New Open Textbook – Canadian History: Post-Confederation

We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook. Canadian History: Post-Confederation Description: This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic … Continued

New Open Textbook! Introduction to Psychology-1st Canadian Edition

We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. Introduction to Psychology-1st Canadian Edition is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, … Continued

Open Textbook Project Q&A Session

BCcampus is contributing to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources. We are pleased to announce the first phase of the B.C. Open Textbook Program’s Call for Proposals. We are asking faculty to apply to be reviewers of existing open textbooks, and, where appropriate, to adopt those texts in their … Continued

How Students Can Advocate for Open Textbooks

As a student at Vancouver Island University, Katelyn McDougall knows about the stress of rising textbook costs. As a newly appointed member of the BCcampus open textbook subcommittee, she’s doing something about it. The recent sociology and geography graduate is bringing a student perspective to open textbook implementation processes, and says she feels honoured to … Continued