Adopt/Use an Open Textbook

27 What does adoption mean?

In open education, adoption refers to the use of an open textbook or other open educational resource in the classroom.

For adoption tracking purposes, BCcampus Open Education defines adoption as follows: “Each adoption refers to a course section within a specific term and year for which an open textbook has replaced a primary textbook or educational resource that must be purchased.” See Open Textbook Stats for more information.

If you’re an instructor at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia, please fill out the BCcampus Open Education Adoption Form so we may track usage in this province.

For more information, see the Adoption Guide – 2nd Edition.



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