5 Quotes From Those Pushing Beyond the Boundaries of Open Education

Why do members of the academy choose to participate in open education practices? We asked a few of the individuals who were recognized for…

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Why do members of the academy choose to participate in open education practices? We asked a few of the individuals who were recognized for their steps towards openness during last month’s Open Education Week to share their thoughts.

Samer Adeeb

Samer has created interactive open content teaching Engineering concepts. These new tools allow the incorporation of “dynamic” examples rather than the traditional textbook “static” examples. Samer has been a faculty champion for OER on our campus.

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Alla Nedashkivska

Alla has developed and openly released a web-based textbook for developing business and professional communication skills in Ukrainian. Alla’s work has not only made these language resources accessible to all to learn, but also sets the standard for OER resources created on our campus.

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Sean Luyk and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

The Mennonite Centre for Newcomers has openly released a collection of readings of traditional folk tales in many languages. These stories are open for everyone and are especially impactful for people who are new to Canada just beginning to learn English.

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Chris Powter

Chris has been a faculty sponsor of the OSRIN community of materials who has brought precious documents about the history of oil sands reclamation in Alberta to ERA to the open web. This collection has received thanks from many scientists in Canada.

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