Plant Press: An openly licensed plant identification game for classroom learning.
Tuesday, October 20th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm via Zoom.
Celebrate Open Access Week with Julia Alards-Tomalin and Amy Miedzwiecki who will present their open education grant project Plant-Press: A Plant Identification Game.
Julia conceived, hand-drew, and painted the card images and Amy created the backgrounds, style, and layouts for the game. They will walk you through the development of the game and how the game is used with classes. Julia will also talk about her current open textbook project, an online plant identification textbook that focuses on winter identification of trees in the Pacific Northwest. We will open the event with a quick introduction to open education at BCIT.
Find the Plant-Press: A Plant Identification Game on the Open Education Repository.
Julia Alards-Tomalin works as an instructor in the Renewable Resources department at BCIT and teaches into both the Forest and Natural Areas Management diploma and the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation diploma programs. She is a double grad from BCIT with both a diploma in Forestry and a degree in Ecological Restoration. Her passion for teaching led her to complete the Provincial Instructors Diploma program and she is currently enrolled in a Masters of Education degree program at Simon Fraser University. One of the things she enjoys the most about teaching is coming up with creative and fun ways to interact and engage with the students.
Amy Miedzwiecki works as a Media Specialist at MediaWorks which is a digital workshop based in the library at BCIT. She has a Masters in Video, Audio and Social Technologies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the UK. Amy is a multi-media creative who has worked in industry and taught Game Design and Media at post-secondary institutions. She is interested in using technology to help develop fun and engaging learning experiences for both students and faculty.
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Open Access in action : tales from five institutions.
Wednesday, October 21st, 1:00pm – 2:00pm via Zoom.
This is a joint-institutional event. Carol Wenzel and four other Open Access recipients from different institutions will be presenting their open education projects and be on hand to answer questions. Make a tea or coffee and join in!
For more info and to register visit: https://bccampus.ca/event/open-access-in-action-tales-from-5-institutions/