[Bcoel] BCcampus Open Education news (May 3, 2019)

Lauri Aesoph laesoph at bccampus.ca
Fri May 3 10:36:47 PDT 2019

Hello Everyone, 

Here are the latest updates from BCcampus Open Education. 

OpenEd updates 

[ https://bccampus.ca/2019/04/17/more-open-textbooks-arriving-on-student-bookshelves/ | More open textbooks arriving on student bookshelves ] 

Students in British Columbia are getting more affordable post-secondary education, and instructors are benefiting from high-quality, innovative teaching materials, because of an investment in open educational resources (OER). Funding of $3.26 million for OER, including more open textbooks, was announced by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training at the Cascadia Open Education Summit held at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus. 

Open textbook updates 

[ https://sfu-bccampus.cmail19.com/t/d-l-pjdhdz-ehldhkki-i/ | Introduction to Financial Accounting - Third Edition ] will be archived on June 1 , 2019. It is being replaced by [ https://sfu-bccampus.cmail19.com/t/d-l-pjdhdz-ehldhkki-d/ | Introduction to Financial Accounting: International Financial Reporting Standards (Lyryx) ] . 

New and updated support resources 

[ https://opentextbc.ca/postsecondary/ | Post-Secondary Directory ] 
This directory focuses on colleges, institutes, and universities in British Columbia and the way each: provides support for its community; uses, creates, and evaluates open educational resources; and engages in open education on campus through events, a working group, and student involvement. 

[ https://opentextbc.ca/pressbooks/ | Pressbooks Guide ] 
See the new section (“When should LaTeX be used") added to the [ https://opentextbc.ca/pressbooks/chapter/latex-for-formulas/ | LaTeX for Formulas ] chapter 

We are looking for Subject Matter Experts (SME) from B.C. or other parts of Canada to review textbooks being considered for the [ https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/ | B.C. Open Textbook Collection ] Contact bookreviews at bccampus.ca if you are interested. 

Help us identify the gaps 
Contact opentext at bccampus.ca if you would like to see open textbooks made available for specific subject areas in the [ https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/ | B.C. Open Textbook Collection ] . 

Best regards, 
The BCcampus Open Ed team 

Lauri Aesoph 
Manager, Open Education 
BC campus | Learning.Doing.Leading. 

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