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2021: A Milestone Year for Student Savings

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While students have been steadily saving money thanks to the continued introduction of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Douglas College, 2021 was a milestone year: Douglas College Students saved over $1 Million on textbooks.  Those savings are just in one… Continue Reading →

Support Student Success through Open Educational Materials

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In the Fall 2020 semester, the Douglas Students’ Union launched the Academic Materials Survey to learn about student experience with academic materials. We gathered information from students that included how much tuition and textbooks cost, the cost and usage of… Continue Reading →

Stories from Campus: 2 Students’ Experiences with Academic Materials

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Douglas College students Mehre Dlir and Doyin Agbaje share their experiences with Open Educational Resources in support of Open Textbooks Now! Open Textbooks Now! is a campaign led by the Douglas Students’ Union and the British Columbia Federation of Students… Continue Reading →

And the Incentive Grant winners are …

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Congratulations to our Winter 2021 winners who are receiving the OER or No-Cost/Low-Cost (NC/LC) Supplementary Materials Incentive Grants From Language, Literature & Performing Arts: Jason Bourget, English Trish Matson, English Nancy Squair, English Nathan Hall, Student Success From Science & Technology Jennifer Kirkey, Physics Will Gunton, Physics Nakul… Continue Reading →

A Strategic Plan for OER at Douglas

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Douglas College champions OER adoption for students, so much so that one of the initiatives in its 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan is to expand the availability of OERs at the College. This will reduce costs for textbooks and related… Continue Reading →

There is nowhere to go but up for OER at Douglas College

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With the rapid growth in our textbook adoptions at Douglas College, we’ve taken the opportunity to look back and share this increase through data visualization from 2014 to 2020. OER use at Douglas College has steadily increased, with a notable… Continue Reading →

Largest increase in open textbook adoptions since 2013

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We are proud to report that the Fall 2020 term shows the biggest increase in open textbook adoptions since 2013 (the first year that OER data was recorded at Douglas College). To illustrate, In 2013, we had 6 course adoptions of… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks Used at Douglas College for Fall 2021

The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook and/or open educational resources (OER) for the 2021 Fall Term at Douglas College. This list does not include the courses that do not require textbooks. If your course is not… Continue Reading →

Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 OER Incentive Grant Winners

Congratulations to our Fall 2020​ OER Incentive Grant winners (for OER use in Summer 2020) From Language, Literature & Performing Arts: Cavanagh Whitely, Student Success​​ From Science & Technology Jennifer Barker & the Biology Team, Biology ​​​Congratulations to our Winter… Continue Reading →

Douglas Students’ Union – Partners in Open Education

The Douglas College Student Union (DSU) is committed to supporting the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at Douglas College. Last week, they marked Open Education Week by creating a video thanking the Douglas College faculty for using OER. As… Continue Reading →

Huge Increase in Open Textbook Use at Douglas College for Winter 2021

With the many changes 2020 brought, one positive shift we’ve seen has been a large jump in OER use here at Douglas College. From Winter 2020 to Winter 2021, the total number of courses that have replaced commercial textbooks for… Continue Reading →

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