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Open Access Week 2010

Your Guide to Open Access including OA Week 2010

Student Perspectives

11:30 am - 12:15 pm : What it means to be an Open Scholar

Stian Haklev, BA (University of Toronto, Scarborough), MA (OISE University of Toronto), PhD candidate (OISE University of Toronto)

This exciting presentation will focus on what it means to be an open scholar/researcher.  Stian, one of UT’s graduate researchers, will discuss his experience using the wealth of OA journals and other resources in his research.  He will share his knowledge of other scholars who have made their research process open, using Web 2.0 tools like Twitter and Academia to network with researchers, disseminating their finished product in a range of open network environments.  This presentation will appeal to any students who wish to participate in the open international environment of the research enterprise.

View the presentation slides on Slideshare.

 

12:15-12:30 pm : Conversation Break

 

12:30-1:30 pm : Global Open Educational Resources and the University of Toronto as a Multicultural Institution

Stian Haklev, BA (University of Toronto, Scarborough), MA (OISE University of Toronto), PhD candidate (OISE University of Toronto)

You might have heard about MIT OpenCourseWare, but did you know that there are 12,000 Chinese courses online, 460 Indonesian textbooks, or 5000 hours of video from one single Pakistani university? This presentation will take you on a whirlwind tour of global open educational resources, and give a sense of the diversity of projects that exist, and how they have developed. The University of Toronto is a very multicultural institution in a global city: how can these resources be used by individual students to enrich their learning – and how can these students and teachers contribute to resources in their own languages? The presentation will also introduce the Peer2Peer University, a global online platform for learners to come together and create study groups around open educational resources.

View the presentation slides on Slideshare.
A breakdown of the presentation is provided on Stian's blog.

 

If you have comments or questions for Stian, please use the comment link below.

Faculty Perspectives

1:30-3:30 pm : Light Lunch & Open Forum on Digital Scholarship

Join us for a light lunch and lively discussion about digital scholarship.
Please RSVP to monroy@utsc.utoronto.ca if you plan to attend the lunch.

 

3:30-5:00 pm : Open Access at U of T Scarborough

Rudy Boonstra, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Ping-Chun Hsiung, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences
John Scherk, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate/Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences  
Moderated by: Leslie Chan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences

Learn how UTSC faculty members in different disciplines have pursued different routes to openness in their own research and/or teaching. Panelists will discuss their own experiences on topics such as author’s rights, licensing options, open textbooks, open courseware, institutional repositories and self-archiving.

If you have any comments or questions for our panelists, please use the comment link below.

What it Means to be an Open Scholar

Global Open Educational Resources and the University of Toronto as a Multicultural Institution

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