XI. Special Study Opportunities

Open Learning

Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd)

Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) is an integral part of the University of Guelph’s learner centred and research-intensive mission.

As leaders in education, OpenEd creates innovative and relevant educational opportunities that meet the learning needs of a local and international audience. OpenEd is guided by learner-centred principles that are reflected in its diverse programs and rich learning experiences for traditional and lifelong learners. OpenEd intentionally integrates pedagogy with technology in the design, development and delivery of its educational programs. Through research and collaboration, it engages in scholarship to advance the teaching and learning mandate of the University of Guelph.

OpenEd supports University of Guelph educators and programs to improve curriculum, teaching practices, and the quality of student learning outcomes.

In partnership with academic departments, OpenEd works with faculty to create and maintain interactive and engaging online learning experiences using instructional design best practices, evidence-based pedagogical approaches, and appropriate educational technologies that support identified learning outcomes

Additionally, OpenEd engages in a wide range of activities to develop, administer, and support educational technology at the institution, both in the classroom as well as in the online environment.

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