Monday, October 17, 2011 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. See your time zone here.

Morning Agenda:

9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome and Purpose – David Porter, Executive Director, BCcampus
9:45 – 10:00 Current Open Educational Resource (OER) Challenges – David Porter

  • the concept and philosophy of open access and OER
  • open licensing within copyright regime
  • benefits of opening education practices
  • challenges

10:00 – 10:30 UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning OER Guidelines – Sir John Daniel, CEO Commonwealth of Learning

10:30 – 10:45 Networking Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45 Organizational Case Studies – Scott Leslie, Open Education Client Services Manager, BCcampus (facilitator)

  1. Commonwealth of Learning approach to making publications open and accessible – Venkataraman Balaji, Director for Tech and KM, Commonwealth of Learning
  2. OERu – using OER for credentials – Wayne Mackintosh, OER Foundation, New Zealand
  3. Athabasca University UNESCO OER Chair – Rory McGreal, Associate Vice President Research, Athabasca University
  4. University of British Columbia open access and copyright models – Joy Kirchner, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, UBC Library

11:45 – 12:45 pm – Lunch

Afternoon Agenda

12:45 – 2:15 pm Interactive Dialogue – Paul Stacey, Director Curriculum Development, BCcampus

Questions and Interactive group feedback and discussion about Open Educational Resources, open access and copyright (using clickers).

    • Open access and OER in current landscape (Access Copyright, global learning needs, institutional buy-in, faculty/student awareness/acceptance)
    • Opportunities (OECD & CMEC support, open textbooks, OER for the trades, system shared services, etc.)
    • Challenges
    • Policy, practice, quality, legal, technical considerations
    • Funding, sustainability, institution and system implications

2:15 – 2:30 pm Networking Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:15 pm Moving Forward Action Agenda – David Porter

Development of an action agenda based on speaker and participant recommendations.

    • Each presenter is asked to put forward at least one action agenda recommendation
    • Participants are asked to suggest action items
    • Action items are prioritized
    • Action items grouped and targeted for government, system-wide collaboration, institutions, faculty and students

3:15- 3:30 pm Closing Remarks – David Porter
A one page .pdf poster of this program has been produced and is available for you to print out and post or distribute as an attachment to others you think might be interested in this event. Access poster through the link below:
Opening Education Poster
If you have questions about the Conference programme please contact:
Paul Stacey, Director, Curriculum Development, BCcampus
604-412-7736  |  pstacey [at] bccampus [dot] ca