Open for Learning: Exploring the Possibilities for your Classroom

Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2015
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Open practices are enabling faculty, staff and students at the University of British Columbia to open their classrooms, incorporate new resources and perspectives in their learning environments and contribute to their students’ learning beyond the classroom. Through open practices, learners can connect their work with authentic audiences rather than only engaging in what David Wiley calls “disposable assignments”–read by only a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of, adding no further value to the world.

Are you interested in learning more about how to find, curate and use open education resources? Would you like to engage learners in publishing their work and exchanging ideas with a broader community?

Join us on December 7th, 11:30-1:00pm for a hands-on exploration of open practices in teaching and learning. In this workshop we will engage in some “learning challenges” to help us explore the possibilities and approaches for creating, re-using and sharing learning resources. We’ll consider the necessary ingredients for authentic learning activities and explore different approaches to licensing your work for re-use.

In this workshop you will:

  • Identify ways of finding and reusing open educational resources for your course
  • Explore approaches to developing open assignments for your course or program that allow students to publish and interact with online communities, contributing to public knowledge
  • Consider ways of licensing and sharing resources you have developed with the wider community

Facilitators: Erin Fields, Christina Hendricks, Lucas Wright