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Thursday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 6:25pm
On the Open Road: Overcoming Barriers to Open Education in Northern and Interior British Columbia

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Bringing open education to any institution is a team effort that requires stamina, support and strategy; not for the faint of heart. Add a geographic location that is considered rural and far from centers of support and the barriers to introducing open education get even more complex.

BCcampus recognized these challenges and in 2019 two open education advisors / regional representatives were hired - one for the northern region of the province and one for the interior of the province. These two regions make up approximately 877,000 square kilometres. In this presentation come learn about the barriers that were revealed, strategies to get around these barriers and lessons learnt so far.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this workshop the participant will be able to name three open education barriers common in more rural regions and identify ways of getting around these barriers.

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Carolee Clyne

Open Education Advisor, BCcampus
Carolee has been supporting faculty in higher education for over 25 years in a variety of roles including computer, library systems, web support, instructional design and registrar systems. Carolee recently completed her PhD exploring how to engage faculty from disciplines such as... Read More →
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Ross McKerlich

Open Education Advisor, BCcampus
Open Education Advisor & Regional Representative for the interior.I support open education initiatives in six post secondary institutions in the interior of British Columbia. I also work collaboratively with the learning & teaching team and special projects team at BCcampus.  

Thursday November 12, 2020 6:00pm - 6:25pm EST
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