Press Release – Lyryx https://lyryx.com/wordpress Advanced Learning Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:57:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Opening Up for Student Success https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2018/01/08/opening-student-success/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:43:10 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1396 Lyryx announces the release of “Linear Algebra with Applications” (W. Keith Nicholson) as their latest open educational resource (OER). Calgary, AB (January 8, 2018) Today marks the official release of the latest open educational resource (OER) from Lyryx Learning. W. Keith Nicholson’s, Linear Algebra with Applications, a text published for many years by a traditional…

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Lyryx announces the release of “Linear Algebra with Applications” (W. Keith Nicholson) as their latest open educational resource (OER).

Calgary, AB (January 8, 2018) Today marks the official release of the latest open educational resource (OER) from Lyryx Learning. W. Keith Nicholson’s, Linear Algebra with Applications, a text published for many years by a traditional publisher, has now been released with an open license and is freely available to all.

OERs are educational materials that are open, freely accessible and can be fully used, shared, and adapted in the digital environment.

When asked why he opted to release his text under a Creative Commons license, Dr. Nicholson said, “The main goal of most publishers is profit, and the result has been a sales-driven business model as opposed to one driving student success. This results in frequent new editions of textbooks motivated largely to reduce the sale of used books rather than to update content quality. It also introduces copyright restrictions which stifle the creation and use of new pedagogical methods and materials. The overall result is high cost textbooks which may not meet the evolving educational needs of instructors and students.”

He added that with OER, “The cost to students is significantly lower, and open licenses return content control to instructors. Through editable file formats and open licenses, OER can be developed, maintained, reviewed, edited, and improved by a variety of contributors. Instructors can now respond to curriculum change by revising and reordering material to create content that meets the needs of their students.”

Claude Laflamme, Founder and CEO of Lyryx Learning, says, “This isn’t the first traditionally published text Lyryx has released as an OER and we know it won’t be the last. The need for accessible, affordable and adaptable resources is enduring and we are excited to contribute to the increased adoption of OER at post-secondary institutions in Canada by providing such resources.”

To find out more about Lyryx Learning and this new open text, 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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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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