The following projects have been approved over July and August:
- Create a series of video tutorials and online assignments that will highlight the basic skills and techniques learned in introductory microbiology, Sabrina Cornish, Sarah McLeod and Supipi Duffy
- Update and revise Trades Access Common Core Safe Work Practices Line A: 1-5; Trades Common Core Line B Employability Skills: 1-4; and, Trades Access Common Core Tools and Equipment Line C: 1-4, Tamara Pongracz
- Develop construction training videos for LEEP NZ Wall Systems #1, #2 and #4, along with instructor and learning materials, Mary McWilliam, Vanesa Alzate-Restrepo, Alexandre Hebert
- Develop an online interactive manual on ecological design, Ron Kato
Congratulations to all!
Adoption – up to $250 – review and adopt an open textbook or other open learning resource, this can include minor revisions to customize it
Revision – up to $2K – take an existing OER and make substantial revisions to better suit class learning outcomes
Creation – up to $8K – create a learning resource – this can be in any category or format, eg.: textbook, video series, question or test banks
Key Dates for Fall Rolling Call
There will be a rolling call for grant applications for any of the grant categories over the fall.
Deadline 1: September 28, 2020
Deadline 2: October 26, 2020
Deadline 3: November 30, 2020
The LTC and the Library can provide some support for grant projects. Request for this support should be part of the grant application.
BCIT Library is running an open education publishing program pilot over the next several months. If you have digital learning materials that are suitable for conversion to PressBooks and that you want to license openly, the library will do that conversion for you.
Open BCIT is sponsored by the AVP, Education Support and Innovation, and is supported by the Open Education Working Group, the Library, and the Learning and Teaching Centre. BCIT Open Education Working Group supports and promotes the development and use of OER and OE teaching practices. The Group is under the umbrella of Education Council’s Educational Technology and Learning Design Committee (ETLDC).
Open education grant funds, for the most part, are distributed as part-time studies contracts so are subjected to tax and benefits deductions.
All learning materials developed in whole or part with the support of an open education grant must be licensed openly and deposited in the BCIT Open Institutional Repository.
Learning materials should be developed using platforms and formats that are as open and editable as possible such as PressBooks. When closed formats are used, editable files, such as MP4s for videos, must also be included with the final project for submission to the Open IR.
Grant money cannot be used for travel expenses or to purchase or rent equipment, hardware, or software.
Find our more about Open Education at BCIT