Open UBC Week: Reclaiming the Open Learning Environment

Open UBC Week: Reclaiming the Open Learning Environment

Date & Time:  Wednesday, October 23, 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Location: Room 302, Dodson Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Description: The delivery of open online learning has become a more common practice (or at least a more desired practice) in higher education in recent years. In this session, two diverse universities will share their lessons learned in delivering open learning. UBC has long embraced open learning projects through a robust WordPress and MediaWiki publishing framework that helped advance a broad range of open educational activities, including student produced OER and open courses. UBC’s embrace of both a self-maintained open infrastructure as well as emerging third party platforms is creating new potentials for open education at UBC. Meanwhile Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has an “Open Learning” division with a long history of providing open access post-secondary distance education (online and print) by offering continuous enrolment, flexible scheduling and minimal admission requirements.
This session will examine how institutions and instructors can provide open educational experiences and develop the required expertise, capacity and support systems. The co-faciliators of this session will identify sharable and extensible tools, approaches and means of cooperation that will allow educators and learners to shape their open learning experiences.

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