As per usual, I’m just slightly out-of-sync to benefit from some of the amazing events and learning experiences available in the Lower Mainland. I was down on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland during much of late September and October, but we had to head back home to Whitehorse to try and beat any early snowstorms so I missed UBC’s celebration of International Open Access Week and their simultaneous event, Celebrate Learning Week on the October 22-23, 2013 week. I couldn’t even participate online as once you get north of Fort St John, traveling internet access gets a bit sketchy.
UBC celebrated International Open Access Week with an exciting line-up of speakers and topics. I hope some of you had the opportunity to participate. It’s really nice to see so many Canadian institutions participating in Open Access and Open Education week events.
- Open Access Megajournals – have they changed everything? *keynote webcast
- Muzzles, Media Offices and Message Control
- Student Open Access Pecha Kucha
- Open Textbook Workshop
- Open Freedoms / Open Practices with Paul Stacey, Creative Commons * keynote webcast
- Reclaiming the Open Learning Environment
- The Whys and Hows of Open — Transforming Learning Through Open Pedagogies and Practices
- MOOCs and On-Campus Learning
- Open Robotics and 3D Printing Demo
- The Future? Open Online Courses and the Library
And you can learn more about open education, access, learning, educational resources, and more at http://open.ubc.ca/