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

The BC Open Textbook Project Turns 2

Please note: The statistics reported in this story are no longer current. For the most current stats related to this project, please see our home page and More BC Open Textbook Stats.   The B.C. Open Textbook Project turns two today! Birthday’s are a good time for reflection, and as we look back over the past … Continued

Sociology, Psychology & Database Design open textbook revisions scheduled

The work on Phase 2 of the open textbook project is about to get underway. Three open textbooks have been selected to be revised and modified in this round, based on the applications received by BCcampus. The following textbooks are scheduled to be revised by May 30th, 2014. Introduction to Sociology will be revised based … Continued

Print on Demand – Call for Proposals

The BC Open Textbook Program is funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, and BCcampus is tasked with managing the Program. A goal of the Program is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher education resources in B.C. by making available 40 openly-licensed textbooks. These texts will be available for selection by B.C. … Continued

Nominations are in for Open Textbooks subcommittee

We were delighted to receive 41 nominations for the Open Textbook Project Sub-Committee from across the B.C. post-secondary sector. Many sectors of the system were represented in those nominations, now the hard part will be choosing the members. We also want to find useful ways for those not chosen for this committee to participate, perhaps … Continued