Open OC

Welcome to Open Education - the online home for open education initiatives at Okanagan College.

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Open is an emerging trend in higher education and one that we are excited about. The genesis of open education is in the open source movement in technology; one innovation available to the whole community that can be implemented and improved upon by others. Moodle, our learning management system, is open source.

In addition to open source software, Open Ed impacts in higher education include open educational resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) is best defined by Downes (2007):

"Open educational resources are materials used to support  education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone"

One type of  OER is open textbooks. BC Campuslinks to external site is considered a global leader in this area and has 90 reviewed textbooks available for download, free of charge. 

Open Education Initiatives at OC

Open textbooks - working with OC Student Association to increase the adoption of open textbooks at Okanagan College.  There will be an "action week" in the winter semester. Date coming soon.

Open Education Resources at OC

OC Library Libguide for Open Textbooks