About Us

Why we came together

Sometime in early 2015, a few of us came together to discuss the re-visioning of this website to move beyond project showcase (which it was then) to a set of resources that could help students and faculty learn about open practice and how to engage with it (what it is now). In the fall of 2015, we assembled a team of people to tackle the job of curating the resources we had (or knew about) and developing new ones. We did this (mostly) in a series of OER sprints throughout the year. These were late afternoon/evening working sessions where we came together to develop the site over a meal.

We have more to do in connecting with our UBC partners on other campuses and ongoing interviews with our own faculty to learn from them about:

  • why they've adopted open practices
  • what sorts of things they are doing
  • what's working
  • what needs work

The resources will evolve as we continue to learn more about what our faculty and students need in order to be successful in their learning and teaching in the open.

The "sprint" team

Erinfield.jpg Erin Fields,

Flexible Learning Coordinator and Liaison Librarian, UBC Library

Christina2-cropped-ArtsOneShoot-Dec2013 copy.jpg Christina Hendricks PhD.,

Senior Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Arts One Chair

Cindy Underhill.jpg Cindy Underhill,

Strategist, Learning Resource Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Lucas-Headshot.jpg Lucas Wright,

Educational Consultation: Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Will headshot.png Will Engle,

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Rie Namba edit3.jpg Rie Namba,

Educational Resources Developer (Web Design), Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology

AMS Academic copy.jpg Samantha So,

VP Academic & University Affairs, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver (incoming April 2016)

Kevin-Doering.jpg Kevin Doering,

Associate VP Academic and University Affairs, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver (incoming April 2016)

AMS 20150902 Kosta Prodanovic.jpg Jenna Omassi,

VP Academic & University Affairs, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver (outgoing April 2016)

Daniel-Munro-360x240.jpg Daniel Munro,

Associate VP Academic and University Affairs, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver (outgoing April 2016)

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:Open_UBC/About_Us