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NameTitleContact Information
Krista LambertProject Manager

Nursing OER Group Participants

Carla TilleyVIU
Nona Brack


Stephanie WonCamosun
Manu GillBCIT
Amanda EggertBCIT
Julia LanghamSelkirk
Balbir GurmKPU (on leave til January 2021)
Amy RivardCNC

Project Charter (needs updating - Oct 14/2020 – will be updated before end of October) 

  1. Partners

Project Manager

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training and BCcampus

Partners include advisory group, working group, articulation committees, in addition to project sponsors

eCampus Ontario have begun a similar process and it is our intention to collaborate with ON to co-develop resources in alignment with BC standards

Governance groups to be determined that provide sector representation.

In scope:

Develop entire suite of freely available resources including textbooks, test banks, homework assignments and other ancillary resources to replace costly commercial educational resources in Health education programs.

Out of scope:

Multiple phases to development to address all identified needs.

Eliminate textbook and learning resource costs throughout entire programs of study in Health.

Reduce education costs, increase student access, and incentivize  students to pursue programs that meet  provincial labour market and health and human resource needs

Impact more than 100,000 students in Health programs
  • Hire Project manager

  • Conduct environmental OER scan
  • Liaise with eCampus Ontario
  • Form Advisory Committees

  • Form Working Group

  • Determine which subject areas to focus on for ZTC development

  • Calls for proposals (multiple, in stages): 6 months - October 2019, 12 months – April 2020, 18 months – December 2020

  • Develop curriculum

  • Digital publishing tasks

The target audience for the ZTC curriculum development is faculty and staff.

Target audience includes approximately 100,000 students in Health related programs.

4. Risks and Planning8. Requirements7.Budget
  • Key risks include limited sector engagement with timelines
  • In addition, requirements exceed the scope of the project
  • Another identified risk is limited advisory and working group engagement and collaborative development processes
  • The development of OER and ZTC programs in Health related subjects will eliminate textbook and learning resource costs throughout entire programs.
  • All material created for this project will have a Creative Commons licenses.
  • All material created for this project will be openly shared for other jurisdictions, institutions, faculty and students to use.

Overall budget is $400,000.00 including all administrative fees and staffing costs.

See budget details below.

High Level Project Budget

See Chart of Accounts for Budget allocation

Updated Budget April 8, 2020

Note: Budget updated again in September - all travel & meetings removed and added to contract services. 

Updated Timeline for Nursing ZTC


First Quarter

April 1 - June 30, 2020

Solicit interest for Nursing OER Group

Pivot to online for Nurses Webinar

Environmental Scan of Nursing resources built upon eCampus Ontario's work

Second Quarter

July 1 - September 30, 2020

Nursing OER Group Meeting - meeting notes

EOI for Evaluation of OpenRN textbook

Explore Nursing Video idea

Grant to Nursing Numeracy open textbook (ready for Fall 2021)

Third Quarter

October 1 - December 31, 2020 

Grant for Nursing Skills Videos

Call for proposals for Case Studies

Call for proposals for adaption of existing resources

Nursing OER Group Meeting

Fourth Quarter

January 1 - March 30, 2020

Nursing OER Group Meeting

Publishing of Nursing Pyschomotor Skills Videos

Fall 2021Review Nursing Fundamentals and Skills (Fall 2021)
Fall 2022Review Mental Health & Community Concepts (Fall 2022)
Review Management & Professional Concepts (Fall 2022)

Health OER added to the collection (April 2019-March 2020)

  1. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa (January 10, 2020)
  2. Neuroscience - Canadian 1st Edition (January 10, 2020)

Health Grants Distributed

EOI for NursingAlign the OER for nursing programs found in a nursing OER environmental scan conducted by eCampusOntario with the  “Competencies in the Context of Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in British Columbia” document from the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.BCITManu Gill$1500.00
EOI for OpenRN Evalutation
  • Review the newly published open textbook ‘Nursing Pharmacology’ for its suitability for use in B.C.

  • Identify missing content and changes that need to be made to existing content for use in B.C.

  • Document these changes and recommendations

  • Provide a summary of the steps taken to evaluate the resource and the overall recommendations.

BCITManu Gill (& BCIT team) $1000.00
Nursing Numeracy

The Supplier will create a textbook for BSN nursing students to help them understand how to use numeracy concepts effectively in their nursing practice. The textbook will include additional

numeracy concepts beyond mathematics for medication calculations to provide a single resource for beginner students to understand the numeracy concepts relevant to general nursing practice.

SelkirkJulia Langham$5000.00

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