Math, CS lead in adopting open education resources at UBC - University of British Columbia

While textbook spending is increasing at the University of British Columbia, the number of students enrolled in courses using open or freely available resources is also increasing. According to a new report from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), the estimated number of students impacted by so-called ‘open textbook displacements’ in academic year 2017 was 14,831, 21 percent more than in 2016. Across the University, roughly 85 per cent of the courses using open resources are within the Faculty of Science, with instructors in the departments of Math and Computer Science leading adoption.


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