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Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2016

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Open in Action: Conversations about Pedagogy with the BCcampus Fellows

Thursday October 27, 2016

In celebration of Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2016, KPU Open Studies is hosting 2 workshops with the BCcampus Faculty Fellows. If you are curious about the growing trend of open pedagogy, and how you can incorporate open practices into your classroom, these workshops are for you!

Workshop 1: The Good, the Bad and the Open: An Open Pedagogy Workshop with Jennifer Kirkey & Arthur Gill Green
This workshop will demystify open pedagogy, by giving real world examples and by giving the participants the opportunity to walk away with a new open education toolkit. Jennifer and Arthur will introduce the concept of open pedagogy and the open education movement. They will offer examples of open pedagogy projects, outline ongoing challenges to implementing these projects, and document best practices for developing new open pedagogy projects. Participants will be able to workshop their own open pedagogy projects through feedback from the presenters and their colleagues.

Workshop 2: OER Integration into Course Websites for Trades with Rod Lidstone
Participants will be engaged in ways to locate open education resources, and find out how to offer them to students through an online learning tool such as Moodle. Rod will lead a discussion on the pros and cons of OER adoptions and will leave participants with an example of a needs assessment for adoption of OERs.

Bring your ideas and questions! Engage with faculty members who use open textbooks, open pedagogy and open research practices.

These workshops are free but registration is required. Register

Workshop 1:
Thursday, October 27, 10-11:30 am | Surrey Campus

Jennifer Kirkey and Athur Gill Green
Room: Library, Arbutus building, room A 2070 (second floor lab)
Workshop 2:
Thursday, October 27, 3-4:00 pm | Tech (Cloverdale) Campus

Rod Lidstone
Room: Boardroom, room 1853

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What is Open Access Week?

Open Access Week is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access to information. It is an online and off line global event that falls October 24-30 this year. Open Access Week was initiated as a movement by the scientific research community to provide unrestricted access to the results of research and scholarship. It was partly inspired by the changes in information technology and the way in which information could be easily shared through the Internet.

SPARC - The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition is a catalyst for change in Open Access education. They organize Open Access week annually.

Open Access Events Locally, Internationally and Online

OER Resources at KPU Library