Authors: Lena Patterson, Lindsay Woodside
Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Building capacity
Session Format: Presentation
AbstractSince 2017, eCampusOntario has engaged over 850 educators to enhance digital fluency for teaching through the Ontario Extend professional learning program. Grounded in the belief that the impact on learning should be the primary motivator for technology-enabled and online learning experiences, Extend educators are offered an opportunity to explore the foundational set of skills, knowledge and attributes for effective teaching in a digital environment.
Extend is customizable, openly licensed and critically relevant in a COVID-19 teaching and learning environment that is significantly impacted by technology. The team at eCampusOntario believes that a high quality digital learning experience starts with an empowered educator. Open practice, open pedagogy and open communities of practice are embedded in the Extend philosophy.
With a recent adoption and adaptation of the Ontario Extend program by Otago Polytechnic and OERu in New Zealand, the Extend team is excited by the possibilities of sharing this program with a global audience. In this brief presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to learn more about the value of an open source professional learning program for educators and how to adopt and adapt the program in their jurisdiction.
A three minute video is also available to share with the OEGlobal community: https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/about-us/
open education practices (OEP), educator development, online learning