Driving change with the BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows

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It is an honour to announce the three instructors who have joined the BCcampus OpenEd team to fulfill a one-year term as the 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows. The 2017/18 BCcampus Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellows are Jennifer Barker, Biology Instructor at Douglas College, Ken Jeffery, Digital Arts Instructor at BCIT, and George Veletsianos, Associate Professor at Royal Roads University. This group… Read more »


Faculty advocates helping to spread the OER movement across B.C.

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The B.C. Open Textbook team is excited to announce three instructors who have joined BCcampus to fulfill a one-year term as our Faculty Fellows. Our 2016/17 Faculty Fellows: Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas College, Rod Lidstone, Camosun College and Arthur Gill Green, Okanagan College will work together to encourage greater educational and institutional uptake of open textbooks and the use of open educational resources in the B.C…. Read more »


New Study: Exploring Faculty Use of OER at BC Institutions

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How do faculty in British Columbia use Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are some of the ways in which they are using OER, and what are some of the barriers they face when using OER? A new research paper published today by BCcampus looks at these questions. Led by the 2015 BC Open Textbook Faculty Fellows (Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Ph.D., KPU, Christina Hendricks, Ph.D., UBC… Read more »


The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

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The OER Research Hub has published a new study in OpenPraxis looking at the impact of OER on teaching & learning practice. The Hub has been working with numerous OER and open education projects around the world, gathering data clustered around their 11 hypothesis, and this report pulls data from 15 open projects, including the BC Open Textbook Project, where I’ve been working closely with… Read more »


CC licenses posters

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I’m participating in a quick, five-day workshop on OER from Dec. 5-10 called Ed Tech Open, and one of the things for the first day (which I’m now two days behind on!) was to look over some resources on creative commons and create something about CC licenses that is itself CC licensed. I thought about […]


The “open” in MOOCs

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I was part of a debate on the value of MOOCs for higher education during UBC’s Open Access Week, on Oct. 29, 2014. Here is the description of the event and speaker bios, from the Open UBC 2014 website (not sure how long the link is going to be active, so copied the description here). […]


Presentation on Open Leadership for OCLMOOC

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In October of 2014 I was invited to give a short presentation on open leadership to OCLMOOC, an open online course for Alberta educators. I was at first unsure what I would say, as I thought perhaps “open leadership” was some category or theory of leadership I had never heard of but was being asked […]


Open education in Philosophy

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Right now I’m working on a chapter for an anthology on teaching philosophy; it is a kind of summary and expansion of a presentation I did for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers meeting last July, in Minnesota (see here for my blog post about this presentation). The anthology contains papers about presentations at the […]



OER for Psychology

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Later this week Farhad Dastur and I will present at a symposium at the Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta, organized by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Our symposium is titled “Opening up psychology: Adopting open textbooks, open pedagogy, and an open philosophy in the classroom.” The following is a list(…)