Following a discussion at Senate in the Fall, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and the Office of the Provost & Vice-President, Academic have developed guidance for faculty members and instructors on the use of digital learning resources in their courses. This topic has become especially important as we continue to operate primarily online through the COVID disruption. These guidelines also address a Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements that institutions develop local guidance on the use of digital learning resources.
Digital learning resources (DLR) are defined as online and/or downloaded resources (e.g., software, online access codes) or digital devices (e.g., clickers) that are required for students to complete a course. DLRs come in addition to a course required textbook, readings or creative works and often come at an additional cost to the student.
The Provostial Guidance on the Use of Digital Learning Resources document can be found on Brock’s website at: https://brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/syllabus-template/provostial-guidance-on-the-use-of-digital-learning-resources/