Grant Projects

BCIT started its small open education grants program in 2016. The following completed and in-progress projects have been funded by a BCIT Open Education Grant.

  • Simulator Laboratory: Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator, Serhat Beyenir & Sanja Boskovic
  • Physics 0312 Textbook, adaptation, Charles Hooge
  • General Electricity for Power Engineers, textbook, part 1 & 2, Harmesh Chander & Alok Dhungana
  • Strength of Materials Supplement for Power Engineering, Alex Podut
  • BCIT Astronomy 7000: A Survey of Astronomy, textbook adaptation, James Brewer
  • Workplace Soft Skills for Indigenous Trades Students, learning module, Kory Wilson & Tara Mollett
  • BCIT Physics 8400 Textbook, adaptation Charles Hooge
  • Standards of Practice Manuals, UAS Missions, Eric Suczak
  • Trigonometry and single phase AC generation for electricians, Chad Flinn
  • Animal Dissection Images, Sabrina Cornish & Carol Wenzel
  • OpenStax Adapted Astronomy Worksheets and Solutions, James Brewer
  • Processing Multi-spectral Imagery with Agisoft MetaShape Pro, Eric Saczuk
  • Marine Propulsion Plant Simulator, Sanjeev Sarwal
  • Basic Electricity, Chad Flinn
  • Plant Press: a plant identification card game, Julia Alards-Tomalin & Stacey Auld
  • An Electrician's Guide to Single Phase Transformers, Chad Flinn
  • Create a student manual for Kongsberg’s Dual Fuel Steam Propulsion Plant software, Vadim Mikhailov
  • Create supplementary materials to help bridge Kory Wilson's three Open Modules on Indigenous Awareness into credit-bearing courses such as diploma and degree courses, Shannon Kelly
  • Create an OER introduction to working with text files, paths, and file handling by the operating system and by parsing programs, Lynda Williams, Bryan Fair
  • Create a small curriculum package for the Piping Trades covering a new addition to the Provincial Outline - "Using Communication Techniques" and "Using Mentoring Techniques", Tim Carsen
  • Image acquisition for 3-D mapping with DJI Phantom 3 Pro, Eric Saczuk
  • Create Short Video Series - Doing Business Around the World, Svitlana Kominko & Mark Nakamura
  • Create a textbook on the Internet of Things (IoT) to serve as an instructional document to build practical Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) prototype projects using LTE-M technology, Reza Vahidnia
  • Create a textbook on the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide a comparison of some of the existing IoT technologies using practical use cases, John Dion
  • Create an online plant identification textbook that focuses on winter identification of trees in the Pacific Northwest, with student involvement, Julia Alards-Tomalin
  • Create a practical, hands-on operational manual on how to use an enterprise remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS, aka drone) to carry out general visual inspection of aircraft, Eric Saczuk
  • Create a series of entrepreneur podcasts, Chad Flinn
  • Create a textbook and question bank on lighting, Aaron Lee
  • Develop of test bank and/or case studies for Nursing Knowledge and Nursing Practice courses, Amanda Egert
  • Film an entrepreneurship events series on topics such as marketing, funding, and legal considerations, Laura Barreca & Chad Flinn
  • Create a Plant ID Video Library to assist students and nature enthusiasts in learning to identify 75+ local native plant species, Hélène Marcoux
  • Create an inventory of data points and a set of georeferenced PDF self-guided tour maps of parks with important plant species identified, Stacey Auld
  • Create a textbook for MECH 8230 – System Design, Mehrzad Tabatabaian
  • Web Development and Database Question Bank, Amir Amintabar
  • Create an interactive textbook on web server administration, Quan (Frederic) Guo
  • Create plant anatomy and morphology image libraries along with learning assessment(s) with Co-op Student, Carol Wenzel and student Horton Lai
  • Develop a C programming for engineers interactive learning resource, including videos, David Stropky
  • Create a comprehensive operating manual detailing the steps how a drone equipped with a methane sensor can be used to efficiently detect and localize a methane leak remotely, Eric Saczuk
  • Create a series of interactive virtual reality training videos for fish habitat/stream assessment and silviculture practices, Laurie Stott
  • Create a digital online game based on the Plant Press identification playing card game, Amy Miedzwiecki
  • Develop an interactive learning resource on fasteners for millwright and mechanic programs, including interactive videos, Andrey Murphy and Erick Medina
  • Create a series of video tutorials and online assignments that will highlight the basic skills and techniques learned in introductory microbiology, Sabrina Cornish, Sarah McLeod and Supipi Duffy
  • Update and revise Trades Access Common Core Safe Work Practices Line A: 1-5; Trades Common Core Line B Employability Skills: 1-4; and, Trades Access Common Core Tools and Equipment Line C: 1-4, Tamara Pongracz
  • Develop construction training videos for LEEP NZ Wall Systems #1, #2 and #4, along with instructor and learning materials, Mary McWilliam, Vanesa Alzate-Restrepo, Alexandre Hebert
  • Develop an online interactive manual on ecological design, Ron Kato
  • Create a series of video lessons on human pathology, Jen Kong
  • Develop a Lectures Library on aircraft maintenance engineering, Scott Paterson

BCIT was awarded a Open Education Sustainability Grant for Institutions in fall 2019 from BCcampus. The grant project work will take place from January 2020 - March 2021

  • Continue the small grants program at BCIT.
  • Faculty Champion/Fellow.This work includes: expanding open education advocacy with faculty and students; liaising with the BCIT Student Association and other student groups; organizing and participating in events and workshops; and, conducting a small research project or survey focused on BCIT faculty or students and the use of OER/OEP. Grant recipient: Chad Flinn
  • Convert the Tools for the Trades module to a sustainable format. Lead: Rosario Passos
  • Establish an Open Publishing Program which will convert suitable current digital content to PressBooks format, and support faculty to develop content in PressBooks. Lead: Lin Brander
    • BCcampus also directly funds projects that people from the BCIT community are working on.
      • OER for the Trades: Grant Recipients Math for the Trades: Mark Overgaard and Chad Flinn (BCIT, Piping and Electrical) will be producing a student resource in Pressbooks on math for the trades that is enhanced by corresponding audio and video, which will benefit many who are entering the skilled trades and need support with their fundamental math skills.
      • OER for the Trades: Grant Recipients Basic Control Circuits: Aaron Lee and Chad Flinn (BCIT, Electrical) will be producing a student resource in Pressbooks on basic control circuits that is enhanced by corresponding audio and video, which will benefit many who are in the electrical, plumbing, gasfitting, and HVAC trades. They will be using H5P in their question bank, and all the resources will be made available to the part-time students of their institution.
      • Kory Wilson is part of the The Indigenization Project She authored Pulling Together: Foundations Guide
      • Glynda Rees, Janet Morrison, and Rob Kruger are part of theEducational Electronic Health Record System (EdEHR) Project