Call for Grant Applications
Sponsored by the AVP, Educational Support and Innovation and BCcampus, the BCIT Open Education Working Group, the BCIT Library, and the Learning and Teaching Centre are providing small grants (up to $5,000) for the 2019/20 fiscal year to support the development of Open Education Resources (OER) including ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, etc.), or the redesign of a course to incorporate OER and open educational practices (OEP).
The Open Education Working Group, the Library, and the LTC offer additional support to apply for the grants, plan and design your OER, find and adapt high-quality open educational resources, apply a Creative Commons license, and add newly created OER to the BCIT Open Repository.
How to apply for an Open Educational Resources Grant
- Review the information below, if you need more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit the completed application form to email@example.com
Full and part-time instructors at BCIT and those working with educational resources development may receive an open education grant.
Apply by February 1, 2019, complete the work by March 31, 2020.
Three grants of up to $5,000 will be provided in the 2019/20 fiscal year. The intent of the grants is to enable instructors teaching courses at BCIT to receive support to create open educational resources, including ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, etc.), or to redesign a course to incorporate open educational resources and open educational practices. Institutional support will be provided by the Open Education Working Group, the Library, and the LTC.
Interested in Open Educational Practices, but no time to develop an OER right now? Consider reviewing an Open Textbook: BCcampus offers $250 honorariums to faculty who review open textbooks from the BCcampus collection.
Name: Ken Licang
What attracted you to becoming a Peer Tutor?
Great for the resume!
How has working as a Tutor helped you?
I like tutoring because it gives me the opportunity to communicate with people. I also like the challenge that comes with it – solving problems collaboratively.
If you could give one piece of advice to a BCIT student what would it be?
Print out the lecture notes. It helps a lot to have a physical copy!
What would your dream job be when you leave BCIT?
The dream is to work in public accounting or in public service.
The Any Book Book Club is meeting Thursday, January 10th.
We’re the easiest book club around – no required reading, just good conversation!
We’ll be talking about what we read over the break and what we want to read in the new year.
We’re here to help you keep your reading resolution!
Join us on January 10, from 12:30 – 1:30 at the black couches on the main floor of the Burnaby Campus Library.
New and lapsed members always welcome!
Books we discussed at our December book club meeting:
- Birdie / Tracey Lindberg
- How to be a Good Creature / Sy Montgomery
- Every Last One / Anna Quindlen
- Alternate Side / Anna Quindlen
- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle / Stuart Turton
- Bibliophile / Jane Mount
- The Dinner / Herman Koch
- First Snow, Last Light / Wayne Johnston
- The Book of M / Peng Shepherd
- The Big Tiny : a Built-It Myself Memoir / Dee Williams
- The Driver in the Driverless Car : How are Technology Choices will Create the Future / Vivek Wadwha
- Robot-Proof : Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence / Joseph Aoun
- Educated : A Memoir / Tara Westover
Do you know about BCIT’s MediaWorks space?
This self-service production facility provides help and consultation for students for a wide variety of programs and services including computer programs (Camtasia, PowerPoint, Photoshop), color and 3D printing, video editing, and much, much more. You can even practice your public speaking with its virtual reality program or spend time in the recording studio. You only pay for materials, and the help is free!
Take some time to explore the MediaWorks lab, it is located right inside the Burnaby Campus Library (SE14-250). Drop in today!
Looking forward to reading some good books over the holidays?
Thinking about a perfect gift for the readers in your life?
Well, we’ve made our list and checked it twice – so check out BCIT Library’s Best Reads 2018 guide.
by Diana Henry
Looking to impress your family with your holiday cooking? Look no further than BCIT’s own Popular Reading collection. Diana Henry’s cookbook is a great way to get cooking and start transforming everyday dishes into something new and exciting. Take her low-key, no fuss recipes home and try them in your own kitchen!
Have a spare moment between classes and studying? Take some time today to check out BCIT Library’s newest research guide for Entrepreneurship!
Whether you’re completing BCIT’s Entrepreneurship program or just interested in starting your own business, this is the resource for you! The guide provides a variety of resources to prepare you for starting a business with featured books, journals, and websites for finding funding, assessing your competition, and performing market research. You can also find information about BCIT’s Entrepreneurship services and how they can help you with your future entrepreneurial goals.
Staff, faculty and students are invited to the next Any Book Book Club Meeting – Dec 5, 12:30 – 1:30, Burnaby Campus Library, black couches, main floor.
Drop by and let us know what you’ve been reading or what you plan to read!
Here’s a round up of the titles we discussed at our November meeting:
Book Club – November 1st Meeting
•Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
•Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre
•The Dome by Stephen King
•Old World by Cary Fagan
•The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free by Alex Huntley
•Temp : How American Work, American Business and the American Dream became Temporary / Louis Hyman
•Machine, Platform, Crowd by Andrew McAffee
•21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.
•Prediction Machines by Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb and Joshua Gans