BCcampus OER Student Toolkit

Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano

Helping students promote Open Educational Resources.

For students, the high cost of educational resources and textbooks can be a serious obstacle to the accessibility and affordability of a post-secondary education. For instructors, traditional educational resources may also present a barrier to innovation in teaching and curriculum design. Fortunately, Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a viable solution to both these issues. OER can be accessed for free online or printed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional textbook, and can be edited to better fit the curricular or pedagogical goals of an instructor.

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The high cost of educational resources and textbooks create a serious obstacle to the accessibility and affordability of a post-secondary education. Traditional educational resources also present barriers to innovation in pedagogy and curriculum design. Fortunately, Open Educational Resources (OER) are a viable solution to both these problems, since they can be accessed for free online or printed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional textbook and can be edited to better fit the curricular or pedagogical goals of an instructor.

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This document has been prepared by Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi and Brady Yano. Content found within the document was inspired by Making Textbooks Affordable, Student Government Toolkit published by the Student Government Resource Center as well as the Open Educational Resources (OER) Guide for Students in Post-Secondary and Higher Education published by the Commonwealth of Learning.

Unless otherwise noted, this book is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License also known as a CC-BY license. This means you are free to copy, redistribute, modify or adapt this book. Under this license, anyone who redistributes or modifies this textbook, in whole or in part, can do so for free providing they properly attribute the book as follows:

BCcampus OER Student Toolkit by Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano used under a CC-BY 4.0 international license.

Additionally, if you redistribute this textbook, in whole or in part, in either a print or digital format, then you must retain on every physical and/or electronic page the following attribution:

Download this book for free at http://open.bccampus.ca

If you use this textbook as a bibliographic reference, then you can cite the book as follows:

Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano. (2016). BCcampus OER Student Toolkit. British Columbia: BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/studenttoolkit/

For questions regarding this licensing, please contact opentext@bccampus.ca. To learn more about BCcampus Open Textbook project, visit http://open.bccampus.ca