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Open Education

Langara Open Education Grants

Open education supports Langara’s mission to provide students with accessible, affordable, high-quality education.

In 2021/22, Open Langara is offering two $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. 

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
  • 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).

Interested to applying? Please complete the online grant application form by June 21, 2021. Final projects must be submitted by March 31, 2022.

Langara Open Education Grant Recipients

2021/22

  • Julia Wong (Biology) is creating an open access chemistry module to assist Biology 1190 students.
  • Jeremy Chiu (Mathematics) is developing an enhanced repository of recorded video solutions for precalculus and calculus problems and an accompanying problem book.

2021/21

  • Dr. Alena Buis (Art History). Created two introductory Art History textbook in Pressbooks from existing OER.
  • Jeremy Chiu (Mathematics). Created fully open practice assignments and piloted an online quiz on an open platform.
  • Saeed Mirjalili (Computer Science). Developed a robust practice test bank for CPSC 1045. It includes over 360 questions related to various computer programming languages with accompanying feedback. 

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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