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Opening the door to open education resources

The Open and Affordable Course Materials Working Group at Queen’s invites instructors to get involved in the development of open course materials.

A new call for proposals offers two ways to get involved:

  1. Review and compare an open textbook: compare an existing openly licensed, high-quality, peer-reviewed textbook with one you are currently using, and consider adopting or adapting it for your next course
  1. Create/author an open textbook: create a new open textbook for an upcoming course/program at Queen's, with cross campus support.

This initiative builds on the engagement and input from ongoing campus-wide conversations, such as the instructor discussion groups held in April that brought together people across all disciplines to share their ideas.

“We received lots of great input through our discussion groups, and we are pleased to begin putting those ideas in motion,” says Working Group Chair, Martha Whitehead, Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian. “We have received some expressions of interest in our call for proposals already, and are looking forward to receiving even more”.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Oct. 16. If you have any questions or comments, please email: open.education@queensu.ca.