BCIT Open Education Grants

Collection of Open Education Resources created under the BCIT Open Education Grant Program.


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An Electrician's Guide to Single Phase Transformers
An Electrician's Guide to Single Phase Transformers
Being able to step voltages to a higher value and step voltages down to a lower value is one of the benefits of alternating current. This book will explain how this is possible through transformers with a focus on single phase., Not peer reviewed, Textbook, Building skills & trades
BCIT Astronomy 7000
BCIT Astronomy 7000
Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either a one-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one., Book, Published.
BCIT Physics 0312 Textbook
BCIT Physics 0312 Textbook
College Physics is organized such that topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the conceptual before moving on to another topic. Each introductory chapter, for example, opens with an engaging photograph relevant to the subject of the chapter and interesting applications that are easy for most students to visualize., Textbook, Published
BCIT Physics 8400 Textbook
BCIT Physics 8400 Textbook
Textbook, Published
Basic Electricity
Basic Electricity
To safely work with electricity, it is important to have a grasp of the basic theories. Whether we are talking about atomic structure, electrical terms, or measurement devices, understanding the theory of electricity is a key concept. This textbook, divided into three sections, provides easy-to-understand and enjoyable lessons on atomic structure, electrical units, and measurement devices for those training and working as electricians., Not peer reviewed, Textbook
Health Case Studies
Health Case Studies
Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. The case studies can be used online in a learning management system, in a classroom discussion, in a printed course pack or as part of a textbook created by the instructor. This flexibility is intentional and allows the educator to choose how best to convey the concepts presented in each case to the learner. Because these case studies were primarily developed for an electronic healthcare system, they are based predominantly in an acute healthcare setting. Educators can augment each case study to include primary healthcare settings, outpatient clinics, assisted living environments, and other contexts as relevant., Case Study, Published
Image acquisition for 3-D mapping with DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Image acquisition for 3-D mapping with DJI Phantom 3 Pro
A comprehensive manual describing the process of preparing the DJI Phantom 3 Professional for photogrammetric image capture using a pre-programmed mission plan., Not peer reviewed, Published., Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Photographic equipment & techniques, Geographical information systems, Remote sensing, Aircraft
Marine Propulsion Plant Simulator
Marine Propulsion Plant Simulator
The broader theoretical concepts that students learn in the classroom are better understood by them if they carry out pre-programmed hands on exercises in the Engine simulator, as sometimes the subject textbooks or videos don’t address these concepts directly. The primary purpose of this project was to design and develop simulator lab exercises (SIM LABS) that could be used as ancillary resources for all Propulsion plant simulator courses as well as Engineering knowledge courses. Propulsion plant simulator course Instructors have limited time to lecture on the basic concepts of engineering and yet have to offer practical operational skills to our students, so having many pre-programmed SIM LABS which students can load and work on their own time would help them to practice and enhance their understanding of the systems and prepare them to handle various malfunctions in the plant in a timely and safe manner. I consider this project as a first step in creating multiple Simlabs starting with one for Main Engine combustion malfunctions and adding more to the data bank in pressbook. Through this project I also want to introduce the students to what is available for them in Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Education in general especially pressbook., Not peer reviewed, Textbook, Published
OpenStax Adapted Astronomy Worksheets and Solutions
OpenStax Adapted Astronomy Worksheets and Solutions
OpenStax Adapted Astronomy Worksheets and Solutions is a series of Adapted OpenStax Problems and Adapted OpenStax Solutions.
Plant Press: a plant identification card game
Plant Press: a plant identification card game
Includes Game Brochure with instructions on how to play, rules, scoring and a reference sheet of plant names. Game cards include 56 playing cards.
Processing UAS photogrammetric images in Agisoft Photoscan Professional
Processing UAS photogrammetric images in Agisoft Photoscan Professional
This manual guides you through the steps of processing photogrammetric images using Agisoft Photoscan Professional acquired by a DJI Phantom 3 Professional UAS to create map products including: sparse and dense point cloud, 3-D mesh surface and textures, digital surface model (DSM), true orthophoto mosaic, 2-D & 3-D Google Earth layers., Not peer reviewed, Published., Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Geographical information systems & remote sensing
Simulator Laboratory: Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator
Simulator Laboratory: Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator
The primary purpose of this project was to design and develop simulator lab worksheets (SIM LABS) that would be used as ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator (TPPS) courses. We have limited time to teach theory and we also have to offer practical skills to our students, so having as many SIM LABS as possible can bring those challenging concepts closer to our students and enhance their hands-on skills. We consider this project as a first step to writing a comprehensive open textbook in the future. Through this project we aimed to: •Involve our students in the creation of learning materials and increase their awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Education in general, •Create opportunities for collaboration: BCIT Marine Campus uses several simulators supplied by the same manufacturer as ours and the identical TPPS is utilized at Linnaeus University in Sweden. We hope this OER project will induce our colleagues here in Vancouver, B.C. and abroad to collaboration and consideration of OER in their teaching., Textbook, Published

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