Welcome to Open Education Manitoba

OpenED Manitoba was formed in 2015 with one goal:

to make higher education more accessible by reducing student costs through the use of openly licensed textbooks.

Since then, we’ve grown into a collaborative team of curious open advocates who guide members of Manitoba’s post-secondary community through all things open education.

What is Open Education?

Open education is teaching and learning with resources, tools and practices that can be fully used, shared and adapted. By engaging with open education, instructors embody the new wave of post-secondary teaching and learning. For learners, it’s a way to have increased access to post-secondary education and a pathway to the future.

What is An Open Textbook?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) include various types of teaching and learning tools—like textbooks, videos, lecture slides, workbooks, interactive content (like H5P), pictures, audio clips, infographics, and much more—that exist under a Creative Commons (CC) licence.

OERs can be adapted to suit the specific needs of an instructor, group of students, or area of study, at any given time and increase collaboration between subject area experts, bringing students more actively into course planning and assessment, while ensuring that education is always up-to-date.

Browse Our Collection of Open Textbooks

We’ve partnered with BCcampus to feature over 380 open resources that are regularly reviewed and updated. Many also align with accessibility standards and/or include ancillary resources. The collection is always growing.

We’ve also linked to many OER repositories from across North America, where you can explore a full range of resource types.

Can’t find what you’re looking for, or not sure where to start? Reach out to us. We would love to help you find the right resource.