Profiles

OER Fund(ed): Using Open Educational Resources (OER) to Support Student Learning Inside and Outside of Class

OER Fund(ed): Using Open Educational Resources (OER) to Support Student Learning Inside and Outside of Class

Jonathan Verret received a 2019/20 OER Implementation Grant for a project that resulted in the creation of a “Foundations of Chemical and Biological Engineering” open textbook. This resource, which provides an introduction to foundational topics of chemical engineering, is used in UBC’s CHBE 220 “Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering I” course. Previously, this […]

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

Last year, Dr. Mark Turin and other faculty members from the UBC Himalaya Program received an Open Education Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation Grant for their proposal: Nepali and Tibetan Language in a Community Context. The resulting project created two OER courses, developed by UBC Himalaya Program and Asian Studies language instructors Binod Shrestha (Nepali) and […]

OER Fund(ed): complex concepts, simple English

OER Fund(ed): complex concepts, simple English

For international students who aren’t native English speakers, there’s so much more to learn than just their classwork. Earlier this year, Georg Rieger and colleagues from the Department of Physics & Astronomy along with Vantage College received an OER Implementation Grant for the proposal, Enhancement and Customization of an Open Physics Textbook for International Students, […]

OER Fund(ed): real-world problems for biomechanics students

OER Fund(ed): real-world problems for biomechanics students

Earlier this year, Robyn Newell was part of a group of six faculty members granted an Open Education Resources (OER) Implementation Grant for their proposal, Creation of an open source, WeBWorK based, problem library for undergraduate biomechanics courses. With this year’s call for applications for OER Fund grants now open, Robyn shared why they chose […]

OER Fund(ed): diverse voices and ‘beyond the classroom’ projects

OER Fund(ed): diverse voices and ‘beyond the classroom’ projects

In February 2020, Surita Jhangiani and colleagues from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education were awarded an OER Implementation Grant for their proposal, Opening Educational Psychology: Pathways to inclusivity and student centered practices. With applications now open for 2021’s OER Fund grants, Surita explains the advantages of collaborating to create open […]