Open Education Week 2021

As we head closer towards Open Education Week 2021 (Mar 1-5), here’s what UBC has planned. Also be sure to check out Open Education Week events that are happening all over the world!

Monday, March 1st

 

Moving Your Open Education Resource Project Forward

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Online

Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3589509

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.

Tuesday, March 2nd

 

Open Education 101

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Online

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3595047

Would you like to learn more about open education and open educational resources but don’t know where to start? This introductory workshop is for you. This session will provide an overview to the open education movement including what it is and why it matters. This session will cover:

  • Definition and examples of open educational resources
  • Benefits of OER to both students and faculty
  • First steps toward adopting, adapting, or creating OER 
  • How to find additional support with OE at UBC Library
 

Wednesday, March 3rd

 

OER and Creative Commons

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Online

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3595049

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

Thursday, March 4th

 

Sharing and Discoverability – Making an Impact with Your Open Educational Resource

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Online

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3589510

Unlike traditional 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 their resources. This session will introduce you to workflows for making your resource discoverable, streamlining impact data collection, and marketing and promotion processes to showcase the reach of your open educational resource. 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

We look forward to seeing you out at these events!