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

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Thursday, April 18

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

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