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Open textbooks Call for Proposals Phase 3

Funding
Friday, February 28, 2014
Submission Deadline: 
Fri, 02/28/2014
Summary: 
In Phase 3, we are looking for instructors to create new open textbooks from scratch in areas eligible for funding.

In Phase 3, we are looking for instructors to create new open textbooks from scratch in areas eligible for funding. These new texts will be produced using only new materials or appropriate openly licensed content. No copyrighted third-party materials will be used.

Successful proposals will meet the following mandatory criteria:

  • address one of the eligible subject areas listed in the appendix,
  • document any existing Open Educational Resources to be used in the new work,
  • exhibit the characteristics of quality teaching and learning,
  • demonstrate sustainability and cost-effectiveness,
  • demonstrate collaboration within a single institution and/or between two or more B.C. public post secondary institutions,
  • the final product must have an open license (Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY),
  • be accompanied by a commitment to adopt the completed text in the proponent’s own course(s),
  • include a budget documenting the use of the funding being requested.

The following criteria are preferred, but not mandatory:

  • Preference will be given to proposals that will impact large numbers of students across multiple institutions.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that include the provision of resources necessary to complete the project, such as the assistance of an instructional designer, multimedia developer, and editor. If the applicant uses available resources, it promotes more institutional buy-in to the project and thus the potential for more adoption. However, if you are unable to provide these resources, BCcampus will provide them for you.
  • We encourage reuse of existing openly-licensed materials created by B.C. faculty and stored in SOLR.

Proposals will be funded in one of two ways:

  • via a contract with the submitter as an individual instructor collaborating with other individual instructors, independent of his or her institution (please ensure there are no restrictions with respect to your collective agreement);
  • via a contract with the submitter as a representative of an institution collaborating with other institutional representatives (please ensure there are no restrictions around this process).

 

More information can be found on the website and on the following pages:

List of eligible subject areas and application form

Questions and answers