Open Textbooks

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The University of Regina Open Textbook Publishing Program provides resources and support to faculty to develop open textbooks on campus.  Funding will be used to adopt, adapt, and create open textbooks for use in first- and second-year courses offered at the University of Regina starting in the fall of 2018.

The University of Regina Press is managing the development of these textbooks at our institution and  issued a Call for Proposals in Spring 2016.  Although the official Call is closed, new applications will be considered and can be submitted by completing the application form (26 K Call for Proposals Application Form). Applications should be submitted to

For more information please click Open Textbook Program or email

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  • University professors adopting open textbooks at the U of R - [Click to read the entire story]

    As the cost of textbooks continues to rise, professors at the University of Regina are finding ways to improve access to educational resources and reduce student expenses, through the adoption and use of open textbooks in their courses. Open textbooks are openly licensed academic works that are available in a variety of digital formats with the option to print. They provide creators and adaptors with the ability to reuse, remix, and redistribute textbook material in order to customize or tailor it to their courses. ...