B.C. university eliminates cost of textbooks from 6 programs - Alex Migdal, CBC

A B.C. university has added a sixth program to a growing list of programs that students can complete without buying a single textbook. Students enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University's one-year certificate design program will now use library materials and open textbooks, which are authored by faculty and peer-reviewed like a traditional textbook but are published with an open licence. About 90 per cent of B.C. universities already use open textbooks, which can be accessed online. But Kwantlen says it has designed programs entirely around the free resources, known as zero textbook cost programs.



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