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  • University Success

    Faculty reviewed

    Author(s): N. Mahoney, B. Klassen, M. D'Eon
    Date: Aug 16, 2017

    Description: University Success has a student-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university. This is not a textbook full of theory and extensive detail that merely discusses student success; rather, this is a how-to manual for your first year of study. The book provides realistic, practical guidance ranging from study skills to personal health, from test taking to managing time and money. Furthermore, University Success is acc...[more]

  • B.C. Open Textbook OER Student Toolkit

    Author(s): Daniel Munro, UBC, Jenna Omassi, UBC, Brady Yano, SFU
    Date: Aug 16, 2017

    Description: Student support and advocacy for OER is important to ensure that OER gain or continue to build momentum on campuses, bring together community members, and push for the adoption and creation of resources. This toolkit provides information on how interested student societies/associations as well as individual students can successfully advocate for greater OER adoption on campus. Primarily designed to serve post-secondary students in Canada working to support open education, we hope this toolkit w...[more]

  • Physical Geology

    Adopted Accessible

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University
    Date: Aug 15, 2017

    Description: Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science depar...[more]

  • B.C. Open Textbook Print on Demand Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: The BC Open Textbook Print on Demand Guide is a an-progress (open creation) practical manual on the what, why, and how of creating your own hard copy textbook of any openly licensed textbook found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. However, these same steps can be used to create a print-on-demand textbook from other collections providing you have access to the correct file types. This guide will be updated as new information, practices and processes are developed.

  • B.C. Open Textbook Adoption Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: This guide was created by the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the assistance of several faculty and staff that attended our Adoption Workshop Development Sprint on March 31-April 1, 2016, in Vancouver. We thank Caroline Daniels and Dr. Farhad Dastur (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Inba Kehoe (University of Victoria), Dr. David Harper (University of the Fraser Valley), Lucas Wright (UBC), and Gail Morong (Thompson Rivers University). This guide continues to be an ever evolving resource that ...[more]

  • Faculty OER Toolkit

    Author(s): Shannon Moist, SFU
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: The Faculty OER Toolkit is intended as an introductory guide for faculty interested in incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) into their teaching practice. Beginning with a definition of OER, reasons to use OER, and online collections of OER to use, the Toolkit also covers basic information about adapting, adopting, and evaluating OER. Additionally, there is information about licensing and copyright, including an explanation of Creative Commons licenses and attribution statements. Throu...[more]

  • CB Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité pour les

    Accessible

    Author(s): Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Camosun College, Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: La Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité est une collaboration entre BCcampus et le Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education (CAPER-BC ou Centre pour les études post-secondaire accessible). BCcampus est une organisation financée par les fonds publics qui utilise la technologie pour relier les compétences, les programmes et les ressources de tous institutions post-secondaire de C.B. dans un réseau de services de livraisons collaborative. BCcampus est l’organisation en tête du projet de manuels ...[more]

  • B.C. Open Textbook Authoring Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: This book is a practical guide to adapting or creating open textbooks using the PressBooks platform. It is continually evolving as new information, practices and processes are developed. The primary audience for this book are faculty in British Columbia, Canada, who are participating in the B.C. Open Textbook project. However, there may be content within this book that is useful to others working on similar Open Educational Resource initiatives.

  • B.C. Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: This Pressbooks Guide was created to provide information specific to the creation and adaptation of open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER) using the authoring platform, Pressbooks. It is intended to act as an adjunct to the very comprehensive Pressbooks Userguide. Specifically, this guide addresses the issues faced by authors of open textbooks, most of whom are using versions of Pressbooks for which the PressBooks Textbook plugin has been installed.

  • B.C. Open Textbook Adaptation Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Aug 11, 2017

    Description: The B.C. Open Textbook Adaptation Guide is a practical guide to adapting or revising open textbooks using the PressBooks platform. Included are tips to revising this OER, how to use the Pressbooks publishing platform, and general information on open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER).