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Tuesday, October 19 • 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Developing an Open Educational Resource Repository for The Public Sector with an Inclusive Lens

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In the public sector, open sharing of learning materials is in its early days of maturity. While in the academic sector open educational resources (OERs) are now an established practice, the Government of Canada is stepping up to create one of the first platforms for OERs aimed at spreading this movement through the public service - GCshare.

Developing a repository for OERs in government is a culture change and an opportunity to build a better future together. There is lots of knowledge and expertise available across the public sector that is not being shared in the open. Enabling these professionals to see themselves as worthy and able contributors can be a challenge. This is why developing a platform that invites anyone who has valuable content to contribute requires a thoughtful and inclusive approach.

This session will talk about the different ways in which openness, accessibility and inclusion were considered in the design of the platform (including graphics, text and metadata), its collection development, marketing, and support of content creators.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize the different elements of OER initiatives that can contribute to inclusion throughout the design, collection development, marketing and contributor support stages
  • Evaluate how you can make your own OER initiatives more inclusive with a list of guiding questions
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Ksenia Cheinman

Manager of Research, Canada School of Public Service
I am passionate about making public services better for people. I often end up in roles with the words: “architect”, "strategy", and "content".Current issues that preoccupy my thinking: Equitable access to knowledge, atomic research, research sharing, inclusive design, social... Read More →

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room C