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OER event prompts followup discussion

The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) and the James A. Gibson Library are building on the momentum from a recent Open Educational Resources (OER) event to continue discussions about OER opportunities with faculty, staff and students.The Brock community is invited to an OER at Brock Follow-up Discussion to be held Monday, Jan. 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the TH253 eClassroom.Please register for the session at on the CPI website. In December, about 100 people gathered in Sean O’Sullivan Theatre to hear from two of Canada’s leading advocates for greater access and affordability of teaching and learning materials: Rajiv Jhangiani, University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, B.C., and David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario.The event also featured a student panel discussion about OER and short presentations from Brock faculty members about their experiences and insights in creating, adopting and adapting open educational resources.The goal of the December event was to create greater awareness and understanding about OERs in relation to supporting access, affordability and quality of post-secondary education.“Based on feedback from the December session, the Brock community wants to keep talking about how we embrace OER as a philosophy and practice in our teaching and learning,” says CPI Director Jill Grose.More information about OERs, including powerpoint slides from the guest speaker presentations, is posted on the CPI website, which also includes a link to the Library’s OER guides.

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