Talks on Open Access, OER and Online Science Labs

Paul Stacey, BCcampus’s Director of Curriculum Development, will be doing a couple of talks over the next week.

Next Tuesday (Oct 25, 2011) he’ll be giving a keynote address for UBC’s Open Access week. Then it’s on to Denver where Paul will co-present on the North American Network of Science Labs Online program at the WCET conference.

On Monday October 31 Paul will be visiting the Colorado Community College System to see the remote web-based science lab they are installing, which replicates the one we have in B.C. at North Island College in Courtenay.

While there, he’ll also be doing a SoftChalk webinar on Funding OER. If you’d like to join, reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Here are the details of the webinar:

How do OER projects and programs get started? How are they maintained? Where are funding resources? Can OER projects work without external funding?

These questions and more will be answered by our panel consisting of Cable Green (Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons), Paul Stacey (Director, Curriculum Development; BC campus), and James Glapa-Grossklag (Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning College of the Canyons). Each will take their unique stance on issues of sustainability and open standards, various funding approaches, and success stories involving everything from individual efforts to consortia based programs.

Title: OER Session 4 – Funding OER: Sustainability

Date: Monday, October 31, 2011

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

  • PC-based attendees | Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh®-based attendees | Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer