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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 →

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

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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 →

Zero-textbook-cost Grant Awarded to Business Management Department

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BCcampus recently awarded a zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) grant to members of the Business Management department of Douglas College. Their successful application was to develop one new open textbook and adapt/update three others. Once this work is complete, Business Management could adopt… 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 in Use at Douglas College for Winter 2020

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The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbooks and/or open educational resources for the 2020 Winter term at Douglas College. This list does not include the courses that require no textbooks: ANTH 1100, sections 001, and… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks in Use at Douglas College for Fall 2019

The following courses have replaced a commercial textbook with an open textbook and/or open educational resources for the Fall 2019 term at Douglas College. [This list does not include courses that require no textbooks.] ANTH 1100, sections 002, and 003… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks in Use at Douglas College for Summer 2019

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 →

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 →

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