Liberating Structures Workshop 2018

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When: November 7, 2018 – November 8, 2018 all-day
Where: The Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver Room, 645 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9, Canada

Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc.  They are seriously fun methods to engage and work together. Who should attend?  Faculty, Instructors, Learning Designers, Leaders –  all who are called to facilitate learning, meetings, processes, communication, groups, and change. Why should you attend? We will explore as many of the 33+ structures as we can in 2 days,… Read more »

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – MicroCourse: Make your course intro video

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When: June 11, 2018 – June 15, 2018 all-day

Do you want to create a great first impression in your online course? Create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s ahead. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT! Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on/practical and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching… Read more »

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals

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When: October 1, 2018 – November 2, 2018 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) helps instructors develop and enhance the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. This five-week course stresses the importance of mini-facilitation sessions to give instructors an opportunity to practice online facilitation techniques and receive feedback geared towards growth and improvement. Course outline: Register Now  

Open Access Week

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When: October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018 all-day
Where: Everywhere

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Open Access to information – the free, immediate,… Read more »

OE Global: Transforming Education through Open Approaches

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When: April 24, 2018 – April 26, 2018 all-day
Where: Delft, Netherlands

The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policymakers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the… Read more »

OER18: Open to All: 9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy

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When: April 18, 2018 – April 19, 2018 all-day
Where: Bristol, UK

OER18 turns the focus on one of the often-cited benefits of ‘open’ – the promise of inclusivity. How do the resources, methods, and projects that make up Open Education support making education available to all? As a movement over 15 years old, has Open Education made an impact – on learners, on society, and on education? What can we do to support learning in the… Read more »

OER Degree Initiative Summit

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When: April 3, 2018 – April 5, 2018 all-day
Where: Miami, FL

Invitation Only: The Summit is an event that brings together the OER degree community to learn from each other, share best practices, celebrate success, and plan for the future. In addition to current grantees, who have typically been the focus of these meetings, colleges who competed to be part of the project cohort will be invited to attend as well.

BCLA Conference – Work and Culture- Defining our Values

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When: May 9, 2018 – May 11, 2018 all-day
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

  Open Education is about more than opening resources, it is also about opening pedagogy but what does that mean? What does open education have to do with social justice? Do we believe that education is about leveling the playing field and, at its best, addressing issues of injustice, privilege, and exclusion? Are open education practices, at their core, about access, equity, innovation, and creativity?… Read more »

Open Education Week

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When: March 5, 2018 – March 9, 2018 all-day
Where: Various

Please join us for the following FREE events to support Open Education Week! Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for… Read more »