Open Education Week 2016: March 7-11

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Open Education Week is taking place March 7-11th. BCcampus is supporting these activities through co-ordination, sponsorship, or co-promotion.  These offerings are a rich combination of online and onsite events to help you learn more and celebrate Open Education Week 2016!

Webinar recordings, archived video and resources are now available.


Date & Time Session Title Facilitator Description Recordings & Resources

Monday March 7

9 AM -10 AM (PST)

Introduction to Open Education Resources

Heather Ross, University of Saskatchewan


Join Heather Ross, from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan, and learn more about open textbooks and other open educational resources and how you can get started using these resources. Session Recording

Tuesday March 8

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (PST)

A Friendly Introduction to Working Collaboratively and Openly with Github

Joey Lee, Mozilla Science Fellow

Stephanie Wright, Mozilla Science Lab

Join Joey Lee and Stephanie Wright from the Mozilla Science Lab for a friendly introduction to Github – a free and open source platform that can help you build projects that are collaborative, well documented, and version-controlled.
This is a UBC Library Research Commons sponsored event.
Session Slides

Wednesday March 9

11 AM – 12 Noon (PST)

The Role of Support Units in the Use and Creation of Open Textbooks

Heather Ross & Jordan Epp, University  of Saskatchewan

Brenda Smith, Thompson Rivers University & Erin Fields, University of BC

Join a team of instructional designers the University of Saskatchewan and two post secondary librarians from the BCOER Librarians who will discuss ways that educational developers, librarians and others on campus can support individual instructors, departments and colleges to integrate open educational resources.

This online session is a joint offering of University of Saskatchewan and BCcampus.

Session Recording

Thursday March 10

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (PST)

Engaging Students in Open Education Open Education Week Panelists

Join us on March 10th from 1:30-3:00 pm for a panel discussion highlighting open courses, projects and initiatives from UBC and beyond.

Lighting Talks: Each speaker will present for 8 minutes and respond to questions for 5 minutes. This will be followed by a broad panel discussion about open practice.

This workshop is an offering of the UBC CTLT.

Event Recording

Friday March 11

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  (PST)

Creative Commons for Academics, Community Stakeholders and Business Leaders Paul Stacey, Associate Director, Global Learning, Creative Commons

If you are curious about the growing trend of open pedagogy, open research and open licensing, and how you can incorporate open practices into your classroom, this Creative Commons workshop is for you!

This workshop is an offering of KPU Open Studies, with the sponsorship of BCcampus.

Session Resources