Speaker: Paul Stacey
As institutions opt out of the Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institutional Tariff creative alternatives to sourcing educational content and resources need to be found. Join Paul in this interactive keynote exploration of creative alternatives including fair dealing, Open Access research publishing, Open Educational Resources, open textbooks, open licenses, and open educational practices. While acknowledging the challenges opting out of Access Copyright creates this session will outline the opportunities this creates to do things differently and to fully utilize digital alternatives. Within a broad array of creative alternatives Paul will focus in on the unique opportunities associated with Open Educational Resources (OER). BC and international OER development efforts will be highlighted, sample OER resources shown, and the implications for institutions, faculty and students explored. This session will conclude with interactive discussion around the implications opening up education has for UBC and higher education in general as we collectively transition into this new future.
Paul Stacey is the Director of Communications, Stakeholder and Academic Relations at BCcampus. Headquartered in Vancouver, BCcampus provides services in support of educational technology and online learning to British Columbia’s 25 public colleges and universities, their students, faculty and administrators. With funding support from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education BCcampus has been providing online curricula development grants to BC post secondary institutions since 2003. The curricula produced through these grants have the dual purpose of producing academic for credit offerings to students and creating curricula freely available for sharing and reuse by others as Open Educational Resources.