Open Education Resources

All materials produced for teaching during by the Flexible Learning Project are available through links to the left. They are open educational resources (OER) that can be used according to their specific licensing (usually CC-BY-SA 4.0). Several of our updates and posts involve work in OER. These posts can be read below.

Posts on OER

Stanley Park Virtual Field Trip

The Technology of Virtual Reality This Geography VR project is utilizing cutting-edge innovative technologies. Virtual reality is an expanding platform that has grown ever since it’s first introduction, and is the key innovation that we will be utilized within this project. Photogrammetry and other technologies were also used, combining the best and newest innovations to […]

A Guide To Capturing and Preparing Photogrammetry For Unity

Working in collaboration with The Emerging Media Lab and Metanauts ( a dynamic small Vancouver VR start-up), we have been working to create VR field trips that entail photo realistic interactive environments built using photogrammetry techniques, and showcased with the HTC Vive running in Unity.   In order to achieve this we have been using hand […]

Announcing FieldPress an OER plugin for WordPress

Today, we are excited to announce the beta release of a WordPress plugin that we have been developing for the last six months! FieldPress is a WordPress plugin that allows instructors to create and manage field trips online. This plugin provides instructors with a user-friendly environment to build field trips, add multimedia content, create assessments and manage students activity. FieldPress is an […]

Open Educational Resources for GIScience

At the 2016 Festival of Learning, Arthur Gill Green and Elissa Liu presented their work developing OER QGIS modules for students learning Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The presentation can be found below with links to the first of three modules for learning QGIS. We will be releasing all of these modules in July 2016. We welcome […]

Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology-Assisted Field Trips: Student-Based Approaches to Using New Technologies

In many academic fields, particularly geography, the experiential learning opportunities afforded by field trips have long been recognized as an important part of the curriculum (Orion, 1993; Scare, 1997). The hands-on experience students gain applying concepts and building new skills such as teamwork, decision-making and data collection and analysis are nearly impossible to replicate in […]

Featured: Working with PulsePress

While building out WordPress websites for several courses, we found that the social media-like functions of a discussion forum plugin called PulsePress (developed here at UBC but open to the world on WordPress) fulfilled many of our needs. In fact, the students, instructors, and TAs experience of this plugin was so positive that our work […]