Speakers: Dr. Jon Beasley Murray, David Kohler, Stephen Hay
Open education is based on a set of values that are shared by a wide range of scholarly practices: that knowledge should be free and open to use and re-use; that collaboration should be easier, not harder; that people should receive credit for contributing to teaching and learning; that concepts and ideas can be linked in unusual and surprising ways; and that learning should extend beyond institutional walls. One of the exciting and challenging elements about adopting open strategies in teaching and learning is the notion of exposing work and interacting with audiences outside of the traditional classroom. This session will feature different practitioners who have taken an open approach with teaching and learning projects. They will share their experiences, strategies, mistakes and successes regarding working in the open, collaborating with different audiences and moving learning beyond classroom walls.
Jon Beasley-Murray is an Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies at UBC. He coordinated the educational project Murder, Madness, andMayhem. In one semester three articles were promoted to FeaturedArticle status, eight toGoodArticle status and one to B-Class status. See also: “WasIntroducingWikipediatotheClassroomanActofMadnessLeadingOnlytoMayhemifnotMurder?”
David Kohler has led a team at UBC’s Mathematics Department to develop hundreds of UBC-Wiki based course pages and resources, and an openexamresourcesdatabase. He is also an Instructional Skills Workshop facilitator and a recipient of the UBC Graduate Teaching Award 2009/2010, AMS Just Desserts Award 2012 and Mathematics Department Graduate Teaching Award 2012.
Stephen Hay is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at UBC. He is a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador for the Wikipedia Education Program, a project where students in Brazil, Canada, India, and the United States contribute to Wikipedia as part of their course work. Last year he was teaching assistant for Tina Loo’s North American Environmental History, a course where undergraduate students gave their work thousands of readers by writing for Wikipedia.