Online Learning Update

October 28, 2012

Learning Online: B.C. government to make some university textbooks available for free online

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By: Veronika Bondarenko, the Ubyssey

The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education plans to commission textbook authors or developers to put together online textbooks for popular undergraduate courses. As a condition of funding, they’ll be available through a Creative Commons licence that makes them free for anyone to use, reuse and revise. A nonprofit called BCcampus, acting as an agent of the government, will store the textbooks online. The ministry has promised to offer free online textbooks for 40 of the most popular post-secondary courses in the province, but it’s up to professors to decide what textbooks are assigned within specific courses. If all goes according to plan, some of the books will be available by September 2013.

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