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.

Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2019
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this question alongside participants through the lens of decolonization. The conversation will continue with local panelists (more…)

TLEF & OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – October 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 24, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large TLEF Transformation, Small TLEF Innovation, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive (more…)

2019 Open Scholarship in Practice


Event Date & Time

  • October 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared. Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops exploring the practice of open scholarship from new tools that can increase the reproducibility (more…)

TLEF & OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – October 31, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • October 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large TLEF Transformation, Small TLEF Innovation, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive (more…)

Learning Analytics Hackathon


Event Date & Time

  • November 2, 2019
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • November 3, 2019
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Have you ever wanted to explore the UBC Course Calendar data? Did you know that Canvas has an API that allows you to access and explore your learning data with code? Please join us for the UBC Learning Analytics Hackathon November 2 – 3 that seeks to explore ways of using and integrating the Course (more…)

Planning for Open: Adapting and Creating OER and Open Textbooks


Event Date & Time

  • November 4, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Open educational resources (OERs) are learning materials such as textbooks, videos, problem banks and more that are licensed to allow others to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, and retain free of cost. When introduced into a course, OERs such as open textbooks make education more accessible and affordable for students. For faculty, OERs offer the opportunity (more…)

TLEF & OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – November 7, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 7, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large TLEF Transformation, Small TLEF Innovation, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive (more…)

Planning for Open: Integrating and Using OER in Your Teaching


Event Date & Time

  • November 12, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Open educational resources (OERs) are learning materials such as textbooks, videos, problem banks and more that are licensed to allow others to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, and retain free of cost. The reuse and sharing rights inherent in open resources is enabling a new approach to teaching and learning by allowing learners to connect their (more…)

TLEF & OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – November 12, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • November 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large TLEF Transformation, Small TLEF Innovation, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive (more…)

OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – November 21, 2019

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • November 21, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Open Educational Resource (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive feedback and advice on topics such as (more…)