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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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Open Education Strand Session (Open to All) [clear filter]
Monday, June 6
 

7:30am

Open Education Networking Lounge (7:30 - 8:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Space set aside for those interested in meeting, hanging out or networking about open education.

9:00am

Supporting Students with Disabilities in BC Postsecondary (9:00 - 9:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The project consists of two parts: 1) an open resource website adapted, with permission, from University of New Brunswick where it includes BC-specific resources on supporting students with disabilities in the classroom and on campus. 2) an open education online course that’s designed to suit multiple modes of delivery, from online self-guided, to face-to-face facilitated, to blended (a combination of face-to-face and online). Both the resource and the course site are intended for, but not limited to, faculty and staff at postsecondary institutions in BC with a trades school context.


Presenters
Helen Lee, Program Manager, Instructional Design at Justice Institute of British Columbia

Speakers
avatar for Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Instructional Designer, Justice Institute of British Columbia


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Out of the File-drawer and into the World: Start your Students Writing for Wikipedia (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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


Wikipedia is the world’s biggest open education resource, and one that we all rely on.  The best way to teach your students to use it wisely is to have them help contribute to articles related to subject matters explored in your courses. In doing so they’ll learn to evaluate evidence, to write without bias,to credit their sources, all while completing work that they’ll be proud to show their friends.  The Wiki Education Foundation provides a wealth of resources for all educators (those wanting to try something small to those ready to revamp the whole course).  

This panel will introduce you to these and to other instructors who have incorporated Wikipedia work into their courses.  Bring your laptop, because we’ll also be editing some Wikipedia pages on (what else?) open education.


Facilitators
Rosie Redfield, Associate Professor,  University of British Columbia
Judy Chan, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
Jami Mathewson, Educational Parterships Manager, Wiki Education Foundation
Clint Lalonde, Manager, Educational Technology, BCcampus 

Speakers
avatar for Judy Chan

Judy Chan

Education Consultant, Faculty Liaison, University of British Columbia
UBC
avatar for Clint Lalonde

Clint Lalonde

Manager, Educational Technologies, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently Manager, Education Technology at... Read More →
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Rosie Redfield

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
UBC


9:00am

Open Education Lounge (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

Room open for anyone to drop by after 2:30 to hang out and peruse Open Education displays such as:
  • Accessibility Station
  • BC Open Textbook Display
including a lounge area to network and chat 

 

Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:45am

Back to the Features: Questioning the Impact of Ancillary Resources on Open Textbook Adoption (9:45 - 10:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In this session, we present several case studies of ancillary resource development for open textbooks in British Columbia. Through these case studies we explore an emerging framework for best practices and the often unrecognized challenges that ancillary resource development poses for open educational resources (OER).

There is increasing evidence that lack of ancillary resources impact OER adoption. Over 40% of the respondents to a 2016 survey of 2,902 faculty members at 29 higher education institutions ranked instructor supplements and student supplements (ancillary resources) as important or very important factors in textbook adoption (Green 2016).

Indeed, the lack of ancillary resources for open textbooks negatively impacts faculty perceptions and adoption rates (Jhangiani et al. 2016). While ancillary resources are often expected by overworked instructors in need of teaching aids, the development of ancillary resources for open textbooks poses several challenges that can be both logistic and fundamental to open education.

For example, ancillary resources may not be shared in the same locations as the associated open textbook, may not be adequately updated with new textbook versions, may not be openly licensed, and may actually undermine the opportunity that open textbooks provide to improve pedagogical approaches.

Moreover, the types of ancillary resources required and the way ancillary resources are developed in different disciplinary settings may require different strategic approaches. In this presentation, we overview these challenges, introduce some applied examples of ancillary resource development, and provide the first steps towards best practices for ancillary resource development.


Presenters
Arthur Gill Green,Teaching and Learning Fellow, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow University of British Columbia and College Professor, Okanagan College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College
Rod Lidstone, Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades, Camosun College

Speakers
avatar for Gill Green

Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.
avatar for Jennifer Kirkey

Jennifer Kirkey

Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 25 years at the community college level. I do outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago.
avatar for Rod Lidstone

Rod Lidstone

Instructor, Plumbing, Pipe and Refridgeration Trades,, Camosun College
I have been a Trades instructor at Camosun College for over 20 years. I was recently involved with the BCcampus Trades Access Common Core Project as the lead writer and reviewer. I am a strong advocate of Open Educational Resources and one of my primary goals for the coming year... Read More →



Monday June 6, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:50am

Development of a Student Governance Toolkit for OER (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will outline the process in developing a Student Governance Toolkig for OER Advocacy. We will walk participants through the toolkit and ask for suggestions and comments for improvement.


Presenters
Jenna Omassi, Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia 
Daniel Munro,  Associate Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia

Speakers
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Daniel Munro

Associate Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia
UBC
JO

Jenna Omassi

VP Academic & University Affairs, Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver
Vice-President Academic and University Affairs at Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia


Monday June 6, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

11:30am

Building an Institutional Culture of Open: Strategies, Insights, and Lessons from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a regional undergraduate teaching university that serves a diverse student body across its four campuses. In recent years KPU has led BC post-secondary institutions through its embrace of open educational practices. This includes more than 100 course adoptions of open textbooks, faculty-led OER and ancillary resource development projects across a range of disciplines, institutional OERu membership and course development projects, events during open access and open education weeks, internal funding of OER-related projects, and language affirming open practices within the university strategic planning documents.

This practical session brings together administrators, faculty, librarians, and staff from KPU’s institutional Open Studies working group to share strategies, insights, and lessons that will prove useful to other institutions seeking to build a culture of Open.


Presenters
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sal Ferreras, Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Meg Goodine, Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Caroline Daniels, Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Todd Mundle, University Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Diane Purvey, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Daniels

Caroline Daniels

Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, KPU
Ask me about how Librarian's can be part of the OER movement.
avatar for Farhad Dastur

Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where I teach evolutionary psychology, perception, & workplace innovation. My research interests include sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions between motorcycles and cars, the role... Read More →
SF

Sal Ferreras

Provost and VP Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
avatar for Meg Goodine

Meg Goodine

Manager, Learning Technology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
avatar for Todd Mundle

Todd Mundle

University Librarian, KPU


Monday June 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

"I'd like to make an Open Textbook. Now what?" (1:00 - 1:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

If a faculty member says: "I'd like to make an Open Textbook, what do I do?" ... how do we answer? Right now, it's not clear there is a solid answer. There are resources, tools, and some programs out there, but the distance between "I'd like to make an Open Textbook" and "publishing an Open Textbook" is far. What, even, does "Publishing an Open Textbook" mean exactly? Making a PDF available on the web for download? Or something more? With a new initiative, Reb.us, we're trying to build out a sensible answer to the question, and make it easy for any educational institution to support Open Textbook creation (without reinventing the wheel), and easy for any faculty member wishing to create an Open Textbook to do so.


Presenter
Hugh McGuire, Founder at Pressbooks, Montreal

Speakers
avatar for Hugh McGuire

Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.


Monday June 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

Open Education Working Groups on Campus: Getting Traction (1:00 - 2:30)
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.

Moderator
Rosario Passos, Open Education Advisor, BCcampus

Panelists
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


Speakers
avatar for Serhat Beyenir

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 →
avatar for Lin Brander

Lin Brander

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

Debra Flewelling

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

Jennifer Kirkey

Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 25 years at the community college level. I do outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago.
avatar for Colin Madland

Colin Madland

Manager, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University
avatar for Hope Power

Hope Power

Teaching & Learning Librarian, Simon Fraser University
avatar for Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, TRU Library
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at TRU, and chair of TRU’s Open Education Working Group. She is a recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education. She has been supporting open education by conducting workshops and webinars, helping faculty to identify... Read More →
avatar for Lynda Williams

Lynda Williams

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


1:45pm

Big Data, Privacy Awareness & The Future of the Internet: A Potential Core Element of OER – a Conversation (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

What is Big Data? Why should I care? How, if at all, can I use Big Data to good effect? Learn the terminology, background, and potential future directions of Big Data (also known as Analytics), the trend now underlying much of modern business.  Risk, liability and privacy concerns are also introduced. This presentation is founded in a draft paper. Specifically, but primarily as an example of the spectrum of issues emerging now, this paper is focused on the most basic element of growing online (TME) applications – to wit, youth-adolescent-student effectiveness combined with an enhanced understanding and awareness of the need for safety.

As Big Data-Analytics emerges as a tool for business, making the internet increasingly ubiquitous, the demonstrable need to balance expertise in application with this understanding and safety awareness also increases.  Families (i.e., parents, grandparents, even older siblings) and educators for appropriate age cohorts (i.e., teachers of K-12 learners) are too rarely providing necessary frameworks for the youth and adolescents in their orbits. These prospective mentors, seldom truly active in the process of implementing TMEs to date, are increasingly disenfranchised and distanced from the process at a time when their general experience is more necessary and applicable than ever.

This paper elaborates on work, over several years, in the area of instilling an increased understanding of the concepts of Web Presence-Digital Footprint amongst youth and adolescents. The results of this work suggest strongly that as creators of knowledge, facilitators of the creation of knowledge and managers of knowledge it behooves us to strongly recommend that more research be conducted in order to begin to establish a consistent recognizable research literature base to (1) nurture the learners of this youngest cohort of learners effectively, and (2) ease the transition of the system of education from ‘traditional’ to the most effective TME-related models possible.

This presentation will detail the core contents of the paper in question in the form of a conversation and that presenter will seek active dialogue to enhance the effectiveness of the paper when published.


Participants 
Rob Thompson, Royal Roads University
 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson

Faculty, Royal Roads University
Robert Thompson, EdD. in Online and Distance Education, is a lifelong K-12 and post-secondary educator/storyteller who also provides organizational and individual training, mentoring and presentations. He has a background in tourism leadership and management, business, operations... Read More →



Monday June 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:45pm

How to Use Pressbooks (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity filling up

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Adapting or modifying educational resources is what gives open the competitive advantage over its commercial counterparts, and means that an instructor can change content to best suit the learning outcomes of their course. This presentation will walk you through the steps of how to use Pressbooks to achieve this goal. Participants will be shown how to use this publishing platform to perform some very simple modifications to an open textbook as part of an adaptation. 


Presenter
Lauri, Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
avatar for Lauri Aesoph

Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Lauri supports the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. She has project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. She also provides technical and instructional design support... Read More →



Monday June 6, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:30pm

Open Education Lounge (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Limited Capacity seats available

Room open for anyone to drop by after 2:30 to hang out and peruse Open Education displays such as:
  • Accessibility Station
  • BC Open Textbook Display
including a lounge area to network and chat 

Monday June 6, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:45pm

An Expansive View of Open Practice in Inter-professional Health Education (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Open educational resources and open textbooks have been a focus of many conversations in the open community for the past few years, but the opportunity is much broader, as well all know.

At BCIT we are thinking about how to embed open practices along with open resources at the core of our health education programs. One approach we are pursuing is the use of an open educational clinical information system (EdCIS) That would be connected to our courses, to our simulations and labs, and would be available to students throughout their health science programs at BCIT.

The adaptation of an existing open source EdCIS provides a unique opportunity for BCIT to build capacity and to develop an open practice model that will enable inter-professional collaboration. Student learning will be enhanced through longitudinal interactions, inter-professional collaborations and a constructivist paradigm.

Using open source EdCIS technology would also allow us to build a larger case-study network and datasets with colleagues across Canada, as well as provide an open source EdCIS for use by a global community of practice.


Presenters
David Porter, Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Glynda Doyle, Educator, Informatics Lead, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Connie Evans, Simulation Co-ordinator, Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Rob Kruger, Faculty, Critical Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Janet Morrison, Program Head, Occupational Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speakers
GD

Glynda Doyle

Educator, Informatics Lead, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
avatar for Connie Evans

Connie Evans

Collaborative Practice and Simulation Coordinator School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT - Interprofessional Education, Experiential Learning, Simulation
avatar for Rob Kruger

Rob Kruger

Faculty, Critical Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
JM

Janet Morrison

Program Head, Occupational Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT
DP

David Porter

Associate Vice-President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT


Monday June 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Open Policy Guide for Higher Education (3:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will walk participants through the recently published "OER Policy Guide for Higher Education" that was co-written by Amanda Coolidge (BCcampus) and Daniel DeMarte (Tidewater Community College). The session will include a hands on activity where participants will start developing their own institutional OER policy, as well as provide an opportunity to review barriers and challenges that may exist in the development of an OER policy.


Presenter
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Director Open Education, BCCampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →



3:30pm

Experiences, Perceptions, and Outcomes of Using Open Textbooks: Research from the BC OER Research Fellows (3:30 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session includes the presentation of results from three separate surveys of open textbooks users:

1. A survey of students in a very large introductory physics course at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver that started using an open textbook during the 2015-2016 academic year. This survey asks about students’ use of textbooks generally, their perceptions of the open textbook in their physics course, and the educational impact of traditional textbook costs. A comparison of student outcomes in the course during terms in which a traditional textbook was used and those in which the open textbook was used will also be reported. This study was conducted by Dr. Christina Hendricks (Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia-Vancouver).  

2. A survey of students across BC post-secondary institutions enrolled in courses with open textbooks. The survey assessed the experiences and perceptions of students using open textbooks, the economic and educational impact of traditional textbook costs, as well as how these outcomes are relate students’ educational background, study habits, personality characteristics, and instructor ratings. This study was conducted by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Department of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

3. A survey of students, administrators, faculty, and instructional designers at Thompson Rivers University during the 2015-2016 academic year. The study assessed respondents’ experiences and perceptions of using BCcampus Open Textbooks in campus-based and online courses in relation to the cost savings of open textbooks, the influence of open textbooks on the attainment of learning outcomes, and how open resources are used differently from traditional textbooks. This study was conducted by Colin Madland (Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation, Thompson Rivers University).


Presenters 
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Colin Madland, eLearning Facilitator - ‎Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, The University of British Columbia
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
avatar for Colin Madland

Colin Madland

Manager, Online Shenanigans, Trinity Western University



Monday June 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:15pm

Textbook No Longer Required (4:15 - 4:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In the Fall of 2012 our Instructional Team launched a newly developed version of EDU 210: Introduction to Educational Technologies. The goal of the redevelopment was to make the course more relevant, engaging and current in the large scale lecture component of this course. As part of this process we replaced the textbook with openly available resources and switched to using only free technology tools.

The result has been that students save money, we are able to be more flexible in our course design and we have created open resources to share back to the community. In this session we will share some of our experiences in adopting, adapting and creating Open Educational Resources.

Presenters
Sherri Fricker, Learning Design Consultant, University of Alberta
Anwen Burk, ‎Instructional Designer & Educational Technology Consultant, University of Alberta
Janet Welch, ‎Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education; Director, Technologies in Education; Assistant Professor, Ed Psych, University of Alberta

Speakers
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Anwen Burk

‎Instructional Designer & Educational Technology Consultant, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
SF

Sherri Fricker

Learning Design Consultant, University of Alberta
University of Alberta
avatar for Janet Welch

Janet Welch

Assistant Dean / Executive Director - Technologies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
University of Alberta


Monday June 6, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)
 
Tuesday, June 7
 

7:30am

7:30am

9:00am

How to Open a Psychology Department: What We Have Learned Two Years Into Our Journey (9:00 - 9:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Two years ago, the Psychology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was neither a leader nor even a follower in the open education movement. Today, we lead our institution in terms of number of sections taught with open textbooks. We have conducted research into the efficacy of open vs. traditional textbooks.

We have created an Open Education Resources committee that has authored a Moodle-based OER. We have participated in the creation of open educational resources including test banks, textbooks, wikis, and courses.

How did we do this? Learn from the faculty that made it happen in this informative panel discussion that will share with you strategies, lessons learned, and practical advice for opening your department.

Presenters
Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
David Froc, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Richard Le Grand, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
Kurt Penner, Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Speakers
avatar for Farhad Dastur

Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I am a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where I teach evolutionary psychology, perception, & workplace innovation. My research interests include sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions between motorcycles and cars, the role... Read More →
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David Froc

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
RL

Richard Le Grand

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU
avatar for Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani

Open Studies Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus
I am the University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC, where I conduct research in open education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I also serve as the Senior Open Education Advocacy & Research... Read More →
KP

Kurt Penner

Faculty Member, Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

9:00am

Open Pedagogy Maker Event (9:00 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In this workshop we will ask you to consider a definition of open pedagogy and discuss possibilities for open practice in your context, reflect on examples of open practice, and experiment with open teaching challenges.


Presenters
Mary Burgess, Executive Director, Open Education, Bccampus 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Burgess

Mary Burgess

Executive Director, BCcampus
Open Education, Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology, Leadership, organizational change...


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Veranda + Portico Conference Rooms (Combined - Third Floor)

9:45am

Lessons Learned on a Provincially Funded Project (9:45 - 10:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The Alberta OER project has been active for the last two years. With a $2million grant to disburse across the province we aimed to build on the excellent progress made by BC Campus. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned as we navigated the OER waters with institutions from across the province.


Presenters

Janet Welch, ‎Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education; Director, Technologies in Education; Assistant Professor, Ed Psych, University of Alberta

Speakers
avatar for Janet Welch

Janet Welch

Assistant Dean / Executive Director - Technologies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
University of Alberta


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

10:50am

Plant It! Grow It! (10:50 - 11:20)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Debra will discuss how to plant an OER working group that draws from a broad spectrum of participants from your institution, including defeating inertia, where to begin, and hosting events for librarians and faculty as a means of raising awareness about the new possibilities and benefits of OER.

Jennifer, who successfully uses open textbooks in teaching Physics, will discuss how to subversively agitate from within the College to grow support among faculty in the use of open textbooks Jennifer will also counter some of the common misconception about quality and the pedagogical value of OER.


Presenters 
Debra Flewelling, ‎Emerging Technologies Librarian, Douglas College
Jennifer Kirkey, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Douglas College 

Speakers
avatar for Debra Flewelling

Debra Flewelling

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

Jennifer Kirkey

Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 25 years at the community college level. I do outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:50am - 11:20am
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

11:30am

Creating an OER Unit: Lessons and Successes over the First Two Years (11:30 - 12:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Open Oregon State is part of the Division of Outreach and Engagement. It falls under the umbrella of Extended Campus, which also houses Ecampus and Summer Session. Open Oregon State works in collaboration with OSU's world-class faculty and OSU Extension professionals to develop online educational resources.

Through an innovative partnership with OSU Press and OSU Libraries, the Open Textbook initiative reduces the cost for course materials while also ensuring that the materials created are peer reviewed and undergo a rigorous editing process.

Open Oregon State also partners with the Beaverstore (campus bookstore) to bring down the cost of other course materials for students. In its second year, Open Oregon State has over 40 modules completed (some translated to Spanish and Chinese).

Two textbooks have been completed and four additional textbooks are in development. Additionally, there are over 20 open courses available and more in development. One Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been offered and another MOOC is in development. 


Presenters
Dianna Fisher, Director, Open Oregon State at Oregon State University
 

Speakers
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Dianna Fisher

Director Open Oregon State, Oregon State University
Oregon State University


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

1:00pm

How to Adapt OER and Open Textbooks (1:00 - 2:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Join us for this 1.5 hour workshop and learn how to adapt OER and Open Textbooks. This will be a hands on workshop, please bring your laptop. The workshop will walk participants through the ways in which one can adapt Open Textbooks from our BC Open Textbook Collection. We will show participants how to adapt using three methods of adaptation and provide opportunity for discussion on challenges, benefits, and lessons learned.

Presenter
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 
Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus 

Speakers
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Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Lauri supports the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. She has project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. She also provides technical and instructional design support... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Director Open Education, BCCampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →



1:45pm

Help. I Want to be Open. (1:45 - 2:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Open Textbooks, Open Education, Open Access, Open Pedagogy, Open Data, Open Research - Open is a hot topic in Universities currently. But how can librarians participate in the movement? Or better yet, how can they drive it?

Find out what is happening at trendsetting institutions and their libraries within the Open movement - locally and internationally. Librarians often get mentioned in the same breath as the open education movement, yet some might not know where they actually fit in.

Learn some quick methods you can start using almost immediately after the session. Come away with open strategies that you can use to kick start the movement at your institution, or to enhance the open movement that is already growing in your workplace!

Presenters 
Caroline Daniels, Systems,Web & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Brenda Smith, Distance and Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator Humanities & Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Daniels

Caroline Daniels

Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, KPU
Ask me about how Librarian's can be part of the OER movement.
avatar for Erin Fields

Erin Fields

Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, University of British Columbia
UBC
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, TRU Library
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at TRU, and chair of TRU’s Open Education Working Group. She is a recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education. She has been supporting open education by conducting workshops and webinars, helping faculty to identify... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

2:45pm

Roadblock Removal: Training Program for OER Grantees (2:45 - 3:15)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In March, 2016, Open Oregon Educational Resources awarded $200,000 (USD) in grants to fund 35 OER projects in Oregon's community colleges. The projects range from redesigning courses around existing OERs, to revising/remixing OERs for specific course outcomes, to creating new materials where there is a demonstrated need for open content.

With almost 90 faculty participating from 15 institutions, the current grant cohort represents a range of familiarity with open materials, platforms, and licensing - from novice to expert.

Yet everyone needs to move beyond "Great idea!" to understanding the nuts and bolts of implementation. Open Oregon offered grantees training sessions on platforms, open licensing (including combining materials with different licenses), accessibility, and assessment.

This presentation will cover Open Oregon's approach to faculty training and share the materials that we used. It will be useful for those with programs where faculty are ready to move beyond searching for and finding OERs, but may need some roadblocks removed when it comes to implementation.


Presenter 
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education  Library Services, Open Oregon, Linn-Benton Community College

Speakers
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Amy Hofer

Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Serv, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

3:00pm

Open Educational Resources for GIScience: a workshop on QGIS (3:00 - 5:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session for 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Free and open source software for geospatial analysis provide an opportunity to learn Geographic Information Science (GIScience) while using open Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages.

Yet, despite the growing availability and complexity of such software, most open textbooks for learning GIScience do not provide ancillary resources that use open software. While some conventional textbooks use open source software, the majority of GIScience labs and applied GIS training in higher education rely on proprietary software packages. In early 2016, we began to develop a series of modules for learning GIScience through an open source GIS program called QGIS (www.qgis.org).

These modules use open data specific to British Columbia and were collaboratively edited with student research assistants and students from the Advanced GIScience course at UBC. The final set of modules are provided under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license on a public website so that the instructors and the general public can access, adopt, and adapt the modules as needed.

Our modules were inspired by, remixed, and added to the original QGIS training manual which uses data from Swellendam, South Africa. For teaching and learning, we envision three versions of our work (1) student modules with assessments, (2) instructor resources, and (3) public modules with no assessments included.

While the original manual website is open on GitHub, we needed to account for these differing deliverables when remixing, adding to, and delivering our new content. Indeed, in developing these ancillary resources, we now feel the need to author a new open textbook on GIScience that adequately integrates the modules.

This workshop will outline the process we undertook to create the modules, our hopes for further development, and an invitation for others to be involved in collaboration. We also want to offer hands-on experiences to participants by walking them through one of our modules and potential open textbook.

Participants in this workshop will understand the perspectives of an open educational resources (OER) developer, perspectives of OER end-users, will learn the basics of QGIS, and will get hands on experience with an OER.


Presenters
Arthur Gill Green, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia and College Professor, Okanagan College
Elissa Liu, Student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Speakers
avatar for Gill Green

Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.
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Elissa Liu

Research Assistant, UBC Geography (Vancouver)
UBC


3:30pm

Hanging With a Pack - the Power of the Group in Creating Community (or getting stuff done) (3:30 - 4:00)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

What can a Librarian, a Philosopher, 2 students and 2 ed-tech/learning designer types do together?  Lots!  Here’s a sample:
  • Develop resources for faculty and students to learn about open - open.ubc.ca (coming soon)
  • Open challenge bank to support faculty development
  • Video interviews to share stories of open practice on campus
  • Open Case Studies on Sustainability (project in process)
  • Teaching with WordPress (experimental cMOOC for faculty development)
Let’s talk about the benefits of serial collaboration and “pack work” - trust, shortcuts, deep conversations (and not-so-deep), online collaboration, etc. - oh yeah, and show some examples of works in progress.


Presenters
Lucas Wright, Educational Consultant, Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia
Cindy Underhill, Strategist, Learning Resource Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology,  University of British Columbia
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia
Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator
Humanities & Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia

 

Speakers
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Erin Fields

Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator, University of British Columbia
UBC
avatar for Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, The University of British Columbia
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy
avatar for Cindy Underhill

Cindy Underhill

Learning Resource Designer/Strategist, University of B.C.
UBC
avatar for Lucas Wright

Lucas Wright

Open Strategist (Leave Appointment), BCcampus
UBC


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:15pm

Developing an OER Campus Action Plan (4:15 - 4:45) TIME CHANGE
Limited Capacity seats available

TIME CHANGE!!!! (moved by 45 minutes later) Open Session Limited to 25 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Whether you are a seasoned open education advocate or a newcomer to the movement, planning successful a campus-wide initiative to expand OER adoption can be challenging.

This session will provide a crash course on advocacy campaign planning to develop and strengthen campus-based OER initiatives, drawing on the experience of successful case studies and the expertise of a veteran grassroots organizer leading the session.

Topics will include stakeholder engagement, strategy development, messaging and communication, and awareness raising, with emphasis on the important role that students play in leading the charge. During the session, participants will start working on their own action plans, and walk away with a template to bring back to campus. 

Presenter
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC, Washington, DC 


Speakers

Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

4:15pm

The Classroom as Open Textbook and Ancillary OER Makerspace (4:15 - 4:45)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will explore how coursework can be leveraged to create open sources for textbooks, support materials, and lesson plans. The workshop takes as its central premise the idea that students should have a stake in developing open educational resources for their peers as part of their educational experience.

By looking at how an introductory English / Academic Writing / Composition course can be structured around students writing, developing, assessing, and synthesizing the very resources students need, we'll think about the classroom as a space for building open educational resources (such as a course textbook).

We'll discuss assignments that ask students to argue for a consistent and relevant course policies, allow students to assess the relevance of and select textbook materials--building an open textbook as they work through the course; and that encourage students to set legacy guidelines for best practices, workarounds, and workflows that will help their peers taking the course in the future.

This workshop will outline all the parameters for making a course into a semester-long endeavour to create an open textbook, create ancillary materials relevant to the textbook, and create tertiary materials to help their peers be successful.

We'll look at how the classroom, while keeping traditional components of curriculum--grades, argumentation, essay writing, summary, discussion--in play, can become a space for developing open education resources as part of the process toward deploying useful assignments, open access, and shared knowledge. 

Presenters
 
David N. Wright, Faculty Member, Coordinator, Research and Innovation, Director of the Digital Culture Lab and The Douglas College Maker Lab, Douglas College 

Speakers
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David N. Wright

Coordinator, Research & Innovation, Douglas College


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)
 
Wednesday, June 8
 

2:50pm

Pioneers of Openness: Digital Stories of, About, and for the Early Visionaries of Open Education (2:50 - 3:35)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

In open education, there is a distortion of events in history and social media has allowed the amplification of certain voices over those who may not have been engaged in social sharing of their open practices. In our project, we hope to rectify that to some extent and to curate diverse voices of open education through video interviews that capture the stories from pioneers from the early days of open and online learning. We will share excerpts from these videos and how to get involved.


Presenters
Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, University of Victoria

 

Speakers
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Valerie Irvine

Co-Director, TIE Research Lab, University of Victoria
UVic


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)