The Vancouver Sun picks up on my earlier column on how Canadian universities may increasingly shift toward using technology to deliver materials in light of fees demanded by Access Copyright. Macleans also covered the same issue last week and Osgoode Hall Dean Lorne Sossin predicts that this year could be […]
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While technology has become a core part of the educational process, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes it has often been treated as a complement â€“ rather than a replacement â€“ for traditional educational materials. Libraries still spend hundreds of millions of dollars on physical books and journals, some professors still generate paper-based coursepacks, and the schools themselves still pay millions of dollars in copying licensing fees.
The two-track approach may have made initial sense, but the costs of maintaining both are increasingly forcing universities to consider whether technology can replace conventional approaches. The tipping point toward using technology as a replacement may have come this year when Access Copyright, the copyright collective that licenses copying on Canadian campuses, demanded a significant increase in the fees associated with photocopying articles and producing printed coursepacks.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 19, 2010 as Canadian Education Faces Technology Tipping Point Canadian universities and colleges have undergone a remarkable technological transformation over the past decade. Ten years ago laptops were relatively rare in classrooms, yet today virtually every student comes to buildings outfitted with […]
Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 13, 2010 as Significant New Costs Loom for Students Thousands of Canadian students headed back to school last week with many facing rising loans to pay for tuition, books, and accommodation. As students struggle to make ends meet, significant new costs loom on […]