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Wednesday, October 20 • 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Open Education Across Canada

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Open educational practices (OEP) have seen a significant growth in integration in Canadian post-secondary institutions in the past decade. It began in British Columbia and the ripple effects have brought the creation, adaptation, and adoption of OER and other OEP across the Rockies, through the Prairies and Central Canada, to the North, and to the shores of Atlantic Canada. And we’ve done this without a federal Department of Education.

Each provinces’ and territories’ work on OEP is unique to their region and circumstances. While British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario have central organizations (BCcampus, CampusManitoba, and eCampus Ontario respectfully), others have launched, and are sustaining, OEP initiatives at the individual institutional level.

Even with these differences, cross institution and Canada-wide collaborations have been occurring. Resources are shared widely and there are monthly virtual meetings of leaders in open from across the country where we share current projects and look for opportunities to assist and partner with one another.

This panel will be feature some OE leaders from across Canada who will share the challenges, successes, and vital partnerships that have been formed to improve access to, and the quality of, educational materials for students in post-secondary institutions throughout Canada.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the challenges, successes, and vital partnerships that have been formed to improve access to, and the quality of, educational materials for students in post-secondary institutions throughout Canada
  • Describe the open education practices occurring in Canada
  • Understand each provinces’ and territories’ work on OEP is unique to their region and circumstances and be able to describe the uniqueness
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Speakers
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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 →
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Danielle Dubien

Instructional Designer, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
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Heather Ross

Educational Development Specialist, University of Saskatchewan
Heather M. Ross is an educational development specialist at the University of Saskatchewan. Early in her career, she became passionate about finding ways to reduce materials costs for students, while also creating better learning experiences for them. As a result, she took up the... Read More →
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Cynthia Holt

Executive Director, Council of Atlantic University Libraries
I have been an academic librarian for 28 years serving in various roles including as a subject liaison librarian; a manager for collections, acquisitions, and special collections and archives; and in a senior library leadership role.  I am currently the Executive Director for the... Read More →
avatar for Urooj Nizami

Urooj Nizami

Open Education Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Verena Roberts

Instructional Designer, Thompson Rivers University
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Alex Enkerli

Technopedagogical Advisor, Collecto
Alex Enkerli is a Technopedagogical Advisor at Collecto, where he helps learning professionals make technology appropriate for their contexts, just like he did as a technopédagogue for Vitrine technologie-éducation from 2014 to 2016. Alex comes back to this role after a stint in... Read More →

Overview
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Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:55pm EDT
Room A