Our Stories: First Peoples in Canada OER (E/SI)

May 7, 2019 | 15:30 - 16:15

Location: 207-208
Track: Innovative Education

This presentation will examine the development and dissemination of the first Indigenous studies eTextbook produced by a college in Canada, a multi-media learning resource that was designed to fit into, and meet the needs of, students in a unique stackable credentials program in Indigenous studies at Centennial College. The presentation will present the program as context for this online, free, and OER (Open Educational Resource) textbook that matches the learning outcomes of the core course in the program. The eTextbook was developed after extensive consultations with Indigenous communities in the GTA, as well as with the College’s AEC (Aboriginal Education Council) and AESC (Aboriginal Education Steering Committee), who supported the project contingent on it being made available free to both students and learners outside of the college. The eTextbook uses text, as well as videos, photo galleries, timelines and other interactive elements to engage learners in the content, and this unique approach has resulted in a non-typical textbook that is easily updated, accessible, and reflective of Indigenous ways of knowing. Participants can access the eTextbook prior to the presentation by visiting:

Session Speakers

Dani Kwan-Lafond


Centennial College

Shannon Winterstein

Professor, Indigenous Curriculum Developer

Centennial College

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