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Pedagogical and Professional Reasons to Adopt Open Educational Resources (OER)

Join us for this 60-minute session on the value that’s possible in the world of Open Educational Resources and the work being done to support OER at UBC. We’ll learn about the pedagogical benefits (from higher rates of student retention & completion to improved academic outcomes) and the professional appeal (including tenure & promotion and networking). Members from the UBCO Open Education Working Group will be present to partake in a collaborative Q&A session at the end. You can expect to walk away feeling excited and encouraged to dip your toes into the world of Open!

Facilitator: Kristen Morgan, Open Education Assistant, UBCO Library


  • Donna Langille, Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian, UBCO
  • Erin Fields, Open Education and Scholarly Communications Librarian, UBCV


Kristen Morgan is the Open Education Assistant at the UBC Okanagan Library. She is passionate about the intersection of policy and advocacy, especially as they relate to sustainable long-term institutional changes. Kristen is a member of the Open Education Working Group, where she targets wicked problems with innovative, data-driven solutions. You can find Kristen on Twitter @KrisTheMorg.

Donna Langille is the Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian at the UBC Okanagan campus. She is also the subject liaison librarian for the digital humanities, media studies, film, and theatre. In addition to supporting instructors working with open educational resources, Donna also manages the OER Grant pilot program and Co-Chairs the Open Education Working Group. She is currently one of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellows.

Erin Fields is the Open Education and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of British Columbia Library. Erin is was the 2019-2020 Visiting Program Officer for Open Education for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL/ABRC). She is the recipient of a 2018 Award for Excellence in Open Education and an Open Education Advocacy and Research Fellowship with BCcampus. Erin also received recognition as a 2019 UBC Open Education Resource Champion from the UBC Alma Mater Society, the VP Academic and Provost, and UBC Library. Erin supports a number of courses engaging in open educational resource development and open pedagogy, including course assignments contributing to Wikipedia, developing social justice zines, reviewing case studies, and publishing open-access texts found in the Open UBC Text Catalogue


Friday, May 21, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
  Faculty     Graduate     Post-Doc     Professional     Staff  
  Open Scholarship     Research Commons  
Erin Fields; Donna Langille

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Erin Fields; Donna Langille

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