It was on October 16, 2012 at the annual OpenEd conference in Vancouver that then British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education, John Yap, announced the creation of the BC Open Textbook Project with administrative support provided by BCcampus.
An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers, and members of the public. They are available for free as online versions, and as low-cost printed versions, should students or faculty opt for these.
The BC Open Textbook Project and BCcampus have hosted many excellent conferences and workshops. To learn more about these past events, read more..