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.
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.
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)