SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada
Official Website @uofg

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 28,687

  SPARC Member  


The University of Guelph is a research intensive, learner-centred university. Our mission to value the highest standards of pedagogy and place the learner at the centre of all that we do provides us with a focus for our advocacy efforts in the areas of open pedagogy and open education.

An institutional Open Educational Resources/Affordable Course Content (OER/ACC) Task Force was formed in January 2017 with the support of the Provost and University Librarian. The goals of the task force over its two year (2016-2018) lifespan is to:
- Improve the availability, affordability, and accessibility of course materials
- Increase awareness of OERs among educational developers and faculty
- Respond to student concerns raised via campaigns such as #textbookbroke
- Support faculty in the creation, adaption, and adoption of OERs

Our undergraduate Central Students Association (CSA) has identified textbook affordability as an important issue during their last two campaigns. The task force works closely with the CSA, ensuring that student perspectives and concerns are at the forefront of our activities.

Campus Details

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Point of Contact

Heather Martin
Copyright Officer & Manager, E-Learning & Reserves, UofG Library