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Open Education

Langara Open Education Grants

British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training identified “advancing and supporting open learning resources” as a key priority in its 2020/21 mandate letter to Langara. Open education supports Langara’s mission to provide students with accessible, affordable, high-quality education.

In 2020/21, Open Langara is offering three $1,500 grants to instructors who are interested in adapting or creating open educational resources (OER) or incorporating open educational practices (OEP) into their teaching. Open Langara may award larger grants in the event that it receives fewer than three applications that meet the criteria.

Potential projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Modifying an open textbook to fit course learning outcomes or local contexts;
  • Developing ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, etc.) to accompany existing OER, or;
  • Redesigning a module or course to incorporate OER and/or OEP.

Please note that any materials developed with the support of a Langara Open Education Grant must be openly licensed and submitted to the College's institutional repository, LaIR, or another open repository. Langara's Open Education Guidelines provide a comprehensive overview of best practices for open education projects (see below).

The call for 2020/21 grants closed on July 17, 2020. Final projects must be submitted by March 31, 2021.

BCcampus Grants

Langara's open education partner, BCcampus, regularly offers grant funding opportunities. Visit the Grants and Calls for Proposals page on the BCcampus website for current offerings. 

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