Bereskin: Consider copyright before embracing open online resources

January 14, 2019

Open educational resources (OERs) pose a “seductive and sensible solution to skyrocketing textbook costs,” writes Cassidy Bereskin for the Hamilton Spectator,but blind enthusiasm can obscure “critical discussions about their potential limitations and implications for copyright and pedagogy.” Bereskin reflects on copyright issues that have arisen around open access as well as reluctance from faculty to use OER in their courses. The author concludes by encouraging the industry to engage in a practical discussion about the implications of OER usage. The Spectator (National)