My OER project
Graduate-level module on Indigenous health and social justice.
What prompted you to become involved in OER?
We were contacted directly by an individual already involved in OER.
What excites you most about your OER project?
Our course development group was recently funded by eCampus Ontario to develop digital content as part of their Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS). The funds provided an opportunity to involve members of an Indigenous Advisory Circle in the process and include original artwork and short guest films as part of the content that will be shared through VLS and included as a cross-listed distance graduate course in the Schools of Public Health and Social Work at the University of Waterloo.
A lot of instructors are hesitant about OER. Do you share those hesitations? How do you address them?
There are certainly complex processes that need to be navigated in sharing educational resources and content. We relied on the support of the Centre for Extended Learning to help address some of these concerns and complex processes such as licensing and copyright.