Open Education

Open practices are enabling faculty to open their classrooms, incorporate new resources and perspectives in their learning environments, and to contribute to their students’ learning beyond the classroom. The Open for Learning series explores the necessary ingredients for authentic learning activities as well as different approaches to effectively re-using, contextualizing and creating openly-licensed educational resources. The series will include hands-on-workshops, seminars with practitioners and events that bring together the community to explore and discuss open learning.

World Soil Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

To celebrate World Soil Day on December 5th, UBC will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on adding more content to Wikipedia about soils and soil science. Editing Wikipedia is a way for faculty, students and staff to engage in open collaboration, and contribute to public knowledge. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons improve the encyclopedia and can be a great way (more…)

Canvas Commons: Learning Object & Open Educational Resource Sharing Made Easy – Dec 11


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Canvas Commons is UBC’s new learning object repository that enables instructors to find, import, and share resources with UBC and the public. This hands-on session will focus on the pragmatic elements of working with Canvas Commons, including how to find and import resources, best practices for sharing your educational materials, and the basics of working with open educational resources that are licensed to allow revision and reuse…⚒ Hands-on Session Type This session is open to the UBC Community.