Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 33,533
Founded in 1821, McGill is a large, research-intensive university located in Montreal, Canada with over 27, 000 undergraduate students and 9000 graduate students.
Current OER efforts at McGill have included a one year, student-position sponsored by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) to investigate open educational resources on-campus. This position was created with the aim of recommending specific cost-effective educational resource alternatives to be used in a particular course or discipline offered to undergraduate students. Additionally, the final report included a set of recommendations as well as the results of a student survey and faculty interviews on attitudes and current experiences with OERs and textbook affordability at McGill. The McGill Library and SSMU are currently reviewing the recommendations for future action.
Campus Entities Most Active in Efforts Advancing OER:
Library Departments Active in Efforts Advancing OER:
Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:
Sponsored by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU), this report provides a
comprehensive review of the benefits and concerns regarding OERs, existing OER initiatives in
North America, and their potential application at McGill. The report argues that the two primary
reasons McGill should invest in the development and implementation of OERs on campus are
that they improve access to education and offer a new, flexible pedagogical tool.
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Hocevar, C. (2017). Challenges & opportunities: Open educational resources (OERs) at McGill University. Retrieved from http://digitool.Library.McGill.CA:80/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=146443&silo_library=GEN01
This guide provides resources for finding open textbooks as well as information on how to adapt them to coursework at McGill University.
Over the past few years, the SSMU has worked with instructors and student assistants to compile Open Educational Resources tailored specifically to a number of classes at McGill.
Michael David Miller
Acting Librarian for Scholarly Communication