Oct
22
Fri
UBC: Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
UBC: Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

On October 22, 2021, the Open Education Working Group invites you to join us for the inaugural Open Education and Indigenous Knowledges Symposium to learn about and discuss the intersections between open education and Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing. Many conversations around open education (OE) focus on a Eurocentric framework of copyright and intellectual property rights that are sometimes in tension with Indigenous knowledge systems. The goal of the Open Education and Indigenous Knowledges Symposium is to centre Indigenous ways of knowing, culture, experiences, and worldviews within our OE advocacy work.

Moderators

Tashia Kootenayo (President, SUO) and Donna Langille (Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian, UBC Okanagan)

Keynote, Open Education and Ethical Consideration for Indigenous Knowledges

Speaker: Kayla Lar-Son

The open education movement has provided a substantial improvement to the learning and research needs of students, faculty, and community members. This has been done through various barrier free methods of publishing, and mitigates any financial strains that can occur. However within the open access movement there needs to be careful consideration for Indigenous Knowledges, which are deeply rooted in community defined ethics and protocols, that do not fit into ordinary academic contexts. This talk will address some of the concerns around open access and Indigenous Knowledges, while exploring tools, principles, and practices for engaging with Indigenous communities.

Kayla Lar-Son is Metis and Ukrainian Settler, originally from Treaty 6 Territory. She is currently the Indigenous programs and services librarian for the Xwi7xwa library at UBC and the program manager librarian for the Indigitization program. Kayla is also a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak the Book Women podcast.

Register now!

Oct
25
Mon
TRU: Getting Started: Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TRU: Getting Started: Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources

This is an external event hosted by Thompson Rivers University. 

The open education movement is based on faculty taking back control of the content delivered in the classroom. Faculty create resources based on their needs and then license them so that others can similarly use, reuse, or adapt them. Creating/using open educational resources (OER), whether big (such as open textbooks or open courses) or small (such as images, videos, or quiz questions), can significantly increase student learning and success.

There are millions of openly licensed resources available that can be used “as is” or modified to better meet your own needs. Whether you’re looking for an open textbook to use or you’d like to use a number of resources to align with your course’s learning outcomes, this session will equip you with tips and best practices on how to find and evaluate existing OER, an overview of Creative Commons licences, suggestions on things to consider when reusing or modifying OER for your classes, and information about what help is available at TRU to support you in integrating OER into your teaching.

Register on the TRU event page.

Oct
26
Tue
UBC: Open and Equitable Publishing: Get to Know ICER Press!
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
UBC: Open and Equitable Publishing: Get to Know ICER Press!

Meet the ICER Press! The Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) Press strives to support and promote the publication of open access scholarship focused on community-engaged research that illustrates a commitment to social justice. Please join us to learn more about the benefits and challenges of starting an open access press and the team’s experience with open and equitable publishing.

Moderator:

Donna Langille, Editorial Librarian, UBCO Library, Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian

Panelists:

Fiona P. McDonald, Director of Press

Joanne Carey, Managing Editor

Renoir Gauvin, Editorial Assistant (2021)

Madelaine Lekei, Editorial Design Assistant (2021-2022)

Hanna Paul, Editorial Assistant (2021)

Amanda Brobbel, Editorial Consultant of Scholarly Communications, UBCO Senior Manager, Writing and Language Learning Services

Sandra Fox, Indigenous Editorial Advisor, UBCO Office of Research Services, Indigenous Community Liaison Officer

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UBC: Open 101 Workshop
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBC: Open 101 Workshop

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:

1) Definition and examples of open educational resources

2) Benefits of OER to both students and faculty

3) First steps toward adopting, adapting, or creating OER

4) How to find additional support with OE at UBC Library

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Oct
27
Wed
BCIT: Book Launch – Engineering Systems Dynamics, Modelling, Simulation, and Design
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
BCIT: Book Launch - Engineering Systems Dynamics, Modelling, Simulation, and Design

This is an external event hosted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Join us in celebrating the launch of Mehrzad Tabatabaian (Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Dept.)’s open textbook Engineering Systems Dynamics Modelling, Simulation, and Design: Lagrangian and Bond Graph Methods.

This open education resource presents effective system modelling methods, including Lagrangian and bond graph, and the application of a relevant engineering software tool, 20-sim. The content is designed for engineering students and professionals in the field to support their understanding and application of these methods for modelling, simulation, and design of engineering systems. The text also includes videos showing selected worked-out examples.

Register on the BCIT event page.

UBC: OA Myth Busting Workshop
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
UBC: OA Myth Busting Workshop

OA or Open Access started in the 1990s, just long enough ago for a number of myths and misconceptions to become firmly rooted. This workshop brings the facts to combat the myths, but with a lighter touch. Come for the facts, stay for the light-hearted banter.

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TRU: Introduction to Open Access
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TRU: Introduction to Open Access

This is an external event hosted by Thompson Rivers University. 

The Open Access movement works to provide access to information without financial or legal barriers. This means you can read academic articles without encountering paywalls or other obstacles.

Join us to learn all about Open Access: what it is, why it’s important, and how to find Open Access resources. This session is open to all, including those outside TRU.

Register on the TRU event page.

Oct
28
Thu
UBC: UBCO OER Grant Project Showcase
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBC: UBCO OER Grant Project Showcase

In this panel discussion, 2020-21 UBC Okanagan OER Grant recipients will share their experiences creating and adapting open educational resources (OER) for UBC Okanagan courses. If you are interested in applying for an ALT-2040 Open Educational Resource focus stream grant, or simply want to learn more the OER projects at UBCO, please join us!

Moderator

Donna Langille (Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian, UBC Okanagan)

Panelists

Claire Yan and Amaiya Khardenavis

Project: Introductory Thermodynamics: An open textbook for Engineering undergraduate students

 

Mathew Vis-Dunbar and Jason Pither

Project: Fostering best practices in reproducible analyses across the Biology curriculum

 

Scott Roy Douglas, Amber McLeod, and Ronan Scott

Project: Listening and speaking English for academic purposes: Materials development for students learning English as an additional language on UBC Okanagan campus

 

W. Stephen McNeil

Project: Context-embedded guided inquiry learning modules for large introductory chemistry courses

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TRU: Creative Commons Licenses
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TRU: Creative Commons Licenses

This is an external event hosted by Thompson Rivers University. 

Creative Commons licenses are used to impart how an author would like their work to be shared, used, and reused by others. Knowing more about Creative Commons licenses will help you to legally use the works (texts, images, music, videos, etc.) of others and to select a license for your own creations. Join Open Education Librarian, Brenda Smith for a session that will cover the basics of Creative Commons licenses:

  • What is Creative Commons (CC)
  • Review the types of CC licenses
  • What to consider when choosing a CC license
  • How to license one’s own work
  • How to attribute a CC licensed work
  • Where to find Creative Commons licensed works

Register on the TRU event page.

Oct
29
Fri
TRU: Publishing Open Access: Information for Researchers
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TRU: Publishing Open Access: Information for Researchers

This is an external event hosted by Thompson Rivers University. 

Publishing your research Open Access (OA) is a way to give more people access to your research, as it is then freely available and able to be used instead of being behind publisher paywalls. Not only that, but publishing OA is often required to meet grant requirements. This session will cover ways you can find the right journal that supports OA for your research, other options for OA publishing, and tips on navigating grant requirements.

Register on the TRU event page.