- ItemOpen AccessOpen Education Alberta: Creating with Pressbooks Workshop(2023-08-31) Adams, SarahOpen Education Alberta is a grassroots collaborative, no-fee publishing service for open educational resources (OER), including open textbooks, toolkits, guides, and more. Educators from the University of Calgary and other partnered institutions can use this service to develop and host OER in a Pressbooks platform. In this session, attendees will learn about this OER publishing service offered by Libraries and Cultural Resources and how to get started with their own OER project. Attendees will be introduced to developing open educational resources in Pressbooks, see behind the scenes of what Pressbooks has to offer for creating open educational resources, examples of published Pressbooks OERs, and supports for creating OER at UCalgary. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to: (1) Understand to use the Open Education Alberta publishing service, (2) Consider how they can use the service to create openly licensed teaching and learning materials, (3) Identify supports for creating open educational resources at UCalgary.
- ItemOpen AccessFoundations in Open Educational Resources Workshop(2023-08-30) Adams, SarahThis workshop held August 30, 2023 during Block Week provided learners with an understanding about what OERs are, approaches for integrating them into teaching and learning practices, and ways for accessing and assessing OER resources and tools. The workshop will consist of key learnings, helpful resources, and activities to equip participants with the skills they need to achieve their goals for teaching with OER. Means for continuing the discussion on creating OERs will be provided at the end of the session. At the end of this workshop, learners will be able to: Define open educational resources (OER), copyright, and open licenses; Understand the implications copyright and open licensing have on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER; Describe the key considerations for assessing and adopting an OER; Identify ways of incorporating OER into their teaching and learning practices; Conduct a preliminary search using key search tools for finding OER, openly licensed media, and ancillary content.
- ItemOpen AccessMetaphysical Compatibilism and the Ontology of Trans-World Personhood: A Neo-Lewisian Argument for the Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge (Determinism) and Metaphysical Free Will(Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics ISSN: 1874-6373, 2022-07) Lenart, Bartlomiej AndrzejDavid Lewis’ contemplations regarding divine foreknowledge and free will, along with some of his other more substantial work on modal realism and his counterpart theory can serve as a springboard to a novel solution to the foreknowledge and metaphysical freedom puzzle, namely a proposal that genuine metaphysical freedom is compatible with determinism, which is quite different from the usual compatibilist focus on the compatibility between determinism and moral responsibility. This paper argues that while Lewis opens the doors to such a possibility, in order to fully elucidate a genuinely metaphysical compatibilist account, Lewis’ own counterpart theory must be abandoned in favour of an account of trans-world identity that is theoretically framed by a modified version of Robert Nozick’s closest continuer theory.
- ItemOpen AccessSSHRC Evidence Brief: Gender-Based Violence Against Immigrants and Refugees Living with HIV/HIV-Risk in Canada: A Systematic Review(2023-06-02) Rita Dhungel; Liza Lorenzetti; Diane L. Lorenzetti; Karun K. Karki; Sarah Thomas; Claire McGuinness; Kaleb SuedfeldImmigrant and refugee women in Canada bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and HIV risk, and simultaneously experience a greater risk of gender-based violence (GBV), including interpersonal, community, and structural violence. The observed increase in multiple forms of GBV during the recent COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for research-informed progressive policies, practices, and community services to support this population. Understanding the impact of systemic racism and sexism within the context of immigrant and refugee women’s dual experiences of HIV/HIV-risk and GBV (HIV/GBV) is necessary to effectively develop comprehensive strategies that can challenge structural barriers and promote equity, social inclusion, and psycho-social well-being. This project sought to understand: • How systemic racism and sexism impact immigrant and refugee women’s dual experiences of HIV/GBV. • What policies, programs, or services, or lack there-of, support or create barriers for immigrant and refugee women experiencing HIV/GBV and what changes are required.
- ItemOpen AccessNo shortcuts to credibility evaluation: The importance of expertise and information literacy(IGI Global, 2017-01) Kavanaugh, Jill; Lenart, BartlomiejThis chapter argues that as the online informational landscape continues to expand, shortcuts to source credibility evaluation, in particular the revered checklist approach, falls short of its intended goal, and this method cannot replace the acquisition of a more formally acquired and comprehensive information literacy skill set. By examining the current standard of checklist criteria, the authors identify problems with this approach. Such shortcuts are not necessarily effective for online source credibility assessment, and the authors contend that in cases of high-stakes informational needs, they cannot adequately replace the expertise of information professionals, nor displace the need for proper and continuous information literacy education.