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Nick Baker

Workshops and drop-in sessions to help instructors plan for online and hybrid teaching

Online teaching and learning is an important part of the learning landscape at the University of Windsor, with provincial data showing its students have one of the highest rates of participation in online learning of any institution in the province. This means that students and faculty may be more prepared to take classes online if needed, given that they already have some experience in this mode of teaching and learning.

Office of Open Learning extends deadline for OER ACE grants

The Office of Open Learning has extended the deadline for the OER ACE Grants to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in response to a number of requests for extensions.

“There are a lot of people with really good and interesting ideas about how to create and use open educational resources in their teaching, and we want to ensure that there is enough time to put together the best possible application at such a busy time of the year,” said Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning.

Funding available to develop and adopt open educational resources

The Office of Open Learning has released its latest call for proposals for funding to support faculty interested in incorporating open educational resources (OERs) into their teaching.

Open Educational Resources include open textbooks, videos, images and music, simulations, modules, lesson plans, and even entire courses, all openly licenced to allow them to be legally used and adapted freely to fit your context.