In support of the open publishing infrastructure project, Toronto Metropolitan University will be collaborating with a network of open educational resource (OER) leaders from across Ontario. Our partners include:

University of Waterloo – Centre for Extended Learning

The University of Waterloo offers one of the largest centre for extended learning (online) programs in North America. Via lecture notes, videos and recordings, hundreds of courses are made available to some 20,000 students across the continent who otherwise find attending university difficult or even impossible. Conrad Grebel University College is a vital participant in Waterloo’s centre for extended learning (CEL) program. Currently, the following Conrad Grebel courses are available through CEL (please see individual department listings for course descriptions).

Queen’s University E-Learning and Educational Technologies Working Group (EETWG)

Queen’s University E-Learning and Educational Technologies Working Group (EETWG) develops vision, strategy, policy and planning that promotes, encourages and recognizes the innovative use of educational information systems for high-quality learning and teaching both inside and outside the classroom. The systems governed by this committee include all learning management systems, distance learning technologies, classroom technologies, collaborative tools and student labs.

The Rebus Community

The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation is made up of faculty, students, and staff from schools, colleges, and universities around the world, along with regular people who believe that educational materials for every subject should be a free and open public resource.

Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal technological infrastructure preserves and provides access to information resources collected and shared by Ontario’s 21 university libraries.

Through the Scholars Portal online services, Ontario’s university students, faculty and researchers have access to an extensive and varied collection of e-journals, e-books, social science data sets geo reference data and geospatial sets. Scholars Portal also supports the online interlibrary loan platform for Ontario’s universities and provides support for citation management systems, a virtual chat reference service  and other tools designed to aid and enhance academic research in Ontario.

Scholars Portal continues to respond to the research needs of Ontario universities through the creation of innovative information services and by working to ensure access to and preservation of this wealth of information.

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

OCUL is a consortium of Ontario’s 21 university libraries. Building on an established record of leadership in the shared development of innovative digital library services and collections, OCUL will support Canada’s knowledge economy by providing the information tools and access essential for high quality education and research in Ontario’s universities.

Ontario College Library Service (OCLS)

The Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) was established in 2009 as a non-profit corporation to provide support for the Libraries  and Learning Resource Centres of Ontario’s 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. OCLS is funded in part by the Government of Ontario. OCLS is an institutional member of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the American Library Association (ALA).