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Open Communities

Communities | Events | New and resources

eCampusOntario facilitates a number of communities and events that strive to advance open educational resources and practices in the Ontario higher education sector.

Open Communities.

Communities

Open Education Fellows

Each year, eCampusOntario welcomes six emerging open education advocates from member institutions to participate in the Open Education (OE) Fellowship program. OE Fellows promote increased use of OER at Ontario colleges and universities, 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.

Learn more here.

Open Rangers

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 open@ecampusontario.ca.

Digital badge and micro-certification community

You can help eCampusOntario build a strong and inclusive community around digital badges and micro-certifications. eCampusOntario welcomes learners, educators and industry professionals who are curious and passionate about rethinking digital forms of learning and skills recognition in public higher education education and the workplace.

Learn more about eCampusOntario’s work with micro-certifications.

Events

TESS

The Technology + Education 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.

Open Education 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.

News and resources

Open education news

Learn about the latest news, events and innovations in the open education space. 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.

Resources for educating about open access

See this link to access copies of digital and print materials created by eCampusOntario to share information about open education, OER, and other elements of open access