Announcing the Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Webinar Series

The principles of OER can be in tension with Indigenous Knowledges that are deeply rooted in community defined ethics and protocols and relationships. The Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Webinar Series is focused on building knowledge, supporting a space for discussion, and engaging both theoretically and practically on how open education (OE) and Indigenous Knowledges can intersect in a respectful way.

The series of three open webinars will cover: 1) issues, concerns, policies, and approaches to Indigenous Knowledges and OE; 2) case studies of current Indigenous OER development across Canada; and 3) Indigenous student perspectives on the value of Indigenous OER.

The series will also provide vital background to support participants at a subsequent invitational event, the Open Education Summit: Exploring Indigenous Knowledges and Open Educational Resources, at UBC on February 22, 2024. This summit will focus on active engagement and development of a Canadian framework for Indigenous open educational resource (OER) development.

For more information and to register:

Webinar 1: The Practices of Indigenous Knowledge in Open Educational Resources   
January 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET / 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT

Webinar 2: Indigenous Open Educational Resources in Practice  
February 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET / 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT

Webinar 3: A Question of Value – Indigenous Students’ Perspectives on Open Education
February 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET / 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT

This webinar series is brought to you by the Open Educational Resources (OER) National Strategy – Stratégie nationale en matière de ressources éducatives libres (REL) group, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, University of British Columbia Libraries, University of the Fraser Valley, and eCampusOntario.