Last summer, OCUFA developed a survey to gauge faculty interest in eCampusOntario’s new Open Textbook Library. Now, eCampusOntario is conducting their own survey to learn more about how Ontario educators currently select and use course content and textbooks in their teaching and learning. As part of the survey, eCampusOntario is hoping to get a better sense of the level of awareness related to the use of open educational resources (OER) in Ontario.
The survey addresses three elements of postsecondary teaching practice: the types of resources in use, the key decision-making criteria educators use when selecting resources, and the current level of educator awareness about OER – including open textbooks. Findings from this research will help eCampusOntario as they explore the potential of OER and collaborative practices in their work. All survey analysis will be publicly available through an open license.
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