2020 Leaders in Open Learning

Amy Metcalfe

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Dr. Metcalfe has been a very active proponent of the use of OERs at UBC in particular and academia in general. She includes topics related to open access publishing, open educational resources, and creative commons licenses in her courses and invites guest speakers to share their knowledge and expertise on those topics. Currently, she has been working on a project which builds awareness of departmental open educational practices and materials through a wiki-based directory of OER created by EDST students and faculty, and interviews EDST students and faculty about their use of, interest in, or critiques of open pedagogy, open access publication, and open educational resources, to be distributed online as a podcast series in 2020-2021. In her professional practice, she has made a move towards publishing dominantly in open access journals and, wherever possible, make her work accessible.

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Surita Jhangiani

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Dr. Surita Jhangiani is a co-author on the first publishsed study of student perceptions of open textbooks in British Columbia ("Investigating the Perceptions, Use and Impact of Open Textbooks: A Survey of Postsecondary Students in British Columbia," International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017). Surita is also on the Open UBC Working Group and is involved in planning workshops on OER at UBC in this academic year.