The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Monday, June 6 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Open Education Working Groups on Campus: Getting Traction (1:00 - 2:30) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Join us on for a panel discussion highlighting open education working groups, projects and initiatives from a variety of campuses across BC.

Lighting Talks: Each speaker will present for 5 minutes each and respond to questions for 2 minutes. This will be followed by a broad panel discussion about strategies to foster the engagement of faculty and staff with open education resources and practices and a snapshot of current activities and startups of open education working groups.

Rosario Passos, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus

Lin Brander, Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Serhat Beyenir, Instructor, Power Engineering, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University
Lynda Williams, Manager Learning Technology, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University
Brenda Smith, Distance and Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Colin Madland, Coordinator for Educational Technologies, Thompson Rivers University and OER Fellow 
Debra Flewelling, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor, Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College and BC OT Faculty Fellow

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Serhat Beyenir

Instructor, Power Engineering, BCIT
I am an instructor at the Power Engineering Group of BCIT where I maintain web-based online courses and tutor distance education learners. I also teach in the Power and Process Engineering program. I am an open source software (OSS) advocate and open textbook proponent: I began using... Read More →
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Lin Brander

Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator, British Columbia Institute of Technology
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Debra Flewelling

Open Education Librarian, Douglas College
Open education at Douglas College.
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Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor, Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 30 years at the community college level. I do science outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago and am currently working on a project to make open physics and engineering problems... Read More →
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Colin Madland

Manager, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University
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Hope Power

Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC, Canada. She is a past recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education.
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Lynda Williams

Learning Technology Analyst & Manager, Teaching & Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)