A Survey of Open Texts and OER Repositories

BC— through BCCampus, and through collaborations involving faculty, staff and students— is leading the way in the creation and sharing of open textbooks and open educational resources (OERs). Many open texts can be found through the BCCampus website; but there are others. In this discussion-focused workshop we will explore Open Educational Resource (OER) repositories and identify curricular materials available through these in various subject areas which may be suitable for participants’ teaching situations. We will also explore grants, fellowships, and other opportunities through BCCampus, TRU, and other institutions and agencies which provide opportunities and support for faculty and staff who wish to create an Open Text or otherwise use OER.