Open Textbooks Now!

Aug 11, 2023 | Campaigns

The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes. 

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