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The OER Fund

New funding to support affordable & inclusive access to learning materials through the integration of open educational resources within UBC credit courses.

UBC Senate Endorses Principles for Learning Materials for Assessment

UBC Senate Endorses Principles for Learning Materials for Assessment

The UBC Senate has endorsed principles for digital learning materials used for assessment that address affordability and support open resources and platforms.

Significant Use and Support for Open Resources at UBC

Significant Use and Support for Open Resources at UBC

In academic year 2018, an estimated 15,388 UBC students were impacted by courses using open resources in place of paid textbooks or readings.

UBC alumna Ernielly Leo uses an augmented reality app to tour Vancouver's historic Chinatown neighbourhood. Developed by UBC professor Siobhán McPhee and students, the app is a historical walking tour that uses geolocation and audio files to enhance a user's experience. (Photo by Abigail Saxton)

Expanding Learning Spaces Beyond Classroom Walls

UBC geography professor Siobhán McPhee is using technology to expand traditional learning spaces and make education accessible and relevant to more students.

Fostering Student-Created Knowledge

Fostering Student-Created Knowledge

Janette Bulkan, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, is initiating student-led projects on the UBC Wiki, an open-source platform, to facilitate students as producers of knowledge.

David Gaertner

Engaging and Supporting Students in Open Pedagogy

For David Gaertner, it is important that his students have the opportunity to create work with a broader impact, that can live beyond the classroom walls.

Using open tools and resources

Using open tools and resources

For Jonathan Verrett, the use of open source tools is important as they allow others to build upon previous work and resources. “That allows educators to have access to more powerful tools to train students.”

Making Open Content Accessible

Making Open Content Accessible

According to Tara Robertson, accessibility librarian at CAPER-BC, accessibility can help push the open education movement even further forward. Open educational resources and content should be accessible to all people.

Exploring the Social Web as an Educator

Exploring the Social Web as an Educator

For Christina Hendrics the value of “peer to peer connecting is partly that students will learn a lot not just from what they hear from other people but from what they tell to other people. Conversations with other students bring such different perspectives and interpretations.”