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York University ordered to pay up after losing copyright battle

Posted on July 19, 2017

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled against York University in its legal dispute with Access Copyright

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OpenStax launches learning platform

Posted on July 19, 2017

OpenStax, an open textbook publisher, has launched an online learning platform.

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On campus, failure is on the syllabus

Posted on July 19, 2017

A number of colleges and universities have started programs to help students cope with and destigmatize failure.

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Smarter approach to teaching science

Posted on July 19, 2017

In his new book, Carl Wieman discusses his experience transforming teaching at 13 science departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of British Columbia.

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Today’s comprehensive record: An evolutionary case study

Posted on July 19, 2017

As different models for academic transcripts become more widespread, this case study looks at the evolution of transcripts at Elon University.

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Teaching with Wikipedia

Posted on July 19, 2017

Judy Chan talks about using Wikipedia in her teaching and shares resources related to Wikipedia and open pedagogy.

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The NGDLE: We are the architects

Posted on July 19, 2017

Malcom Brown reviews the next generation digital learning environment white paper, released two years ago.

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The adoption of an open textbook in a large physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use, and perceptions

Posted on July 19, 2017

This study looks at the results of using an open textbook in a large enrolment physics course at UBC.

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The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks

Posted on June 19, 2017

This article gives an overview of the open educational resources (OER) movement in Canada.

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Co-creating rubrics: The effects of self-regulated learning, self-efficacy and performance of establishing assessment criteria with students

Posted on June 19, 2017

Co-creating rubrics could have benefits for student learning, according to new research in Studies in Educational Evaluation.

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