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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – M.V. Ramana

By Amanda Grey on June 26, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE)

By Rie Namba on June 19, 2020


The Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) is a new one-year flexible and blended program jointly presented by the UBC Open Working Group.

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Siobhán McElduff

By Amanda Grey on June 12, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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UBC Library – Open Education Impact & Activity Report

By Erin Fields on June 3, 2020


A brief open education impact and activity report from UBC Library for September 2019-April 2020.

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Andrew Rechnitzer

By Amanda Grey on May 29, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Simon Bates

By Amanda Grey on May 15, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions  to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. We put this series on hold while we all adjusted to working from […]

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UBC OER Match Funding Available for UBCV Faculty Members

By Will Engle on May 15, 2020


BCcampus recently announced a call for proposals targeting the development of formative activities for open homework systems. Successful proposals from faculty members at UBC Vancouver are eligible for match funding...

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Open Textbook Publishing Guide

By Amanda Grey on May 14, 2020


The UBC Library has created an Open Textbook Publishing Guide to help authors navigate the process of creating a textbook. If you are in the middle of creating your own open textbook or are about to embark upon one, this guide will walk you through what the project entails. We have focused on providing templates […]

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2020 Open UBC Webinars

By Will Engle on April 15, 2020


Members of the Open UBC Working Group are offering bi-monthly open scholarship (open access, open data, open education, open research, etc.) webinars.

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Image shows growth trend of students impacted by OER

Open UBC Snapshot 2020: Significant Commitments to Open Resources

By Will Engle on March 9, 2020


In the 2019/20 academic year (September 2019 to April 2020), an estimated 18,440 students enrolled in courses using open resources in place of paid textbooks or readings. This replacement of traditional textbooks with open resources has potentially saved UBC students an estimated $1.8 to $2.5 million this academic year.

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