Open for Collaboration: Is it Time for Canada to Implement A Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education?
For Open Week 2015, UBC Library is honoured to be collaborating with Simon Fraser University Library, BCcampus, the Public Knowledge Project, and the BC Research Libraries Group.
Please join us on Thursday, October 22, 2015 for our Open Week event.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register through our Eventbrite link.
Embedded within the vision of post-secondary institutions across British Columbia are the values of contributing to knowledge across disciplines and sharing the results of research with the local and global communities.
Spurred by the need to make higher education accessible to all, the open movement has gained ground as the Internet evolved to enable easy sharing of different forms of media. However, while the notion of “open” in higher education has been growing in British Columbia, the default scholarly approach is still closed.
It is time for the scholarly conversation to shift from why open, to why not open?
This event will feature discussion about collaboration within the open movement and role of openness in higher education in British Columbia and examine:
• if and why BC’s universities and colleges should embrace open practices
• what impact open access and the reuse of educational materials would have on the cost and efficacy of higher education
• what role the governments of Canada and British Columbia should play in opening higher education
Dr. John Willinksy, Director of the Public Knowledge Project, Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the SFU Library
Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU and a collaborator on the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University
David Ascher, VP of Product for the Mozilla Foundation
Inba Kehoe, Copyright Officer and Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries
Clint Lalonde, Senior Manager, Open Education at BCcampus
Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) J. Redfield, Professor in the Department of Zoology at UBC