This session will discuss the #textbookbrokeBC campaign launched by the AMS at UBC Vancouver to raise awareness amongst students about OERs and the successful cooperation of key OER stakeholders at UBC in this and other efforts. Participants will work together to reflect on removing barriers for students to engage in OER advocacy and adoption and people will end the session having insight into more meaningful student engagement in open content, and ways to integrate students into the work that they already do.
Jenna Omassi and Daniel Munro are undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver. They serve as Vice-President, Academic and University Affairs and Associate Vice-President, Academic and University Affairs, respectively, for UBC’s student society the Alma Mater Society. They began to be involved in advocacy efforts around OER and open textbooks in spring of 2015, and have been working with counterparts at other student societies and within UBC to bring awareness of OERs to students, and help to facilitate more adoptions and creations of open content at the university.
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