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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 new Open Textbook Publishing Guide is a resource aimed at helping authors navigate the process of creating open textbooks.

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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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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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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Dean Giustini

By Amanda Grey on February 28, 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. This week, we heard from Dean Giustini, UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian and Liaison […]

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Announcing the 2019/20 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

By Will Engle on February 27, 2020


Over $220,050 has been awarded to support the development and implementation of a wide range of open projects.

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Open Education Week Schedule

By Amanda Grey on February 21, 2020


As we head closer towards Open Education Week (Mar 2-6), here’s what UBC has planned. Also be sure to check out Open Education Week events that are happening all over the world! Monday, March 2nd   #HonouringIndigenousWriters Wikipedia Edit-a Thon Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall in the First Nations Longhouse Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/HIW Wikipedia […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Ben Cheung

By Amanda Grey on February 14, 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. This week, we heard from Ben Cheung, Lecturer and Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator in […]

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