Open Education Week Schedule

As we head closer towards Open Education Week (Mar 2-6), 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 2nd

 

#HonouringIndigenousWriters Wikipedia Edit-a Thon

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall in the First Nations Longhouse

Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/HIW

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of open community-generated knowledge. This edit-a-thon is seeking to improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source. Attendees will pick authors from a list of Indigenous authors who have approved their inclusion in this event and edit/create their Wikipedia articles.

The event is free, catered, and features guest speakers who will share their experiences as Indigenous authors. Please bring your own laptop

 

Tuesday, March 3rd

 

Open Education: Transforming Practice through Innovative Classroom Projects

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: CapU Lonsdale, North Vancouver – Room 222 (A/B)

Registration: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/35235/sfu_register

Organized by the BC Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) group with sponsorship from BCcampus, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Capilano University, Langara College, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.

On March 3rd, please join us for this Open Education Week event showcasing the impact of open educational resources, tools and practices on teaching and learning in some of BC’s post-secondary institutions. This event will feature a series of brief talks by practitioners about innovative and open projects underway at a range of local institutions. Attendees can also choose to sign up to briefly speak about an open education project or initiative from their own practice. We will be streaming the event online at this link.

Featured speakers include: Tim Carson (BCcampus), Agnes d’Entremont (UBC), Chad Flinn (BCIT), Laurie Prange-Martin (Capilano), Julian Prior (Langara), Arleigh Reichl (Kwantlen) and Kate Shuttleworth (SFU).

 

Social Justice Zine Fair

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Stikine Room, IKBLC

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3539046

On March 3, 2020 join us for a Social Justice Zine Fair at UBC Library! Students will host tables to showcase and exchange the zines they have produced in Dr. Jessi Taylor’s course GRSJ 102: Global Issues in Social Justice. Drop by and learn more about zines, discuss the experience of students creating social justice focused zines, and bring your own to exchange!

Local organizations, including Out on the Shelves and the ZineCoop, will also be hosting tables with materials from their Zine collections to explore.

 

Pixelating Showcase – UnRoman Romans

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Koerner Library – Room 480

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3539086

Siobhán McElduff is an associate professor in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. She likes OER because she too was a poor student who once co-owned a volume on Roman history with two other students. Her OER projects (readers on ancient spectacles, and stigma and difference in the Roman empire) have arisen out of classroom needs and with student aid – none of them would be possible without their feedback and work. Her current project, UnRoman Romans, focuses on showcasing the strength and power in undergraduate research, and how OERs can harness that for the good of other students.

 

Wednesday, March 4th

 

Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Koerner Library – Room 548/552

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3539343

Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in postsecondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” -– read only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of — open educational practices can enable learners to connect their work with authentic audiences and contribute knowledge to the world. Such practices reconceptualize assignments so that the work that students produce completing them is useful and usable by others beyond the instructor and individual student. These open assignments can offer instructors and students new ways of approaching their teaching and learning by reconceptualizing the role of the learner in the production of knowledge. This hands-on session will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments and learning activities. It will examine real-world examples and best practices as well as brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

 

Thursday, March 5th

 

How to Create Inclusive and Accessible OER

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Koerner Library – Room 548/552

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3539300

In this workshop, we will talk about how to design OER so they are more inclusive and accessible for all students. This will include an overview of the technical considerations of digital accessibility. For example, what are the minimum technical requirements that ensure students with print disabilities can access and navigate through the resource? We will also look at how inclusive design practices can help us create educational materials that are more versatile and useful for students. For example, what does an accessible resource look like for a student with no personal computer? Or a student with a learning disability that makes reading difficult? Ultimately, students can be very different from each other, and what may work for one student may not work for another. But by designing for those differences, we can create educational materials that are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all.

Presenter

Josie Gray is the Coordinator of Collection Quality on the Open Education team at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for three years and has recently started her MDes in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

 

Friday, March 6th

An Introduction to the Open Science Framework

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Woodward Library – Room B25

Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3533505

OSF is a free open platform to support your research and enable collaboration. As a project management tool it encourages best practices in project organization and reproducibility. In this introductory workshop you will explore some existing projects, set up an OSF account and learn to use the OSF to manage a research project from start to finish.

A laptop is not required as this workshop will be held in Woodward Library’s computer lab (Room B25).

 
We look forward to seeing you out at these events!