Uncategorized – 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 Joins BCcampus Open Textbook Collection https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/04/04/lyryx-joins-bccampus-open-textbook-collection/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:01:01 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=903 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…

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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 36 secondary subject areas. By providing the public with approved open material, BCcampus enables access to freely available content, information and data that is an essential component of an improved learning environment – for students as well as instructors.

Lyryx is honoured to provide their open textbooks alongside this growing collection of high quality resources. Lyryx will continue to support open and affordable learning material in order to provide support of instructors with OER.

“We hope that by aligning with like-minded organizations like BCcampus, Lyryx with Open Texts will be even more accessible for instructors to use,” says Claude Laflamme, Founder and CEO of Lyryx Learning. “Advocates of OER are working towards a shared goal of making education open and accessible to all. We feel that we are one step closer to that mission with sharing our open texts on the BCcampus repositories.”

Lyryx contributes several open textbooks to the BCcampus collection, all openly licensed with Creative Commons licenses. These texts include the subject areas of mathematics, business, and economics. The business and economics texts were written by Canadian authors giving a unique and important perspective on their respective disciplines.

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

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Open Education Week 2017 Webinar https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/03/29/open-education-week-2017-webinar/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:05:42 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=906 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…

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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 – Director of Client Services

Join the Webinar:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/587817373
Access Code: 587-817-373
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 or
United States: +1 (669) 224-3318

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Lyryx Recognized for Excellence in OER https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/03/06/lyryx-recognized-excellence-oer/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:11:34 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=913 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…

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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 resources (OER) for the future of education. The OER movement will continue to break barriers with innovation and progressive advancement.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Open Education Consortium” says Claude Laflamme, Founder and CEO of Lyryx Learning. “It means a lot to know that a global platform like OEC notices our contribution to advancing learning through open resources and affordable assessments. Thank you OEC.”

The Open Education Consortium is a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. The OE Awards for Excellence have been recognizing innovation in open education resources since 2011.

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

OEC Announcement: http://www.oeconsortium.org/projects/open-education-awards-for-excellence/honorable-mentions/

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TEXTBOOKS OUT – OPEN TEXTS IN https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/01/19/textbooks-out-open-texts-in/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:17:45 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=917 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…

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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 over three times the rate of inflation.

In contrast, Lyryx Learning, a Canadian-owned open educational resources company, saw an increase of 20% in Q4, 2016. Both companies provide course material for higher education. The difference is that Pearson publishes textbooks while Lyryx provides Open Texts and adaptable online educational resources.

“The education world is changing rapidly. Students can’t afford the hyper inflated costs of textbooks,” says Claude Laflamme, Founder and CEO of Lyryx Learning. “Traditional publishers aren’t reacting fast enough to a changing market where everything is online and accessible to all.”

Instructors are also adapting to the students need for change. Deborah Wilson, an instructor at Selkirk College says, “School fees keep mounting for students and we want to help out any way we can.”

Gone are the days of lugging around five expensive textbooks each semester that are never to be used again or sold at a fraction of the original value. Lyryx is innovating and considers students’ best interests when developing products.

These are some of the reasons open educational resources (OER) support students learning:

  • Cost savings
  • Convenience of learning anywhere
  • Texts are open and adaptable
  • Universal access

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

Bloomberg Article Referenced: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-18/pearson-withdraws-2018-profit-goal-will-exit-penguin-venture

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