The project was asked to create a collection of open textbooks aligned with the top 40 highest-enrolled subject areas in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Additional textbooks targeting trades, technology, and skills training are being developed.
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.