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

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Thursday, April 18

8:30am PDT

Designing for Open: Educational Design and Open Pedagogy
This workshop briefly introduces open pedagogy and showcases a diverse set of examples of open pedagogy in practice. Participants will then discuss design issues such as assessment, sustainability, and ethical issues, and will make a plan for revising or creating a new open pedagogy activity in their own context.  Session Objectives
After attending the session, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain what they take open pedagogy to be and give examples
  2. Evaluate approaches to practical issues that should be taken into consideration when engaging in an open pedagogy project
  3. Formulate a plan for implementing an open pedagogy project in their own context

The term “open pedagogy” refers to an access-oriented commitment to learner-driven education wherein learners and instructors are co-creators of knowledge and educational tools that contribute the public knowledge commons. While open pedagogy implies an overall teaching philosophy and course design principles, it can be taken on as a project-based approach so that open pedagogical practices can slowly be integrated into a course. This workshop begins with a brief overview of debates around the concept of open pedagogy before showcasing a diverse set of examples of open pedagogy in practice. Uniting our examples are principles such as teaching students how to share their work, making projects sustainable, and “renewable assignments” in which learners work with instructors and their peers to create or adapt OER as part of their program of study. The facilitators and participants will then engage in an interactive activity design to elicit several practical issues and a discussion of how to address them. Such issues could include:
  • Addressing the potential exploitation of student labour to create resources
  • Respecting students’ desire for privacy 
  • Helping students understand copyright and how to evaluate the choice of licenses for their work
  • Developing appropriate assessment rubrics for open pedagogy projects
  • Developing a sustainable model for open pedagogy projects
  • Introducing open pedagogy through small teaching practices.

In the last portion section of the workshop, participants will plan and discuss with others one or more open pedagogy projects they hope to implement in their own contexts.

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Will Engle

Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, The University of British Columbia
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy, accessibility
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Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Associate Provost, Open Education/Acting Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic Univesity

Lucas Wright

University of British Columbia

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Room 1400

8:30am PDT

Researching Open Education: Practical Guidelines for Dancing with an Octopus
Though openness is often assumed to be a democratizing approach to education, scholars have noted that its practice appears to be much more complicated and unequal (Gourlay, 2015; Veletsianos & Kimmons, 2012). This workshop will explore guidelines and principles for research and policy development in the field of open education that aim to foster a culture of openness in a pragmatic and supportive manner. Through two perspectives (policy focused and grassroots initiatives), workshop participants will examine considerations for conducting research in this area and identify factors that may be instrumental in fostering a culture of openness and/or developing policy recommendations. Factors that are critical to attend to when conducting open education studies will be shared and used as a template for participants to explore in their own setting. Participants will also identify and discuss their own specific tensions and potential conceptual, practical and technical challenges experienced as they consider developing a culture of openness in their context.  

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Boyoung Chae

Policy Associate, eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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Elizabeth Childs

Professor & Program Head, Royal Roads University (RRU)
At RRU we are designing a Masters program with openness, networked learning and digital mindset as core design principles.

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Room 1420

8:30am PDT

Strategies for Scaling and Sustaining OER Initiatives
  • What are common challenges around growing OER adoption, and what are successful strategies for tackling these challenges?
  • What models are institutions pursuing to sustain their OER initiatives, and why?
Whether you are starting up or scaling up, this workshop invites participants to explore common challenges around growing OER adoption, and successful strategies for sustaining initiatives at your institution. During the session, you’ll use Lumen Learning's OER Champion Playbook to identify strategies to help you achieve your goals for making a significant impact with OER. We’ll also invite the group to share the lessons learned. Attendees will take away a planning template that can clarify actions to take when you return to campus after the Summit.

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Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, BC Campus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →

Julie Curtis

VP Strategy and Communications, Lumen Learning
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Amy Hofer

Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Serv, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.
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Alyson Indrunas

Director of Teaching and Learning, West, Lumen Learning
Bikes. Anything about bikes.
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Mark McBride

Library Senior Strategist, SUNY

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Fletcher Theatre

8:30am PDT

Critical Learning Design and the Untextbook Sprint
This session forms part of a series of events associated with a project called Rethink Learning Design. In this three hour workshop we invite a broad range of educators to challenge existing instructional design/learning design models, technologies, and artefacts such as textbooks in the context of critical pedagogy and open. By aligning open with critical pedagogy, and in challenging instructional design models and the notion of the textbook and the form it needs to take, we will undertake a series of rethinking, visioning, and retooling activities. Participants will leave this session with some collaboratively created models for doing critical instructional design as open education practices, and will have helped identify key themes for an untextbook on critical instructional design.  

Learning goal: Experience frustration, inspiration, and action in creating space for the convergence of critical pedagogy, learning design, and open.

Participate: Want to join in sharing your ideas or questions right now? You can do that over on the RethinkLD SPLOT site rethinkldsplot.opened.ca 

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Michelle Harrison

Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, TRU Open Learning
Michelle Harrison is a senior instructional designer and assistant professor at TRU Open Learning. She is currently a BCcampus Open Education Research Fellow and has been supporting openness at TRU through OER development and adoption, helping establish TRU’s open education working... Read More →
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Michael Paskevicius

University of Victoria
Michael Paskevicius is an Educational Developer in the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University and a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Victoria. His research focusses on open educational practices, emerging technologies, and knowledge management... Read More →
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Tannis Morgan

Advisor, Teaching & Learning and Researcher, Open Education Practices, BCCampus

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 1530

10:45am PDT

Adding Interactivity to OER to improve student learning
Years of learning science research tells us that students learn by doing - interacting with the content through questions, activities, and simulations.  The ability to deliver immediate, targeted feedback to students on their understanding of a concept is one of the key benefits of digital learning tools.  Yet, much of OER remains static text and video.  There’s a good reason for this: interactive content has traditionally been difficult to create, often requiring content authors to have programming skills in addition to subject expertise.  
New tools such as H5P are making it easy for anyone to author interactive content and include it in their course.  In this session, we will discuss ways to identify opportunities in a course for enhancing content with interactives, and look at various options for creating interactive content.  Participants can come to the workshop with an idea for an interactive that they wish to explore, and will work in small teams creating interactives in one of several subject areas.  Participants will leave with an understanding of available tools for authoring interactives and some experience beginning to author in one of these tools.
Note: This will be a hands-on session, please bring a laptop


Wendy King

Course Product Manager, Social Sciences, Lumen Learning

Lucas Wright

University of British Columbia

Thursday April 18, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 1420

10:45am PDT

Data driven improvements to OER to Strengthen Learning
Open educational resources provide permissions that allow us to revise and improve open content. When we combine OER with learning data, we can identify where to focus these improvements to strengthen learning. This workshop introduces participants to analytical methods and openly licensed tools you can use to assess how well OER content supports learning. Learn what types of data contribute to this process, how to analyze it and interpret findings. Join a community-wide collaboration to measure the effectiveness of OER content and make iterative, continuous improvements to better support learning. Bring a device so you can try out the toolkit and even contribute recommended improvements to OER being used by thousands of students.

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Norman Bier

Executive Director Simon Initiative; Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
Norman Bier has spent his career at the intersection of learning and technology, working to expand access to and improve the quality of education. He is currently the Executive Director of the Simon Initiative and the Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →
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David Wiley

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Fletcher Theatre

10:45am PDT

Engaging students and advocating for OER
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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 →
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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 →

Thursday April 18, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 1400