Open Educational Resources
What are Open Educational Resources?
The benefits of OER
Open Educational Resources at VCC
CAD Technician short certificate
Students who enroll in the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Technician short certificate at Vancouver Community College (VCC) no longer have to purchase textbooks to complete their program.
Two open textbooks have been developed and are available in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection: AutoCAD 2D eBook and AutoDesk 3D eBook.
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English
This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes’ family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes’ poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system.
VCC programs with open textbooks
The VCC Library OER Guide offers more information on finding and adopting OER, adapting OER, and creating OER.
There are a number of OER available outside of VCC. BC Open Collection offers free, open, and customizable materials by course or subject.