OCAD U’s IDRC receives grant to promote equitable inclusion in education

Storytelling Co-design Workshop with ESL high school students - Spring 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

The Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University has received a $1.2 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in open education. The grant will support the IDRC’s Flexible Learning for Open Education (FLOE) project, which pushes the understanding and practice of equitable inclusion within open teaching and learning by providing resources to personalize how students learn and to address barriers to learning. The FLOE project will coordinate inclusive workshops to address challenges; capture and share insights and processes; and build capacity and support within the larger open education community to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Led by its founder, Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Professor, Faculty of Design, the IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD U, where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.

Web of Strings activity in Storytelling Co-design Workshops - Spring 2019