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New! UBC Open Text Publishing Guide
May 17, 2022
The UBC Library has created an Open Text Publishing Guide to help authors navigate the process of creating a text.
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H5P: supporting knowledge assessment through an open tool
April 7, 2022
Technology in the classroom has often been used to present knowledge in many different ways. From videos to slide decks to learning management systems, it has expanded how we interact with the content of a course, albeit typically in a somewhat passive way. This landscape is evolving thanks in part to H5P (an abbreviation for […]
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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon
March 9, 2022
The Belkin, UBC Art History Students Association, UBC Visual Arts Students Association, and Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites participants of all genders and expressions to join us and help balance representational imbalances at this year’s Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon taking place from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, 24 March 2022. Each spring, […]
Join Us! Open Education Week 2022
March 7, 2022
An annual celebration, Open Education Week (OE Week) is an opportunity for actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.
The UBC OER Collection Challenge
March 2, 2022
Kicking off Open Education Week at UBC, the Alma Mater Society, Student’s Union UBC Okanagan and Open UBC invite UBC faculty, staff, and students to contribute open educational resources (OER) to the newly launched UBC OER Collection as part of a multi-campus challenge, starting March 7.
H5P Symposium: Feb 22-23
February 2, 2022
When students complete practice questions requiring them to actively recall information from memory (i.e., retrieval practice), they significantly outperform their peers who spend the same amount of time re-reading the same information. Several traditional publishers have developed online homework systems to offer students retrieval practice; however, these systems are only available behind a paywall and […]
Join Us! Fair Dealing Week
January 26, 2022
Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.
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Live Now! Open Scholarship in Practice Recordings
November 12, 2021
Missed Open Scholarship in Practice? Catch-up with video recordings of the sessions.
Registration for POSE is now Open!
November 9, 2021
We are excited to announce that the next session of POSE will run again from January to April 2022. Please register to join us!
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OER in STEM: Opportunities & Challenges
November 8, 2021
Open resources can be an important tool for reducing student textbook costs. Dr. Agnes d’Entremont from UBC Mechanical Engineering explains why it’s harder to develop or adapt them for STEM — and the opportunities if we do.