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Open Textbooks Used at Douglas College for Summer 2024

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The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook and/or open educational resources for the 2024 Summer term at Douglas College. This list does not include the courses that require no textbooks: ANTH 1111 section 001, taught… Continue Reading →

Winner of the OER Incentive Grants – Fall 2023

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Congratulations to our Fall 2023 winners who received the OER Incentive Grant or the No-Cost/Low-Cost (NC/LC) Supplementary Materials Incentive Grant. From Applied Community Studies Tricia Rachfall, Therapeutic Recreation Elisabeth Hagerty, Social Work From Commerce & Business Administration Barbara Fellnermayr, Accounting Jack Lin, Accounting From Language, Literature and Performing Arts… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks Used at Douglas College for Winter 2024

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The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook and/or open educational resources for the 2023 Fall term at Douglas College. This list does not include the courses that require no textbooks: ACCT 1110 section 070, taught… 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 →

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 →

Winners of the OER Incentive Grants – Winter & Summer 2023

Congratulations to our Winter & Summer 2023 winners who received the OER Incentive Grant or the No-Cost/Low-Cost (NC/LC) Supplementary Materials Incentive Grant. From Applied Community Studies ·        Jason Lam, Child and Youth Care ·        Cal Oliver, Social Work From Commerce & Business Administration ·       … Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks Used at Douglas College for Winter 2023

The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook and/or open educational resources for the 2023 Winter term at Douglas College. This list does not include the courses that require no textbooks: ANTH 1100 ALL SECTIONS ANTH… Continue Reading →

2021: A Milestone Year for Student Savings

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 →

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 →

And the Incentive Grant winners are …

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 →

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