About this Guide

This guide was created by the BC Open Textbook Project. It is an ever-evolving resource that will be updated as required. The last revision made to this guide was on July 19, 2016.

The BC Open Textbook Project began in 2012 with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing student cost through the use of openly licensed textbooks. The BC Open Textbook Project is administered by BCcampus and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation.

Open textbooks and the support guides created by this project are open educational resources (OER): instructional resources created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them. OER are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others” (Hewlett Foundation).

The guides and open textbooks created and curated by this project are licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various formats free of charge or as printed books that are available at cost.

A copy of the Style Guide used for this resource can be found in the appendix.

For more information about this project, please contact opentext@bccampus.ca.