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Last update: May 21/19


Trans-inclusive design – May 9, 2019 (Stephen Downes)


2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit Summary – May 10, 2019 (CCCOER, Dale Coleman)

Beyond Textbooks and OER: reflecting on #OpenEd15 – November 23, 2015 (The Chronicle of Higher Education)


What do trade agreements have to do with copyright? The Canada-US-Mexico Agreement and fair dealing – February 25, 2019 (SFU Library, Jennifer Zerkee)

From copyright term to Super Bowl commercials: Breaking down the digital NAFTA deal – Octoer 1, 2018 (Michael Geist)


What can open learn from blended learning initiatives? – March 14, 2019 (Tannis Morgan,

Licences and subscriptions

Why does it cost millions to access publicly funded research papers? Blame the paywall – March 9, 2019 (CBC, Second Opinion)

Not a free for all: Canadian university libraries spending hundreds of millions on licensing – Sept 8/16 (Michael Geist)

Open educational resources (OER)

How open educational resources fit within the future of education – May 16, 2019 (Campus Manitoba)

From idea to book: A Q&A on Manitoba’s next OER – April 23, 2019 (Campus Manitoba)

10 things to know about open education in Manitoba – March 8, 2019 (Campus Manitoba)


5 Things Alan Davis Wants you to Know About Open Learning – Fall 2018 (eCampusOntario)
Engaging students with OER – June 13, 2015 (Christina Hendricks)


Publishing as an act, not an industry – November 18, 2018 (Zoe Wake Hyde)


Freedom of access versus maintenance of quality – April 5, 2019 (The Manitoban)

What is academic quality? – March 28, 2017 (Harvey P. Weingarten)

Student societies/activities

#TextbookBroke promotes open-access but ignores copyright issues – January 8, 2019 (Hamilton Spectator)
Letter to the Editor: Last week’s column on the high cost of textbooks – September 4, 2018 (The Crow’s Nest)

Textbook costs

Open textbooks vs. digital textbooks: How to make higher education more accessible in Manitoba – January 22, 2019 (Campus Manitoba)

Finance Committee recommends investment in open education resources to improve affordability of post-secondary – November 16, 2018 (BCFS)

To combat soaring textbook costs, look to an open-source approach – January 2, 2018 (Rajiv Jhangiani, The Globe and Mail/Opinion)


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