How to use this guide
Welcome to the BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Guide. This support resource lists a broad range of open educational resources organized by discipline. The purpose of this guide is to capture as many OER as possible—case studies, courses, games, repositories, simulations, textbooks, videos, and more—and organize them so faculty can easily locate resources in their subject area.
Open educational resources (OER) are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. We consider this publication—along with our guides, webinar slide decks, and other support materials—as a type of OER that trains faculty, staff, and students how to build, customize, and use open textbooks.
This guide does not come with an index. Instead, use the search field located in the top-right of each page in the online version to locate a specific topic.
OpenCon 2017 Do-a-thon
This guide would not be what it is without those who contributed to the “Anthology of (non-textbook) OERs, organized by discipline” do-a-thon project that took place at OpenCon in Berlin, Germany, in November 2017. Roughly a dozen people collaborated on compiling lists of OER material and collections, and that list was used as a starting point for developing this guide. Thanks to all who were able to contribute to that project.
About BCcampus Open Education
BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of open textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.
The BCcampus Writing Guidelines for Style and Tone and BCcampus Open Education Style Guide, along with the attached style sheet [Word file] – to be added, were referenced during the copy editing and proofreading phases of this toolkit.