Open Textbook project news

After a call for nominations that resulted in over 40 names being put forward, the BCcampus Strategic Council has chosen 16 representatives to serve on its open textbook sub-committee. The 16 members (and 2 co-chairs) are listed on the Open Textbook project pages.

This project is a high priority, and is on a fast track. Committee members have wasted no time and met in Vancouver on February 19. We expect to announce a call for proposals in mid to late-March 2013. We anticipate 2-3 more meetings of the committee before March 31, 2014.

In addition, BCcampus is hosting an Open Textbook summit April 8-9. This meeting will bring together higher education representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and California to capitalize on any synergies between the jurisdictions.

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