Whose voices get to be heard? A reflection on history and open education 02.07.2019

By Krista McCracken Archives Supervisor at Algoma University and eCampusOntario Open Education Fellow  While at the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) annual meeting in British Columbia this past June, I had the opportunity

Making sense of Microbiology with an OER adaptation 02.07.2019

Searching for a way to make course materials more affordable, useable and exciting for her microbiology students, University of Guelph instructor Wendy Keenleyside decided to adapt a digital textbook and

Broadening skills and creating affordable resources for nursing students 03.06.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels A new initiative developing high-impact educational resources will strengthen Ontario nursing programs, save students money and provide new graduates and practicing nurses with a broadened

Open Education Fellow alumni share their final projects 03.06.2019

2018 was a year of exploration and revelation for eCampusOntario’s inaugural cohort of Open Education (OE) Fellows. The OE Fellows were brought on board to lead inquiry projects and contribute

Open, opener, openest: A superlative project in every sense 01.05.2019

Photo: Rawpixel via Pixabay By Bianca Parisi MLIS, Library and Learning Commons Technology Coordinator at Niagara College In this Ranger Report, Bianca Parisi, a technology coordinator at Niagara College and

Open at Scale: Creating affordable student resources in targeted subject areas 01.05.2019

Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels The Open at Scale approach originated through conversations with passionate practitioners and leaders who saw an opportunity to pursue open education at a systemic

Open Ed Week 2019 Round-up 01.04.2019

Open Ed Week 2019 Roundup In Ontario, 2019’s Open Education Week was full of learning, engagement and discussion among open education enthusiasts at public post-secondary institutions across the region. Almost 60 events were listed on the Open Education Week Ontario calendar,

Meet the new Open Education Fellows (2019) 13.03.2019

Photo by Rodolfo Clix from Pexels Building on the success of the first cohort of Open Education Fellows, eCampusOntario proudly announces the names of the five OE Fellows for 2019: Tricia Bonner (Loyalist),

Meet the Open Education (OE) Fellows (2018) 08.03.2019

Helen DeWaard – Lakehead University Helen DeWaard teaches digital and media literacy at the Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia. She has completed a Masters of Educational Technology from the

Tracking the rise of digital learning 21.02.2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Survey sponsored by eCampusOntario highlights benefits, barriers to online learning Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs continue to embrace online learning as a key part of

Ontario Open Ed Week 2019 08.02.2019

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

5 things Alan Davis wants you to know about open learning 10.01.2019

Last month, eCampusOntario sat down with Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University from Surrey, British Columbia. Under Davis’s leadership, Kwantlen has grown its influence in open education,

eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows Fall Webinar Series 04.01.2019

eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows Fall Webinar Series This year, eCampusOntario welcomed six new partners, the Open Education (OE) Fellows, to lead action research focused on open education and contribute to

Exploring Open Ontario at the OEO Summit 06.12.2018

Photo by Kristopher Kinsinger on Unsplash On Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the second Open Education Ontario (OEO) Summit, thirty-plus pairs of experienced and rising Ontario Open Rangers generously shared their time and

eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows Launch Fall Webinar Series 02.10.2018

Photo by New Data Services on Unsplash. eCampusOntario is committed to raising awareness and increasing the use of open educational resources (OER), including open textbooks, across our member institutions. This

CARL Ignites Strategic Discussion by OER Librarian Leaders 02.10.2018

Photo by Raw Pixel on Unsplash. The past seven years have seen the development of provincial funding programs and individual projects across Canada aimed at lowering the cost of student

Pressbooks now available to eCampusOntario member institutions 05.09.2018

Photo by Christian Hume on Unsplash. If you have not explored open publishing platform Pressbooks in the last few months, you are in for a few lovely surprises. New features

Apply to be an Open Ranger and Attend the Second Open Education Ontario Summit 01.08.2018

Deadline extended: Friday, September 7th Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1 pm – 6:30 pm at The George Conference Centre 80 Cooperage St. Toronto ON, Canada eCampusOntario is hosting the second

Northeast by Southeast: OER Discussions Overcome Geography 02.07.2018

eCampusOntario Program Manager Peggy French attended the Northeast OER Summit in Massachusetts this past May.  While there, she shared Ontario’s initiatives, planned collaborations, celebrated successes, and discussed common hurdles. Peggy

Cambrian Open Days: Colleagues and Conversations 02.07.2018

Cambrian’s Open Day took place on May 31st and featured a variety of talks and workshops from presenters. Conference organizers and OE Fellows Jessica O’Reilly and Laura Killam led the

Gratitude and Gouda: Reflecting on my OE Global Experience 31.05.2018

It’s a bit dumbfounding that just last week I was sitting in a beautiful conference space in Delft, Netherlands, listening to speakers from around the world talk about access, equity,

eCampusOntario OE Fellows on what “Open” means to them 11.05.2018

In advance of their presentation at Laurentian University’s CNIE-RCIE 2018 this month, we asked five of the eCampusOntario OE Fellows to describe what “Open” means to them as educators. Read

Coming this June: The Cross-Canada Open Education Mini-MOOC 04.05.2018

Making Sense of Open Education will run from June 1 – 15 with short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level with the purpose of the course being to

Where to find the eCampusOntario OE Fellows 04.05.2018

The OE Fellows have a busy month ahead with conferences and on-campus events.  Here’s where you’ll find them in May: Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference – May

Creative Commons Global Summit returns to Toronto 29.03.2018

Curious about what’s happening with Open Education in Ontario? Interested in finding opportunities to collaborate with colleagues or apply for grant funded OER initiatives? Then you should know about eCampusOntario,