Aug
1
Thu
OER Production Series – Find, Use, and Share Open Educational Resources
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

About the Session:OER Production Series

This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

In open education, the goal is to increase access to education by changing the way we think about knowledge. Instead of bundling knowledge in an expensive textbook or putting it behind a paywall, open education sees knowledge as a public good that should be freely available to everyone to learn from, build on, and customize for their own purposes. In this session, we will explore open education as a philosophy and consider the benefits of open educational resources (OER). We will explore how to find, use, and share OER. We will discuss copyright and Creative Commons licences, look at examples of OER, explore OER collections, and identify ways to get started in using OER. 

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

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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.

About the Facilitator:

Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of open education at BCcampus. She has eight years of experience navigating the technical, legal, and practical elements of creating and adapting OER, including Pressbooks, accessibility, copyright, and open licences. Josie brings an equity-informed lens to the design and creation of OER, and her expertise is further bolstered by her Master of Design in Inclusive Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design University. 

Aug
8
Thu
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

About the Session:

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and represents part one in our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER).OER Production Series

In this webinar, we will introduce how to design OER that meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We describe the principles behind WCAG, introduce 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.

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

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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.

About the Facilitator:

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the Open Education Team at BCcampus. Since 2018, she has been dedicated to enhancing accessibility in educational materials. She finds joy in educating others on strategies to ensure educational resources cater to the needs of all learners. 

Aug
15
Thu
OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

About the Session:

OER Production SeriesThis event, part of the OER Production Series, is the first of two sessions discussing 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 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.

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

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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.

About the Facilitator:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is the coordinator of Open Textbook Publishing at BCcampus, helping to create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. Through this work he has developed his knowledge of Pressbooks and LaTeX as well as accessibility best practices. 

Aug
22
Thu
OER Production Series: Advanced Pressbooks
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

About the Session:

OER Production SeriesThis event is a part of the OER Production Series and represents part two of our exploration of Pressbooks, an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. This webinar will explore various advanced features of Pressbooks. Attendees will get to see a Pressbooks web book edited in real time to demonstrate 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. To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

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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.

About the Facilitator:

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the Open Education Team at BCcampus. Since 2019, she has contributed publications to Pressbooks, and has picked up some valuable skills along the way. Arianna enjoys sharing her expertise and addressing inquiries about Pressbooks through open@bccampus.ca 

Aug
29
Thu
OER Production Series: UDL and Open Educational Resources
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

About the Session:

OER Production SeriesThis event in the OER Production Series is part two of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER). In this session, we build on what we know about technical accessibility to explore how to go beyond minimum accessibility requirements. We dig into concepts like the social model of disability and how UDL can be applied in the design of OER. We explore multimodality as well as the benefits, challenges, and considerations of digital versus print formats. The session will include concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

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

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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.

About the Facilitator:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is a coordinator of Open Textbook Publishing at BCcampus, helping to create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning and teaching about accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students.