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More BC Open Textbook Stats

As of May 18, 2016

Open Textbook Adoptions

Student savings $1,428,500 – $1,818,136
Number of students using open textbooks 14,311
Number of institutions currently adopting 28 (22 Public, 6 Private)
Top 4 adopting institutions (in order) KPU, Langara, JIBC, Camosun
Number of faculty adopting 142
Number of known adoptions 491
BC Open Textbook Collection
Number of textbooks 151
Number of trades textbooks 55
Number of Top 40 textbooks 96
Number of print-on-demand textbooks purchased since 2012 593

Reviews of Open Textbooks

Number of posted reviews 137
Number of textbooks reviewed 70
Number of subject areas that have reviews 25

Creation of Open Textbooks Projects

Title Status Top 40 Subject Area/Trades
British Columbia in a Global Context (geography) Completed Top 40
Canadian History: Pre-confederation Completed Top 40
Canadian History: Post-confederation Completed  Top 40
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care Completed  Trades
English Literature: Moderns and Victorians Completed Top 40
Ethics in Law Enforcement Completed Top 40
Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals Completed Trades
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC Completed Trades
Physical Geology Completed Top 40/Trades
Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness Completed Trades
ABE English
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 1 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 2 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 2 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 3 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 3 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 4 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 4 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 5 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 5 Completed Trades
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 6 Completed Trades
 BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 6  Completed  Trades
ABE Math
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 1 Completed Trades
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 2 Completed Trades
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 3 Completed Trades
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 4 Completed Trades
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 5 Completed Trades
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics Book 6 Completed Trades
Common Core Trades
Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-1 Control Workplace Hazards Completed Trades
Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-2 Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations Completed Trades
Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-3 Handle Hazardous Materials Safely Completed Trades
Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-4 Describe Personal Safety Practices Completed Trades
Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A5 Describe Fire Safety Completed Trades
Line B: Employability Skills Competency: B1  Apply Study and Learning Skills Completed Trades
Line B: Employability Skills Competency: B2 Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees Completed Trades
Line B: Employability Skills Competency: B3 Use Interpersonal Communication Skills Completed Trades
Line B: Employability Skills Competency: B4 Describe the Apprenticeship System Completed Trades
Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency: C1 Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses Completed Trades
Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency: C2 Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses Completed Trades
Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency: C3 Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment Completed Trades
Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency: C4 Describe Ladders and Platforms Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D1 Solve Trades Mathematical Problems Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D3 Read Drawings and Specifications Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D4 Use Codes, Regulations and Standards Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D5 Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation Completed Trades
Line D: Organizational Skills Competency: D6 Plan Projects Completed Trades
Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency: E1 Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity Completed Trades
Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency: E2 Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols Completed Trades
Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency: E3 Explain Wiring Connections Completed Trades
Line E: Electrical Fundamentals Competency: E4 Use Multimeters Completed Trades
Culinary Arts
Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management Completed Trades
Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene Completed Trades
Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry Completed Trades
Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service Completed Trades
Modern Pasty and Plated Dessert Techniques Completed Trades
Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker Completed Trades
Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker Completed Trades
Working in the Food Service Industry Completed Trades
Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry Completed Trades

Adaptation of Open Textbooks Projects

Title Status Top 40 Subject Area/Trades
Concepts of Biology- 1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Database Design, 2nd Edition Completed Top 40
Introduction to Psychology-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Introduction to Sociology-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Introductory Chemistry-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Mastering Strategic Management-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40
Principles of Social Psychology-1st International Edition Completed Top 40
Project Management Completed Top 40
Writing for Success-1st Canadian Edition Completed Top 40

Ancillary Resource Projects

Title Status Top 40 Subject Area/Trades
Canadian History Post-Confederation: Videos Completed Top 40
Canadian History Pre-Confederation: Videos Completed Top 40
Common Core Trades: Self Tests (23 self tests) Completed Trades
Concepts of Biology- 1st Canadian Edition: Lab Manual, Lab Prep Sheets, 10 Text Based Assignments, PowerPoint Slides Completed Top 40
Culinary Arts: Test Bank Completed Trades
Introduction to Psychology-1st Canadian Edition: Test Bank, Open Courseware Completed Top 40
Introductory Chemistry-1st Canadian Edition: PowerPoint Slides Completed Top 40

Open Source Applications

Title Status Top 40 Subject Area/Trades
Open Modernisms Anthology Builder Completed Top 40

File Format Downloads

2013 2014 2015 Total File Downloads
7658 15,297 26,367 49,322

These numbers represent how many unique file downloads there have been of books in our collection. These numbers represent the number of PDF, ePub, mobi, HTML (zip), LaTeX, Word, ODT, WordPress and Pressbook backup files that have been downloaded.

Definitions

Adoption: Each adoption refers to a course section within a specific term and year for which an open textbook has replaced a a primary textbook or educational resource that must be purchased.

Faculty: The number of individual instructors who have adopted one or more open textbooks for one or more course sections. A faculty member is only counted once.

Savings: Savings include a range as reported in our blog, Calculating Student Savings.

  • The number at the lower end is calculated as follows: number of students (see “Students”) x $100 (This number was derived by OpenStax College based on a formula that takes into account used textbook purchases and rental costs as well as new textbook costs.)
  • The number at the upper end is calculated as follows: number of students (see “Students”) x actual cost of the textbook being replaced if purchased as hard copy and new.

Students: The total number of students in all course sections within which an open textbook is used as the primary educational resource.