Updates on OER-related events and resources

In celebration of Open Access Week 2020, the University of Lethbridge Library and Teaching Centre, Lethbridge College Library, and Lethbridge Public Library have organized the following online events, which will be of interest to educators who want to join the movement towards more open forms of online education.  We are honoured to have Dr. Christina Hendricks joining us from UBC to share her expertise.
Workshop on Pressbooks with Dr. Christina Hendricks:
Reuse, Revise, Repeat: Exploring Ways to Customize Open Educational Resources for Your Teaching/Learning Context
Tuesday, October 20, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122425637377


Open Educational Resources (OER) are resources such as textbooks, videos, images and more, that are free of cost to access digitally and that have an open license that allows reuse, revision, and redistribution. In addition to the cost savings for students if faculty replace commercial resources in their courses with OER, there are significant benefits to being able to revise OER: e.g., they can be adapted to better fit a particular course or context and can also be kept up to date. In this workshop we will start with a brief introduction to OER and to licensing and attribution considerations when adapting OER. In the second half of the workshop participants will learn some basics of how to use Pressbooks and have a chance to practice adapting an open textbook in that platform.

This hands-on workshop will be limited to 25 participants.

Panel Discussion with Dr. Christina Hendricks and educators from school, college, and university:
Sharing is Caring: Open Education and the Case for Reusing and Remixing Resources
Tuesday, October 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122435679413

Panelists include educators from all levels who will discuss how they have used Open Educational Resources in their teaching.  Please join Ying Zheng (University of Lethbridge), Connie Blomgren (Athabasca University), Jessica Nicol (Lethbridge College), Darren Maltais (Black Gold Regional School System), and Christina Hendricks (University of British Columbia) for an informative and inspiring discussion, and bring your questions.
Christina Hendricks is a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy and the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She has been an open education advocate and researcher for several years, including as a BC campus Open Textbook Fellow and an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. She is also series editor for a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses, published with the support of The Rebus Community.
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