There has been incredible work across British Columbia around the development of certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and degrees that rely solely on open educational resources (OER) and other free materials for enrolled students in an effort to save them money. These credentials have been named Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs.

Over the past two years, we have focused on the adaptation and creation of a wide range of Adult Basic Education (ABE) open educational resources that are aligned with the subjects and levels outlined in the ABE Articulation Handbook [PDF]. The currently available resources are organized below based on their level within the ABE program, with many additional resources slated to be released in the coming months.

Pathway to Adult Basic Education

Click the topics below for more information.

(Chemistry – Advanced – in progress)
Computer Science
(Computer Studies – Advanced – in production
(Physics – Advanced – in production)
Education & Career Planning
(Physics – Advanced – in production)

The resources on the pathway are verified adoptions and the OER can be found in the BCcampus Open Textbook collection and other repositories.