Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Open Education Week Recordings


We have celebrated another Open Education Week at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library! Thank you to all the speakers and attendees.

The recordings are ready to view via YouTube:

OE Tricks & Treats: More than just textbooks
(Terry Green, Adam Levine, Chris Hillary, Nina Verishagen and Diane Zerr, Linda Aksomitis)

    • In this session, hosted by Myra Zubot-Mitchell, Sask Polytechnic Learning Technology Trainer, presenters provide lightning talks between 5 – 7 minutes to discuss tips and tricks for using different media elements in OE. OE is more than just textbooks, and they will explore podcasts, interactives, simulations and on-line courses.
      • We will hear about:
        • Podcasts with Terry Greene from Ecampus Ontario
        • H5P interactives with Alan Levine from Open Education Global
        • Simulations with Chris Hillary from Selkirk College in BC 
        • On-line courses with Diane Zerr and Nina Verishagen from Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
        • OER course materials with Linda Aksomitis, a Sask Polytechnic course developer

Indigenous Knowledge and OE
(Dr. Bettina Schneider and Arzu Sardali)

    • Bettina Schneider and Dr. Arzu Sardali, both from First Nations University,  talk about their resources, which incorporate Indigenous knowledge into practical applications (finance and math) and how to engage indigenous communities. Hosted by Donna Thiessen, Sask Polytechnic Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Open Educational Resources and Universal Design for Learning: Complementary Practices Supporting Student Success
Josie Gray)

    • Open educational resources (OER) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) complement each other well to further accessible learning opportunities and support students' success. This webinar, explores concepts like the social model of disability and how the UDL principle of "multiple means of representation" can be applied in the design of OER through things like multiple formats, interactivity, multimedia, and good learning design and structure. Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. Hosted by Barb Schindelka, Sask Polytechnic Instructional Designer.

Artificial Intelligence and OE
(Dr. Alec Couros)

    • Alec Couros of the University of Regina will discuss the positive and negative effects that artificial Intelligence has, with a particular focus on OE. Hosted by David Trottier, Sask Polytechnic Learning Technology Trainer
        • This event is sponsored by the University of Regina; we express our gratitude for this partnership.

OE: Does it really benefit students
(Panelists Leah Danyluk and Sara Hanson (faculty), and Kriztel Sayana (student representative from the SPSA). The panel moderator is Danielle Dubien, Sask Polytechnic Curriculum Developer)

    • Join Saskatchewan Polytechnic faculty and students as they discuss their experience using open education resources in the classroom. The discussion focuses on a survey of students, conducted prior to the panel which explored their interaction with open resources in several classes. 

Want to see historical sessions? We have a YouTube playlist available!