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OCUL Whitepaper on Open Educational Resources

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) recently announced the availability of its white paper on Open Educational Resources (OER).

The white paper was written in response to increasing OCUL membership interest in OER and potential roles for libraries in this endeavour. From September 2016 until October 2017, an OCUL OER working group undertook an environmental scan and analysis of current activities in open education publishing in North America, with a focus on the province of Ontario.

The white paper focuses on the current teaching and learning environment for both university students and faculty; an environmental scan of national and international OER initiatives among libraries; survey results and analysis of OER as carried out by OCUL member libraries; and a primer on OER and open publishing terminology.

You may read more about this initiative, plus download a copy of the white paper, from the project webpage on theĀ OCUL website.

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