Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 20,957
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The University of Saskatchewan is a medical doctoral university in Western Canada with approximately 17,000 undergraduate and 3,000 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 at least 23 courses with total enrolments exceeding 4,000 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.
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Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:
OER Staff Location:
Heather M. Ross
Educational Developer (Digital Pedagogies) - Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning