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Open Education Week Events

Open Education Week is taking place March 5-9th. 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 2018!

Calling Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Institutions


UnCommon Women Panel

Date: Monday, March 5
Time: 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Rooms 1400 & 1410

 

5pm-6pm: Wine & appetizers (sponsored by BCcampus)
6pm-8pm: Panel hosted by Kelsey Merkley (Creative Commons Canada), speakers include: Gwen Bird (SFU), Surita Jhangiani (JIBC), Rosie Redfield (UBC), Kory Wilson (BCIT)

 

In the 2014 Tutu Lecture “Women in Peace” Mary Robinson, Portrait of Kelsey MerkleyPresident of Ireland, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke to the importance of gender equality of the decision-makers in the room.  And the value of amplifying the voice of women leaders brings more to the room and the decisions – Her practical recommendation was simple: “that women in positions of authority walk into a room that is dominated by men should ask “What’s wrong with this room?

Kelsey Merkley started UnCommon Women because she saw a gap between the women in senior operating roles and the men in “Thought Leader” roles. In other words, the women were getting s*** done. Kelsey wanted to celebrate and amplify the many strong brilliant and busy women of the commons.

Join Kelsey Merkley as she interviews and facilitates a conversation with a few of the UnCommon Women (Kory Wilson, Surita Jhangiani, Gwen Bird, and Rosie Redfield) in the lower mainland, BC. This is a kick off event for Open Education week and we hope you join us!


Open Education Week: Open in Action

Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm

 

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

Join faculty, staff, and students at KPU Richmond Campus- Melville Centre for Dialogue to celebrate the Open Education Movement in BC. This event will include presentations from open advocates at various Institutions who will discuss their projects in detail and share how they have put open education into action. We are very pleased to welcome the BC Federation of Students to start the morning with all of us, as they will highlight the advocacy work they are engaged in from both an institutional perspective as well as governmental. The day will follow with presentations, lightning sessions, and hands-on activities

8:30-9:00 am Coffee (sponsored by BCIT) & networking

9:00-9:10 am Welcome by Dr. Salvador Ferreras, Vice-President Academic & Provost, KPU

9:10-9:55 am Student perspectives on Open Education – BC Federation of Students panel

10:00-10:45 am Understanding Indigenous Practice in Open – Kory Wilson, Executive Director, Aboriginal Initiatives, and Partnerships, BCIT

Kory comes to BCIT most recently from Vancouver Community College where she served as Director, Aboriginal Education, and Community Engagement since 2011. Kory is Chair of the National Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutions Canada and a Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Ambassador. Kory has a law degree from UBC. With over 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and the legal profession, Kory’s passion lies “in ensuring success for Aboriginal Learners and other multi-barriered learners”. She has a deep commitment to education and has dedicated her working life to ensuring that under-represented learners succeed, both within learning institutions and the larger community. Kory is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Quadra Island) and is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach. Both nations are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, also known as the Kwak’wala speaking people.

10:50-11:20 am Launching Canada’s first Zed Cred programs – Krista Lambert, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus/Instructional Designer, JIBC & Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education, KPU

A “Zed Cred” refers to a degree pathway that involves zero textbook costs, based on the adoption of open educational resources (e.g., open textbooks) or use of institutionally subscribed resources (e.g., library databases). In 2017, BCcampus awarded Zed Cred grants to three BC institutions–Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL), and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

In this session, members of the Zed Cred teams will describe the collaborative approach to co-developing and peer-reviewing resources as well as share strategies used to build institutional capacity (e.g., faculty and staff training), identifying and overcoming challenges (e.g., integrating a Zed Cred notation in course timetables), conducting  research (e.g., to evaluate the institutional
impact of OER adoption), and developing a strategic framework.

11:25-11:55 am Developing in-house OER training – Caroline Daniels, Systems Librarian, KPU & Lucas Wright, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus

Migrating your documents into a web-ready book has never been easier. Or has it?? While Pressbooks can magically turn your documents into online books (it seems), some faculty require a kick start, while others want full hands-on help to pull their lectures and writings onto the open web. Find out how KPU Library is embedding themselves into the creative process on the Pressbooks platform. Learn what tools can work within Pressbooks to enhance delivery.

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch sponsored by BCcampus

Brief showcase presentations from 12:15 pm by SFU, KPU, BCIT, UBC, & BCcampus

1:00-1:30 pm Opening Up Your Own Practice – Will Engle, Open Education Strategist, CTLT, UBC  and Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, UBC Library

There are a number of ways we support students and faculty in our institutions engaging in open scholarly practice. This kind of support role can sometimes eclipse the ways we can engage in openly creating and sharing the products of our own work.  This session will showcase how the presenters “open up” their own practices and generate practical ways to incorporate the tenants of openness into our everyday workflows.

1:30-1:50 pm Updates & future plans – Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager of Open Education, BCcampus

1:50-2:00 pm Closing comments: Todd Mundle, University Librarian


Open Education Week: Open in Action

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 9:30 am- 3:00pm

 

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

Join faculty, staff and students at the Innovations Lab @ Interurban campus, Camosun College to celebrate the Open Education Movement in BC. This event will include presentations from open advocates at various Institutions who will discuss their projects in detail and share how they have put open education into action.

9:30 am Welcome and Introduction

9:40-10:20 am Kelsey Merkley – The Intersections of Open Portrait of Kelsey Merkley

Kelsey Merkley is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus stops. Previous projects include working with Siyavula, Nolwazi, WikiAfrica, University of Cape Town IP Unit, City of Cape Town Open Data Project, UNICEF Innovation Unit, and the Shuttleworth Foundation. She has hosted events including the first African Open Textbook Summit and the Institute for Open Leadership. She founded Open Textbooks for Africa a project designed to support the adaption and adoption of Open Textbooks across Africa.

Now based in Toronto, Kelsey is Public Lead for Creative Commons Canada after serving as Public Lead for Creative Commons South Africa for 4 years. Creative Commons is the global standard for legal sharing. Kelsey has expertise in IP Law, Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, Open Policy, Open Business Models and loves Community Building.

Most recently Kelsey has worked with Creative Commons HQ, and e-Campus Ontario.

Kelsey’s talent is creating a robust local and international partnerships and communities. She was named one of South Africa’s brightest young minds by Mail & Guardian in 2015 and was a speaker at 2015 TEDxCapeTown.

 

10:20-10:30 am Break

10:30- 11:00 am Inba Kehoe – Scholarly Publishing UVIC

11:00-11:30 am Elizabeth Childs and Jo Axe – Transforming an entire department RRU

11:30-12:00 pm Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus – Project Updates and New Call for Proposals

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch sponsored by BCcampus

1:00-2:00 pm Lightning Rounds

Michael Paskevicius, VIU

Sue Doner, Camosun College

Janni Aargon, UVIC

George Veltsianos, RRU

2:00-3:oo pm Uncommon Women Panel – hosted by Kelsey Merkley, featuring UnCommon Women, Mary Burgess and Jennifer Walinga

In the 2014 Tutu Lecture “Women in Peace” Mary Robinson, President ofIreland, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke to the importance of gender equality of the decision-makers in the room.  And the value of amplifying the voice of women leaders brings more to the room and the decisions – Her practical recommendation was simple “that women in positions of authority walk into a room that is dominated by men should ask “What’s wrong with this room?””

Kelsey Merkley started UnCommon Women because she saw a gap between the women in senior operating roles and the men in “Thought Leader” roles. In other words, the women were getting s*** done. Kelsey wanted to celebrate and amplify the many strong brilliant and busy women of the commons.

Join Kelsey Merkley as she interviews and facilitates a conversation with UnCommon Women, Mary Burgess and Jennifer Walinga.

Uncommon Women Panel - participants look on as Kelsey Merkley introduces the Uncommon Women panel at OpenEd17