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About Open at Scale

Open at Scale is a targeted approach to open educational resource (OER) development. It is the decision to focus on a single subject vertical, identify gaps in the landscape, leverage existing assets and build out the rest.The Open at Scale approach originated in Ontario through conversations with passionate practitioners and leaders that saw an opportunity to pursue open education at a systemic level. Open at Scale projects are designed by and for Ontario institutions and supported by eCampusOntario.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash
Photo by NASA on Unsplash

About the Open at Scale – Trades and Apprenticeship initiative

The Open at Scale – Trades and Apprenticeship initiative is a targeted approach to open educational resource (OER) development to support on-the-job learning and Training Standards for three apprenticeships:

  • Automotive Service Technician (AST)
  • Electrician – Construction and Maintenance
  • Plumber

The following items were identified as critical to success:

  • Resources to support gap areas in Training Standards and contribute to successful Certificate of Qualification exam pass rates in apprenticeships with high-enrollments 
  • Media-rich resources, such as videos and simulators, as supplementary resources which support and complement preparation for on-the-job training 
  • Easy-to-use and easy-to-implement technology with low barriers to entry, including use on mobile devices
  • Self-service access to free, openly licensed online tools and learning resources for apprentices
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