Category Archives: Open Access

Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

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 … Continue reading

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Open Champions

In 2019 we’re continuing to highlight the hard work of Langara’s Open Champions – instructors and staff who work with Open Education Resources (OER) on campus. Today’s Open Champion is Tyron Tsui, instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continue reading

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Growing Open at Langara

Mark your calendars for Open Langara’s Wine & Cheese event! Join us on March 6, 2019 as we celebrate our colleagues who are leading the way with open educational resources (OER) at Langara . Enjoy a glass of wine while … Continue reading

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Earn $500: Review an open textbook today!

Open Langara has partnered with BCcampus to offer Langara instructors a $500 honorarium to review a textbook in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection. For those unfamiliar with the BCcampus Open Textbook Initiative, the aim is to “make higher education more accessible … Continue reading

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Open but not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship

To celebrate Open Access week (October 22-26), the Open Langara Advisory Committee is co-sponsoring a panel event discussing invisible labour in open scholarship. The event will take place during the evening of Wednesday, October 24 at SFU Harbour Centre. A … Continue reading

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More Affordable and Accessible Education: You can help

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 … Continue reading

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Introducing LaIR: The Langara Institutional Repository

Thanks to everyone who submitted their creative ideas for the Institutional Repository Naming Contest, which ran through March and April. We received 148 submissions from staff and students across campus! A panel of judges consisting of representatives from the Library, … Continue reading

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Help Us Name Our Institutional Repository!

Do you want to win a $100 gift certificate to Oakridge Mall? Langara is creating our own institutional repository (IR) and we need your help in naming it! UBC has cIRcle, SFU has Summit, Douglas has DOOR, the Justice Institute … Continue reading

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The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education: Robin DeRosa visits Langara on March 21

  According to a recent study, the price of college textbooks increased by an astounding 88% between 2006 and 2016. It’s no wonder that open educational resources (OER)—resources that can be freely used, shared, and adapted for teaching and learning—are … Continue reading

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Preserving and Sharing Langara History and Scholarship

What is an institutional repository? An institutional repository is an innovation in scholarly communication meant for the storage, preservation, and dissemination of digital objects. These objects can take many forms and can include scholarly & artistic production, data sets, images, … Continue reading

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