Mount Royal University is celebrating Open Education Week 2018 on March 9th. Please join us for an afternoon to hear our guest speakers discuss:
Beyond Cost Savings: The Value of OER and Open Pedagogy for Student Learning
Invited keynote speaker: Dr. Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm
One of the important benefits of adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) is the significant amount of money students can save on their course materials. OER can facilitate deeper changes in teaching and learning practices as well, sometimes described as Open Educational Practices (OEP) or open pedagogy: e.g., students revising or creating resources for their fellow students, creating publicly-available OER, or contributing to the curriculum in other ways. In this workshop Christina Hendricks will explain how OEP and open pedagogy have been conceptualized and give some specific examples of such practices. There will also be hands-on activities designed to allow participants to determine whether, and if so, how, to incorporate some of these ideas in their own teaching and learning contexts.
Tilted Access: Open Access in Service of Educational Equity
MRU Library Speakers Jordan Crate-Serhal and Richard Hayman
Time: 1:45 - 3 pm
Join MRU librarians Richard and Jordan as they discuss how open access facilitates equitable access to education and open pedagogy, recent developments in open access publishing, and open access' role in scholarly communication.