Jul
21
Thu
OER Production Series: Find, Use, Share OER
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Find, Use, Share OER

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and will provide an introduction to how to find, use, and share open educational resources (OER). Are you new to open education and not sure where to start? Are you just starting your own OER project and wondering where to find other openly licensed materials and what to do with them? This webinar will answer all these questions by providing an introduction to open education and OER, discussing copyright and Creative Commons licenses, and going over how you can find, use, and properly attribute OER.

Facilitator

Kaitlyn Zheng (she/her) is the coordinator of open textbook publishing at BCcampus, where she works in open publishing with the BCcampus Open Education team and provides support for B.C. faculty publishing OER. Through this work, Kaitlyn loves learning about copyright and exploring the possibilities of OER.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

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

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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.

Jul
27
Wed
FLO Lab: SPLOTapalooza!
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

What? SPLOTapalooza! Explore using SPLOTs to share learning objects, deepen understanding, and build learning community.

Who? Facilitators Alan Levine and Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, PhD

Why? In this session participants will:

  • Recognize that SPLOTs are friendly, tame web thingies that can increase learner engagement and deepen understanding of course content.
  • Practice creating a SPLOT.
  • Practice posting to a SPLOT.
  • Practice commenting on others’ posts.
  • Tour the SPLOT dashboard for basic functions.
  • Observe dashboard tricks that make grading learners’ SPLOTativity easy.
  • Discuss ways to incorporate SPLOTs into your course.

Session Summary:

Bring your smartphone for SPLOTapalooza. Join us for this hands-on, step-by-step workshop on building a SPLOT for your course or event. A SPLOT is an open-source website and collaborative tool that respects participants’ privacy. SPLOT can also be used as a verb (e.g., to SPLOT) that means:

  1. To learn, in the open, as participants not only post their own learning objects (e.g., comics, audio files, text, must-media files, etc.) but also see and comment on others’ posts at the same time.
  2. To engage in interactional or interrelational learning as all participants co-create an open educational resource.

Why would you want to SPLOT? It’s a fun, engaging, easy way to help learners benefit from one another’s work in a way that lasts forever. The session will begin with three examples of existing SPLOTS used in Research Methods and Intro Psych courses. Then you will be guided step-by-step through creating a SPLOT for your own course. If time permits, we will reveal website dashboard tricks that make grading learners’ work on SPLOTS even easier.

Your FLO facilitators:

Jessica Motherwell McFarlane (she/her) has been teaching in the disciplines of gender, diversity, inclusion, anti-oppression, and social justice for nearly three decades. She received the 2016 Teaching Excellence award for her work at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Jessica has recently begun teaching at Capilano and Kwantlen Polytechnic universities and has been acknowledged for offering creative and innovative methods that are especially useful when working with difficult or emotional content. She regularly offers workshops for learners from elementary to university ages and presents at provincial, national, and international conferences. Jessica is director of the Life Outside the Box Institute, which offers customized programming — often using simple stick-figure comics — to help learners embrace anti-oppression practices, work toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, overcome implicit biases, and listen deeply to others’ stories. Jessica is also a counsellor in private practice for children, youth, and adults.

Alan Levine (he/him) is an independent educational technologist who sometimes calls himself an “itinerant web geek.” He provides custom website development, most often but not limited to WordPress, and supports planning for training and development in working and creating online. His current role is director of Membership Strategy and Community Engagement at Open Education Global. Earlier he led innovation efforts with the New Media Consortium and Maricopa Community Colleges and has worked in numerous projects with BCcampus and Thompson Rivers University. Alan works from home on Treaty 4 lands in Saskatchewan, where his interests include digital storytelling, photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into and sharing from the infinite river of the internet.

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

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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. 

Jul
28
Thu
OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and is part one of two that will discuss how to use Pressbooks to create and share open educational resources (OER). We will introduce Pressbooks and show you how to create and share OER with students and fellow educators. Pressbooks is an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. Topics include an introduction to Pressbooks, how to create an account, how to create a book in Pressbooks, and an overview of the Pressbooks editor. The webinar will also introduce such topics as creating math equations using MathJax, importing content, H5P, and sharing books in multiple formats.

Facilitator:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is a coordinator of Open Textbook Publishing at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources, primarily in Pressbooks. Through this work he has developed his knowledge of Pressbooks and LaTeX as well as accessibility best practices.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

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

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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. 

Aug
11
Thu
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and is part one of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning in open educational resources (OER). In this webinar we will introduce how to design OER so they meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We describe the principles behind WCAG, introduce some different assistive technologies, and explain how to create accessible tables, images, videos, audio, links, and math equations. By creating educational materials with accessibility in mind, we can ensure these resources are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

Facilitator:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is a coordinator of Open Textbook Publishing at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

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

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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. 

Aug
25
Thu
OER Production Series: Advanced Pressbooks
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Advanced Pressbooks

This event is a part of the OER Production Series. Pressbooks is an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. This webinar is a continuation of the introductory Pressbooks webinar, where we taught the basics of the platform. Here, we will explore various advanced features of Pressbooks. You will see a Pressbooks demonstration in real-time and learn complex Pressbooks topics in a hands-on way. Topics included are basic H5P, LaTeX, adding users and user roles, internal links and anchors, footnotes, the glossary tool, importing content, and custom styles.

Facilitator:

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is the coordinator of Open Education for BCcampus. She has worked with Pressbooks since 2019 and has learned many useful tips and tricks along the way that she is eager to share. Arianna is passionate about empowering faculty and staff to create their own open educational resources using Pressbooks.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

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

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.

Aug
31
Wed
FLO Lab: Rubrics Rubrics Rubrics
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rubrics can be used in a variety of ways to promote student learning, and they can help you effectively and efficiently give feedback and assess student learning. In this three-hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a rubric for a new assignment or learning activity for your course this fall. In the first hour, we will explore the different purposes and types of rubrics and recommended practices to develop an effective rubric. You will be provided with several rubric formats and select the rubric appropriate for your learning activity and purpose. In the second hour, you will work independently to draft a rubric for your learning activity. In the final hour, you will participate in a small feedback group to review the rubrics. At the end of the workshop, you will have a peer-reviewed rubric to pilot in your upcoming course. Please come to this workshop with a new assignment or learning activity for a course you will be teaching this fall.

FLO Facilitator

Jacquie Harrison (she/her) teaches in the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College (VCC). Jacquie’s teaching approach centres assessment as/for learning as an essential component of creating effective learning environments in the courses she designs and facilitates. She also teaches assessment and evaluation in VCC’s Provincial Instructor Diploma and Teaching Online Certificate programs. Jacquie has a master of education in curriculum and instruction from Simon Fraser University and has been teaching in adult education since 1992.

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

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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.