Take advantage of open resources in your academic learning! Fill in the blanks with the open learning platform that fits best with each person’s learning challenges:
- Khan Academy: Khan Academy is an educational platform, made up of videos and learning activities. It teaches a wide range of subjects, but focuses on sciences and mathematics.
- Coursera: Coursera is an educational platform made up of open courses, allowing users to take a wide range of courses and learn or practice specific skills.
- GitHub: GitHub is a coding platform allowing users to share data or access other people’s codes.
- LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn Learning is LinkedIn’s educational platform, allowing users to learn and practice professional skills such as interview preparation, resume writing and leadership.
- Wikipedia: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, an open information database that anyone can edit or access.
Websites & Videos
Khan Academy (Webpage, Khan Academy)
A platform of educational videos covering many subjects, with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Phet Science Simulations (Webpage, Phet Science)
Phet Simulations is a website with interactive physics and chemistry simulations.
Open Learn (Webpage, Open Learn)
The Open University is a collection of open articles, activities, videos and courses on subjects ranging from business to history.
edX (Webpage, edX)
edX is a free platform hosting online courses from universities across the world, including UBC.
Coursera (Webpage, Coursera)
Coursera is an educational platform made up of self-paced, online courses spanning a wide range of subjects.
LinkedIn Learning (Webpage, LinkedIn)
LinkedIn Learning is LinkedIn’s learning platform teaching hard and soft skills required for professional development and career advancement. It is free for UBC students.
Wikipedia (Webpage, Wikipedia)
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, an open information database that anyone can edit or access.
GitHub (Webpage, GitHub)
GitHub is a coding platform allowing users to share data or access other people’s codes.
Open UBC (Webpage, UBC)
A curated collection of resources for faculty and students at UBC to learn about open scholarship.
Evaluating Information Sources (Website, UBC Library)
Sources of information should always be critically evaluated to avoid false news and ensure proper attribution. Use this guide to help you evaluate the open learning sources you access.
Open Licensing for Students (Webpage, UBC)
Learn how to add an open license to your work and find resources on accessing openly licensed media.
Open Education Resource Repositories (Webpage, UBC Library)
This is UBC Library’s guide on how to find, create, and share Open Educational Resources (OER) across disciplines.
Online Learning (Toolkit, CLC)
Implementing online self-study into one’s routine can be challenging. Learn how to set yourself up for success while learning in the open.
Time Management (Toolkit, CLC)
Struggling with managing your time or want to develop a more efficient schedule? Check out our toolkit to learn how to create a schedule that works for you.
Now you have learned several approaches to learning in the open. Take some time to ask yourself:
- What is your biggest takeaway?
- How did your perception of open learning change throughout the learning process?
Drop your comments below to tell us what you think!