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OER Fund(ed): real-world problems for biomechanics students

By Sheridan Powell on October 15, 2020


Robyn Newell is part of a group that received an OER Fund grant to create open biomechanics problems that are closer to real-world applications in order to help their students succeed.

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OER Fund(ed): diverse voices and ‘beyond the classroom’ projects

By Sheridan Powell on October 8, 2020


In 2020, Surita Jhangiani was awarded an OER Fund Grant and she explains the advantages of collaborating to create OER and why they’re moving away from commercial textbooks.

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Open Access Week 2020 Events

By Erin Fields on October 7, 2020


Join UBC Vancouver Library, UBC Okanagan Library, the CTLT Vancouver, and the CTL Okanagan for a week of sessions on various topics related to open access to research & education.

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AMS Announces Call for Nominations for Leaders in Open Learning 

By AMS on October 1, 2020


The AMS has issued an open call to nominate Leaders in Open Learning — those members of the UBC community who created or used OER when moving courses online

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Marcello Pavan

By Amanda Grey on September 25, 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. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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Call for Applications for Open Educational Resource Grants

By Will Engle on September 13, 2020


The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to invite the UBC community to apply for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation and Implementation Grants. The UBC Vancouver OER Fund, established through the UBC Academic Excellence Fund in 2019, aims to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through […]

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Judy Chan

By Amanda Grey on September 11, 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. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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An Open Letter to UBC

By AMS on September 8, 2020


Dear Educators at UBC Vancouver, The AMS would like to commend you for all of the extra hours and hard work put into the restructuring of curriculum and adjusting to online platforms since earlier this year.

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Chatting with Champions Interview Series – Joel Feldman

By Amanda Grey on August 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. These interviews were done via email, and this interview was conducted before the […]

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Open Dialogues: Daniel Heath Justice on Decolonizing Open

By Will Engle and Valeria De La Vega on August 19, 2020


Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, a professor in the Department of First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair, states that if "people are interested in decolonizing open education, they have a lot of work to do. It's not just a matter of inclusion; it's questioning the very foundations of what knowledge is. [Not only] in the Academy, but also in society. And thinking very much about how power informs, influences, and limits the possibility of a much more humane and just approach to learning to knowledge and understanding."

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