Textbook publishers rake in huge profits off the back of students who already face many financial barriers to education, ever-increasing tuition and fees, and high student loan debt. High textbook costs are just another obstacle for students already struggling to obtain a post-secondary education in British Columbia.
Make The Switch is an awareness campaign run by students to encourage instructors at Capilano University to start using free, open educational resources (OERs) to help make education more affordable and accessible! Through the campaign, the Capilano Students’ Union is also providing resources to empower students to have conversations with their professors about the high cost of textbooks and the other great (free) alternatives that are available to use!
It’s time for instructors at Capilano University to #maketheswitch to open educational resources. These free educational materials are accessible, affordable, and fully customizable. They increase student success and affordability, allowing greater access to knowledge and quality of learning.