5 new textbooks in the BC Open Textbook Collection

As of today, we now have 173 open textbooks in 8 main and 36 secondary subject areas in the BC Open Textbook Collection. New titles are being adapted and adopted often – here are the 5 latest open textbooks that we’ve added to the collection since the beginning of the year. Prealgebra: OpenStax Description: Prealgebra is … Continued

The Adopting and Adapting OER Workshop Design Sprint

On March 31 and April 1, 2016, the BCcampus Open Education team brought together two faculty members, two librarians, and two instructional designers from across the province to co-develop an Adoption Workshop toolkit. The Adoption Workship toolkit contains: A complete PPT slide deck (over 70 slides) that highlight the what, why and how of open education. … Continued

Adopting Open Textbooks Online Workshop

Note: This is not an active course. The course finished on February 6, 2015. The contents of the course and the archive of the weekly webinars will remain open and archived on P2Pu. To access the course, please visit adoptotb.com. What A FREE four-week long online workshop for anyone interested in open textbooks. This workshop … Continued

Licensing for Open Textbook Authors & Adapters

If you are modifying or creating a textbook from scratch, please use Creative Commons licensed material. You can use copyright material in a textbook you modify or create, but you must first obtain written permission from the copyright holder to use the copyrighted material in the textbook. You must also clearly note in the textbook … Continued

Find openly licensed content

If you are modifying an open textbook, you may want to find additional resources to use in your textbook. Ideally, content licensed with a CC-BY license provides the most flexibility for reuse, so we recommend trying to find content for reuse with that specific CC-BY licenses. If you are planning to make modifications to the … Continued