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Wednesday, March 4 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Getting Started with Open Education: The What, Why and How

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With the rising cost of textbooks, the use of open educational resources (OER) can significantly increase student learning and success. In addition, educators are looking to open educational practice (OEP) to increase collaboration, co-creation of knowledge and take learners outside the normal boundaries of the classroom. This workshop will introduce you to the world of OER and OEP and will introduce simple strategies for incorporating them into your classes. We will also provide you with an overview of the various supports available at TRU for OER adoption, adaptation, and development and and integrating OEP strategies.  This interactive workshop gives you practical tools and experience to champion OER and OEP in your teaching and learning context.

Speakers
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Michelle Harrison

Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, TRU Open Learning
Michelle Harrison is a senior instructional designer and assistant professor at TRU Open Learning. She is currently a BCcampus Open Education Research Fellow and has been supporting openness at TRU through OER development and adoption, helping establish TRU’s open education working... Read More →
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at TRU. She is a recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education. She has been supporting open education by conducting workshops and webinars, helping faculty to identify existing OER, and co-facilitating open textbook s... Read More →


Wednesday March 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:45pm AKST
TRUSU Lecture Hall Thompson Rivers University Students' Union, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8