BC Open Textbooks
Open Textbooks Adapted and Created by BC Faculty
The BCcampus Open Textbook Project contributes to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources.
OGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.
We believe in the power of open education to transform higher education. Open textbooks not only contribute to student academic success, but also offer faculty the chance to reclaim their courses based on their expertise.
The leadership, actions, and results of our network members drive this transformation, and OTN connects these efforts to pool expertise and promote best practices. Be a part of our community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education. Learn about the benefits of membership, get in touch to join, or visit the Open Textbook Library (OTL).
The e-Design Assessment Tool (eDAT) is a tool to help tutors represent and evaluate effective blended or distance learning designs. The eDAT combines a simple analysis of the learning activities with reflections on the teaching and learning perspective that underpins the design.
V-Note is Video Analysis Software
V-Note Video Analysis Software helps you get more from your videos through analysis and easy collaboration. V-Note is used by researchers, students, athletes, coaches, doctors, and consumer researchers around the world. (Who?)
What Can V-Note Do?
V-Note is powerful and flexible. It can be used in many ways:
Do video-based research
Collaborate around video to improve practice
Make player/team histories and highlight videos
Analyze players and teams
Compare questions asked by student teachers across a semester
Compare teaching and teachers
Look for growth and change
Analyze live while recording or use existing videos
Link rubrics, playbooks, or other documents to videos
Juxtapose video clips
Propose and discuss categories for human behavior and interaction
Transcribe easily yourself or automatically (U.S. English
The recent release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offers a new challenge and opportunity for science. Science practices are the social interactions, tools and language that scientist use as they construct, evaluate and communicate scientific knowledge. The effective integration of science practices into classrooms can better support a wide range of students, including those typically underrepresented in science, to develop greater scientific literacy.
Effective integration of science practices in classrooms requires instructional leadership to support that change. Instructional leaders can include a variety of different individuals including, but not limited to, school principals, district leaders, coaches and lead teachers. The ILSP team is developing tools to support instructional leaders in the science practices.
Our vision for supporting instructional leaders in their work with teachers to improve science teaching and learning stems from our approach to instructional supervision and science instruction.
Our orientation to supervision is rooted in the importance of strong instructional leadership. We seek to support leaders in their work with teachers as they promote a growth mindset, foster frequent and ongoing opportunities for feedback, sustain a commitment to teacher development over time, and engage in collaborative practices.
The STEM Teaching Tools site has tools that can help you teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are currently focused on supporting the teaching of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice. Under the News section, you can learn a bit more about how you might use them. This article provides background on this effort. Review more resources in our Tools area and check out the online "short courses" shown below.
Understanding Research Methods from University of London, SOAS University of London. This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the ...