Subcommittee formed for BC open textbook project

February 19, 2013

The BCcampus Strategic Council has chosen 16 students, faculty members, and other representatives from across BC's higher education sector to advise on the province's open textbook project. In October, BC announced the move to offer students free online, open textbooks for 40 high-enrolment and high-impact first- and second-year PSE courses. The subcommittee will provide feedback on identification and prioritization of the courses for which textbooks will be prepared, selection criteria for candidate texts and supplementary resources, call for proposals, identification of additional consultation and engagement opportunities, and quality assurance and process for updating the resources once they are published. BC News Release