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Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative

Campus Manitoba Presents: Open Education – Event Wrap-Up

Dylan WoodcockBlogs, Conference Wrap Up


On the final day of Open Education Week 2020 (March 6), Campus Manitoba put together its first-ever OpenEd Event: ‘Campus Manitoba Presents: Open Education.’ The event brought together post-secondary professionals from across the province to participate in collaborative sessions that examined the purpose – the ‘why’ – of Open Education. Starting the Day Right Heather Ross, Educational Development Specialist/OER Fellow … Read More

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Demystifying the OER Adoption Process

Dylan WoodcockBlogs


OERs are openly licensed textbooks written by qualified faculty and subject-area experts at academic institutions. They address a range of student-learning needs in an evolving educational landscape. OERs present information in interactive ways, incorporate fresh perspectives and methodologies to teaching and learning, and are fully customizable to the specific needs of a given course or program. Much like many other … Read More

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Making the case for OERs in Manitoba: A look at the financial savings of open education

Dylan WoodcockBlogs


When we launched the Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative in 2015, our primary goal was to make higher education more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at post-secondary institutions across the province. While there are many benefits to OER adoption, this article will focus on the financial benefits that emphasize just how much students … Read More

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From idea to book: A Q&A on Manitoba’s next OER

Carley McDougallBlogs


Here at Campus Manitoba, we believe in the open education movement and are actively working to make higher education more accessible for students across the province. Through our partnership with BCcampus, we launched OpenEd Manitoba, a website that offers hundreds of free textbooks to view online or to download, all of which are created, reviewed, or adapted by faculty at … Read More

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10 things to know about Open Education in Manitoba

Carley McDougallBlogs


It’s Open Education Week, and to celebrate this worldwide event, we’re sharing 10 facts about the open education movement, and highlighting its traction in Manitoba. 1. There is an Open Education Initiative in Manitoba Campus Manitoba launched the Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative in 2015. The goal was to make higher education more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use … Read More

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