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Cambrian’s Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub hosted its first Open Day on Thursday May 31st 2018.

With a variety of presenters and workshops, the event focused on creating awareness about open educational resources (OER) as well as adoption, adaptation, and creation in the context of Cambrian’s programs. There was also a focus on open educational practices and the pedagogical possibilities that OERs empower.

What is Open Education?

Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective.

Source: SPARC

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

What are Open Educational Practices (OEPs)?

Open Educational Practices (OEPs) support the (re)use and production of OERs through institutional policies, promote innovative pedagogical models, and respect and empower learners as co-producers on their lifelong learning paths.

Source: Ehlers, 2011

Questions about Open Education and OERs?

Contact Jessica O’Reilly, Instructional Developer, with Cambrian’s Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub

(705) 566-8101 ext. 6395

Copyright & OERs – Library & Learning Commons

Visit the link below to Cambrian College’s Library and Learning Commons website where you can find information about copyright and links to Open Educational Resources.

Canada Copyright Guide

Visit the link below to see the Government of Canada’s guide to copyright to learn about the certain criteria that must be met when you create something you own the copyright to.

Questions about Copyright?

Contact Marnie Seal, Librarian, with Cambrian College’s Library and Learning Commons

(705) 566-8101 ext. 7651

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) gives you the ability to create, share and use content for your teaching and learning needs without being restricted by copyright, and most often, cost.

Content with a CC license means it is free to use with some rights reserved. Please have a look at the Creative Commons website, FAQ section and license information. You can also Search the Commons to find material to use in your own courses.

In addition, please refer to the downloadable resources below under CC license from eCampus Ontario.

Downloadable Reference Posters and Postcards

Courtesy of eCampus Ontario:

  • Creative Commons Licenses Explained (PDF Poster)
  • Textbooks or Food: Open Textbooks for Students (PDF Poster)
  • Open Educational Resources and You (PDF Poster)
  • Open Educational Resources and Practices (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Top 10 Myths About Open Educational Resources (PDF Postcard)
  • Three Reasons to Use Open Educational Resources (PDF Postcard)

CC License Freedom & Control


This image displays the different degrees of freedom and control that licenses allow when licensing your content.

Source: Foter Blog

Open Day Videos & Slide Decks

Making Sense of Open Education – Keynote (Video)

Making Sense of Open Education – Keynote (Slide Deck)

“Making Sense of Open Education” slide deck by Joanne Kehoe, Laura Killam, Jessica O’Reilly, Jenni Hayman is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Becoming an Open Educator (Video)

Becoming an Open Educator (Slide Deck)

Introduction to Creative Commons (Video)

Introduction to Creative Commons (Slide Deck)

“Introduction to Creative Commons” slide deck by Cable Green, remixed from Dr. David Wiley, is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Where to Find Open and Affordable Course Resources (Video)

Adopt a Textbook or Build Your Own (Video)

Our Steps Toward Open (Video)

Open It Up (Slide Deck)

“Open It Up” slide deck by Jessica O’Reilly, Mel Young and Terry Greene is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Intellectual Property

Creative Commons & Copyright Info

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