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Wednesday, May 30 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
We've Led the Horses to Water... Now What? Student Perceptions, Use, and Impact of Open Textbooks at Douglas College

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A short 45-min session to present our data from Douglas College students about student attitudes towards OER.

Our session will compare and contrast student's attitudes in first year physics, astronomy and biology classes to open textbooks. We will also relate attitudes towards OER to simple demographic information and the overall cost of textbooks to determine whether there are indicators that can be measured a priori to suggest that students in a particular course may be more or less receptive to the incorporation of OER.

We would further like to discuss with other researchers the procedures, promise, pitfalls, and possibility of conducting further replications at multiple institutions across BC. Finally, we would like to discuss what our data suggest about the utility and ease of encouraging widespread adoption of OER in BC.

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Jenn Barker

Douglas College
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Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor, Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 30 years at the community college level. I do science outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago and am currently working on a project to make open physics and engineering problems... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm AKDT
Ballroom 3