TRU creates new open education resources

August 17, 2018

Thompson Rivers University has announced that it will be producing 11 new open education resources. These resources will be stored on BCcampus, and will allow about 2,200 TRU students a year to save a total of approximately $250K. The notice follows the campaign #TextbookBrokeBC 2018, which was launched by launched by the BC Federation of Students, and seeks to help educators and students understand that high quality alternatives to textbooks are available and affordable. These alternatives include offering the opportunity to borrow books, the development of OERs through collaboration between students and professors, and Zed Cred or Z-Degree programs that have zero textbook costs. TRU | BCcampus