Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week: October 21-27

Attend a workshop

Open Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments
October 23, 2019  9:00-10:15 am  Room N3406 New Westminster
Presented by Will Engle: Strategist Open Education Initiatives, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, The University of British Columbia

Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in post-secondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” - read only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of - open educational practices can enable learners to connect their work with authentic audiences and contribute knowledge to the world.

This hands-on workshop will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments. It will examine real-world examples, best practices, and encourage you to brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

Pressbooks Introduction
October 23rd, 2019  10:45-12:15  Room N3142 MousePad New Westminster
Presented by: Jennifer Kirkey

Hands on introduction to the Pressbooks Publishing platform, the preferred program of BCcampus. Jennifer Kirkey has been using this program to adapt currently available open source textbooks for use in her physics and astronomy classes. Based on WordPress you can create a "book" that looks great on the web as well as in print.

Open Your Research: Expanding Access to Your Research Through DOOR
October 24, 12:30 – 1:30 pm - Coquitlam Library Classroom
Presented by Gretchen Goertz - Scholarly Communications Librarian, Douglas College Library

The Douglas Open Repository [DOOR] is the College's tool for making faculty, staff, and student research open and accessible to the public. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to this ‘drop in’ event to learn about DOOR. In this session you will:

  • receive an overview and update on DOOR and some of its most recent faculty and student submissions
  • learn how to request and build a faculty profile to showcase academic research, publications, and presentations
  • learn how to sponsor student research submissions to DOOR's Student Research Collection

All are welcome to this event. Registration is not required.


Apply for a grant

The purpose of the Open Educational Resources Incentive Grant is to recognize faculty who use OERs to reduce the cost of education for students.


Access open research

Check out faculty and student research, presentations, and posters in Door, the Douglas Open Repository.


Last Updated: 2019-05-24 4:00:12 PM