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Open Educational Resources

Student advocacy for OER

Brock University Students' Union

Brock University Students' Union advocates for OER both on campus and via its work with provincial and national student organizations.

BUSU Student survey 2015:

•Brock avg. textbook cost - $811.70                                
•Avg. # of textbooks – 7.5
•Most expensive book - $208
 

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

OUSA released a policy paper on OERs in November 2017 recommending that Ontario provide financial and infrastructure supports required for faculty to develop, adopt and review OERs.

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

In November 2017, CASA released a strategy focused on federal government support for post-secondary education. CASA recommends that Canada's Tri-Agencies invest $8 million annually for graduate students and faculty to develop OER.

 

  

Open Education Advocate: Rajiv Jhangiani

One of Canada's most prominent and passionate advocates for open education, Rajiv Jhangiani is the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC and the Senior Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellow with BCcampus,

He discussed the social justice potential of open education at Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching & Learning, an event presented Dec. 7, 2017 by Brock Library, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Brock University Students' Union.

Rethinking learning resources: ecampus Ontario

eCampus Ontario funds and advocates for open educational practices via platforms including Ontario's Open Textbook Library. eCampus Ontario CEO David Porter highlighted OER and open educational practices at Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching & Learning, an event presented Dec. 7, 2017 by Brock Library, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Brock University Students' Union.