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Open Textbooks Used at Douglas College for Fall 2021

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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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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 →

Calls for Proposals Announced from BCcampus

  Working with an open textbook or open educational resources? You will want to take a look at these opportunities from BCcampus: Awards for Excellence in Open Education Open Textbook reviews

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