26% of BC students choose to not register for a course due to textbook costs, which negatively impacts their academic career. A solution is for instructors to use Open Education Resources (OER). OERs come in many forms: full courses, lesson plans, videos, exams, and textbooks. These are available in digital formats for free or in print at low cost. In the past 5 years, open textbooks have saved students more than $9 million; more funding and instructor adoption will result in more materials and save students money one class at a time! Instructors make textbook decisions, learn more at BC Campus. Want to talk to your instructor about their choices, learn how, with the BC Federation of Students campaign
Open Textbooks Now!
The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes.