Nick Baker

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.

Learning Management System team receives the 2017 Impact awardNick Baker (standing at left), who will receive the Excellence in Leadership Award this year, congratulates the Learning Management System team on its 2017 Impact award.

Faculty and staff invited to Employee Recognition Awards reception

The annual Employee Recognition Awards reception is set for 3 p.m. January 31 in the Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.