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Open Education Week Keynote: Highlight on Open Textbooks

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Library Collaboratory, 3rd Floor Library (Enter from SLC)
Registration: Registration is closed.
Cost: Free

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Open Education Week is a global event designed to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to faculty, instructors and students.

The Library, in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching and The Chang School, are hosting a series of discussions, workshops and events in support of Open Education work underway at Ryerson.

Come and join us for an afternoon of lunch and learning about Open Education and how it can support both your teaching and your students. Our keynote David Porter, is the new Dean of Innovative Learning and Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning at Humber College and was the former CEO of eCampusOntario. Dr. Porter will speak about charting a course towards innovation using open education, open practices and open pedagogy. Next learn more about how Ryerson faculty have worked with students to create Open Textbooks with Jennifer Lapum and her team who will present on “Creating and Adapting OER with Students for Students.” The third session of the afternoon will be a panel of Ryerson students and faculty who have recently worked on open textbooks or have worked on the first round of the Ryerson University Library OER Grants. 

Keynote: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

“Charting a Course Towards Open Innovation: Open resources, open practices, communities of innovation” with David Porter, Dean of Innovative Learning and Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning, Humber College

Dr. David Porter is the current Dean of Innovative Learning and Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning, Humber College, and the former CEO of eCampusOntario, the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of all publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario.

David is a long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, and has been involved in open and distance learning since the 1990s, at both the K-12 and higher education levels.

Discussion: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 “Creating and Adapting OER with Students for Students” with Jennifer Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Nada Savicevic

Panel: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Faculty and Student Panel on creating OER with Library Grants 

View the full list of events for Open Education Week at Ryerson