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

Request for Quotes (RFQ): Adaptation of Ontario Extend Program for Francophones 05.12.2018

eCampusOntario is seeking quotes from vendors interested in contributing to the development and adaptation of the Ontario Extend program for a French speaking audience. Interested vendors should submit a 1-2

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,

Expanding the Francophone OER community: A Recap of the Francophone Open Education Resources (OER) Seminar 06.03.2018

The first ever Francophone Open Education Resources Seminar served as an opportunity for educators, librarians, instructional designers, students, government representatives and administrators from across Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba to share,

Getting down to Business: An eCampusOntario Open Textbook Adaptation Pilot 28.02.2018

In June 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced a $1 million dollar Ontario Open Textbooks Initiative to promote the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open

eCampusOntario Post-Secondary Course Resources Survey 20.02.2018

Are you currently teaching a post-secondary course in Ontario? We want to hear from you! eCampusOntario wants to learn more about how Ontario educators currently select and use course content

eCampusOntario and Collège La Cité sponsor Francophone OER Seminar 19.01.2018

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

Open Education: Redefining “Opening your Textbook” 02.01.2018

Overview The need: To increase the range of affordable and engaging texts for Canadian post-secondary students. The solution: The Open Access textbook system. The benefit: The significant reduction of student textbook costs and

OpenCon 2017: Empowering the Next Generation to Advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data 05.12.2017

In November, thanks to the generous support of eCampusOntario through the Student Supports initiative, we were able to sponsor a student (and myself) to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin. Landon

Open Access Week at the University of Waterloo 08.11.2017

The week of October 23, 2017 was Open Access Week and I happily accepted an invitation to the University of Waterloo on October 25 to kick off its OA activities.

eCampusOntario OER Fellows: An Invitation 02.10.2017

“As a learning design practitioner, program manager, and member of a global network of open education advocates, I have identified a problem of practice as follows: the use of open

eCampusOntario’s Fall Marketing Campaign 29.09.2017

eCampusOntario’s Open Textbook Library aims to put money back into the pockets of Ontario learners who are affected by the rising costs of course materials. It provides Open Educational Resources

Open Textbook Library Updates 11.09.2017

We are excited to share that since the launch of the Ontario iteration of the Open Textbook Library 14 Ontario institutions have contributed to the adoption of 23 Open Textbooks

Open 5 x 5: Five open permissions meet five reasons for being an open educator 11.09.2017

This blog is a remix of a remix. A good thing in my view. Since 2013, I’ve built upon a presentation created by Clint Lalonde of BCcampus. He called it

Open Rangers Webinar: #CanadianOpenStories 11.09.2017

During this 60-minute webinar, eCampusOntario Program Manager Jenni Hayman moderates as four Open Rangers share intimate stories behind why they became advocates for open education and OER. The video features