Profiles

OER in STEM: Opportunities & Challenges

OER in STEM: Opportunities & Challenges

Open resources can be an important tool for reducing student textbook costs. Dr. Agnes d’Entremont from UBC Mechanical Engineering explains why it’s harder to develop or adapt them for STEM — and the opportunities if we do.

OER Fund(ed): Using Open Educational Resources (OER) to Support Student Learning Inside and Outside of Class

OER Fund(ed): Using Open Educational Resources (OER) to Support Student Learning Inside and Outside of Class

Jonathan Verret received a 2019/20 OER Implementation Grant for a project that resulted in the creation of a “Foundations of Chemical and Biological Engineering” open textbook. This resource, which provides an introduction to foundational topics of chemical engineering…

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

Last year, Dr. Mark Turin and other faculty members from the UBC Himalaya Program received an Open Education Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation Grant for their proposal: Nepali and Tibetan Language in a Community Context. The resulting project created two OER courses, developed by UBC Himalaya Program and Asian Studies language instructors Binod Shrestha (Nepali) and […]