Category Archives: Open Access

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 … Continue reading

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“That’ll be $0, please”: Art History forgoes textbooks, embraces open education

At the start of the summer semester, Langara Art History students discovered that their learning materials this term will cost them nothing. This surely came as a relief to many struggling with financial instability, limited library access, and delayed textbook … Continue reading

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New Database Trial: Ebsco’s Faculty Select (Open Educational Resources)

With the quick pivot to fully online instruction, open educational resources (OER) are more important than ever before. Unlike commercial learning materials, which are protected by traditional copyright, OER are openly licensed. Open licenses allow educators to retain, reuse, revise, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Open Student Scholar Prize Winners!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the first ever Open Student Scholar Prize! In February and March of this year Open Langara and the Library jointly ran the Open Student Scholar Prize with great success! The Judges were … Continue reading

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Introducing the Langara Open Student Scholar Prize

In partnership with Open Langara and the Langara Institutional Repository (The LaIR), this term the Library is pleased to announce the first Open Student Scholar Prize. This prize celebrates the exemplary work being done by our students and offers them … Continue reading

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$1,240,856 in open textbook savings! Where’d you get that number?

Open textbooks have saved Langara students an estimated $1,240,856 since 2013. This makes Langara the heaviest user of open textbooks amongst all B.C. colleges and universities. $1,240,856 is a significant figure. You might be wondering: Where does it come from?

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Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this … Continue reading

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Open Champions

In 2019 we’re continuing to highlight the hard work of Langara’s Open Champions – instructors and staff who work with Open Education Resources (OER) on campus. Today’s Open Champion is Tyron Tsui, instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continue reading

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Growing Open at Langara

Mark your calendars for Open Langara’s Wine & Cheese event! Join us on March 6, 2019 as we celebrate our colleagues who are leading the way with open educational resources (OER) at Langara . Enjoy a glass of wine while … Continue reading

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Earn $500: Review an open textbook today!

Open Langara has partnered with BCcampus to offer Langara instructors a $500 honorarium to review a textbook in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection. For those unfamiliar with the BCcampus Open Textbook Initiative, the aim is to “make higher education more accessible … Continue reading

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