Library:Open Scholarship Sub-Committee/Event Planning/Open Ed 2019

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Open Education Week 2019 - March 4-8

Event Title Date Collaborators Description
Indigenous Wriers Wikipedia Edit-athon Date: March 4, 2019

Time: 1-4pm

Location: First Nations Longhouse

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/yd6xfg3c

David Gaertner

Erin Fields

Wil Engel

Adair Harper

In December 2015 Daniel Heath Justice (author of “Why Indigenous Literature Matters”) began a Twitter campaign to share the names of Indigenous writers.  The reason for his efforts was to “...push back against the frequent assumptions that our literary history is any less complex, robust, or diverse than that of other peoples.” (p.213)

So why a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon?

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of open community generated knowledge. The community driven nature of Wikipedia is meant to support Wikipedia’s goal of providing every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. However, well documented systematic bias including, information gaps, exclusions, diversity of articles and editors, and assumptions about neutrality and notability greatly impacts the information that can be found in an information source with millions of views per day.

The Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is seeking to improve the coverage of Indigenous writes on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source.

Open in Action 2019 Date: March 6, 2019

Time: 8:30am - 3:10pm

Location: KPU Richmond Campus - Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, room 4900

Registration: https://events.eply.com/OpeninAction2019

Cost: Free!

UBC, KPU, BCIT, BCcampus, Langara, SFU Open Education Week is a global celebration of free and open sharing in education. On March 6th, join BCcampus and post-secondary partners at KPU-Richmond for a day of hands-on learning to mark the occasion. Join faculty, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists and other education stakeholders for a program that aims to connect ideas with action. Participants will discuss the theoretical foundations and application of open licenses, how to find and use open education content, and much more. The event will also highlight resources and projects from BC campuses and beyond that demonstrate open education in practice. Participants will leave with practical ideas for opening their day-to-day work and deeper connection to the local open education community. This is a free event open to all, but registration is requested.  
Open Scholarship UBC Library Round-Up Date; March 7, 2019

Time: 1 - 2:30 pm

Location: Dodson Room, IKBLC

Registration: https://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/7727

Open Scholarship Sub-Committee Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared. Join us for UBC Library lightning talks exploring the practice of open scholarship – from grant funded research, tool development and community engagement, to collection development processes and open access compliance. Hear from UBC Library colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon Date: March 9

Time:12-5:00 pm

Location: Belkin Gallery

Registration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Vancouver/ArtAndFeminism_2019

Cross promoted through the Library - Belkin Gallery and Christina D'Onfrio Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
  • No Wikipedia editing experience necessary.
  • Workshops will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers both at the edit-a-thons, and special sessions before (see above).
  • Female-identified editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
  • This is a feminist event.

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly trans- and cis-gendered women, to address this absence by organizing in-person, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism.

Vancouver will be hosting its fifth annual edit-a-thon at multiple locations. The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery on the University of British Columbia campus, at Emily Carr University Library, The Western Front and Surrey Art Gallery will all hold events. Childcare will be provided free of charge by reservation, please contact the organizers for requests. We are committed to creating a safe space for all participants. This event is organized with support from the Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery, Wikimedia Foundation and through the Art+Feminism platform.

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Learning Analytics & Open Data Hackathon

Please join us for the 3rd UBC Learning Analytics Hackathon on March 10th and 11. The Hackathon seeks to explore in what ways learning data can be used to benefit students. Participants will have access to open learning data sets and will work towards developing, designing, and proposing tools, reports, and visualizations that could be used to improve student learning and experiences. Innovative proposals or designs could become part of the UBC’s Learning Analytics pilot. During this two-day hackathon, participants will form teams, work hands on an open data set, and propose and design visualizations and dashboards and then show off what they accomplished at the end of the weekend with a brief presentation. The hackathon is free but registration is required. We will provide data, space, mentoring, breakfasts, and lunches. No prior experience is necessary!

Date: March 10 & 11, 2018

Time: 9am to 5pm

Location: Sauder Learning Labs

Registration: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/learning-analytics-open-data-hackathon-3-0/