Students at the University of Toronto have access to a greater variety of academic programs than at any other university in Canada.
Open resources include not-for-credit courses, educational resources and access to online materials, for free. In addition to open resources, U of T offers students diverse learning options including for-credit online courses as part of a program.
U of T encourages its members and friends to find, use, create and share openly licensed content, resources and courses.
U of T has a history of open projects covering a range of initiatives from open publishing to open information and data. Here are just a few:
- The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs
- Anatomia 1522-1867 - Anatomical Plates from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
- Bader Lab – Computational Network Biology
- 200,000 University of Toronto Books Online
- The Oncology E-Learning Network Project
- G8 Information Centre
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources are teaching, learning and research resources in the public domain released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others.
U of T has many open access digital collections developed through the University of Toronto Libraries, in collaboration with faculty and external partners:
- Local digital special collections
- UofT Open Journals
- Open Access Scholarship & Research
- University of Toronto's Research Repository
- Learning Objects and Open Courseware
- Open access tools for authors
- Citation & Academic Integrity
Open Courseware includes free, not-for-credit digital publications of high quality college and university‐level educational materials.
U of T is partnering with Coursera to pilot new web-based courses online for free and create new opportunities for hands-on learning in the classroom:
In addition to open resources, online learning at U of T occurs in many contexts including enhancement of face-to-face classes, blended formats or fully online courses:
Are you looking for more resources about open and/or online teaching, learning and research? Contact us