Advanced Education, Skills and Training

The B.C. Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

The B.C. Open Textbook Project celebrates four years of success

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Sarah Newton
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Advanced Education
250 213-1703
Media Contacts
Sarah Newton
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Advanced Education
250 213-1703

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Open textbook savings at B.C. public post-secondary institutions

There are 23 public post-secondary institutions currently using more than 160 open textbooks.

Here is a list detailing the number of open textbook adoptions, students using open textbooks and estimated student savings by institution:

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Adoptions: 26

Students using open textbooks: 821

Total estimated savings: $75,576

Camosun College

Adoptions: 47

Students using open textbooks: 853

Total estimated savings: $115,520

Capilano University

Adoptions: 10

Students using open textbooks: 340

Total estimated savings: $35,140

College of New Caledonia

Adoptions: 1

Students using open textbooks: 10

Total estimated savings: $100

College of the Rockies

Adoptions: 35

Students using open textbooks: 530

Total estimated savings: $56,121

Douglas College

Adoptions: 68

Students using open textbooks: 1,995

Total estimated savings: $257,580

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Adoptions: 43

Students using open textbooks: 1,254

Total estimated savings: $162,162

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Adoptions: 138

Students using open textbooks: 3,746

Total estimated savings: $366,989

Langara College

Adoptions: 57

Students using open textbooks: 1,868

Total estimated savings: $309,500

North Island College

Adoptions: 10

Students using open textbooks: 331

Total estimated savings: $47,410

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Adoptions: 4

Students using open textbooks: 59

Total estimated savings: $5,900

Northwest Community College

Adoptions: 36

Students using open textbooks: 560

Total estimated savings: $67,320

Okanagan College

Adoptions: 75

Students using open textbooks: 1,245

Total estimated savings: $190,052

Royal Roads University

Adoptions: 10

Students using open textbooks: 298

Total estimated savings: $25,200

Selkirk College

Adoptions: 7

Students using open textbooks: 153

Total estimated savings: $20,705

Simon Fraser University

Adoptions: 4

Students using open textbooks: 285

Total estimated savings: $35,610

Thompson Rivers University

Adoptions: 38

Students using open textbooks: 2,042

Total estimated savings: $272,661

University of British Columbia

Adoptions: 38

Students using open textbooks: 3,883

Total estimated savings: $536,697

University of the Fraser Valley

Adoptions: 29

Students using open textbooks: 918

Total estimated savings: $183,181

University of Northern British Columbia

Adoptions: 2

Students using open textbooks: 148

Total estimated savings: $25,760

University of Victoria

Adoptions: 10

Students using open textbooks: 496

Total estimated savings: $51,400

Vancouver Community College

Adoptions: 26

Students using open textbooks: 380

Total estimated savings: $48,100

Vancouver Island University

Adoptions: 23

Students using open textbooks: 567

Total estimated savings: $61,560

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