This directory was created to fulfill the need for Canadian-based information, specifically British Columbia, related to open education. However, the Information Directory also includes content from other English-speaking countries with chapters for the United States, the remaining countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Southern Hemisphere.

The information is provided in four different categories or sections, by region: Blogs and Opinions, Books, News, and Research and Reports. In addition, information related to each of these categories that benefits all regions and/or doesn’t target a specific geographic area, can be found with the body of the pertinent section. For example, on the Blogs and Opinions section page, you will find a list of blogging sites by regions. The Research and Reports page provides resources that might be useful to open education research around the globe.

On each regional page (Canada, United States, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere), blogs, news, and research are grouped by topic. (This not been done for books.) To make searching easier, a standardized list of topic titles, related to open education, has been established. Except when needed for clarity, open education and related terms have not been added to these titles because it is understood that the information listed concerns open education.

These are the subject areas covered. When appropriate, an item may be placed in more than one category. To search the entire directory, use the search field located in the top-right corner of each web page.

  • Access
  • Access codes/assessment platforms
  • Accessibility
  • Adoption
  • Advocacy
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Booksellers/bookstores
  • Canada OER group
  • Citation
  • Collaboration
  • Conferences
  • Copyright
  • Courses
  • Creative Commons/Creative Commons licences
  • Debt
  • Discoverability
  • Efficacy and student outcomes
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI)
  • Funding
  • General
  • Homework systems
  • Inclusive Access (IA)
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Instructional designers (ID)
  • Journals
  • Legislation
  • Libraries/librarians
  • Licences and subscriptions
  • Monographs
  • Open educational practices (OEP)/pedagogy
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Open peer review
  • Open textbooks
  • Open universities
  • Open washing
  • Partnerships
  • Paying for OER
  • Perception/attitude/awareness
  • Platforms
  • Policy
  • Printing
  • Public domain
  • Publishers/publishing
  • Quality
  • Reading: paper vs. screens
  • Religious colleges
  • Remixing/Revising OER
  • Repositories
  • Research
  • Retention
  • Return on investment (ROI)
  • Savings
  • Scholarship
  • Social justice
  • Student societies/activities
  • Student support
  • Supplemental material
  • Sustainability
  • Tenure
  • Textbook costs
  • Traditional knowledge
  • Tuition fees
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

  • Zero Textbook Costs (ZTC) programs


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