Custom open textbook for Math 100

Principal Investigator: Elyse Yeager
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $19,469


Social-Justice-Oriented Introductory Lecture Videos for GMST 121: Fairy Tales & Popular Culture

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Nijdam
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $25,000


Rxpid Resources: A Pharmacy Resource Consolidation Project

Principal Investigator: Jason Min
Faculty: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $25,000


Creating and Sharing Open Videos to Support Learning Oxidative Phosphorylation within the Biological Sciences

Principal Investigator: Lindsay Rogers
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $24,895


Developing an online interactive OER for data visualization

Principal Investigator: Joel Ostblom
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $25,000


Designing Future Urban Landscapes: Using open-source, multimodal and immersive methods, integrate critical and post-colonial perspectives in urban Geography education.

Principal Investigator: Siobhán Wittig McPhee
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Affordability
Funding Amount: $24,453


Upgrading existing educational video lectures for ASIA 353- Introduction to Hindi Film

Principal Investigator: Sunil Kumar Bhatt
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


H5P Symposium 2024

Principal Investigator: Kayli Johnson
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2024
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,400


UBC OER Excellence and Impact Award Recipients Announced

UBC OER Excellence and Impact Award Recipients Announced

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, at UBC Vancouver recently announced the recipients of the inaugural UBC Open Education Resources (OER) Excellence and Impact Awards. These awards recognize outstanding work by faculty who materially advance the use and impact of open educational resources in credit courses at UBC. Recipients, which included several OER […]


2024 OER Project Posters

2024 OER Project Posters

The OER Project Virtual Showacase, which was held on March 7, was a unique opportunity to learn about projects funded by the OER Fnd and the impact of those projects on student learning at UBC Vancouver. Browse the links below to view posters about current and past OER Fund Projects. Poster Title Project Leads / Presenter(s) […]


Building Responsible Environmental Awareness Through Inhaler Education (B.R.E.A.T.H.E.)

Principal Investigator: Karen Dahri
Faculty: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Digitizing South Asian Nurses Stories

Principal Investigator: Lydia Wytenbroek
Faculty: Applied Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Development of instructional visual and audio-visual resources

Principal Investigator: Pam Kalas
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,325


Open Access Teaching Dossier for “Different from the Others”

Principal Investigator: Ervin Malakaj
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,932


Culture & communication in digital worlds: A scholarly and learning resource

Principal Investigator: Leah Macfadyen
Faculty: Education
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


OER Fund Call For Proposals Graphic (Decorative)

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 […]


Rxpid Resources

Principal Investigator: Jason Mins
Faculty: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Funding Year:
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Exploring Indigenous Knowledges and Open Educational Resources (OER) Summit

Principal Investigator: Erin Fields
Unit: UBC Library
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Subtitling Classical Chinese Poetry for Social Media

Principal Investigator: Christopher Rea
Faculty: Arts
Funding Year:
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $2,000


Accessible life cycles of British Columbia seaweeds

Principal Investigator: Bridgette Clarkston
Faculty: Science
Funding Year: 2023
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,338


Educational Resources for Narrative Art & Visual Storytelling in Holocaust & Human Rights Education

Principal Investigator: Andrea Webb
Faculty: Education
Funding Year:
Grant Stream: OER Rapid Innovation
Funding Amount: $1,800


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