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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 →

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 →

Zero-textbook-cost Grant Awarded to Business Management Department

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 →

The DSU and Open Douglas: Partners in student advocacy

Our Douglas College Student Union (DSU) is very active and fully engaged in open education. Their strong committed voices have been at the table since the beginning of our Open Douglas group, as seen on an Open Education timeline the… Continue Reading →

Open Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments

On October 23, 2019, Open Douglas welcomed Will Engle, Strategist of Open Education Initiatives from the University of British Columbia, to facilitate a workshop for instructors on how to rethink their assignments using open pedagogy. In other words, asking instructors… Continue Reading →

Open Textbooks in Use at Douglas College for Winter 2020

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 →

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