STEM ZTC Project Update: May 2020

This monthly status report is to share progress each month for the the STEM ZTC Project and to outline plans for the coming month. Overview This section will be highlights from the last month. High level budget info. Can include a video snapshot of features for example. This month we are providing the first monthly … Continued

Completed Projects

Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Programs Certificate in Arts – KPU Certificate in General Studies – TRU Law Enforcement Studies Diploma – JIBC Note: This diploma will be a complete ZTC program upon the completion of a first-year Criminology textbook (in progress). Open Textbooks – New British Columbia in a Global Context (geography) – Okanagan, SFU, … Continued

Current Projects

We are actively promoting and facilitating opportunities to advance open education in the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia.

Our history

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 B.C. Open Textbook Project (now BCcampus Open Education), to be administered by BCcampus. The goal of the project was to make higher education more accessible by reducing … Continued

Target subject areas

The BC Open Textbook has 2 broad target areas. The first is the top 40 most highly enrolled first and second year subject areas. The second is Trades, Technology and Skills Training. Top 40 Subject Areas Subject areas that we have textbooks for in our collection are linked. We have also indicated if the textbook … Continued