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Teaching Commons Blog: Curious about Open Educational Practices? Learn more with the Libraries’ Infographic, Guide & Mini-Course

Teaching Commons Blog: Curious about Open Educational Practices? Learn more with the Libraries’ Infographic, Guide & Mini-Course

By Stephanie Quail You may have heard the terms open education (OE) and open educational resources (OER) over the last few years. This global movement has changed the way instructors use educational resources in the classroom.  OER are free teaching and learning resources that are created by instructors and other experts and use open licences, such as Creative Commons licences. […]

Sign-Up for the Open Education Training Program - Begins November 2022

Sign-Up for the Open Education Training Program - Begins November 2022

In summer 2020, York University Libraries worked with the Open Education Steering Committee to launch a four-week mini-course on Open Education for Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) project leads. This course was designed to help AIF leads fulfill the open educational resources (OER) component of their AIF contract.  Stephanie Quail, scholarly communications librarian, Hilary Barlow, W.P. Scott […]

YFile: Opening our eyes to the possibilities of OER

YFile: Opening our eyes to the possibilities of OER

The decision to devote this issue of “Innovatus” to Open Educational Resources (OER) is a deliberate one. Across Canada, there is a national conversation happening about how academic institutions use OER, support OER adoption and creation in the classroom, and how OER facilitate innovative pedagogy.  As the articles in this issue of “Innovatus” show, instructors […]

Panel Discussion - Exploring Open Education at York University

Panel Discussion - Exploring Open Education at York University

  On Thurs., March 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, York University Libraries and York's Open Education Steering Committee will host a Zoom panel discussion on the use of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy in York courses during the COVID-19 campus closure. Participants will hear from YorkU course instructors, students, and […]

York University Libraries to host Exploring Open Education workshop on March 27

York University Libraries to host Exploring Open Education workshop on March 27

Discover the exciting world of open education during York University Libraries’ lunch and learn workshop, Exploring Open Education. During this workshop, attendees will learn more about the following topics: What is an open educational resource (OER)? How to access major OER repositories and locate resources that can be integrated into York courses. How OER improve […]