About BCcampus Open Education
Welcome to the Self-Publishing Guide. The BCcampus Writing Guidelines for Articles and Web Content and the attached style sheet [Word file] were referenced during the initial copy editing and proofreading phases of this guide.
This guide is an ongoing resource to which information will be updated as needed. Each chapter includes a “Page added | Last update” textbox near the bottom of the page.
BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of open textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.
Open educational resources (OER) are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. Our support resources are openly licensed using a Creative Commons licence, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost.
For more information about open education in British Columbia, please visit the BCcampus Open Education website.