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Wednesday, May 30 • 11:20am - 12:05pm
Open to Health: Alone and Together – PART 1: How Healthy is Open Education?

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There are many discussions about how best to sustain open educational resources. But what about the individuals who are creating, updating, and using these OER? How do they keep going? And where does the open education community, as whole, fit into this?

This presentation, the first of a two-part session, will examine the health of individuals within the open education movement and the community they comprise, and how the well-being of each influences the sustainability of both.

Lauri Aesoph, a naturopathic physician who specialized in natural healthcare education for 15 years, will integrate her experiences in holistic health with open education to present a model that that describes the health of open education. Together, with Josie Gray, she will highlight research that supports the connections between personal and public well-being and, from there, suggest the elements within the open education community that shape both the group’s and its individual member’s viability in this movement. Time will be allotted for audience input and questions.

Those interested in exploring an individualized holistic health blueprint may attend Part 2 of this session, the 90-minute workshop: Explore and Develop a Personal Plan.

Note: To participate in interactive questions during the presentation, bring your mobile device and before the presentation download the TurningPoint app from iTunes or Google Play.

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Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
Lauri supports the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. She has project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. She also provides technical and instructional design support... Read More →
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Josie Gray

Manager, Production and Publishing, bccampus
Josie is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for six years... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:20am - 12:05pm AKDT
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