Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CALGARY, Alberta - Oct 01, 2019 - A proud publisher of open educational resources (OER) since 2019, Lyryx Learning has been committed to providing open textbooks and affordable online homework to students in higher education throughout Canada and the United States. Now they are celebrating a major milestone – more than 100,000 students have registered in Lyryx with Open Texts courses!
The OER movement has gained significant momentum in the last decade. Recently, open source textbooks have received partial credit for a recent 26% decrease in college textbook costs. As part of this movement, Lyryx has published twelve open source textbooks (and ancillary resources) – all of which are accessible to students at no cost and all associated source files are available for instructors to edit. Additionally, as an OpenStax Ally, Lyryx provides online homework for seven of their open textbooks.
Lyryx’s commitment to making education more accessible and affordable is further evidenced with innovations like FREE LAB. Students can access their online homework at no cost in campus computer labs, but can also opt-in to pay an affordable price for the convenience of completing assignments off-campus. Earlier this year, Lyryx announced that FREE LAB has saved students an estimated $600K.
With more than 100,000 students registered and overall savings of over $11 million to date (compared to traditional print textbooks), Lyryx is excited to celebrate this milestone and to continue helping ensure that the momentum of the OER movement won’t be slowing down any time soon.
To find out more about Lyryx Learning visit: https://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:
Director of Client Services
P: 877-670-6726 ext.222