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Monday, May 11 • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Strategies for Scaling & Sustaining Successful OER Initiatives

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Open Education is thriving globally and in particular in British Columbia. At the same time, open education does disrupt the status quo of an academic institution and challenges the systems in place within the institution. This pre conference workshop will examine the disruption and provide actionable ways forward to integrate open education into one’s institution.

The pre conference workshop will describe the history of open education in British Columbia and the role BC institutions have played in its success. Participants will examine the connections and implementation of distance and blended learning in institutions and the parallels to open education practices. Further, participants will take a look at their own identities as it relates to open education- their origin stories of how they were drawn to the work of open education. Once individual identities have been identified, participants will take a closer look at their institutional culture. Each participant will review their institutional mission/vision, and one strategic document and scan for words or phrases that are aligned with open. (Access, Affordability, Change, Future). Based on initial research findings by Tannis Morgan, we will then highlight the ways in which open education practices have been implemented successfully at institutions. What are the success factors? Are there themes that emerged that can provide insight to other institutions? Finally, using a planner tool developed participants will write out and document how to do the following in their own institutions:

Building Awareness and Enthusiasm
Supporting Faculty through Change
Monitoring and Celebrating Impact

Strategies for Scaling & Sustaining Successful OER Initiatives: Workshop Planning Template by Lumen Learning is CC BY

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Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, Bccampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She 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... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2020 1:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Salon E

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