual Multiple-Choice Question Bank on the H5P Platform

Principal Investigator: S. Alireza Bagherzadeh
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Implementation
Funding Amount: $8,152


Creating Accessible OER Workshop Series

Creating Accessible OER Workshop Series

Are you working on an OER Fund project or developing and incorporating open educational resources (OER) into your teaching and learning? Join us for a series of workshops about how to design or adapt OER so they are more accessible for all learners. We’ll explore different content types, formats, and examine how layout/format choices affect […]


Research Data Management in the Canadian Context: A Guide for Practitioners and Learners

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


Integrating all course resources for PHYS 131

Principal Investigator: Erfan Rezaie
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Adding closed captions to video lessons on teaching Hindi Grammar

Principal Investigator: Sunil Kumar Bhatt
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,990


Criminal Law: Canadian Law, Indigenous Laws & Critical Perspectives – OER Casebook for LAW 221

Principal Investigator: Benjamin Perrin
Faculty: LAW
Funding Year: 2022
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,904


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 Evaluation Snapshot

2022 OER Fund Evaluation 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