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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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