#aboerjc JOIN @ChatenJessel Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @7pm MST to add student voice to #OER affordable textbook alternatives. @jemmaforgie @DavidDraperAB

Jessel, Forgie, & Draper (March 18, 2021). Opinion: Investing in textbook alternatives makes post-secondary education more affordable.

https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-investing-in-textbook-alternatives-makes-post-secondary-education-more-affordable

QUESTIONS

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think adopting #OpenEd /#OER is so important for post-secondary students
  2. One of the most important aspects of #OER is their collaborative nature. How do you think working with #OER can prepare students for future employment opportunities?
  3. What do you think the major barriers are, beyond funding, as to why #OER hasn’t been more widely adopted by instructors in post-secondary education?
  4. Open Ed has been championed by individuals such as yourselves for a very long time, how do you think students can best support your work?
  5. What does your ideal environment of support for OER at your institution look like? What are some actionable ways that you could work towards it?
  6. The idea of Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) signifiers being put on classes has been gaining traction recently. Have you heard of ZTC before? If so, how do you think this will impact progress towards #OpenEd?
  7. What are some policies that have to be changed at your home institution in order for ZTC signifiers to become a more viable option?

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