Thompson Rivers University 2015 IAP

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Contact information

Name of OERu partner Thompson Rivers University
Contact person for this IAP Irwin DeVries
eMail for IAP contact person
Name of primary OERu contact Irwin DeVries
eMail of primary OERu contact

Executive summary

Our focus is to complete our initial obligations for course and service provision to the OERu, provide leadership in multiple working groups, attend the OERu annual partners meeting, and further explore course credentialing opportunities for OERu courses.


  • Complete our second course contribution incorporating use of an open textbook
  • Provide leadership for OERu technology planning and implementation group
  • Explore options for credit provision for OERu courses
  • Incorporate OERu course into TRU offering
  • Explore graduate open education Education course offered in combination with OERu
  • Provide co-leadership in Partner Engagement Working Group
  • Explore student engagement and support strategies, possibly through the creation of an active working group.
  • Explore possible Open Learning Faculty Member engagement in delivery of OERu course(s)

2015 FTE contribution for OERu course nominations

Name of staff member or Department Name of existing and new course development nominations Total FTE days
Gail Morong, Kelly Warnock – Instructional design and writing Final revisions to ART100; completion of PSYC 2111; development of partners manual 20
Production department (Carolyn Teare, Thomas Sandhoff, Cory Stumpf) Course production – wiki markup work on PSYC 2111 10
Rajiv Jiangani – Course & open textbook writer;
Farhad Dastur – Reviewer
PSYC 2111 text and course development 50
Ron McGivern - Faculty of Arts coordination Coordination 6
Brian Lamb,
Irwin DeVries,
Christine Wihak – project planning, OERu committee leadership, credit issues
Technology Committee, Partner Relations Committee, Credentialing Committee 5



Valerie Peachey Explore possible Open Learning Faculty Member roles in program delivery 3

Participation in OERu working groups

Name of staff member email address Assigned OERu working group(s) Total FTE days
Brian Lamb Technology 5
Christine Wihak, Ron McGivern Curriculum; Credit Transfer and Course Articulation 5


Irwin DeVries, Gail Morong, Kelly Warnock Partner Relations 5