MacEwan University is committed to providing affordable, accessible and relevant teaching materials to its students. With this in mind, MacEwan Open Books was launched as a pilot project in 2019 with support from MacEwan University Library, the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU), and the Office of the Provost.
The service opened to all MacEwan faculty and staff members interested in open textbook creation in June of 2022.
Why Are Open Textbooks Important For MacEwan University?
Open textbooks reduce barriers to education by providing students with low or no-cost learning materials in a variety of online, accessible formats.
They also benefit instructors by providing opportunities to easily create new content, and adapt, refine and enhance existing materials to meet learners’ needs.