Student demand for OER Policy

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The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) plans to adopt official policy next week calling on the province to adopt an “open textbook” concept they claim is allowing learning to flourish at a reduced cost in B.C.

The model sees mass-use course material published online with a creative commons licence. Students and instructors alike can then download the offerings and modify them as they see fit.

Though cost seems to be the main driving factor, student-led advocacy of this sort is suggestive passing a threshold of satisfaction with the quality of the materials they have used and with their experience of OER.

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