Tools for Student Advocacy


OER Student Toolkit
A BCcampus Open Education advocacy guide for student leaders
Authors: Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano

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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Tacoma Community College built a thorough student guide to open educational resources that includes a review of key terms with definitions and the ins and outs of open licensing.