Media – Lyryx https://lyryx.com/wordpress Advanced Learning Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:10:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Lyryx Attends 43rd AMATYC Annual Conference https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/11/15/lyryx-attends-43rd-amatyc-annual-conference/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:22:06 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1249 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…

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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 meet with a plethora of instructors seeking adaptable, accessible and affordable resources for their courses. There were a lot of (happily) surprised faces, when visitors to our booth learned of the open (free) textbooks Lyryx develops and posts on their website. Eyes and smiles grew even larger when we told them about the freely available in LaTeX files and that online formative assessment (homework) is uniquely affordable for students at $0-$39.95!

We are very grateful to the AMATYC for organizing such an expansive conference and we look forward to attending again next year.

 

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Lyryx Reports Substantial Savings For Students https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/09/12/lyryx-reports-substantial-savings-students/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:55:44 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1217 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…

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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 online assessment. FREE LAB offers students zero-cost access to their homework (online assessment) when accessed via their school’s computer labs.

Claude Laflamme, Founder and CEO of Lyryx Learning, says, “FREE LAB is more than just straightforward savings for students; it permits the combination of open educational resources (OER) with high-quality, rigorously maintained online assessment at truly no cost to students.”

The OER movement continues to gain momentum within the post-secondary education community and is an important part of Students’ Union (SU) initiatives across Canada. Many SUs are actively working to increase awareness and adoption of OER at their institutions to make these substantial cost savings a reality for students.

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) commented, “The steady rise of textbook costs in the past decade has reduced accessibility to post-secondary education significantly. The SAMU is a proponent of OERs and recognizes their role in reducing costs and increasing access for students.”

Lyryx is excited to contribute to the increased adoption of OER at post-secondary institutions in Canada by providing resources that are adaptable, accessible and affordable for students.

To find out more about Lyryx Learning, visit: http://lyryx.com/

 


 

About Lyryx Learning
Lyryx Learning is an open educational resources (OER) company based in Calgary, Alberta that began in the Mathematics Department at the University of Calgary. Lyryx was established in 2000 and is supporting instructors across Canada by sustaining OER and developing adaptable, accessible and affordable resources for higher education. Lyryx provides quality OER and services including open texts, assessments, supplements and support in the subjects of: Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting and Economics.

Lyryx offers a modern model strengthening open educational resources, providing excellent materials and services to students at an affordable price. We are advancing learning as champions of access to knowledge.

For more information contact:
Tamsyn Murnaghan
Director of Client Services
P: 877-670-6726 ext.222
tamsyn@lyryx.com

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Update for Fall 2016 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2016/10/04/update-fall-2016-students-using-lyryx-supported-oer-save-estimated-1-2-million-october-4-2016-press-release/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:34:06 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=127 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…

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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 have resulted in students saving almost $500,000 MORE this year compared with last Fall!

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Math professor provides open texts to students and instructors across Canada https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2016/03/11/math-professor-provides-open-texts-students-instructors-across-canada-march-11-2016/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:43:28 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=133 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…

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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 learning tools now available to universities and colleges across Canada.

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Innovation must become a pervasive part of our university culture https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2015/06/02/innovation-must-become-pervasive-part-university-culture-june-2-2015/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:45:48 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=135 On May 9, The Globe and Mail published Canadians Can Innovate, But We’re Not Equipped To Win, by Research in Motion co-founder Jim Balsillie. This is part of a series responding to and expanding on that essay.  “What do you teach?” people ask when you say you are a university professor in Canada. The question is…

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On May 9, The Globe and Mail published Canadians Can Innovate, But We’re Not Equipped To Win, by Research in Motion co-founder Jim Balsillie. This is part of a series responding to and expanding on that essay.  “What do you teach?” people ask when you say you are a university professor in Canada. The question is never “What have you invented?”, “What do you research?” and certainly never, “What’s the spinoff company you and your students are working on?”

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