Pressbooks Major Release Scheduled: March 15-16

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Great news! Pressbooks has been making changes to the interface and functionality based on your feedback. The major release is scheduled for later this month. Here’s a heads up of the changes that are on the way. Post by Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education Most of the improvements are under the hood. However, there are a few big changes we would like to call… Read more »

Pressbooks plugin developed by BCcampus enables truly open textbook publishing

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BCcampus has around 70 open textbooks in its collection, and more are being added each day. Once more textbooks are added (following the next phase of the project: 20 skills and trades textbooks), the sustainability of the collection will become more important. That means building technology that allows for the “Five Rs” of openness: reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, and retain. Brad Payne, BCcampus technical analyst and… Read more »

Collaborative Educational Services Update

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We’re in the process of adopting the name Collaborative Educational Services to be inclusive of both educational technology shared services (e.g., Moodle) as well as collaborative programs (e.g., Applied Business Technology) and services (e.g. eTutoring). (Note: we currently refer to these areas as Collaborative Programs and Shared Services.) This note is concerned specifically with the educational technology shared service area though – BCcampus now has 13 collaborative… Read more »