Open Textbook Community Advocates CC BY License for Open Textbooks

Members of the Open Textbook community signed a joint statement today advocating the use of the CC BY license when creating open textbooks. NEWS RELEASE – November 4, 2016, from Rebus Community We, the undersigned, are active in the creation, dissemination, and adoption of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the world. Our … Continued

KPU makes a big shift in support of open textbooks

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and BCcampus are excited to announce that beginning this summer, Psychology instructors will now be able to choose from a textbook published by a traditional for-profit publisher or they can choose to use an open textbook. In the past, all Introductory Psychology courses at KPU have used the same mandatory textbooks. Open textbooks are available … Continued

Amanda Coolidge, 2016 Institute for Open Leadership Fellow

We are really excited to announce that Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education is among the 16 Institute for Open Leadership Fellows chosen to attend the second Institute for Open Leadership (IOL2) meeting, from March 14-18, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, and the only one from a Canadian post-secondary institution. The first IOL meeting … Continued

The B.C. Open Textbook Project Turns Three

Three years ago on October 16, 2012, at the annual Open Education Conference in Vancouver, the then British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education, John Yap, announced the B.C. Open Textbook Project. BCcampus was asked to create a collection of open textbooks aligned with the top 40 highest-enrolled subject areas in the province. A second phase … Continued