Open Access Week 2020 Events

Join UBC Vancouver Library, UBC Okanagan Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (Vancouver), and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan) for a week of sessions on various topics related to open access to research and education. Explore the Open Access Week Events Calendar » Session include:

Introduction to Open Access & Keynote

Date: October 19 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate. Join Donna Langille (Community Engagement Librarian, UBCO) and Erin Fields (Scholarly Communication and Open Education Librarian, UBCV) for a brief overview of open access, followed by a keynote address by Sheldon Armstrong (Associate University Librarian, Collections LIbrary Administration).
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Open Education Faculty Showcase

Date: October 20 Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate.

Join us for a show-and-tell session featuring instructors, program leads, and UBC community members sharing their experience engaging with Open Education in unique and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning. In this mix between a workshop and a panel, you’ll hear about different ways Open Education is being used across a wide variety of subjects and the lessons that have been learnt along the way.
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Copyright, Creative Commons, and Open Licenses

Date: October 21 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate. This workshop will provide an introduction to copyright, Creative Commons (CC), and open licenses. Participants will be introduced to copyright basics, including the concept of public domain and exceptions and limitations to copyright. They will learn about Creative Commons and open licensing, as well as using and applying different Creative Commons licenses. Register Here
 

Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources for Your Courses

Date: October 22 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate.

This session is intended to address common questions concerning openly licensed materials for teaching and learning, including:
  • How do you find and evaluate open resources?
  • What is meant by Creative Commons?
  • What are the key considerations in reusing, reproducing, or modifying these materials?

With the proliferation of open education resources on the web, the practice of finding, evaluating, using, and remixing videos, simulations, test banks, presentations, and other materials is a skill that can help support instructors and students in their teaching and learning. This session will focus on the pragmatic elements of reuse and the basics of working with open education resources. Participants are invited to bring their questions, problems and favourite resources. Register Here

Building a Foundation: Open Research Data as a Pillar of Open Science

Date: October 22 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate. This session will provide an introduction to Open Research Data (ORD) in the sciences. You will learn about the importance of ORD to the unfolding Open Science movement; the benefits ORD can bring to you, science, and society; and the cultural challenges we face in translating vision into practice. If you are interested in taking the first steps to make your data open, we will provide you with a toolkit to get started! Register Here
 

2020 Virtual Learning Analytics Hackathon

Date: October 24 Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Location: A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided prior to the event to all who are confirmed to participate. This might be better thought of as a “workshopathon” that will help you develop skills for a more traditional hackathon. During this event, you’ll work with Canvas’s REST API to develop the frontend and backend components of a web-based Student Dashboard. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Canvas API, data cleaning and processing, Javascript (React and Node.js), and more! If you already have programming experience, we have also designed materials that will get you set up with a basic dashboard quickly, with lots of flexibility and ideas for you to develop more advanced tools and visualizations. Students with any lever of experience are welcome! Register Here