Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance releases policy paper: “Open Educational Resources”

Posted on December 20th, 2017

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), a coalition of eight student associations in Ontario that represents more than 140,000 students, has released a policy paper on Open Educational Resources (OERs). The paper focuses on awareness, data collection, prioritization of resource development, standardized institutional infrastructure, and accessibility of OERs. The OUSA recommends that universities “make available the financial and infrastructural supports required for faculty members to develop, adopt, and review OERs,” and that these funds “should be prioritized for the development of textbooks that can apply to the largest entry-level classes in the province.”