OCAD University

For Support Of The Flexible Learning For Open Education Program

  • Amount
    $350,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    13 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art & Design supports emerging, innovative design in digital systems with a special focus on inclusive education and OER. The Centre will further develop its Flexible Learning for Open Education program to address the needs of diverse learners by removing accessibility-related barriers to OER adoption, and it will continue to support deeper learning by encouraging students to discover, identify, and refine their understanding of how they learn best. This work advances the development and improvement of the technical infrastructure for the OER movement, especially as it relates to accessibility.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
idrc.ocadu.ca 
Address
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada
Grants to this Grantee
for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in open education  
The Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University brings together an open, global community working to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively. The Centre has a particular focus on education, and its Flexible Learning for Open Education (FLOE) project pushes the understanding and practice of equitable inclusion within open teaching and learning by providing resources to personalize how students learn and to address barriers to learning. The FLOE project will coordinate inclusive workshops to address challenges; capture and share insights and processes; and build capacity and support within the larger open education community to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
for support of the Flexible Learning for Open Education (FLOE) program  
The Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art & Design is the hub of a growing international community focused on ensuring that digitally mediated systems address diverse learning styles. Its FLOE project supports the creation of an ecosystem to embed inclusive design in education, thus engaging a broad range of stakeholders to produce OER that support diversity among learners and employ inclusive processes and tools reflecting input from unique perspectives. Development and improvement of the technical infrastructure for the OER movement will improve accessibility for learners.
for support of the Flexible Learning for Open Education program  
The Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art & Design supports emerging, innovative design in digital systems with a special focus on inclusive education and OER. The Centre will further develop its Flexible Learning for Open Education program to address the needs of diverse learners by removing accessibility-related barriers to OER adoption, and it will continue to support deeper learning by encouraging students to discover, identify, and refine their understanding of how they learn best. This work advances the development and improvement of the technical infrastructure for the OER movement, especially as it relates to accessibility.

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