New Open Textbook – Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

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We are very happy to announce the addition of a new open textbook to the BC Open Textbook collection from Open SUNY. Writing for College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation… Read more »


New Open Textbook: Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

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We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in… Read more »


New Open Textbook: BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 2

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We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook. This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes’ family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes’ poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is… Read more »


New Open Textbook: BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 2

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We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook. This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 2 (roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system). Every of the eight chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 200 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader (BC Reads:… Read more »


New Open Textbook: BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Reader 1

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We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook. This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a… Read more »


New Open Textbook: BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 1

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We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook. This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every one of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader (BC… Read more »


New Open Textbook: Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

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We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals is written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production.Traditionally referred to as graphic design, communication design is the process by which messages and images… Read more »


New Open Textbooks: Common Core Trades

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We are very happy to announce the release of 23 new open textbooks, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. The concept of identifying and creating resources for skills that are common to many trades has a long history in the Province of British Columbia. This collection of Trades Access Common Core (TACC) resources was adapted from the 15 Trades Common Core line… Read more »


New Open Textbook: Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker

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We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types and uses of ingredients used in the baking industry, and how certain ingredients, in particular grains and flours, are produced, graded, and processed in Canada. Understanding Ingredients for the… Read more »


New Open Textbook: Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker

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We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook, with significant contributions from post-secondary faculty in British Columbia. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labelling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labelling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special… Read more »