The latest from The BCcampus Open Education team, Lauri Aesoph, BSc, Manager, Open Education

New textbooks

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science – Book 2

This new work (Book 2) joins Book 1, published in 2016. Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Edited by Gloria Snively and Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, this work was overseen by the University of Victoria ePublishing Services, and supported by an OER Grant from BCcampus Open Education.

Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

This book is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from the Canadian financial system, economy, and Elders. This open textbook adaptation, by Bettina Schneider from the First Nations University of Canada, is published by the Open Access Publishing Program part of the University of Regina Press.

Financial Strategy for Public Managers

This offering is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. The authors are Sharon Kioko and Justin Marlowe from the University of Washington.

Updated textbook

New additions to the OER by Discipline Guide

2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit

April 17 & 18, 2019 in Vancouver, BC: Details

This event is for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research.

Theme: Scaling New Heights with Open Education
Example topics include:

  • What are the current challenges and opportunities for open education? Do you have creative solutions for how to take them on?
  • How is the ecosystem around OER evolving, and what are the implications for this evolution?
  • As OER enters mainstream curriculum, what are the implications for institutions? Faculty? Libraries? Students? Other stakeholders?