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Open Education

Open Langara.

The Open Education Advisory Committee (Open Langara) brings together interested parties from across campus to cultivate in-house expertise, network with the open education community, and steer the College’s participation in the open education movement.

Open Langara advocates for effective, low-barrier post-secondary education by supporting the adoption of open educational resources (OERs), open access, and open educational practices at Langara.

What Does Open Langara Do?

Open Langara members:

  • Communicate trends and developments in open education to Langara Leadership and the wider campus community; 
  • Liaise between the College and open education partners (e.g. BCcampus);
  • Provide support and training opportunities for Langara instructors seeking to adopt, adapt, develop, and share OERs and open pedagogical practices;
  • Ensure that OER developed at, or in partnership with, Langara consider accessibility and meet Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standards;
  • Identify and share opportunities for Langara to collaborate on open education initiatives; 
  • Identify and share opportunities for the dissemination of outputs from open education initiatives at Langara and beyond;
  • Identify and share funding opportunities for open education initiatives with the campus community;
  • Identify and recommend resources or support requirements.

From Open Langara's Terms of Reference (March 2017)

Open Textbook Reviewer Honorarium Initiative

BCcampus offers a $250 honorarium to faculty who review an open textbook in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Open Langara is now pleased to match this honorarium for Langara faculty, for a total of $500 per review (annual limits apply).  

Interested in reviewing an open textbook in your field? Please complete BCcampus' online application form for open textbook reviewers (see bottom of page). 

Please see BCcampus' Open Education Post-Secondary Directory for a list of open textbooks reviewed by Langara faculty. 

Open Langara thanks BCcampus for generously supporting this initiative!

Open Langara Representation

Open Langara includes representation from the following departments and perspectives:

  • Langara Faculty Association 
  • Deans & Division Chairs
  • Academic Innovation
    • Library/Copyright Office
    • EdTech
    • TCDC
  • Organizational Risk Management
  • Continuing Studies
  • Registrar & Enrolment Services
  • Financial Aid 
  • Accessibility Services
  • Langara Bookstore 
  • Langara Students' Union 

Open Langara is an open and inclusive committee. All are welcome. To get involved, contact open@langara.ca.

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