About BCOEL Steering Committee

This space is a collaborative working space for the BC Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) group, a group of BC post-secondary librarians interested in OER and informally meeting to discover and share ways we can support the use of quality OER by faculty and students.

Background
The BCOEL group met initially in December 2013, after a few librarians thought it would helpful to meet and share ideas, tools, and strategies on OER projects in support of faculty. The group has since met monthly via teleconference with the coordination and assistance of BCcampus.ca (See the BCcampus OpenEd site and BC Open Textbook project for more general info on BC and OER happenings and info on the BC Open Textbook project.)

Social Media
The BCOEL group official web space where we share our work is hosted here: bcoel.ca.

The twitter hashtag has changed from #bcoer to #bcoel.

For more information on BCOEL or to find out how you can help with projects of this working group contact Brenda Smith. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Members of this site are invited to make changes to pages, to add to them and/or create new pages and new topics of interest.

Frame of Reference

Definition of Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources (OER) is a broadly defined term and includes resources related to the development of instruction. For the purpose of this project, OER will refer to open resources such as journal articles, books, associated course materials, and AV materials such as streaming audio and video.

At this time course development materials, such as instructional modules, course syllabi, presentation, and quizzes, will not be included.

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/What_is_OER%3F

Objectives of this group

The objective of the BCOEL group is to develop a set of resources to support librarians in their interactions with faculty related to OER. The resources developed are meant to provide a single authoritative and sustainable space for all BC libraries in the identification and use of OER resources.

Audience

The BCOEL group will focus on the education and professional development of librarians facilitating faculty members in using and/or developing OER.

Goals

  • Develop a process of identifying and assessing OER resources for use in research and instruction.
  • Develop a list of vetted resources by subject for referral.
  • Develop faculty discussion points for librarians on the subtle differences between OER and OA and their uses in research and instruction.
  • Provide local and advertise local events for professional development.
  • Develop a guide to OER initiatives.

Priorities

Short term (Spring 2014)

Mid term (Fall 2014)
Long term (2015?)

Outputs

  1. OER assessment checklist
  2. Vetted OER lists by subject, with priority given to high use subject areas.
  3. Educational resources related to copyright issues and OER vs. OA.
  4. A list of local events for librarian professional development. Additional events will be developed by this group to support dialogue and growth.
  5. A list of OER initiatives for faculty involvement (e.g. BC Textbooks)
  6. Promotional material, including:
  7. One Pager for Faculty on OER
  8. One Pager for Librarians on OER Support

Resources needed

  • Are there librarians we can call on to contribute? Subject Librarians
    Copyright Offices
  • Finalized central location for the guide/portal for sharing what we are doing
  • Do we need a place other than this wiki for collaborating on projects?

Meeting Minutes – January 2019

BCOEL Meeting

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

BCIT Downtown Campus

Present: Brenda Smith, TRU (Chair); Caroline Daniels, KPU; Martin Warkentin,  UFV, Debra Flewelling, Douglas; Rosario Passos, BCIT; Karen Meijer-Kline, KPU; Hope Power (SFU); Darcye Lovsin (Langara); Lindsay Tripp (Langara); Erin Fields (UBC); Lauri Aesoph (BCcampus, remote); Jonas Lamb, (University of Alaska, remote); Chantal Lyons-Stevenson (student, UBC); Lin Brander, BCIT (recorder)

 

  1. Strategic Planning – priorities for the next year

Changes to Steering Committee and Working Groups (Darcye will change on website once minutes are finalized). It was agreed that committee members will be on one working group and that the Website and Networked tools WG will be retired with online maintenance rolled into the publishing working group. The group will no longer maintain social media feeds but will use #BCOEL when appropriate when sending out content.

Steering Committee

  • Lin Brander (BCIT)
  • Michel Castagné (Capilano University)
  • Caroline Daniels (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Debra Flewelling (Douglas College)
  • Erin Fields (University of British Columbia)
  • Jonas Lamb, (University of Alaska) add
  • Hope Power (Simon Fraser University)
  • Darcye Lovsin (Langara College)
  • Karen Meijer-Kline (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Katherine Miller (University of British Columbia)  remove
  • Shawnna Parlongo (Douglas College)  remove
  • Rosario Passos (BCIT)
  • Brenda Smith (Thompson Rivers University)
  • Lindsay Tripp (Langara College) add
  • Martin Warkentin (University of the Fraser Valley)

Working Groups

Recruitment and External Engagement: Brenda Smith, Debra Flewelling

Website and Networked Tools: Caroline Daniels, Michel Castagné, Darcye Lovsin, Rosario Passos  remove

Pressbooks change to Publishing: Lin Brander, Caroline Daniels, Jonas Lamb, Rosario Passos, Karen Meijer-Kline, Michel Castagné, Darcye Lovsin add

Professional Development and Advocacy: Hope Power, Martin Warkentin, Lin Brander remove, Erin Fields, Karen Meijer-Kline remove, Lindsay Tripp (Langara College) add

 

  1. Working Groups – action plans

Professional Development and Advocacy

  • continue to plan joint open ed events
  • institutional events – share through listserv; develop an event blog
  • develop a list of people who would be willing to consider offering sessions on particular open topics for webinars, etc. This list will be put on the website with your email contact. Please send details to Erin.
  • investigate BCOEL YouTube channel – archive of videos of events

Publishing

  • develop PressBooks resource: How to Set up a Publishing Program at Your Institution. First meeting set for Feb. 28 at KPU Richmond
  • develop workflow for sharing workshop and event resources on BCOEL site – group agreed that each institute will have a place where they gather their content and the BCOEL site will link to those gathered resources.

Recruitment and External Engagement

  • email directors from institutions who do not have members on BCOEL; set up a lunch meeting at Cascadia conference in April and invite non-participating institutions to attend

 

  1. Open Textbook Taxonomy
  1. Strategies for Tracking Open Textbook Use (with Lauri Aesoph)
  • Discussion about the importance of tracking open textbook use to help gauge progress of open education in the province
  • Lauri has developed tracking spreadsheets and an adoption guide.
  • Lauri would like to work with key institution contacts to develop a system of tracking for each institution.
  • The self-reporting form will stay on BCcampus site
  • Ways some institutions are tracking include through the bookstore, by checking each textbook, through the Zed Cred program, email requests for information to faculty
  • There were a few comments about how time intensive institutional tracking would likely be and that there is limited or no capacity at some institutions to do this work.

 

  1. PD Roundtable
  2. Strategies for Grant Management
  • Hope lead the group through a discussion of strategies for grant management using Troika Consulting Liberating Structure.
  1. BCOEL Resources
  • Group agreed that there is no current value in updating some of the existing resources that were developed some years ago. The decision was made to have an archived resources section on the wepage. Darcye will create that section and move agreed on resources there.
  • Erin has added a message on the wiki that we will be removing the wiki content as of June 30, 2019: https://mediawiki.bccampus.ca/index.php/Category:BCOER

Steering Committee

BCOEL Organization

Chair

  • Brenda Smith (TRU)

Chair-Elect

  • Lin Brander (BCIT)

Steering Committee

  • Lin Brander (BCIT)
  • Michel Castagné (Capilano University)
  • Caroline Daniels (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Debra Flewelling (Douglas College)
  • Erin Fields (University of British Columbia)
  • Hope Power (Simon Fraser University)
  • Darcye Lovsin (Douglas College)
  • Karen Meijer-Kline (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Katherine Miller (University of British Columbia)
  • Shawnna Parlongo (Douglas College)
  • Rosario Passos (BCIT)
  • Brenda Smith (Thompson Rivers University)
  • Lindsay Tripp (Langara College)
  • Martin Warkentin (University of the Fraser Valley)

Working Groups

Recruitment and External Engagement: Brenda Smith; Debra Flewelling

Professional Development and Advocacy: Lin Brander, Caroline Daniels, Jonas Lamb, Rosario Passos, Karen Meijer-Kline, Michel Castagné, Darcye Lovsin

Publishing: Hope Power, Martin Warkentin, Erin Fields, Lindsay Tripp


We gratefully acknowledge the work of BC Open Education Librarian members who are no longer active with our group:

  • Amanda Wanner, SLAIS UBC Student/Librarian
  • Devin Soper, formerly of UBC Library
  • Inba Kehoe
  • James Murphy, SLAIS Co-op Student (Information & Instruction, SFU Library)
  • Ju Dee Ang, SLAIS Professional Library student
  • Kevin Stranack
  • Leva Lee (BCcampus)
  • Lindsay Tripp
  • Stephanie Savage, SLAIS Student Volunteer
  • Lucas Wright (UBC and BCcampus)

Meeting Notes – 19 April 2018

April 19, 2018 – Agenda

  1. Festival of Learning Meeting
  2. Wikispace Transition
  3. BCLA Conference – NEW
  4. Outdated Website (https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/)
  5. Maintaining an events page
  6. Working group membership
  7. Chair elect terms
  8. Roundtable – what’s happening at your institution or newsworthy info re: Open Ed
  9. MediaWiki passwords – NEW
  10. PD Opportunities – NEW
    1. Creative Commons Licence
    2. SPARC OER Leadership
  11. Next meeting

Meeting Notes – 28 February 2018

February 28, 2018 – Agenda

1. Open Education Week Events

2. New online space to replace this one

3. Problem with mediawiki ?

4. Martin’s update on classes and workshop on OER

5.. Day to meet at Festival of Learning

6. update on conference sessions

Meeting Notes – 8 January 2018

January 8, 2018 – Agenda

1. Open textbook logo (Lauri’s email)
The OpenEd team at BCcampus had a discussion this morning about possibly using an “Open Textbook” logo to help faculty learn more about or find open textbooks. One idea is that the logo would be hyperlinked to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. (This tactic was used for ApplyBC a few years ago and worked well as a visual identifier for students wanting to applying for admission online.) As far as where the logo would be placed, this could be up to each institution and something that can be discussed further.

2. Update on Open Ed Week event – Kwantlen

3. BCLA update

4. Festival of Learning – In person meeting – who’s attending

5. Website link is up (Lucas)