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Ontario Open Ed Week 2019

Open Education Week is a global celebration of the open education movement. An initiative of the Open Education Consortium–a non-profit, global members-based network of open education institutions and organizations—this week raises awareness about open education work and its impact on teaching and learning. As part of Open Education Week, eCampusOntario helps support Ontario higher ed institutions to host local events on their own campuses.

Visit the Consortium’s Open Ed Week website for more information ( Use the social hashtag #OEweek to see what learners, educators and advocates are saying about this global movement.

What’s on Around Ontario

Click this link to view an online events calendar ( that shares information about the Open Ed Week events happening in Ontario post-secondary institutions. Events will be added throughout the week!

What’s on at eCampusOntario

Each day of Open Ed Week, eCampusOntario offers 50-minute webinars that members may access on their own devices or stream live to others at their institutions. Register for each session individually by clicking the link(s) listed below. Check your device in advance to ensure you have the correct technology requirements to use Zoom.

Daily Webinar Schedule

Monday March 4: Open Library Launch 12:00 P.M.  to 12:50 P.M. EST

Followed by an introduction by CEO David Porter, eCampusOntario’s Lillian Hogendoorn takes participants through our newly-launched Open Library. Explore new features and learn how to adopt, adapt, or create OER using our new platform. Webinar will be delivered in English.


Tuesday March 5: The Potential of Pressbooks EDU 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M. EST

Presented by Steel Wagstaff, EDU Client Manager at Pressbooks, participants will tour the updated EDU platform. Learn how to use eCampusOntario’s platform to provide no cost resources for learners and add your expertise to course textbooks. Participants explore how to inject interactivity and engagement into open textbooks in Ontario’s new Open Library. Webinar will be delivered in English.

Tuesday, March 5: Faculty Focus Session 4:00 P.M. to 4:50 P.M. EST

Moderated by eCampusOntario’s Elan Paulson, this webinar features the innovative work of college and university faculty who use and adapt OER in their teaching and learning. Webinar will be delivered in English.

  • Kerri Shields, Professor and Program Coordinator, Centennial College
  • Jennifer Lapum, Professor at Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
  • David Simon, Program, Pathways and eLearning Coordinator – Project Lead Learning Innovation Centre (LInC), Lambton College


Wednesday, March 6: Student Focus Session 12:00 P.M.  to 12:50 P.M. EST

Moderated by eCampusOntario’s Chris Fernlund, this webinar invites you to learn from Ontario college and university students as they discuss their experiences using an OER in the classroom and what future students (and faculty) can expect.

  • Ashley Fisher


Wednesday, March 6: Francophone OER Office Hour: 1:30 PM to 2:20 PM EST

Moderated by Michel Singh, this webinar invites participants to attend a discussion-based meeting to talk about issues, challenges and opportunities for Francophone OER. Webinar will be delivered in French.

Thursday, March 7: Instructional Designers and Librarians Focus Session, 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM EST

Moderated by eCampusOntario’s Lillian Hogendoorn, this session will unpack the roles librarians and teaching and learning specialists play in advocating for, implementing, and creating OER. Webinar will be delivered in English.

  • Lauren Anstey, eLearning and Curriculum Specialist, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University
  • Marnie Seal, Librarian, Cambrian College


Friday, March 8: Open Leadership and Institutional Strategy Focus Session, 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM EST

Moderated by eCampusOntario’s Lena Patterson, this session will feature leaders from two institutions that have adopted open education as part of a larger strategy. Join this session to learn about what is involved in exploring an OE strategy from various leadership perspectives and how open education initiatives might dovetail with institutional mission and vision going forward. Webinar will be delivered in English.

  • Laurie Rancourt, Senior Vice President Academic, Humber College
  • Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University