2020 Open UBC Webinars

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Members of the Open UBC Working Group are offering a series of webinars this spring on different topics in open education (open access, open data, open education, open research, etc.) webinars. The webinar series can also be found on the UBC Library site.

Title Outline Registration Date/Time Facilitator Resources
Using the UBC Wiki to Enhance Learning through Open Assignments The UBC Wiki is an excellent tool that can be used for a wide range of learning activities: from enabling student collaboration and hosting online discussions to supporting open assignments that involve students as co-creators of knowledge and learning resources. This session will explore different approaches to using the UBC Wiki for courses, including supporting open assignments, best practices for course and project organization, and enabling student collaboration. https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/using-the-ubc-wiki-to-enchance-student-learning-through-open-assignments/ April 21, 11-12 PM Will | Rie
Moving your Open Educational Resource Project Forward

Have an idea for creating an Open Educational Resource (OER) with no idea how to start? Have you started an OER project and have stopped making progress? Feeling overwhelmed at the size of the OER project that you have begun?  Whether you are considering developing an OER project, or about to embark on one, this session will introduce you to the various supports provided by UBC to help you move your OER forward at any stage of your project.

This session will cover tools, resources, and supports to:

  • Plan your OER project
  • Find OERs for use in teaching, or to adapt or enhance your project
  • Create your own OER, and
  • Share your project once it is complete.
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546921 April 28, 11-12pm Amanda, Alex
Finding, Using, and Remixing Open Resources For Your Courses As you prepare for your courses, chances are you may want to incorporate educational resources such as images, videos or quiz questions from different sources into your own materials. There are millions of openly licensed resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others to freely use. These resources can be modified and adapted to be more useful for your own teaching or learning context. Additionally, these open education resources support the greater worldwide education community by sharing teaching work which may not be as visible as other academic engagement activities.

Are you interested in learning how to find, use, and remix open education resources? Would you like to learn more about how to share resources back to the education community? This session is intended to address common questions concerning openly licensed materials for teaching and learning. Some of these questions include:

  • What is meant by Creative Commons?
  • How do you find and evaluate open resources?
  • What are the key considerations in reusing, reproducing, or modifying these materials?
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546821 May 4, 11-12 PM Will | Erin Slides
Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources Does your project include work created by others? Do you have questions about Creative Commons licenses and how to incorporate licensed works into your project? This session will introduce you to copyright basics for your OER project and take you through licensing considerations to insure that your work is reusable by others. Importantly it will also provide you with a simple workflow to help you identify and respect Creative Commons licensed works.

This session will cover:

  • Copyright basics including how copyright is assigned to a work
  • Rationale behind and purpose of open licenses
  • Identifying the 6 Creative Commons licenses and know how to assign them to OER
  • Applying Creative Commons licenses and ensure compatibility among the CC licensed works
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546822 May 12th, 11 AM - 12 Stephanie Slides
Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resources

Unlike traditionally publishing models, where marketing and promotion are completed for authors, engaging in open education activities requires some effort from practitioners in getting the word out there about there resources. This session will introduce you to workflows for making your resource discoverable, streamling impact data collection,and marketing and promotion processes to showcase the reach of your resources. This session will cover:

  • Identifying how resource formats and accessibility impact openness
  • Developing a plan for sharing open educational resources
  • Developing a plan for gathering data to show impact of your open educational resource
  • Identify marketing and promotion processes for releasing your open educational resource
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546823 June 9, 11 AM - 12 PM Erin Slides
Open Pedagogy with Omeka: Creating Digital Exhibits Digital exhibit projects provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in open educational practices including working with open primary source materials in GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums). Using Omeka.net, students and researchers can work collaboratively to curate a collection of digital objects into an online exhibit. The free, trial version of Omeka requires minimal to no technical or programming experience and is fairly accessible for beginners. This session will include:
  • an overview of the Omeka.net trial version;
  • examples of assignments using Omeka;
  • best practices for accessibility.  

Sign up for a trial account at https://www.omeka.net/signup.

https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546840 June 23, 11 AM - 12PM *Zoom meeting created and sent to Erin Donna
source: https://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:Open_UBC_Working_Group/Webinar_Schedule