Who is in the Kitchen for 2021?

We are more than excited that an announcement from BCcampus makes it official that they have funded six new H5P OER Development Grant projects that will be supported again via the H5P Kitchen.

BCcampus has awarded six open educational resources (OER) development grants as part of the Open Homework Systems (OHS) project. The grants will be used to add H5P interactive formative assessment activities to six Pressbooks open textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

The OER grants total $60,000 for six collaborative projects that represent seven post-secondary institutions in B.C. The grants will be used to develop interactive activities for Pressbooks open textbooks in the areas of French language, technical writing, marketing, physical geology, and social psychology.


These follow up on the cooking trails blazed by the 2020 projects. Let’s meet the new projects!

Le français interactif

  • TextbookLe français interactif
  • Subject Area: French language
  • Project Lead: Mirabelle Tinio (Langara College)
  • Institutions: Langara College, University of British Columbia, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Project Description:

To create H5P learning objects for the French language open textbook Le français interactif, originally developed by the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004

Technical Writing Essentials: Introduction to Professional Communication in the Technical Field

To develop H5P learning objects to support the open textbook Technical Writing Essentials, originally developed by Suzan Last at the University of Victoria.

Physical Geology

  • TextbookPhysical Geology
  • Subject Area: Geology
  • Project Lead: Karla Panchuk (UBC-Okanagan)
  • Institutions: UBC-Okanagan
  • Project Description:

To create a new edition of Physical Geology open textbook with at least 150 H5P activities. This textbook was originally developed as part of a BCcampus open textbook grant and was later adapted by the University of Saskatchewan.

Principles of Social Psychology

  • TextbookPrinciples of Social Psychology
  • Subject Area: Psychology
  • Project Lead: Hammond Tarry and Farhad Dastur (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Institutions: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Project Description:

To develop H5P interactive open homework systems to support the existing open textbook Principles of Social Psychology – 1st International Edition, originally adapted by Rajiv Jhangiani and Hammond Tarry with support from a BCcampus open textbook grant.

Principles of Marketing

  • TextbookPrinciples of Marketing
  • Subject Area: Business & Marketing
  • Project Lead: Biggi Weischedel (Thompson Rivers University)
  • Institutions: Thompson Rivers University
  • Project Description:

To incorporate H5P tools into the popular Principles of Marketing textbook, giving students formative self-assessment tools to gauge their progress. This textbook has the potential to reach a large group of students, since it is appropriate for students of many disciplines as an introduction to marketing.

Foundations in Digital Marketing

  • TextbookFoundations in Digital Marketing
  • Subject Area: Business & Marketing
  • Project Lead: Rochelle Grayson (Langara College)
  • Institutions: Langara College
  • Project Description:

To enhance a digital marketing open textbook currently in development with H5P activities. Since digital marketing is an ever-changing and evolving industry, the openly licensed H5P materials can easily be updated and adapted to reflect the latest trends and developments in the industry.  

Just watch what these teams cook with H5P and Pressbooks!

Featured Image: Unsplash photo by Mealpro modified and cropped by Alan Levine to include the H5P/PB Kitchen logo.

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