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U15 statement on sustainable publishing

Posted on August 24, 2017

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities’ recent statement on sustainable publishing presents the group’s outlook on free and accessible research and scholarship.

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AR and VR in STEM: The new frontiers in science

Posted on August 24, 2017

This blog post looks at examples of AR and VR use in science in academic programs in the United States.

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The distracted classroom: Transparency, autonomy, and pedagogy

Posted on August 24, 2017

This article looks at digital distractions in the classroom and how to create policies about using devices in the classroom.

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Vermont medical school says goodbye to lectures

Posted on August 24, 2017

Starting this fall, the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine will be phasing out lectures in favour of active learning.

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Instructors’ perspectives on learning technologies in the multidisciplinary Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Canada

Posted on August 24, 2017

A study explores faculty perceptions of learning technologies and how they are currently being used in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

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What role does research play in EdTech decision making?

Posted on August 24, 2017

Fiona Hollands discusses the role of research in selecting educational technology.

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Academic LMS market share by enrollments

Posted on August 24, 2017

The e-Literate blog looks at two different views of “institutional and enrollment metrics to get a deeper understanding of the academic [learning management system] market dynamics.”

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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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