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Presentation slides for session at ETUG Fall 2010 Workshop in New Westminster, British Columbia
Presenters: Tannis Morgan, Jerome Rodriguez, Darren Blackburn, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Description: The JIBC is funded differently than other BC post-secondary institutions, and as a result has learned to be very entrepreneurial. This presents an obvious challenge in any discussions about openness. We are pleased to be able to present JIBC examples of openness that are benefitting the institution and our communities. In our case study/demo we will present examples of how we have leveraged openness to extend our collaborations with the communities that we work with. These ""small-but-mighty"" bridges have also been important in creating opportunities and extending the relevance of JIBC beyond our programs and courses.
In our Emergency Management division, an Innukshuk funded project involved collaboration with the RCMP as well as municipalities, agencies, divisions, consultants, developers, and individuals. CMD 130 - Incident Command Level 300 - resulted in the development of a collaborative environment, open courseware, and myemresources.com, a Drupal site for public access to emergency management resources. This has generated interest and use that extends far beyond the JIBC or the RCMP, resulting in interest from multiple disciplines for current and relevant emergency/crisis management information. In addition, deliverables from this project were then used to develop JIBC’s first iPhone and iPad app: an emergency management media rich glossary.
JIBC has also benefitted from other initiatives and institutions who have adopted open creative commons licensing. We have integrated UBC learning commons resources into our own learning commons as well as student orientation materials. We are also developing our first course that uses some open content from Connexions, and at the request of the course author, will then be released as CC BY SA content.
Our presentation will involve role-playing scenario-based group activity (approx 10-15 min) that will highlight the importance of having public emergency management resources in order for small communities to make informed decisions.