Mar
1
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Micro-credentials in the B.C. Context
Mar 1 – Mar 12 all-day

Micro-credentials are a relatively new innovation in post-secondary education, and FLO-MicroCoursemany post-secondary education stakeholders are considering how to apply them in B.C. As the name suggests, micro-credentials are small credentials that are uniquely focused on meeting competency needs in industry. One factor of their success is that education, industry, and students work together to ensure applicability. Often the first step of applying an innovation like micro-credentials is to understand it better.

Whether you work in post-secondary education or industry or are a student, join us to learn more. In this primarily asynchronous course, we will discuss the basics of micro-credentials, best practices from other regions, and stakeholder perspectives, and we’ll have a group discussion to discover at least one feasible application of micro-credentials in our province. We will also host two synchronous web-conference sessions, which will be recorded. Based on feedback from a previous offering, we lengthened this course from 5 to 12 days. This reduces the barrier of time and makes it easier to participate. Expect to spend 6 to 13 hours asynchronously over the 12-day period.

The optional synchronous sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, and Thursday, March 11, both at noon Pacific standard time.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

Registration is now closed.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

TRU: Introduction to H5P
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TRU: Introduction to H5P

Join Christine Miller for an introduction to H5P, which can be used to create interactive content, including videos, presentations, quizzes, timelines, and more.

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Wicked Problems and Open Remedies: A Student-Centred Approach
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Wicked Problems and Open Remedies: A Student-Centred Approach

This event is organized by the BC Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) group with sponsorship from BCcampus, Capilano University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus.

Save the date! On March 1, please join us for this Open Education Week event to explore wicked problems and open remedies. A wicked problem is one that is difficult or impossible to solve due to incomplete, contradictory, interconnected, or changing factors. A problem that requires a major change in practice, belief, or behaviour for many people is often a wicked problem. Drawing on this idea, we turn our attention to the wicked problem in higher education of empowering students in the classroom and centring student voices in exploring the challenges of and potential solutions for this problem. Arley Cruthers (Kwantlen) will moderate the session. Student panelists include Kristen Morgan (UBC Okanagan), Sophia Nguyen (Simon Fraser University [SFU]), and Caitlin Spreeuw (Douglas College).  Open Education Week (March 1–5, 2021) is an annual global event that aims to “raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide.”

Facilitator Info:

Arley Cruthers is a Paralympic medalist, novelist, and writing instructor. She won two World Championship gold medals and a bronze medal at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. She received accolades for both her novels, Post and The Time We All Went Marching, and she’s also the author of OER Business Writing for Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. She teaches applied communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also currently serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. Arley is passionate about open education, open pedagogy, ungrading, Universal Design for Learning, and disability justice. She holds a master of fine arts from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Kristen Morgan is a physics and math student at UBC Okanagan, where she works in the library as the open education assistant and serves as a senator-at-large. She is passionate about the intersection of policy and advocacy, especially as they relate to sustainable long-term institutional changes. Kristen’s latest policy work addresses the prevalence of fee-based digital assessment tools (pay-to-play online homework systems) in the undergraduate student experience and reimagines assessment activities in an increasingly online environment. You can find Kristen on Twitter @KrisTheMorg.

Sophia Nguyen is a third-year business student at SFU who is passionate about creating positive community impact through entrepreneurship. She is a corporate relations coordinator for the SFU Student Marketing Association and an ambassador for Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge, a platform dedicated to helping women gain valuable work experience and enrich their professional networks. Sophia’s latest project is a children’s book called Jordan and the Magic Cape, created in collaboration at the Make Change Studio. This book is designed to educate children on the wicked problem of textile sustainability in a creative and impactful way.

Caitlin Spreeuw is a science student currently studying at Douglas College with hopes of transferring to SFU. She is the director of external relations at the Douglas Students’ Union, and through this role, she has had the opportunity to be a part of the Open Douglas working group. Caitlin is interested in open education because of its potential to save students a lot of money in the long run and help relieve the increasingly heavy financial burden of post-secondary education.

Open Education Week (March 1–5, 2021) is an annual, global event that aims to “raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide.”

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to this event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

TRU Open Textbook Showcase
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TRU Open Textbook Showcase

Join TRU for a show-and-tell session featuring TRU campus and Open Learning faculty members sharing their experience with open textbooks to enhance teaching and learning across a wide variety of subjects and the lessons they have learned.

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Mar
2
Tue
KPU: Open Education Research: Tips and Advice
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
KPU: Open Education Research: Tips and Advice
Facilitated by Melissa Ashman, KPU, School of Business

Faculty across B.C. have access to tremendous support and opportunities to engage in open education. If you’re curious about open education research, this session is for you. In this session, you’ll hear from one instructor who is completing a research study on the perceptions of faculty and students towards open pedagogy. Learn more about her project and gain tips and advice to help launch your own research project.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and is open to folks beyond KPU. However, you must have a registered Zoom account to access the event.

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TRU: Are We the Product? Redux: Notes from the Future
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TRU: Are We the Product? Redux: Notes from the Future

In March of 2020, we presented a talk at Open Ed Week where we endeavoured to “explore the present state of digital learning and discuss ways to better understand and respond to these [data privacy] practices.” A handful of days later, the campus closed and we moved to fully remote instruction. This talk revisits our arguments of a year ago in the wake of a teaching and learning moment where issues of privacy and data stewardship have often taken a backseat to the urgent needs of the crisis. What do the new trends in education mean for our data, our privacy, and our future — as learners, as educators, and as digital citizens? Let’s explore together.

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Open Education 101
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open Education 101

Would you like to learn more about open education and open educational resources but don’t know where to start? This introductory workshop is for you.

This session will provide an overview to the open education movement including what it is and why it matters. This session will cover:

  • Definition and examples of open educational resources
  • Benefits of OER to both students and faculty
  • First steps toward adopting, adapting, or creating OER
  • How to find additional support with OE at UBC Library

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Open Education Lightning Talks and Panel
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Education Lightning Talks and Panel

Want to learn more about what working on an Open Education or OER project actually looks like from the instructor’s perspective?

Join us for a series of Lightning Talks and Panel session with instructors who will share their experiences moving their teaching into the open.

Participants will include:

  • Stuart McKinnon (Earth and Environmental Sciences, UBC-O)
  • Suzanne Campbell (School of Nursing, UBC-V)
  • Siobhan McElduff (CNERS, UBC-V)
  • Firas Moosvi (Computer Science, UBC-O)

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Mar
3
Wed
Open Textbook Development at JIBC: Panel Discussion
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Open Textbook Development at JIBC: Panel Discussion
Join us to talk with JIBC open textbook authors about the types of resources they have created for their classes.
Panelists will discuss their experiences as authors of open textbooks, the use of such resources in their teaching, and advice for aspiring open textbook authors.
If you are interested in using or creating open educational resources but don’t know where to start, this session is for you! Come with questions for our panel.

Panelists include:

  • Steve McCartney, Program Director, Police Academy, Instructor with the Law Enforcement program (BLES/LESD)
  • Valerie Sheppard, Instructor with Centre for Liberal & Graduate Studies
  • Adam Lossing, Instructional Designer with the Fire Services Division
  • Florence Daddey, Instructor with the Law Enforcement program (BLES/LESD)
If you have any questions, please contact us at ctli@jibc.ca for more information.

To sign up for this session, please register here.

OER and Creative Commons
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OER and Creative Commons

Does your project include work created by others? Do you have questions about Creative Commons licenses and how to incorporate licensed works into your project? This session will introduce you to copyright basics for your OER project and take you through licensing considerations to ensure that your work is reusable by others. Importantly it will also provide you with a simple workflow to help you identify and respect Creative Commons licensed works.

This session will cover:

  • Copyright basics including how copyright is assigned to a work
  • The rationale behind and purpose of open licenses
  • Identifying the 6 Creative Commons licenses and know-how to assign them to OER
  • Applying Creative Commons licenses and ensure compatibility among the CC-licensed works

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