It has been an incredible two months at eCampusOntario working on the Open at Scale – Business OER project. Since the last project update, we have been collaborating with stakeholders and developing new ways for people to get involved with our open initiatives.

Adopting and Adapting Open Textbooks

We have received several submissions from faculty throughout Ontario showing interest and confirming that they will use the Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition and Communication for Business Professionals textbooks within their courses. Over the next three weeks, we will celebrate the faculty members who have moved to open textbooks by posting about their adoptions and adaptations on the Success Stories webpage and listing projected savings for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Are you interested in adopting or adapting the Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition or Communication for Business Professionals textbooks within your course? Visit the Get Involved page to find out how eCampusOntario can support you with moving to Open Educational Resources.


As a part of the Open at Scale – Business OER project, eCampusOntario is supporting Ontario educators to develop ancillary resources for the Communication for Business Professionals open textbook that can be used in Business Communication / Professional Writing courses.

What is an Ancillary Resource?

An ancillary resource is supplemental material that can be used with an open textbook, such as a bank of test questions and answers, videos, sample exams(BCcampus, n.d.) and slide decks. Ancillary resources are often provided by major publishers to support teachers with curriculum delivery and assessments.

Please visit the getting involved page over the next month to see opportunities to become involved in the upcoming sprints.

Welcome Emily to the Team

The Open at Scale team continues to grow! Emily Carlisle has joined us as the Editorial Lead for Open at Scale. She comes to us with former experience working as an academic librarian, where she worked especially on projects related to open publishing, information literacy, and research data management. Emily will support the delivery of Open at Scale products by designing editorial and publishing workflows and providing direct support to teams of authors and reviewers on topics like open licensing, Pressbooks, and intellectual property. Follow her on Twitter @emilycarlisle07!

Stay Up-to-date and Get Involved

Please visit back regularly to see the latest project updates and successes of the Open at Scale – Business OER project.

Do you have any questions? Please comment below, connect with me on social media or contact me.


BCcampus. (n.d.). What is an ancillary resource? Retrieved from

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