eCampusOntario to host the first Open Education Ontario Summit, a forum designed to build local capacity, create opportunities for Open pedagogy, and showcase Open Education projects and practices

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Organized in conjuction with Creative Commons Canada, OCAD University and BCcampus, the first Open Education Ontario Summit will be held Monday March 27, 2017 from 9am to 5pm at OCAD University, 49 McCaul St. and 100 McCaul St. in Toronto Ontario. The event will be designed to encourage collaboration and innovation around the concepts of Open.

The morning session will feature key players in the Open Education movement, providing attendees with the latest information on the state of Open, and the many institutional trends taking shape for the future. Scheduled topics include 'The 5Rs of Open' and 'What could Open Education mean for my institution?'

A dedicated community of Open Rangers

One of the most important outcomes of the Open Education Ontario Summit will be to create a passionate, dedicated community that will support the uptake and use of Open Education Resources in classrooms across Ontario.

To further this important goal, eCampusOntario will be creating Open Rangers – a group that will foster and develop Open Education initiatives, both within their work and educational institutions.

As attendees move through each of the 4 separate afternoon sessions facilitated by leading Open experts, People, Technology, Resources and Policy, they will bring their Open Ranger Passport and have it stamped before they move on.

Leveraging the power of Open

"As the possibilities and the potential for Open Education initiatives continues to grow, we are very excited to be at the forefront" said Dean Lloyd, Manager of Marketing & Communications for eCampusOntario. "We know that participants in the inaugural Open Education Ontario Summit will take away real learnings that they can use immediately to leverage the power of Open."

About eCampusOntario

eCampusOntario is a not-for-profit organization whose membership is composed of all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario.

Our mandate is to promote access, collaboration and innovation in online and technology-enabled learning to enhance the student experience, support faculty development and extend Ontario's global reputation as a leader in teaching and learning through technology.

Funding for eCampusOntario comes from the Government of Ontario.

SOURCE eCampusOntario

For further information: Dean Lloyd, Manager, Marketing & Communications, eCampusOntario,

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