OER Projects at TRU
*Note: This list is incomplete, but gives a sample of the kind of work being undertaken by TRU Faculty to encourage the adoption and use of Open Educational Resources. This work is often unfunded.
If you are involved in a project that is not highlighted here, please let us know! We would love to feature your work on the website.
Please contact our Open Educational Working Group Chair – Brenda Smith – with details!
Steven Earle – Open Learning Faculty Member Steven is an instructor both at Vancouver Island University (VIU) and a TRU Open Learning Faculty Member. Steven is the author of the BCcampus open textbook Physical Geology.
Dr. John Belshaw – Open Learning Faculty Member John is an Open Learning Faculty Member and the author of two BC Campus open textbooks – Canadian History: Pre-Confederation and Canadian History: Post-Confederation , created in collaboration with 37 other Canadian historians (including TRU’s Tina Block and Tracy Penny Light).
Information about Belshaw’s experience writing and working with open textbooks can found on the InsideTRU Blog.
Dr. Tina Block– Associate Professor of History Tina Block is a Professor of History at Thompson Rivers University and is a contributor to the BCcampus open textbook, Canadian History: Post Confederation.
Dr. Tracy Penny Light – Associate Professor of History Tracy Penny Light is a Professor of History at Thompson Rivers University and is a contributor to the BCcampus open textbook, Canadian History: Post Confederation.
Ron McGivern – Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology Ron McGivern, an advocate of OERs, uses freely available open source materials for most of his courses. In addition, he is a Contributing Adapting Author to the BCcampus open textbook Introduction to Sociology – 1st Canadian Edition, and Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition.
William Little – Open Learning Faculty Member Dr. William Little is an adjunct assistant professor in Sociology at the University of Victoria (UVic) and an open learning faculty member in Sociology and Anthropology at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). He is the Primary Adapting Author of the Bccampus open textbooks Introduction to Sociology – 1st Canadian Edition, and Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition.