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Open UBC Snapshot 2020: Significant Commitments to Open Resources

By Will Engle on March 9, 2020


In the 2019/20 academic year (September 2019 to April 2020), an estimated 18,440 students enrolled in courses using open resources in place of paid textbooks or readings. This replacement of traditional textbooks with open resources has potentially saved UBC students an estimated $1.8 to $2.5 million this academic year.

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Dean Giustini

By Amanda Grey on February 28, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions  to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. This week, we heard from Dean Giustini, UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian and Liaison […]

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Announcing the 2020/21 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

By Will Engle on February 27, 2020


Over $220,050 has been awarded to support the development and implementation of a wide range of open projects.

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Open Education Week Schedule

By Amanda Grey on February 21, 2020


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 […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Ben Cheung

By Amanda Grey on February 14, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions  to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. This week, we heard from Ben Cheung, Lecturer and Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator in […]

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Introducing the Open Education LibGuide

By Amanda Grey on February 7, 2020


Recently, UBC Library launched the new Open Education LibGuide, a guide for faculty and staff at UBC on how to find, create, and share Open Education Resources (OER), as well as providing information about various Open Communities and further reading. Home The home page provides some key definitions as well as directing readers towards the […]

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Fair Dealing Week Event: Creativity in the arts: The role of copyright

By ssavage on February 5, 2020


  Creativity in the Arts: The Role of Copyright Date Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 1:00pm to 4:15pm Location British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Downtown Campus, Atrium Room, 8th floor (Room 825) Full Details and Registration (please register by Feb. 18) On Tuesday February 25, to mark Fair Dealing Week, SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Roland Stull

By Amanda Grey on January 31, 2020


Welcome back for another mini interview with one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions  to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and what advice they have to offer. This week, we heard from Roland Stull, Director of the Geophysical Disaster Computational […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Erin Fields

By Amanda Grey on January 17, 2020


Welcome to the first in a new series of blog posts! Every few weeks we are going to highlight one of the 2019 AMS OER Champions by conducting a mini interview with them to hear more about their project(s), why Open is important to them, some of the challenges they faced along the way, and […]

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Rez Dogs and Open Access: A collection of resources from Jessie Loyer’s Decolonizing Open Access Keynote

By Alexandra Alisauskas on November 22, 2019


Jessie Loyer–a liaison librarian at Mount Royal University who is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation–began her keynote talk for “Can we Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event” on October 22, 2019 by saying that if want to think about what it means to decolonize open access, we can look at the […]

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