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Student Involvement in Advocating for Open Textbooks
Douglas College Student Union (DSU)
The DSU are strong advocates for OER and contributed to and supported the creation of the Douglas OER Grant for Douglas faculty
SFU Student Society
The SFU Student Society launched a letter campaign to support the Open Textbook Program that the BC Government has introduced.
Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) are campaigning to make textbooks more affordable. The say that "the real momentum comes from lasting solutions like open-source textbooks, which could literally revolutionize the textbook market by offering free online access and reducing costs up to 80%
Student Benefits of OER - Video
In this video from Lumen Learning, educators from higher education institutions participating in the NGLC-funded Kaleidoscope Project discuss a multitude of ways OER make life better for their students.
Open Courses and materials for learning
There is a growing number of free courses available online for students to explore. As well, open educational resources can provide students with supplemental materials for their courses.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities.
Interactive exercises, videos, and assessments in math and sciences, primarily k-12 but useful as review tools for undergrads. Donor supported, not-for-profit.
"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."