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.

Open but not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship (Open Access Week 2018)

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2018 - November 3, 2018
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Description

“When we think about ‘open’ and labor, who do we imagine doing the work? What is the work we imagine being done? Who pays? Who benefits? (And how?)” – Audrey Watters In recent years, the open scholarship movement has gained momentum by aiming to fundamentally transform how knowledge is created and shared. Making open access, open (more…)

UBC Learning Analytics Student API Hackathon


Event Date & Time

  • October 27, 2018
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 28, 2018
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Event Description

Did you know that Canvas includes an API for accessing and modifying your learning data in your own programs and scripts?  Have you ever wondered if you could build a Canvas app that improves your own learning? Please join us for a UBC Learning Analytics Hackathon on October 27-28 that will seek to explore ways (more…)

Can I Use This? Finding and Working with Open Educational Resources (OER) – October 30, 2018

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 30, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

If you are preparing resources for your teaching, from PowerPoint slides to online modules, chances are you’ll want to incorporate readings, images, video clips, problem sets, or other materials from different sources. There are millions of openly licensed resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others to (more…)