Updates

Registration for POSE is now Open!

Registration for POSE is now Open!

Interested in learning more about open education and how it fits into scholarship? The Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) is a four month flexible and blended program that will help you develop foundational knowledge of Open Scholarship, Open Education, and Open Research. In POSE, we’ll be exploring how open copyright licenses, collaborative practices, […]

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 Call For Proposals

2021/22 Call for Applications for Open Educational Resource Grants 

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to invite the UBC community to apply for the UBC Vancouver  Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund Rapid Innovation and Implementation Grants. 

Open UBC Snapshot 2021: Open Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning

Open UBC Snapshot 2021: Open Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning

The 2020/21 academic year brought a transition to remote learning and delivery of online courses. This transition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exposed the importance of student ease of access to textbooks and other course materials. In 2020/21, an estimated 19,152 students enrolled in courses using OERs in place of paid textbooks or readings. One […]

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 […]

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resource Grants

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resource Grants

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to invite the UBC community to apply for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation and Implementation Grants. The UBC Vancouver OER Fund, established through the UBC Academic Excellence Fund in 2019, aims to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through […]

UBC OER Match Funding Available for UBCV Faculty Members

UBC OER Match Funding Available for UBCV Faculty Members

BCcampus recently announced the first of two calls for proposals targeting the development of formative activities for open homework systems. The intent of these grants is to develop activities in which students can practice applying new concepts and skills that align with content within the selected open textbook. Successful proposals from faculty members at UBC […]

Open UBC Snapshot 2020: Significant Commitments to Open Resources

Open UBC Snapshot 2020: Significant Commitments to Open Resources

In the fall of 2019, the Office of the Provost and the Vice-President Academic at UBC Vancouver committed one million dollars in grant funding over four years to support the adoption, use, and sustainment of open educational resources (OER) at UBC. This grant funding initiative builds upon significant contributions and commitments that UBC faculty, students […]

Announcing the 2019/20 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

Announcing the 2019/20 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

The University of British Columbia is committed to making education more affordable and accessible through the use of open educational resources (OER). The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce the first round of 2019/20 OER Fund projects. As of February 15, over $220,500 in project grants have been approved to […]

2019 OER Faculty Panel

2019 OER Faculty Panel Roundup

 On October 1, 2019, UBC hosted an Open Education Resources (OER) Faculty Panel where faculty talking about past and current OER projects, the difficulties and challenges they faced, and the success and impact they achieved. Previous discussions and advocacy around Open Educational Resources (OERs) (such as the AMS Textbook Broke Campaign) have highlighted the […]

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund. In alignment with UBC’s Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the Office of the Provost has committed $250,000 in annual funding for the next four years to support: The […]