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Making the case for OERs in Manitoba: A look at the financial savings of open education

Dylan WoodcockBlogs


When we launched the Manitoba Open Textbook Initiative in 2015, our primary goal was to make higher education more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at post-secondary institutions across the province. While there are many benefits to OER adoption, this article will focus on the financial benefits that emphasize just how much students … Read More

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Manitoba Post-Secondary News Roundup

Dylan WoodcockNews


The good news is: it is not snowing here. The bad news is: it is snowing a lot in Alberta. The better news is: it is time for another post-secondary news roundup! Keeping warm by the fire? See last month’s roundup here. BU Mini University Extends STEM Programming for Kids and Youth While Brandon University’s ‘Mini University’ has wrapped up … Read More

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"A Learning Experience": Chatting GIS and OER with Steven Hills

Dylan WoodcockBlogs


It’s no secret that we are passionate about increasing awareness of Open Education here at Campus Manitoba. Sharing our experiences is an important part of what we do, and why we love it! Steven Hills had no notion when he began a career in the Forest industry thirty-two years ago that he would come anywhere close to sharing his knowledge … Read More

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Manitoba takes AIIIM at Academic Integrity

Carley McDougallBlogs, Conference Wrap Up


On May 29th, Faculty and administrators from across Manitoba gathered at Booth University College to discuss the complex topic of academic integrity (AI). In its third year, the Academic Integrity Inter-Institutional Meeting (AIIIM) focused on sharing successes, challenges and tools to promote academic standards within institutions. To read more about the first annual AIIIM event in 2017, which was hosted … Read More

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Educational Impacts in the North Conference Wrap Up: What We Learned about Building Inclusivity in Higher Education

Kaitlin SchillingBlogs, Conference Wrap Up


Access to education is at the heart of everything we do, and we are always looking to enhance our knowledge and learn what others are doing to best support students, staff, and faculty here in Manitoba. One of our Virtual Help Desk Navigators, Kaitlin Schilling, recently visited Prince George, B.C. to attend UNBC’s “Educational Impacts in the North” Summit. Co-hosted … Read More

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