OER Fellows

eCampusOntario is committed to raising awareness and increasing the use of open educational resources (OER), including the use of open textbooks, across our member institutions. With the support of the Ministry for Advanced Education and Skills Development, a key element of our current OER strategy will be inviting six OER Fellows to partner with us to conduct action research, celebrate their work through social media, and create and deliver webinars and workshops in Ontario. We will select applicants from each of the following role categories:

  • Two university faculty members
  • Two college faculty members
  • Two teaching and learning support professionals (e.g., librarians, educational developers, and instructional designers)


The eCampusOntario OER Fellows program has the following goals:

  • Promote awareness and increase use of OER by Ontario educators working at post-secondary institutions
  • Support and advocate for increased diversity and choice in education content
  • Reduce resource costs for Ontario learners
  • Provide OER-focused professional development opportunities in partnership with post-secondary educators and learners
  • Conduct and share an action research project related to Ontario post-secondary use of OER

Please note: There is no direct compensation associated with this role. We will engage with OER Fellows in partnered professional learning around use of OER, Open Access, Open Data, and use of open licenses such as Creative Commons. Pre-approved travel expenses will be refunded for in-person participation at a variety of regional events and conferences.


Learn More

The Call for Participation period for the OER Fellows opportunity begins October 2, 2017 with applications due no later than Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5pm. There will be a Q & A webinar about the OER Fellows Call for Participation on Tuesday, October 10 at 2pm.
Click to register here: OER Fellows Q & A