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
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.

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
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.

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
16
Tue
OER Production Series: Applying Universal Design for Learning to Open Educational Resources
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Applying Universal Design for Learning to Open Educational Resources

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and 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 we can 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 vs. print formats. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

Facilitator:

Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of Production and Publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for six years and completed her Master of Design in Inclusive Design degree at OCAD University in 2021.

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
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.