Open Education Working Group

In 2019, as a result of several meetings and discussions, as well as consultation with open education librarian leaders, CARL formed the Open Education Working Group (OEWG), a group of Canadian librarians working in and committed to open education (OE). The group is designed to offer experienced insight towards ensuring ongoing relevance of CARL’s open education activities, and towards creating high-quality opportunities for librarians to develop capacity and leadership skills in open education. Its activities and programs are designed to bolster this emerging area of practice and support the development of national leadership in this arena. In 2023 the Open Education Working Group (OEWG) moved into the newly formed Advancing Teaching and Learning Committee (ATLC) at CARL.

Terms of Reference

CARL Resources on Open Education

Activities and Publications

CARL OEWG Community Resources on Open Education

  • Open Education Leadership Essentials Workshop-in-a-Box (OeLE WIAB) (2023)
  • Ongoing Francophone REL 2021-2023 (calls as of June 2023)
    • Appel de la communauté de l’éducation ouverte du Canada [Community Call for the French OE Community] – REL et reconnaissance professionnelle – Marie D. Martel (École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal) and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (Collège Glendon, York University) (March 9, 2022)
    • Appel de la communauté de l’éducation ouverte du Canada [Community Call for the French OE Community] – Stratégie et cadre national pour la revendication en matière de REL – Catherine Lachaîne and Mélanie Brunet (University of Ottawa) (March 22, 2023)
  • Ongoing OER Community of Practice calls 2021-2023  (17 calls as of June 30, 2023)  Organized by the Community of Practice Task Group (Ann Ludbrook, Olga Perkovic (retired), Kate Gibbing, Paula Parlette (on leave), Wilson Poulter, Cynthia Holt, Josie Gray, Michelle Johnson.)
  • OER Contribution Matrix (French Version, 2023) DOERS3 developed the OER Contribution Matrix to help faculty who engage in OER activities to have their work recognized in their tenure and promotion portfolios. The Francophone Open Education Task Group of the OEWG translated and adapted a French version of the matrix.

OEWG Members (2022-2024)

Lesley Balcom, Dean of Libraries, University of New Brunswick (chair)
Ann Ludbrook, Toronto Metropolitan University (CARL Visiting Program Officer, Open Education)
Karen Nicholson, University of Guelph (CARL Visiting Program Officer, Open Education)
Nicole Askin, University of Manitoba
Hailey Babb, SPARC
Marilou Bourque
, Université Laval
Michelle Brailey
, University of Alberta (on leave)
Mélanie Brunet, University of Ottawa
Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Western University
Sarah Coysh
, York University
Erin Fields, University of British Columbia
Josie Gray, Manager, Production & Publishing, BCcampus
Rachel Harris, Concordia University
Cynthia Holt, CAAL-CBUA
Michelle Johnson
, Centennial College
Manisha Khetarpal, Maskwacis Cultural College
Catherine Lachaîne, University of Ottawa
Donna Langille
, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Lindsey MacCallum, Mount Saint Vincent University
Karen Meijer-Kline, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Murgu, Brock University
Paula Parlette
, Fanshawe College (on leave)
Wilson Poulter, Fanshawe College (leave replacement)
Stephanie Quail, Business Librarian, York University
Sarah Shaughnessy, University of Alberta
Ann Smith
, Acadia University
Victoria Volkanova, Université de Moncton