OER Summit May 19 & 20

Date: Tue, May 19 & Wed, May 20, 2020
Time: Sessions held 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. MT
Location: Online Zoom - Individual session links available below

Join members of the Alberta OER (Open Educational Resources) Community of Practice four online sessions spanning topics of policy, pedagogy, technology, and copyright.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Copyright Office, and Faculty of Education is pleased to partner on an online summit occurring days prior to the national ABC Copyright Conference. We aim to bring together the Alberta OER Community of Practice and ABC Conference attendees from across Canada to generate rich discussion of open education and explore the intersection of their professions in post-secondary education. 


Session Schedule:

OE Alberta Publishing Q&A  |  Tue, May 19, 10:00am MT 
Michelle Brailey, University of Alberta & Cari Merkley, Mount Royal University 

Would your faculty benefit from access to the Pressbooks publishing platform to create and adapt open texts? Join Michelle & Cari live to discuss how your institution can access the new provincial OER publishing service! More information can be found at the OE Alberta website, and via the pre-session recording.  


Student Panel on OER |  Tue, May 19, 1:00pm MT
Jemma Forgie, University of Alberta

Jemma Forgie, student and OER Designer with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and student advocates from across the province to explore current issues surrounding open education and open educational resources in post-secondary education.

  • Live Q&A session link - ctl.guide/OER2
  • Although this session was not recorded, we will be collecting a summary of testimonials and quotes from the student leaders for community use. Stay tuned!


Keynote Q&A with Amanda Coolidge |  Wed, May 20, 10:00am MT
Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus 

Amanda Coolidge, Director of Open Education at BCcampus, will join us for a live discussion period to follow her pre-recorded keynote sharing examples from BC post-secondary specific to the use of OER and open pedagogy to navigate teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Canadian Copyright and Open Licensing for OER  |  Wed, May 20, 1:00pm MT
Amanda Wakaruk, University of AlbertaWhat do you need to know about copyright and open licensing when using or building OER? What exactly can you do with existing OER? When do librarians and instructors need to ask permission to use someone else’s images, text, or video in new OER? UA's Copyright Librarian Amanda wakaruk will provide an overview of key copyright considerations and compatible Creative Commons licensing and answer your questions. 


Detailed schedule viewable
 here - bit.ly/35jFTCQ

*Due to COVID-19 the previous schedule has been reduced and adapted to be online only. We look forward to arranging future sessions to deliver the full breadth of content we initially planned. 

Keynote Bio:

Keynote: Amanda Coolidge, Director of Open Education at BCcampus Amanda 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, and other learning materials – in collaboration with the B.C. post-secondary system. Amanda has a background in Educational Technology and Instructional Design. Prior to working in the British Columbia Post-Secondary Sector, Amanda was the Senior Educational Technologist on the TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa) project, based in Nairobi, Kenya. 


The schedule is continually updated as planning progresses, here.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. [UNESCO]

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