This resource was created as a Capstone project for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program 2018-2019 cohort. I would like to thank the course leaders Nicole Allen from SPARC and Tanya Spilovoy, and give particular thanks to my SPARC Open Education Leader mentor Caroline Daniels, Systems,Web & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University – you have been infinitely kind and supportive. I would also like to thank the other SPARC Open Education Leadership cohort participants, I learned a lot from you.
I would also like to give particular thanks to Ryerson colleagues who have supported me on my Open Education journey.
Thank you to Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University Library for your leadership and continuing support of Open Educational initiatives, and in particular I want to thank the amazing Ryerson librarians Sally Wilson, Fangmin Wang and Kelly Dermody for your advice and your expertise in the area of open education. Thank you to Jenna Charlton and Lee Chapman for branding advice and design. Thank you to E-Reserve staff, your hard work is very appreciated, and in particular Aleksandra Rybak for your licensing expertise.
I would like to thank the Chang School of Continuing Education for supporting a vision of working towards a Zero Textbook Cost Certificate/Degree and your continuing support of Open Education at Ryerson. In particular I would like to thank Naza Djafarova, Director, Digital Educational Strategies, and Leonora Zefi for your support, Reg Noble, Courtney Trott, Sushila Parikh, and The Chang School Open Education Committee.
From the E-Learning and Learning and Teaching Office I would like to thank Wendy Freeman, Director E-Learning and the Learning and Teaching Office, Lauren Wilson, Nada Savicevic and Michelle Schwartz for your continuing support and work in Open Education at Ryerson.