Kenn Vance from John Jay College adopts OpenStax course Introduction to American Government
TELL US WHY YOU CHOSE TO ADOPT OPEN RESOURCES, WHAT DID YOU USE BEFORE?
My primary concern was student access to course resources. With OER, I didn’t have to worry about price, and with a single click everyone had access to the text on the first day.
WHAT HAPPENED THEN? HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO SWITCH OVER?
I found the OpenStax text American Government to be completly satisfactory. And I found it useful to be able to open it on my tablet, my work computer, or my computer at home while preparing class discussions and aassignment. The text book has even been updated since I began using it in January 2018.
WHAT WAS THE REACTION?
The class very much appreciated zero text book costs. My class this semester applauded on the first day. It’s nice to begin the semester with a postive reaction and a surplus of goodwill. Saving the students money and worry is a nice first day.