Get Started With OER

Finding, Adopting, Modifying

Getting started with OER

Adopting open educational resources means that you are selecting openly licensed free resources (like textbooks) to use “as is” in your classroom.

Adopting open educational practices means that you are teaching, learning and working in the open, making the fruits of your labour accessible for others to learn from and engage with.

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What is Open Pedagogy?

Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER – or openness more generally – changes the practice of education. Substituting OER for expensive commercial resources …Continue reading

Adopt an open textbook in 4 easy steps


Step 1

Find an open textbook


Step 2

Review and Evaluate


Step 3

Supplementary Resources

Step 4

Distribute Resources

Apply to Review an Open Textbook

BCcampus is looking for qualified textbook reviewers from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon to review existing open textbooks in the BC Open Textbook collection. Where appropriate, we are also asking faculty to consider adopting the textbook they review in their courses, should the textbook meet their need.

An honorarium of $250 will be provided to eligible and qualified individuals who complete and submit a review on an open textbook in the BC Open Textbook collection.

The resulting reviews will be published on the BC Open Textbook website and will be publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Derivative (CC-BY-ND) 3.0 Unported license.

More information

Inba Kehoe
Head, Scholarly Communication &          Copyright Officer

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