Manitoba Elections 2019: Support for Open Educational Resources & Credit Transfer Database

This article is part of UMSU’s Manitoba Elections 2019 series, detailing the policy priorities that we have advocated for provincial parties to adopt as part of their platforms to ensure postsecondary education in the province remains affordable and accessible. Learn more here.   RECOMMENDATION: The Government of Manitoba provide a 50% increase in funding grants for…

Opening Up Education – Access to knowledge is fundamental for student learning and affordability

By Jakob Sanderson I would like to thank Mr. Matthew Doering for his unwitting contribution to the cause of open education resources (OER) with his article in the April 3 edition of The Manitoban, “Freedom of access versus maintenance of quality”. Mr. Doering’s piece does a commendable job of highlighting the exorbitant cost that academic…