Grant Projects

BCIT offers small (up to $5000) Open Education Grants to develop open ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, etc.) or to redesign courses to incorporate open educational practices and open course materials. These funds are distributed as part-time studies contracts so are subjected to tax and benefits deductions. The next call for applications will open early January 2020 and close February 2, 2020 for the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Open Education Grant application form

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.

BCIT was awarded a Open Education Sustainability Grant for Institutions in fall 2019 from BCcampus - total funds $64,500. 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 PresBooks. 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