[Open-education] Ontario Open Content Initiative

Paul Bacsich pbacsich at runbox.com
Wed Jul 27 08:24:53 UTC 2016

Getting closer to UK geographically and politically


From: rory 
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:18 AM
To: Open Educational Resources - an online discussion forum ; OER-DISCUSS at jiscmail.ac.uk 
Subject: [OER] Ontario Open Content Initiative

Eastern Canada is finally participating in supporting OER. Canada's largest province (in population) has announce an Open Content Initiative for $10 million.

Open Content Initiative: Under this project area, institutions can submit project proposals to fund the creation of high-quality digital course content that can be freely reused, revised, adapted, remixed, redistributed, and retained by institutions to support online and technology-enabled teaching and learning. Applicants can propose to develop a complete set of course modules or an etextbook. eCampusOntario is also funding projects which propose to adopt or adapt existing open content for the creation of a fully online course. The Open Content Initiative is the first step towards eCampusOntario’s vision for high quality, free and accessible digital course content to support an excellent online student learning experience. Funded Open Content projects are intended to incent uptake of these resources across the province, encourage buy-in from faculty members across Ontario institutions, and support the early adopters at a grass-roots level.

See: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/content/open-content-initiative-call-for-proposals

Congratulations to Dr David Porter on his appointment as CEO of ECampus Alberta, effective Sept. 2016. David is the former CEO of BCCampus and a member of the Board of the OER Foundation and Canadian leader in OER.

See: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/news/bcit-associate-vice-president-dr-david-porter-selected-as-new-ceo-of-ecampusontario


Rory McGreal
Co-Editor IRRODL
Athabasca University

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