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Derek Turner: BCcampus Ed Tech Fellow 2019-20

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More great news from the Science & Technology faculty: Derek Turner, instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and member of Open Douglas, has been appointed a BCcampus Educational Technology Fellow for 2019-20. Learn a little more about… Continue Reading →

OER Incentive Grant Winners for Summer 2019

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A big congratulations to our Summer 2019 Douglas College OER Incentive Grant winners: Daryl Funk, Mathematics, Science & Technology Will Gunton, Physics, Science & Technology Irma Hoogendoorn, Mathematics & Science Teaching, Science & Technology Jennifer Kirkey, Mathematics & Science Teaching,… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks in Use at Douglas College for Summer 2019

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The following courses are using open textbooks and/or open educational resources for the Summer term at Douglas College: ANTH 1100, section 004 taught by Michelle Walks BIOL 2401, sections 001, 002, 003, and 004 taught by Shelley Weisser BIOL 2401,… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Kirkey: Winner of BCcampus’ Award for Excellence in Open Education

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Jennifer Kirkey–physics guru, astronomer, and OER champion and advocate–is now being formally recognized for her work in open education. Announced on April 30, 2019, Jennifer is the newest winner of the Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus! A… Continue Reading →

OER Incentive Grant winners for Winter 2019

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A big congratulations to our Winter 2019 Douglas College Incentive Grant winners: Karine Hamm, Biology, Science & Technology Todd Harper, Biology, Science & Technology Sally Mennill, History, Humanities & Social Sciences Wesley Snider, Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences Marni Westerman,… Continue Reading →

OER Incentive Grant winners–Fall 2018

Congratulations to Douglas College’s OER Incentive Grant winners for Fall 2018, spanning three of our faculties: Bruce Kadonoff, Mathematics, Science & Technology Kevin Staley, Terry Gideon, and Jeff McManus, Math Upgrading Team, Science & Technology Paul O’Connor, Chemistry, Science &… Continue Reading →

Student advocates investing big in open textbooks

The BC Federation of Students (BCFS) has made a substantial contribution ($30,000!) to BCcampus’ Open Education fund to create open educational resources (OER), including textbooks and ancillary resources. Read all about here (reposted from BCcampus)…

Students care about more than just the cost of textbooks

Contributed by Tanysha Klassen When you bring up the issue of textbooks with students, you’re usually met with wave upon wave of “they’re so expensive,” “it’s a waste of money,” and so on. And, I’m sure you think that we… Continue Reading →

#TextbookBrokeBC 2018

Reposted courtesy of BCcampus. “If your first thought when looking at a syllabus for a course is “can I afford to buy the textbook?,” you might be among the 54% of students in B.C. who chose not to purchase a required textbook… Continue Reading →

Why I started down the Open Textbook path

Contributed by Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas College Open textbooks became a cause of mine as I found more and more of my students could not afford the “required” textbook. To illustrate this point, consider this picture I took at the start of the… Continue Reading →

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