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The results of a recent faculty survey developed and analyzed by working groups of the Open Education Steering Committee (OESC), (OESC's Communications, Guidelines and Policy Working Group) have been released. The survey looked at the use of open educational resources (OER) at York University and it will inform the OESC's development of programs and resources to support faculty with OER implementation, resulting in reducing financial barriers for students, while improving the overall academic experience.

Please join members of the Open Education Steering Committee (OESC) on Thursday, March 30th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for a virtual event about the survey, analysis and next steps. 

Event participants will have the opportunity to: 

  • Hear a presentation from Dr. Karagyozova, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, on her open textbook project and how she connected open educational resources (OER) to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  
  • Learn more about the results from the OESC's 2021 OER Faculty Survey. 
  • Participate in a guided discussion about the OER Faculty Survey results and discuss next steps for how the OESC can support OER and open education initiatives at York University. 

Register now for the Open Chat for Open Education Event! 

Past Events

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Open Space for Open Education

On May 6th from 1:0o pm to 4:00 pm EDT, the Open Education Steering Committee held this event that used an Open Space approach to bring together York faculty, students, staff, and administrators to learn, discuss, and brainstorm how York can become more involved in the Open Education movement.

Learn more about the Open Space event

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Exploring Open Education at York University

On Thursday, March 25th, 2021, York University Libraries and York’s Open Education Steering Committee hosted 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 heard from YorkU course instructors, students, and an instructional designer about their experiences with OER and open pedagogy.

Learn more about this previous event