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ICDE OERAC publishes Open Innovation Framework report
Rory McGreal
March 30, 2022
This report titled “Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee”, written by the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC), addresses Open Educational Resources and Open Science through a proposed framework for ... Read the full editorial »

Two new publications from the Commonwealth of Learning
Rory McGreal
March 22, 2022
The Commonwealth of Learning has published two new OER-related reports: Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021 reports on the status of OER in the Commonwealth in the context of the challenges posed by Read the full editorial »

New book: An Introduction to Open Education
Rory McGreal
December 19, 2021
This open-access edited volume published by EdTech Books features chapters by leading and emerging authors and researchers in the field of open education and open educational resources. Sections include the foundations of OE and OER, current ... Read the full editorial »

Launch of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources
Rory McGreal
April 7, 2021
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the American University Washington College of Law has released its Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. This document is intended to support authors, ... Read the full editorial »

2020-21 OA diamond journals study released
Rory McGreal
March 30, 2021
From June 2020 to February 2021, a consortium of 10 organisations undertook a large-scale study on open access journals across the world that are free for readers and authors, usually referred to as "OA diamond journals". This study was commissioned ... Read the full editorial »

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 »


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