Open Education at BCIT

Open BCIT is sponsored by the AVP, Education Support and Innovation, and is supported by the Open Education Working Group, the Library, and the Learning and Teaching Centre.
General email address:

BCIT's Open Collection

BCIT's Open Repository

Open Education Working Group

BCIT Open Education Working Group supports and promotes the development and use of OER and OE teaching practices, functions as a community of practice, and is open to anyone who would like to join. The Group is under the umbrella of Education Council's Educational Technology and Learning Design Committee (ETLDC).

Working Group Co-Chairs:
Lin Brander: 604 432-8922
Rosario Passos: 604 432-8922
Serhat Beyenir: 604-456-1146

BCIT Open Education Faculty Champion
Chad Flinn: 604 313-4813. Meet Chad in this video: Open Education with Chad Flinn

Key Documents

BCIT Instructors: Open Education Stories

Financial Support

BCIT offers small Open Education Grants to develop open learning materials such as textbooks or ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, videos etc.) These funds are commonly distributed as part-time studies contracts so are subjected to tax and benefits deductions. There is a rolling call for proposals over the summer/fall 2020.

BCIT Internal Funding Opportunities

BCcampus - current calls for proposals

More Information

Post-Secondary Directory an open educational reference for post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and Canada

7 Things You Should Know About Open Education

Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science

Open Pedagogy Notebook