Did you know..?
- The most frequently used kinds of OER reported by BC faculty are images, videos and open textbooks.
- Faculty appreciate the concepts of OER. When presented with the concept of OER, most faculty say that they are willing to give it a try.
- The most significant barrier to wider adoption of OER remains a faculty perception of the time and effort required to find and evaluate them.
- only 24% of UBC students expect to graduate debt-free.
- the cost of textbooks increases at several times the average rate of inflation.
- many students skip buying textbooks due to cost, even though they know it will hurt their learning.
Perspectives on Open Learning & Teaching
Video credit: UBC’s CTLT interview with delegates from the 2015 Open Education Conference held in Vancouver, B.C..
Aggregating open resources around learning outcomes; adapting resources to meet your needs; broader audiences for student work and cost savings…
These are some of the benefits of open practice according to conference delegates. How are open practices changing learning at UBC?
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