eCampusOntario facilitates a number of communities that strive to advance open education resources and practices in Ontario higher education.
Open Education Fellows
Each year, eCampusOntario welcomes six emerging open education advocates from our member institutions to participate in the Open Education (OE) Fellowship program. OE Fellows promote increased use of OER at Ontario post-secondary institutions, reduced costs for learners and open pedagogy and practice among educators. The program provides Fellows with professional development opportunities and mentorship in OER advocacy and research. OE Fellows represent open education initiatives on behalf of the Ontario post-secondary system and engage directly in system-level advocacy and awareness initiatives. We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 OE Fellows Program.
Learn more here: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/open-education-resources-fellows/
The Open Rangers form a network of Ontario post-secondary educators and practitioners interested in supporting the advancement of open education within their institution. Open Rangers have virtual meet-ups year round and have the chance to attend the Open Education Ontario Summit, an annual event that brings both new and seasoned Rangers together to provide a safe space for brainstorming future directions for advancement in open education.
To learn more about becoming an Open Ranger, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Technology-Enabled Seminar + Showcase (TESS) is eCampusOntario’s annual, two-day conference, showcasing all things about the online and open learning sector. Typically held in November, TESS features plenaries, breakout sessions and community building. Topics covered include technology-enabled teaching and learning, open pedagogy and publishing, experiential learning, skills development and more.
Learn more about TESS here: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/technology-enabled-seminar-showcase/
Open Badge Forum
This all-day workshop gives learners and educators the chance to understand the benefits of Open Badges, an alternative tool for recognizing skills and credentials. Through a series of speakers, inspiring “ignite” sessions and interactive design sessions, forum participants connect with other open learning enthusiasts and learn how to leverage Open Badges, both in education and the workplace.
Learn more about eCampusOntario’s work with Open Badges here: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/open-badges/
eCampusOntario brings together education and industry partners to learn more about using digital credentials. Learn more about our Open Badge events and activities.
Open Ed Week
As part of Open Education Week (#OEWeek), eCampusOntario helps support Ontario higher ed institutions to host local events on their own campuses.
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.
See the daily webinar schedule https://www.ecampusontario.ca/oeweek2019/
Open Ed News
Learn about the latest news, events and innovations in Open Education. eCampusOntario also regularly posts jobs and opportunities available in Open Education, so be sure to check the feed on a regular basis.
Read the news here: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/open-education-news/