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.

Terms of Reference:

Activities and Publications:

  • Environmental Scan of Open Education Service and Support in Canada (2020)
  • Open Education Leadership Essentials (OeLE) (January 2019)
  • Appel de la communauté des ressources éducatives libres francophones [Community Call for the French OER Community] – facilitated by Mélanie Brunet (University of Ottawa and Jean-François Durnin (Université de Montréal) (June 10)
    > Details  > Recording
  • Webinar: Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resource – Erin Fields, University of British Columbia (May 21, 2020)
    > Details > Recording  > Slides
  • Community Call on OER Findability Issues – facilitated by Ali Versluis, University of Guelph, and Lise Brin, CARL (April 29, 2020)
    > Details  > Recording  > Slides
  • Webinar: Open Education Support Models: The Canadian Post-Secondary Landscape – Laurie Morrison, Brock University and Mélanie Brunet, University of Ottawa (January 15, 2020)
    > Recording  > Slides  > Details
  • Webinar: Introduction to Canadian Copyright and Open Licensing for OER – Amanda Wakaruk, University of Alberta (December 10, 2019)
    > Recording  > Slides  > Details
  • Webinar: Supporting Open Educational Practices from the Library – Rajiv Jhiangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (December 5, 2019)
    > Recording  > Slides  > Details
  • Webinar: How to Create Inclusive and Accessible OER – Josie Gray, BCcampus (October 6, 2019)
    > Recording  > Slides

OEWG Working Documents:

The working documents are used by the working group as “living documents” that will be continually edited and updated.

Regular updates:

August 2019