Open in Action 2019

March 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
KPU Richmond Campus - Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, room 4900


Open Education Week is a global celebration of free and open sharing in education. On March 6th, join BCcampus and post-secondary partners at KPU-Richmond for a day of hands-on learning to mark the occasion. Join faculty, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists and other education stakeholders for a program that aims to connect ideas with action. Participants will discuss the theoretical foundations and application of open licenses, how to find and use open education content, and much more. The event will also highlight resources and projects from B.C. campuses and beyond that demonstrate open education in practice. Participants will leave with practical ideas for opening their day-to-day work and deeper connection to the local open education community. This is a free event open to all, but registration is requested.

Registration: please complete the following Registration Form


Time Description
8:30-9am Coffee & Networking
9:00-9:10am Welcome – Todd Mundle, University Librarian, KPU
9:10-10:10 am

Opening Speakers –

Tannis Morgan, Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), Researcher, Open Education – BCcampus

Tannis Morgan is on secondment to BCcampus as Researcher, Open Education Practices (OEP).  At BCcampus she is investigating Instructional Designers and Open Education Practices, Institutional Case Studies of Open, and Open Educational Technology for OEPs.  When not on secondment, Tannis is the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation at JIBC where she works with an amazing team of educational developers who have been creating most of JIBC’s open courses, supporting the development of the Zed Cred in Law Enforcement Studies, and working with open educational technology such as WordPress to create open courses. Tannis is one of the founding members of the OpenETC,a community of educators, technologists, and designers sharing their expertise to foster and support open infrastructure for the BC post-secondary sector. In 2017, she also began a website that curates Open Education Resources created in languages other than English.  In her personal time, Tannis is a chauffeur to her 3 kids, joining them on the mountain for snowboarding or biking, and painting in her den.

You can follow Tannis on twitter @tanbob

Aran Armutlu,  Chair of the BC Federation of Students

Aran is the Chairperson of the BC Federation of Students which represents over 130,000 students at 13 different colleges and universities across BC. The BCFS advocates for high-quality, accessible public post-secondary education in BC. Aran is a Douglas College graduate who is passionate about higher education and empowering youth to use their agency to create change. You can find Aran sharing his thoughts on the above topics and more on Twitter at @AranTheArmenian.

10:15-11:15 am

Creative Commons/Copyright in Open Co-Teaching with TK Licenses

Stephanie Savage, Karen Meijer-Kline, Lindsay Tripp, Michael Wynne, Washington State

Creative Commons Licenses provide a clear and well recognized mechanism for making one’s work open. This session will begin by outlining the basics of CC Licenses, their relationship to copyright, and what one should consider when selecting an appropriate license. The second half of the session will introduce attendees to the complexities of opening up certain types of materials, including cultural materials. In particular we will discuss Traditional Knowledge Labels, which have been developed to help indigenous communities exert access control over cultural materials that may be in public circulation.

11:15 -11:55 am

Put a License On It  – Table Sessions

Have a presentation, paper, a guide, or an image you own? Make it openly available!  Put a license on it! For this session we will build upon what you have learned about Creative Commons and work to put licenses on content you’ve created.  Join table facilitators to learn about the practical application of putting open licenses on your resources and how to share them.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Institution Spotlights Over Lunch (UBC, BCIT, SFU, KPU, BCcampus)
1:00-2:00 pm

Finding, Using, and Creating Open Education Resources – Will Engle, Erin Fields

With the proliferation of open education resources on the web, the practice of finding, evaluating, using, and remixing videos, simulations, test banks, presentations, and other materials is a skill that can help support instructors and students in their teaching and learning. There are millions of openly licensed resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others to freely use. This session will provide an overview of the tools available for finding, using, and creating Open Education resources.

2:05-3:00 pm

Open Education Resources – Table Sessions

Join table facilitators to learn about different open education approaches and technologies, including:

  • Pressbooks (Karen)

  • Open Repositories (Erin)

  • Hypothesis (Rajiv)

  • Open Monograph Press (Karen)

  • Open Journal Systems (Kate)

  • H5P (Caroline)

  • WordPress/Wiki (Will)

  • Integrating Open Pedagogy into teaching practices (Rosario, Lin)

3:00-3:10 pm Closing Remarks – Rajiv Jhangiani,  Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education , KPU