OPEN UBC

BC Campus has been making a big push into open education these past few years, and it seems to be gaining steam. Last week they reviewed the Open Ed initiatives at UBC and as ever, it was inspiring to read that many of those programs and courses are beginning to mature.

One such course is very unique, on “Video Game Law” which makes available its course notes and video content online under a creative commons license. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Festinger at a recent World Cafe for a new joint social media program between BCIT and SFU, and his passion for sharing this material and employing social media in his courses was evident. Not only are the lectures captured and shared alongside the presentations, but the course discussions occur both in the comments on the blog, and via twitter. You can tweet Jon @jonfestinger or follow the course discussions @GameBizLaw.

This method of “teaching and learning in the open” will inspire a great deal of the discussion for our upcoming “Sharing and Caring for Open Educational Resources” module, (being published soon!) as part of the EMP program which will be launching in April. The hashtag for this module is #openedmedia.

A new open course on learning technologies

If you are looking for a way to expand your edtech skills, and experience a well designed open online course, this rich and detailed offering “Introduction to Learning Technologies” has been recently published by from Heather M. Ross from the University of Saskatchewan. You can follow along with the cohort beginning in January, or, as with most open online courses proceed through the material at your own pace. This looks like a great primer on educational technologies for the uninitiated, or provide some connections for those that are trying to “tie it all together” as so much of the open web can seem fragmented and disconnected. Of course, the beautifully designed site was put together using the open source software WordPress, which is also available at SFU in a variety of ways.

 

 

Open THIS.

'sorry we're open' sign

This post contains all teaching materials and outline for a the 90 minute workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER’s). All materials in this post were obtained freely on the open web, and similarly, all materials posted on this site, have been made freely available using a Creative Commons license.

Learning Objective: Identify potential sources of open educational resources (OER’s) well suited to your curriculum

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Open Educational Media

Neon_Open_SignOpen from Wikimedia Commons

This post contains all teaching materials and outline for a the 1 hr. workshop on Open Educational materials. All material in this post were obtained freely on the open web, and similarly, all materials posted on this site, have been made freely available using a Creative Commons license.

Learning Objective: Identify potential sources of open educational resources (OER’s) well suited to your curriculum

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