Mar
2
Mon
Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ UBC Vancouver
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, UBC Library, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology at the University of British Columbia will be hosting an Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on March 2nd from 1-4pm at the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall in the First Nations Longhouse at UBC Vancouver campus.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of open community-generated knowledge. This edit-a-thon is seeking to improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source. Attendees will pick authors from a list of Indigenous authors who have approved their inclusion in this event and edit/create their Wikipedia articles.
HIW 2020 Poster
The event is free, catered, and features guest speakers who will share their experiences as Indigenous authors. Please bring your own laptop.
Mar
3
Tue
Open Education: Transforming Practice through Innovative Classroom Projects @ CapU Lonsdale, North Vancouver - Room 222 (A/B)
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Education: Transforming Practice through Innovative Classroom Projects @ CapU Lonsdale, North Vancouver - Room 222 (A/B)

Organized by the BC Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) group with sponsorship from BCcampus, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Capilano University, Langara College, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.

Save the date! On March 3rd, please join us for this Open Education Week event showcasing the impact of open educational resources, tools and practices on teaching and learning in some of BC’s post-secondary institutions. This event will feature a series of brief talks by practitioners about innovative and open projects underway at a range of local institutions. Attendees can also choose to sign up to briefly speak about an open education project or initiative from their own practice. We will be streaming the event online at this link.

Featured speakers include: Tim Carson (BCcampus), Agnes d’Entremont (UBC), Chad Flinn (BCIT), Laurie Prange-Martin (Capilano), Julian Prior (Langara), Arleigh Reichl (Kwantlen) and Kate Shuttleworth (SFU).

Open Education Week (March 2-6, 2020) is an annual, global event that aims to “raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide.”

Register here. 

Social Justice Zine Faire @ UBC Library - Irving K Barber Learning Centre. Level 2, Stikine Room (Room 260)
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

On March 3, 2020, join us for a Social Justice Zine Fair at UBC Library! Students will host tables to showcase and exchange the zines they have produced in Dr. Jessi Taylor’s course GRSJ 102: Global Issues in Social Justice. Drop by and learn more about zines, discuss the experience of students creating social justice focused zines, and bring your own to exchange!

Local organizations, including Out on the Shelves and the ZineCoop, will also be hosting tables with materials from their Zine collections to explore.

Register here. 

Mar
4
Wed
Open Education Week at TRU @ Thompson Rivers University
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day
Open Education Week at TRU @ Thompson Rivers University

Open Education Week at TRU

The TRU Students’ Union invites you to the first-ever Open Education Week events at Thompson Rivers University on March 4-5, 2020!

Learn more and register

Open Education Week at KPU @ KPU Richmond
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Open Education Week at KPU @ KPU Richmond

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, we welcome members of the KPU community and guests from other post-secondary institutions and system partners to join us at the KPU Richmond campus for a special event. The event will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Karen Cangialosi (Keene State College, New Hampshire, USA), lightning talks by open education champions at KPU, workshops on topics ranging from Creative Commons licensing to Open Pedagogy, and hands-on training for a range of open educational technology tools such as Pressbooks and Hypothes.is.

Please register for this event using the webform at the bottom of this page.

Program

8:30-9:00am Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:20am Welcome

  • Todd Mundle, University Librarian

9:20-9:30am Brief report on Open Education at KPU

  • Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education

9:30-10:15am Keynote address

  • Karen Cangialosi, Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow, Keene State College

10:15-10:45am Lightning talks by KPU Open Education champions

  • Christina Page, The Learning Centres
  • Tracey Kinney, History
  • Melissa Ashman, Applied Communications
  • Terry Berg, Academic & Career Preparation

10:45-11:00am Coffee break & transition time

11:00-11:45am Concurrent workshops

  • Introduction to Open Pedagogy (Wilson 4900)
    • Arley Cruthers (Applied Communications), Jennifer Hardwick (English), & Karen Cangialosi (Biology)
  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources & Creative Commons Licenses (R1370)
    • Karen Meijer-Kline (Library)

11:45am-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-1:00pm Student panel

1:00-1:30pm Lightning talks by KPU Open Education champions

  • Bruce Weir, Business
  • Jennifer Hardwick, English
  • Arleigh Reichl, Psychology
  • Sam Newton, Accounting

1:30-1:45pm Support & Opportunities for Open Education at KPU

  • Arley Cruthers, Applied Communications & Teaching Fellow in Open Education

1:45-2:00pm Closing comments

  • Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education

2:00-2:15pm Coffee break & transition time

2:15-3:00pm Concurrent workshops

  • Pressbooks (Wilson 4900)
    • Karen Meijer-Kline & Caroline Daniels, Library
  • Hypothes.is (R1370)
    • Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education
  • H5P Technology (R1360)
    • Robin Leung, Teaching & Learning Commons

Register here. 

DRAWN TOWARD TRUTH: Visual translation of the Reclaiming Power and Place (MMIWG) Workshop @ Aboriginal Gathering Place (JIBC)
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DRAWN TOWARD TRUTH: Visual translation of the Reclaiming Power and Place (MMIWG) Workshop @ Aboriginal Gathering Place (JIBC)

You are invited to participate in collaboratively reading and visually translating the first chapter of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. While it is our duty to know the collective experiences of Indigenous women, girls, their families and communities, the massive size of and the powerful and painful content within this report may feel overwhelming. The purpose of this workshop is to support each other as we bear witness to the MMIWG testimonies, learn from the inquiry, and pay our respects.

An intentional beginning. This workshop will be a beginning — a way for us to start if we decide later to take the larger journey of reading through the entire MMIWG report. Chapter 1 introduces important concepts and gives us a framework for understanding the remainder of the report.

Why stick figure translation? Stick figure visual narratives succeed as a learning tool because they can help us intentionally and conscientiously think — step-by-step — about complex, confusing, or painful issues. These simple comics can help us better SEE important issues and overcome our implicit biases.

WHEN & WHERE:

Date: Wednesday March 4th

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Aboriginal Gathering Place

Facilitator: Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, Ph.D.

TO REGISTER EMAIL TELT@JIBC.CA

Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments @ UBC - 548 and 552 - Presentation Room (Combined)
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments @ UBC - 548 and 552 - Presentation Room (Combined)

Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in postsecondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” -– read-only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of — open educational practices can enable learners to connect their work with authentic audiences and contribute knowledge to the world. Such practices reconceptualize assignments so that the work that students produce completing them is useful and usable by others beyond the instructor and individual student. These open assignments can offer instructors and students new ways of approaching their teaching and learning by reconceptualizing the role of the learner in the production of knowledge. This hands-on session will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments and learning activities. It will examine real-world examples and best practices as well as brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

Register here. 

Reflecting On and Showcasing TRU Open Educational Resource Projects @ TRUSU Lecture Hall Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Reflecting On and Showcasing TRU Open Educational Resource Projects @ TRUSU Lecture Hall Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

Over the past few years, a growing number of TRU faculty members have worked various Open Educational Resources (OER) development projects.  At TRU, the adoption, adaption, creation, and use of OER by TRU faculty will impact numerous students with potential savings of over $500,000 per year.  In this session, we will first provide a brief overview of OER project development and available supports and grants on campus (and beyond) as well as the implementation and relevance of OER in higher education.  Following this, panelists will showcase some of their material and reflect on their experience in developing OER.

OER can enhance teaching and learning through the incorporation of interactive features, time savings, relevant contextualization, and reducing barriers to access such as through cost. This panel will consider the motivations and steps involved in four distinct open education projects at TRU. If you are interested in developing a proposal for funding, would like to learn more about the work of some faculty at TRU, or are interested in learning about OER and open education practices. Panelists will share their reflections on aspects including their unique motivations, challenges, what they gained, and advice for future OER.

Register now. 

Getting Started with Open Education: The What, Why and How @ TRUSU Lecture Hall Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Mar 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Getting Started with Open Education: The What, Why and How @ TRUSU Lecture Hall Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

With the rising cost of textbooks, the use of open educational resources (OER) can significantly increase student learning and success. In addition, educators are looking to open educational practice (OEP) to increase collaboration, co-creation of knowledge and take learners outside the normal boundaries of the classroom. This workshop will introduce you to the world of OER and OEP and will introduce simple strategies for incorporating them into your classes. We will also provide you with an overview of the various supports available at TRU for OER adoption, adaptation, and development and integrating OEP strategies.  This interactive workshop gives you practical tools and experience to champion OER and OEP in your teaching and learning context.

Register here. 

#OEWeek KEYNOTE: Celebrating Growth of Open Education in BC and at TRU @ TRUSU Common Grounds Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
#OEWeek KEYNOTE: Celebrating Growth of Open Education in BC and at TRU @ TRUSU Common Grounds Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

Open Education sustainability is possible through the dedicated commitment of an institution to develop and maintain an open education ecosystem within their institution. Join Amanda Coolidge as she shares stories and celebrates the growth of TRU’s open education initiatives and TRU’s pathway to Open Education sustainability.

Presenter:

Amanda Coolidge, Director Open Education, BCCampus

Register now.