Open Education Challenge Series: Bite-sized learning for busy educators

Last week Langara’s open education partner, BCcampus, announced a micro-learning series for busy B.C. post-secondary educators to dip their toes into open pedagogy and practices.

The target audience is faculty who are completely new to open education. “You might have heard about [open educational resources], open textbooks, and perhaps even open pedagogy, but if you don’t know where to find them or how to use or create them, then this is for you,” says BCcampus.

Over the course of 5 weeks, the facilitators will release two challenges per week.  A challenge is micro activity that covers a small aspect of open education and can be completed in 10-minutes or less.

The series starts on Monday, Oct 5, 2020 and ends on November 9, 2020. Registration is limited to 50 participants and closes on September 30, 2020.

Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, BCcampus’ primary focus is to support B.C. post-secondary institutions as they “adopt, adapt, and evolve their teaching and learning practices to create a better experience for students.”

Langara remains one of the heaviest users of open textbooks amongst B.C. colleges and universities. 71 Langara classes are using an open textbook during the fall 2020 semester, representing a 36.5% increase from this time last year. The Open Education Challenge Series presents an opportunity for the College to extend its involvement in the open education movement from resources to innovative pedagogy.

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