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19.01.2018 - 2 min. Read

eCampusOntario and Collège La Cité sponsor Francophone OER Seminar

Sponsored by eCampusOntario and Collège La Cité, the Francophone Open Educational Resources Seminar aims to facilitate discussion and discovery surrounding open education resources and practices in Ontario’s Francophone institutions, and more broadly, across Canada’s Francophone communities.

The event will take place in Ottawa on February 21st, 2018. Attendance at the event is free and registration can be completed at

Registrants can look forward to keynote addresses from Dr. David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario, and Nicholas Boivin, Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

The OER Francophone Seminar will give participants the opportunity to learn more about open educational resources and connect to a community of open practitioners in hopes of advancing the OER movement at Francophone institutions in Ontario and beyond.

The event will feature several bilingual workshop tracks designed to boost knowledge of OER:

An Introduction to OER:

This track will give beginners an overview of Open Educational Resources. It will include breakout sessions on Creative Commons licensing and institutional OER policy and will explore ways to facilitate the creation and adaptation of OER on campus.

  • The Anatomy of an OER
  • Creative Commons Licensing
  • Institutional OER Policy

OER Showcase:

In this track, champions of OER will share the path they took to creating and adopting Open Educational Resources for use in their own classrooms. Hear from representatives across Canada as they share their challenges and successes.

  • A Focus on Ontario OERs
  • A Focus on Québécois OERs
  • A Focus on Western Canadian OERs


This track will highlight the technology that aids the creation and adaptation of Open Educational Resources. It will also examine a selection of OER tools, including Pressbooks, a popular authoring platform.

  • eCampusOntario’s Open Textbook Library and Open Publishing Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Pressbooks
  • Community Collaboration: The Rebus Foundation

Interested in joining us? Register here for the Francophone Open Educational Resources Seminar, happening February 21st at the Hampton Inn in Ottawa. We look forward to seeing you there.