April 17-18 2019
Vancouver, BC
SFU Harbour Centre Campus 515 W Hastings St

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Wednesday, April 17

10:50am PDT

Open Educational Resources as a Campus Initiative
Session Objectives
-Audience will learn process for collaboration between staff/administration and faculty.
-How to create buy-in for faculty and staff/administration.
-Shared learning experiences - panelists will highlight the positive and negative of adopting open educational resources, challenges of implementing open educational resources, and applying pedagogy in online and face to face courses in undergraduate and graduate curriculums.

This session will be presented by one facilitator of the Faculty Learning Community and two faculty participants. The panel discussion will include perspectives from a faculty member who started as a novice and has graduated to intermediate and one who started as an intermediate and graduated to an advanced OER user. The facilitator will give perspectives on University administration buy-in and use, as well as the overall vision for the University moving forward. Each panel member will bring a unique background, pedagogical perspective, and research based vision to the discussion. The faculty members are influencers within the university community, both holding office in faculty governance, and the facilitator is a staff member who also held a position in faculty governance.

Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:45am PDT
Fletcher Theatre

11:20am PDT

OER Advocacy for Students, by Students
1. To learn of the work students are doing to advocate for open education on their campuses.
2. To learn about the current student lived experience today.
3. To get advice on starting a partnership with students on your campus to promote OER

The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) has come together for a cross-institutional/cross-geographical panel that consists of student leaders from across North America who are active on their campuses and beyond through their organizations on open education advocacy. The panel will be facilitated by Aran Armutlu, Chairperson of the BCFS, and Kaitlyn Vitez, Higher Ed Campaign Director at USPIRG. We will begin with introductions and panelists will have an opportunity to introduce their perspective and what advocacy work they have engaged in. Following this, the facilitators will give a brief overview on how student governments and organizations work, and will start with two warm-up questions to begin the dialogue and conversations around recent successes in the student movement for OER. Following this questions and topics will be open to the floor. Facilitator questions will range from panelists’ experience and stories about using textbooks and/or OER, to questions on broad campaign strategy to engage students, faculty, administration, and government on the topic of OERs.

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Aran Armutlu

Chairperson, BC Federation of Students
Aran is the Chairperson of the BC Federation of Students which represents over 130,000 students at 13 different colleges and universities across BC. The BCFS advocates for high-quality, accessible public post-secondary education in BC. Aran is a Douglas College graduate who is passionate... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Vitez

Higher Education Campaigns Director, U.S. PIRG
Kaitlyn serves as the Student PIRGs' lobbyist on Capitol Hill, working on campaigns to make college more affordable and protect student loan borrowers. She has been a leading voice for students in opposition to access codes, the Cengage-McGraw Hill merger, and automatic textbook billing... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 1410

2:25pm PDT

#ZedCredAhead! No Tuition & No textbook costs - the BC Adult Basic Education Zed Cred
 - Describe the BC ABE Zed Cred initiatives
- Recognize instructor and student impact by choosing OER
- Identify the development pathway for a Zed Cred

In this presentation, we will cover:
- Brief history of how the BC Adult Basic Education Zed Cred was initiated
- The development pathway and how we strategically targeted courses for OER development.
- Panel section - where 2 instructors will share what OER has meant in their teaching and how it has benefited their students.
- Upcoming milestones for the project.

This presentation will include audience engagement to help understand what sustainability of this project might look like. We'll use a liberating structure for this activity.

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Krista Lambert

Designer: Learning or Instructional, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:25pm - 3:20pm PDT
Fletcher Theatre

3:35pm PDT

Changing Teaching Styles by Using and Integrating Online OER Into an Offline Environment
1. Participants will be introduced to problems and solutions and tools pertaining to using online technology in an offline situation.

2. Participants will be introduced to WAMAP, SBCTC High School 21+ courses and the use of laptops in education programs in the Washington State Prison system.

3. Participants will receive specific case study examples of how teaching methods have been adjusted and how technology has been used in the classroom setting, to accommodate multi-level classrooms in an offline environment.

IT Infrastructure
How do we get “online” tools like Canvas to work in a prison or other offline situations and deliver content to an inmate in his/her cell, or at a home where the internet is not available?
--Ray Pulsipher will lead a discussion about the "nuts and bolts” of putting together an offline system. We will have some "prison laptops" available for the participants to see and use. They will be loaded with an offline version of an SBCTC High School 21 canvas course, so they will be able to see how it works.

Converting Content
How do we adapt an online course to use in an offline situation?
--Les Scott will lead a discussion about using YouTube videos that are OER to enhance curriculum.
Participants will have a chance to use the Yummy, YouTube video down loader and import videos into a canvas course.
Case Studies
How has our classroom changed because of technology: Gail Peet Teaches Math 64, Math 90, Accounting, Quick Books, Excel and GED Preparation at the same time, in the same classroom! Les Scott teaches GED Preparation and High School 21 at the same time. Ray Pulsipher Teaches Computer Programming, Cloud and Mobile Game Design at the same time.
--The panel will lead a discussion about how this has become possible using OER and computer classrooms. Participants will have a chance to use WAMAP and Math Antics Videos.


Ray Pulsipher

CSE Instructor, Peninsula College

Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:35pm - 4:30pm PDT
Fletcher Theatre