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EDITORIAL NOTES
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OpenStax surpasses $1 billion in textbook savings, with wide-ranging impact on teaching, learning and student success
Rory McGreal
September 11, 2020
"Less than a decade after publishing its first free, openly licensed textbook, OpenStax - Rice University’s educational technology initiative - has saved students $1.2 billion. "Driven by the belief that everyone should have access to knowledge, ... Read the full editorial »

Comment on Five Alternatives to Expensive Textbooks
Rory McGreal
September 9, 2020
In 2011, the Globe and Mail newspaper ran an article presenting "Five Alternatives to Expensive Textbooks," by Ritika Puri. While the article is no longer available, the following comment has been preserved. Richart Read the full editorial »

The ultimate guide to copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons for educators
Rory McGreal
July 6, 2020
This Edublogger resource, prepared by Kathleen Morris, Sue Waters, and Ronnie Burt, provides a comprehensive yet reader-friendly overview of copyright for educators: "Copyright is important for all teachers, students, and Read the full editorial »

Covid-19 crisis: UNESCO Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through open educational resources
Rory McGreal
May 5, 2020
In response to the massive disruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting 1.57 billion learners in 191 countries, UNESCO has issued a Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through Open Educational Resources (OER) worldwide. ... Read the full editorial »

Introducing UPEI's open education resource development program
Rory McGreal
April 9, 2020
UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the province and the UPEI Student Union, has created a program to support the creation, adaptation, or peer review of open education resources (OER) at UPEI to lower the cost of learning materials for ... Read the full editorial »

Discover the new CC Image Search
Tracey Woodburn
October 29, 2019
Try the new CC image search with over 300 million images from 19 collections and easier attribution: Read the full editorial »

Colorado OER Annual Report
Tracey Woodburn
October 29, 2019
A new report titled “Colorado Rises: TransformingEducational Practices through Open Educational Resources”  highlights the need for wide-scale implementation of open educational resources (OER). Read the full editorial »

Methodological guide for assessing impact
Rory McGreal
August 12, 2019
Check out this new offering from the Publications Office of the European Union, the Methodological guide for Read the full editorial »

OER Research Toolkit
Rory McGreal
August 12, 2019
Here is a collection of guidebooks and tools from the Open Education Group OER Research Toolkit Read the full editorial »

OER Adoption Impact Calculator
Rory McGreal
August 12, 2019
David Wiley's OER Adoption Impact Calculator is available here Read the full editorial »

2018 National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian public post-secondary educational institutions
Rory McGreal
August 12, 2019
JUST RELEASED: Public Report on the 2018 National Survey of Online and Distance Education Read the full editorial »

OER Savings update
Rory McGreal
August 6, 2019
At the OpenEd Conference in 2013, Nicole Allen and David Wiley challenged the OER community to save students one billion dollars. Five years later, SPARC have collected a significant amount of data in order to answer the question of whether or not that ... Read the full editorial »


CONTRIBUTORS

Tracey Woodburn
CONTRIBUTOR · Researcher · Athabasca University · Canada
· Discover the new CC Image Search · October 29, 2019
· Colorado OER Annual Report · October 29, 2019
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