Lyryx Attends 43rd AMATYC Annual Conference

San Diego, CA (November 9-12, 2017) Last week, Lyryx headed south for the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Annual Conference. Mathematics educators from all over the US (and some Canadians!) attended to “Have a Prime Time” and learn more about developments in the instruction of mathematics. For Lyryx, it was an opportunity to…

Lyryx Reports Substantial Savings For Students

Lyryx reports substantial savings for post-secondary students enrolled in courses using open educational resources (OER). Calgary, AB (September 12, 2017) Lyryx Learning’s FREE LAB Initiative recently reported $350,000 in savings for students since the Fall of 2014! This unique initiative, pioneered by Lyryx, is available to university and college courses using open texts and Lyryx…

Lyryx Exhibits at MAA MathFest 2017

Chicago, Illinois (July 26-29, 2017) Lyryx was pleased to be an exhibitor at this year’s Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest (https://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest-2017). Joining thousands of mathematicians in pursuit of the MAA’s mission to “advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world;” Lyryx exhibited their combination of free open texts and affordable high quality…

Lyryx Joins BCcampus Open Textbook Collection

Calgary, AB (April 4, 2017) The Lyryx with Open Texts collection is now available through the BCcampus repositories to be shared openly with Instructors globally. BCcampus is recognized as a leader of Open Educational Resource development in Canada and worldwide. The BC Open Textbook Collection now holds over 180 open textbooks in 8 main and…

Open Education Week 2017 Webinar

Adopting a new textbook, whether open or traditional is a process – but the question you have to ask is: does the reward outweigh the challenge? In the webinar we will be discussing the challenges that Instructors face when adopting an open text and addressing how to overcome those challenges with ease. Presenter: Tamsyn Murnaghan…

Lyryx Recognized for Excellence in OER

Calgary, AB (March 6, 2017) Lyryx Learning has received an honorable mention as part of the 2017 OE Awards with the Open Education Consortium.  This honorable mention is in recognition of our strengths and initiatives with Open Textbooks. In response to this recognition Lyryx wants to bring further awareness to the importance of open educational…

TEXTBOOKS OUT – OPEN TEXTS IN

Calgary, AB (January 19, 2017) – Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Pearson Plc, an education publishing company, had a decrease of 30% in Q4 for their higher education material in the United States. This may indicate that students are recognizing alternatives to the traditional printed textbook. Over the past ten years, prices on textbooks have risen…

Update for Fall 2016

Students using Lyryx supported OER save an estimated $1.2 million October 4, 2016 Thanks to Lyryx with Open Texts (LOTs), more and more students are accessing free open source textbooks and affordable online assessment! While last year’s cost savings were significant, gains in existing subjects and the addition of Introduction to Financial Accounting and Statistics…

Math professor provides open texts to students and instructors across Canada

Claude Laflamme combines love of teaching with entrepreneurial spirit to produce free online educational resources.  Claude Laflamme is not afraid to try out new ideas. Over the last 15 years, the professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been combining his passion for teaching with entrepreneurship. The result of his work is innovative teaching and…