Open Education is an international movement striving to bring more affordable and accessible education to students across the globe. Langara College is the 2nd highest adopter of Open Educational Resources in British Columbia, saving our students thousands of dollars in textbook costs each year.
If you want to learn more about the Open Education initiative, March 5-9 is Open Education Week and there are a number of free events taking place at Langara and across Vancouver.
Events at Langara
More Affordable and Accessible Education: You can help
Lucas Wright and Krista Lambert from BCcampus will lead a session exploring the value and benefits of open education for instructors and students. Identify how resources can be adapted for different disciplines and learn how to include and engage students in open education practices.
Wednesday, March 7
Registration and details: https://iweb.langara.bc.ca/edtech/current-workshops-2/?sheet_id=254
Finding, Using and Adopting Open Textbooks
Come and find out what Open Textbooks are, how you can find and use them and how they can benefit your teaching and your students’ learning.
Thursday, March 8
EdTech Portable Lab
Registration and Details: https://iweb.langara.bc.ca/edtech/current-workshops-2/?sheet_id=255
Events around Vancouver
UnCommon Women is about amplifying the voice of women in leadership roles. Join Kelsey Merkley (Creative Commons Canada) as she interviews a panel including Gwen Bird (SFU), Kory Wilson (BCIT), Surita Jhangiani (JIBC) and Rosie Redfield (UBC). Free registration including wine and appetizers.
Monday, March 5
SFU Harbour Centre
Segal Rooms 1400 & 1410
Registration and Details: https://www.eply.com/OpenEdWeekUnCommonWomen18
Open in Action
Join faculty, staff, and students at KPU Richmond Campus- Melville Centre for Dialogue to celebrate the Open Education Movement in BC. This event will include presentations from open advocates at various Institutions who will discuss their projects in detail and share how they have put open education into action. We are very pleased to welcome the BC Federation of Students to start the morning with all of us, as they will highlight the advocacy work they are engaged in from both an institutional perspective as well as governmental. The day will follow with presentations, lightning sessions, and hands-on activities.
Tuesday, March 6
8:30 am–2:00 pm
KPU Richmond Campus
KPU Melville Centre for Dialogue
Registration and Details: https://www.eply.com/OpenEdWeekOpeninActionKPU18