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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Official Website @usask

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 20,957

  SPARC Member  

OER Webpage


The University of Saskatchewan is a medical doctoral university in Western Canada with approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. The OER initiative began with a single large adoption benefitting about 270 students in January 2015. Since that time, this initiative has grown to include courses across the institution with total enrolments exceeding 7,500 students per year. In addition, several open textbooks have been created and adapted at the university to provide appropriate content for Saskatchewan students.

The use of open pedagogy teaching strategies is also seeing an increase in interest across the institution, as instructors see the potential for this engaging use of OER.

The OER initiative is supported by units across the university including the OER Advisory group made up of members from the teaching and learning centre, Library, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, College of Arts and Science, College of Education, and the Edwards School of Business. In addition, the Distance Education Unit plays a significant role in helping instructors find, create, and adapt OER.

Campus Details

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Point of Contact

Heather M. Ross
Educational Development Specialist (Digital Pedagogies) - Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning