Educational Technology

April 22, 2014

Online course materials to reduce costs for Alberta students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Caley Ramsay, Global News Canada

The cost of post-secondary education can be overwhelming for many Alberta students, and the additional hundreds or thousands of dollars spent on textbooks can weigh heavily on their wallets. Now, the Alberta Government is launching a new initiative, offering more educational resources online. After fees for the semester have been paid and school supplies have been bought, there’s one cost to Canadian university students that can often weigh heavy on their wallets. Downloading textbooks thrifty but dubious. The Open Educational Resources Initiative has been in the works for a few years. Through the initiative, more educational resources such as textbooks, modules, lesson plans, and multi-media materials will be made available for students online.

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