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Open Dialogues: How to make open content accessible

by Emi Sasagawa on August 1, 2017



The open education movement has helped people access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with. Open education resources reduce costs for students and allow for greater flexibility for instructors. And according to Tara Robertson, the accessibility librarian at the Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education Resources (CAPER-BC), the idea of […] read more

Open Dialogues: How to do open courses

by Emi Sasagawa on June 6, 2017



Gregor Kiczales, professor of computer science and Senior Advisor for Digital Learning Strategy, has been doing open since before it was called open. In 1981 Kiczales was working on a project in the Logo Lab at MIT, implementing an educational environment called Boxer. It had an open copyright. His supervisor was Hal Abelson who later […] read more

Open Dialogues: How to use social pedagogies and the web as an educator

by Emi Sasagawa on May 24, 2017



“Scholarly practice is a word that’s usually tied to research and publications, but that doesn’t have to be all that it is. You can also do scholarly practice in more informal ways. You can do it through blogs. You can do it through conversations that you have on social media,” said Christina Hendricks, professor of […] read more

Open Education Week 2017

by Will Engle on March 10, 2017



Open Education Week, March 27-31, 2017, is an international event whose goal is to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in teaching and learning. Each year, as part of Open Education Week, UBC showcases diverse events highlighting areas of open teaching and learning that UBC’s faculty, students and staff participate in […] read more

Minister of Advanced Education Visits UBC Class to Talk Open Textbooks

by Emi Sasagawa on April 6, 2017



Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson visited a social psychology class at UBC on February 10, to talk to students about how they have benefitted from the use of open textbooks. “The B.C. government continues to put students first by reducing student costs and making post-secondary education more accessible with open textbooks,” said Wilkinson. “The benefits […] read more