BCcampus is hosting an open education challenge series for faculty interested in learning more about open education practices (OEP). This series is a fun way to get a taste of OEP – over the course of 5 weeks, we will release 2 challenges per week. A challenge is a micro activity that you can do in 10 minutes or less that will cover a small aspect of open education.
The series starts on Monday, Oct 5, 2020 and ends on November 9, 2020.
Who is this for?
This is for faculty who are completely new to open education. You might have heard about OER, open textbooks, and perhaps even open pedagogy but if you don’t know where to find them or how to use or create them, then this is for you. This isn’t a bootcamp or a crash course in open education, it’s more of a tasting buffet of appetizers, designed to allow even the most time-constrained faculty to participate.
What can I expect?
When you sign up for the series (limited seat registration closes on September 30, 2020) you will receive a welcome email and a link to a form. The form will ask you a few questions about your knowledge of open education. Each week you will receive a challenge in your email on Mondays and Thursdays. It will be labelled OE Challenge Series, so be sure to make sure it doesn’t end up in your junk folder. All challenges and recaps will also be posted on this website.
There will be a post for each of the 10 challenges and at the end of each week, the hosts will do a recap of each challenge. You will share your response to each challenge in the comments section of each challenge. This is also where we will be tabulating completers, and if you complete the challenges for the week you will be entered into a draw for a weekly prize.
All participants who complete all of the 10 challenges will receive a prize at the end if you are one of the first 50 in BCPSE to register.