UCalgary Students’ Union calls for more financial support for OERs

The Students’ Union at the University of Calgary is calling on the university and the Government of Alberta to provide more financial support for the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs). SU Vice-President Academic Shazia Jinnah Morsette says that students are struggling with increased textbook and educational resource costs. While the union has committed itself to investing $500K in developing 50 new OERs over five years, Morsette says more must be done to help AB students access educational resources, and pointed to British Columbia and Ontario as examples. “[S]tudents have saved nearly $40 million in costs in those provinces thanks to government OER initiatives,” said Morsette. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.