DOOR open house

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When: October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Library Classroom, Coquitlam Campus, room B1307

You’re invited to the Douglas College Open Repository (DOOR) Open House. Are you wondering about DOOR? Drop by to see Gretchen Goertz, our Scholarly Communications Librarian, for your introduction to DOOR. Gretchen will highlight the Douglas College Faculty Scholar pages as well as the scholarly work collections of both students and faculty. Learn more about the steps involved to have your own work deposited and how you can… Read more »


Open Access Week at KPU

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When: October 22, 2018 – October 26, 2018 all-day
Where: KPU Library

LAUNCH YOUR OWN OJS JOURNAL:  A popular journal management and publishing system that allows you to publish your own journal. Get a tour of OJS from KPU Librarians and learn how it can support your course or journal. CREATE AND ADAPT USING PRESSBOOKS: Learn how to make accessible open textbooks! Computers are provided for KPU employees. If you are visiting KPU for the workshop, please bring your laptop. ZED CRED READY:… Read more »


Open Access Week at BCIT

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When: October 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: BCIT

In celebration of Open Access Week, BCIT is hosting Open Access Week Wednesday on October 24th. All events will be located on the main floor of the BCIT Burnaby Campus Library. 11:30 – 12:30pm – Wikipedia-a-thon – join in editing Wikipedia 12:30 – 1:30pm – Paywall : the Business of Scholarship – watch a documentary exploring the cost of traditional scholarly publishing 1:30 – 2:30pm – Check… Read more »


“Making a Better Web” Free, Public Talk, Lunch & Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with Dr. Constance Crompton

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When: October 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: University of Victoria

To celebrate Open Access Week, Dr. Constance Crompton (University of Ottawa), 2017-18 Honorary Resident Wikipedian at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) and the University of Victoria Libraries (libraries.uvic.ca), will give a free, public talk. “Donating and Developing: Contributing to Wikipedia to Make a Better Web” takes place on Where: Digital Scholarship Commons, Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library. Following the talk, participants are invited to… Read more »


Introduction to open journals

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When: October 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Where: Douglas College – Library Quiet Study Room, New Westminster Campus, room N2100B

Are you a journal editor, journal author or do use peer editing assignments in your course? If you answered yes to any of those statements, this event will be of interest! Open Journal Systems (OJS) is free, open source software used by over 10,000 journals around the world to make their content openly available to everyone, everywhere. This session will discuss how this “Made in… Read more »


Donating and Developing: Contributing to Wikipedia to Make a Better Web

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When: October 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free, Public Talk, Lunch & Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with Dr. Constance Crompton – Open Access Week To celebrate Open Access Week, Dr. Constance Crompton (University of Ottawa), 2017-18 Honorary Resident Wikipedian at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) and the University of Victoria Libraries, will give a free, public talk. “Donating and Developing: Contributing to Wikipedia to Make a Better Web” takes place on Monday, October 22nd from 11am-12pm in the Digital… Read more »


Open but not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship

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When: October 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“When we think about ‘open’ and labor, who do we imagine doing the work? What is the work we imagine being done? Who pays? Who benefits? (And how?)” – Audrey Watters In recent years, the open scholarship movement has gained momentum by aiming to fundamentally transform how knowledge is created and shared. Making open access, open data, and open education the default in higher education promises… Read more »


Sketching in Practice Symposium

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When: October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Centre for Digital Media in "The Hangar" , 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E1, Canada

SKiP is a cross-disciplinary symposium that brings together presenters and participants from diverse backgrounds such as but not limited to, education, dance, design, visual art, anthropology, architecture, geography, virtual reality, literature, graphic recording, and filmmaking— that think through drawing.  Come join us at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM) in downtown Vancouver, right next to the new Emily Carr campus,  on October 05 2018.  Register at… Read more »


Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – MicroCourse: Experience and design a community building activity

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When: October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018 all-day

The way you design the beginning of your course can lay the groundwork for successful collaborative learning experiences. In this MicroCourse, you will create an activity to help participants become acquainted and feel motivated to continue learning together. Then invite others to DO IT. FLO MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week you will dip into the FLO experience and leave with… Read more »


Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – MicroCourse: Write your teaching philosophy statement

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When: November 26, 2018 – November 30, 2018 all-day

Whether you’re working on your first or your latest teaching philosophy statement, chances are that at some point you’ll look online for help. Unfortunately, there are so many ‘how to’ articles and examples that discovering effective guidance can be a challenge in itself. In this course, you’ll find a short list of resources organized into a process designed to move you from the initial step… Read more »