OER Adoption Opportunity
With the spring course preparation period approaching for the Fall 2019 semester, we wanted to reach out to you to consider adopting the following Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practices:

• Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition (READ THE TEXTBOOK HERE: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/businessfuncdn/) into Business Fundamentals / Intro to Business courses; and

• Communication for Business Professionals (READ THE TEXTBOOK HERE: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/commbusprofcdn/) into Business Communication / Professional Writing courses.

In March 2018, we assembled 6 business faculty from three different colleges: Conestoga, Fanshawe, and Lambton; to adapt and Canadianize existing textbooks in Fundamentals of Business and Business Communications for Success. These textbooks have now been successfully adopted throughout Ontario and beyond.

With textbooks costs increasing by 129% over the past 15 years (nearly 4 times inflation) and an Ontario business program textbook and supply cost for first-year students being $1141.82, it is now a more important time than ever to support students with free, high-quality open resources for Ontario Business program students.

If you are interested in using these OER, please fill out the form below and contact Brandon Carson at bcarson@ecampusontario to address any questions or concerns you may have. eCampusOntario will support you throughout the adoption process along the way, discussing best practices and strategies for switching from a paid textbook to an open textbook.

Thank you, and we look forward to supporting you throughout the OER adoption process.
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