Celebrating Open Education Week 2017

This week, the world is celebrating Open Education Week (OEW)! And so are we! OEW is an annual event that celebrates the open education movement. Since its inception in 2012, this celebration has grown into a truly global movement, and now counts with contributions from nearly 50 different countries and attracts hundreds of participants, from … Continued

The Continuum of Openness: Highlighting the RRU MALAT program

Academia is full of acronyms, as we’re sure you all know, and you’re probably wondering what the RRU MALAT program is all about so let us introduce you to the Royal Roads University Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (RRU MALAT) program. Over the past 2 years, this program has undergone a significant redesign … Continued

New Study: Exploring Faculty Use of OER at BC Institutions

How do faculty in British Columbia use Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are some of the ways in which they are using OER, and what are some of the barriers they face when using OER? A new research paper published today by BCcampus looks at these questions. Led by the 2015 BC Open Textbook Faculty … Continued

Manitoba launches Open Textbook Project

Earlier this fall, the government of Manitoba announced a post-secondary open textbook initiative for the province of Manitoba. BCcampus has been working with our colleagues at Campus Manitoba to launch an open textbook project in Manitoba. The Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative launched on September 29, 2015. The goal of the Manitoba project is to gather 25 … Continued

Effectiveness of Open Educational Resources

John Hilton III is one of the leading researchers in the area of efficacy of open educational resources (which includes open textbooks). Recently, John has been gathering empirical research on the efficacy of open educational resources compared to traditional publishers resources and publishing the studies at the Open Education Group website. On May 5th, the … Continued