In June 2018, the provincial government provided BCcampus with $250,000 to create or adapt open textbooks for all course levels in the BC Adult Dogwood diploma (adult basic education), including math, English, science, social science, computer studies, education, and career planning.
In April 2019, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark announced an infusion of an additional $3.26 million to BCcampus for the creation and enhancement of OERs. This is an historic investment and will launch the OER initiative in BC forward leaps and bounds!
Image: Students and staff from the BCFS and BCcampus with Minister Mark and MLA D’Eith at the Cascadia Open Education Summit on April 17 where the government announced $3.26 million in funding for OERs.
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