Activity Bank

The activity bank has activities that you will complete as part the POSE modules but we also welcome anyone who is not in the course and interested to complete the activities. Roll up your sleeves and make some stuff! The concept behind the activity bank is to learn by doing. This bank is adapted from the D106 Assignment Bank and the Agora Challenge Bank.


ActivitiesOpen Access

Public Domain and Traditional Knowledge

June 18, 2020

For this activity you will watch a video and read an article by the Centre for International Governance Innovation Senior Fellow Ruth Okediji on issues with the public domain and its impact on traditional knowledge.

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Open Education

Reviewing OER for Adaption

July 22, 2020

For this activity, you will find and open educational resource in an open education repository and review the content, license, and file format for adaption.

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Open Education

Adaption Required

August 7, 2020

For this activity you will search out an open textbook or resource that could replace a paid course resource and figure out how it would need to be adapted for your course.

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ActivitiesOpen Education

Adapt an Image & Re-post

July 13, 2020

Find an openly licensed image and use Pixlr (or another image manipulation program of your choice) and post your creation to your Flickr account or website for others to revise and reuse

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Analyze text using Voyant

October 20, 2020

For this activity you will analyze a text using Voyant. Voyant is an open source, web based graphical text analysis application.

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ActivitiesOpen EducationUncategorized

Contribute to Wikipedia

July 29, 2020

For this activity, you’ll familiarize yourself with editing Wikipedia suggesting or contributing a revision to a Wikipedia article in your disipline.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Test Out Latex

October 20, 2020

For this activity you will create a document using Latex in Overleaf. Latex is a high quality typesetting application.

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ActivitiesOpen Education

Create a slide using a CC licensed image

April 29, 2020

You will need a Slideshare account for this challenge. Decide on a topic and build a 5-10 slide story using open licensed slide decks.

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Open EducationUncategorized

Find an open online resource you can use

August 6, 2020

Find open educational resources that you could use in your teaching using the included repositories and tools,

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Format Plain Text with Markdown

October 20, 2020

For this activity, you will use Dillinger to create markdown. You will then briefly reflect on your experience and the relative benefits of markdown.

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ActivitiesOpen AccessUncategorized

How much does your reference list cost?

August 9, 2020

For this activity you will attempt to determine the cost of purchasing individual access to all of the articles referenced in a recent paper you have written or read.

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ActivitiesOpen Education

Identify OER and build a learning activity around them

July 29, 2020

For this activity, you identify one or more OER and build a simple learning activity around them

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ActivitiesOpen Access

Innovation in Scholarly Communications

June 19, 2020

For this activity, review their crowd-sourced list of over 400 innovations under the DATA tab and select one innovation to review.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Is this Open Data?

November 19, 2020

For this activity you will find data that is accessible by public, and analyze if the data is considered as “Open Data” or not.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Learning to use OSF

October 20, 2020

For this activity you will learn about OSF and reflect on how you would use OSF.

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ActivitiesOpen Education
Logo for Creative Commons: a circle with CC inside it

License your work with a Creative Commons license

July 28, 2020

Find a work that you have created and license the work as a Creative Commons license.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Naming & Organizing Your Files

November 13, 2020

For this activity, you will review file names and organization for files all related to the same project. You will share a strategy to employ to improve the naming and organization.

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ActivitiesOpen Access

Open Sharing – Share in cIRcle

June 24, 2020

For this activity, you will share a research or education item through UBC Library’s institutional Repository cIRcle. The item can be a conference paper or presentation, video, report, pre-published research paper, etc.

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Predatory Publishing

June 19, 2020

For this activity, you are tasked with comparing two open access journals, one that you presume may be of low quality and another that has been vetted by the Directory of Open Access Journals and deemed legitimate.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Preregistration Review!

December 2, 2020

For this activity you will find and review a preregistration for a study in your discipline.

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ActivitiesOpen Access

Publisher Agreements and Knowing Your Rights

June 19, 2020

Before agreeing to publisher your with a subscription/for-profit publisher, it is important to understand how your copyright is protected and maintained. For this activity, you will review two examples of publisher agreements.

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ActivitiesOpen Education

Reflecting on Critical Perspectives

February 8, 2021

For this activity, reflect on at least one essay/chapter from Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Replicability – A Case Study

November 13, 2020

For this activity, you will read the case study about Liliana Mayes, a third-year doctoral student in developmental psychology who is dealing with an issue of replicability with her research.

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ActivitiesOpen Research

Scraping data from a PDF

November 24, 2020

For this activity, you will be freeing data tables from PDFs and creating a CSV or an Excel sheet with the data.

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ActivitiesOpen Access

The Case of the Coalition for Responsible Sharing

June 18, 2020

For this activity, review the Coalition for Responsible Sharing and the open letter (PDF) and write a response to the questions provided.

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ActivitiesOpen Education

Transform a Traditional Assignment

July 28, 2020

For this activity, you will decide how you could transform a traditional assignments to be open. How would you change the assignment? What resources are needed?

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ActivitiesOpen AccessUncategorized

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

August 3, 2020

For this activity, consult the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and, given the policy elements, consider how you would comply.

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Visualize open data

November 17, 2020

For this activity you will find Open data and visualize the data using DataWrapper or your choice of data visualization tool

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