Dal instructors, students collaborate to create OER psychology textbook

October 19, 2020

Dalhousie University instructors and students have collaborated to create a psychology textbook open educational resource (OER) for students. The textbook project was started by Dal teaching fellow Leanne Stevens, who saw that students could not always afford psychology textbooks. Stevens worked with other instructors and students to find a suitable OER resource to base the textbook upon, make content more relevant to a Canadian audience, and align the learning outcomes. “The idea is that others will be able to adapt this text to their needs as well,” Stevens said. “That really is my hope, that this is useful for psychology courses at other universities and that they would want to adopt it, passing the savings on to even more students.” Dal (NS)