We’ve been posting a lot on this blog lately about all of the open initiatives happening at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as initiatives elsewhere that are available to faculty and graduate students at our university. There’s been the adoption of an open textbook for a class of 100 students, the piloting of the open source platform Mahara by the College of Education for ePortfolios, and now the launch of the first open course from an academic unit at the U of S with registration opening for Dr. Ken Coates’s Circumpolar Innovation through Canvas.
Given the growing list of open initiatives, and the long-running support and education around open access journals from the Library, a new Website has been created to act as a hub for all things open at the University of Saskatchewan. open.usask.ca contains links and information to resources related to open textbooks, open courses, open access journals, open source software (including some developed at the U of S) and Creative Commons.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of the site, if you have any questions about any of the included initiatives or if we’ve missed something that you feel should be included.