Open UBC Snapshot

Open UBC Snapshots attempt to quantify and explore emerging trends in open educational practices at UBC. Numbers used in these reports represent a snapshot of verified activities at UBC; however, a large portion of open educational practices happen independently and may not be accounted for in the snapshots.

Open UBC Snapshot 2019: Significant Use and Support for Open Resources

Open UBC Snapshot 2019: Significant Use and Support for Open Resources

In 2018, UBC published a new Strategic Plan that articulated the intention to expand the creation and dissemination of open educational resources as well as recognized the contributions that UBC faculty, student and staff have made in this area.In academic year 2018, an estimated 15,388 UBC students were impacted by courses using open resources in […]
2018 UBC Teaching Practices Survey: Open Focus Report

2018 UBC Teaching Practices Survey: Open Focus Report

In order to better understand faculty teaching practices, attitudes about teaching, and perceptions of the teaching climate at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, UBC conducted a 2018 Teaching Practices Survey earlier this year. UBC has now released a mini report that examined whether instructors require students to obtain textbooks (or other texts) and/or other digital learning […]
Open UBC Snapshot: Open as a TLEF Priority Focus

Open UBC Snapshot: Open as a TLEF Priority Focus

UBC-Vancouver’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created in 1991 to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. Starting in the 2017/2018 cycle, a priority focus on the development or integration of open educational resources (OER) was added to the criteria for new proposals.