May 23, 2022

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Releases Environmental Scan of Open Education Service and Support in Canada

From CARL:

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) wishes to announce the publication of a new report by its Open Education Working Group (OEWG) that examines the landscape of regional and institutional post-secondary support for open education in Canada.

This comprehensive environmental scan of Canadian institutional and regional open education initiatives presents a summary and analysis of support models, services, technologies, and success stories. This report contributes an essential glimpse at the state of open education in Canada, and highlights regional variations, strengths and weaknesses of current approaches, as well as gaps and opportunities. The contents are based on a scan that was undertaken from June to December 2019, primarily involving publicly available information on institutions’ and organizations’ websites. The authors recognize that this methodology may have missed significant Canadian initiatives. CARL therefore invites anyone whose contributions have been missed to provide additions and corrections via the commenting feature on the project’s data capture spreadsheet.

The report is authored by the following members of the OEWG: Nicole Askin (University of Manitoba), Mélanie Brunet (University of Ottawa), Rosarie Coughlan (Queen’s University), Caroline Daniels (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Jean-François Durnin (Université de Montréal), Manisha Khetarpal (Maskwacis College), Ann Ludbrook (Ryerson University), Laurie Morrison (Brock University), and Ann Smith (Acadia University). CARL wishes to thank the authors for their commitment to this important and expansive project.

Report and Video

Direct to Full Text Report–English
27 pages; PDF.

Direct to Full Text Report – French
30 pages; PDF.

From January 2020

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