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Campaign Update: Open Textbooks Now!

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 30, 2019 1 min read
In June 2018, the provincial government provided BCcampus with $250,000 to create or adapt open textbooks for all course levels in the BC Adult Dogwood diploma (adult basic education), including math, English, science, social science, computer studies, education, and career planning. In April 2019, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and...
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Resources: Open Textbooks Now! Campaign Guide

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 17, 2019 1 min read
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Students Applaud Open Education Resource Funding

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 17, 2019 1 min read
Students are applauding the BC government’s announced funding infusion for the development of open education resources (OERs). The $3.26 million in additional funding for BCcampus will enable the agency to create and enhance open resources such as textbooks, online...
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Students fight back against sky-high textbook costs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 04, 2018 1 min read
Students across the province are returning to college and university campuses today and experiencing what many might not expect: sticker shock from the cost of their textbooks. With textbook prices commonly in the range of $200 per book, students...
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Open Textbooks Now!

Published Jan 30, 2018
The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes. Since 2002, the cost of textbooks has nearly doubled. In fact, 26% of BC students choose to not register for a course due to textbook costs, which negatively impacts their academic career.