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Open Educational Resources (OER): Open Education Week 2021

Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational material that are freely available for teachers and students to use, adapt, share, and reuse.

Celebrate Open Education Week 2021 With Libraries and Global Campus |  University of Arkansas

What is Open Education Week?
Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Global (previously Open Education Consortium), the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education.

The week-long event spotlights amazing work from over a dozen categories including live, face-to-face events, webinars, projects, and resources.  The Best-of-the-Best participate in Open Education Week. ​

2021 Open Education Week (March 1 - 5) - Webinars


March 1


Time Open Education as a Tool for Equity & Inclusion 
Open Ed Week Keynote Address at Portland State University
Jasmine Roberts is a renowned Open Education leader and professor of communications at The Ohio State University. She advocates for education ecosystems that are accessible, affordable, equitable, and inclusive to everyone regardless of their background. (Registration here)

March 2


Kennesaw State introduces new logoShare and Share Alike: A Guide to Creative Commons Licenses
Librarian Nikki Cannon-Rech invited from Georgia Southern University will explain the intricacies of Creative Commons Licenses and how they connect to the 5 Rs of OER. (Registration here)


March 3



Webinar logoIntroducing Intellectual Property, a free resource from OpenStax 

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of intellectual property to business education and ideas for integrating intellectual property content and lectures into any business course. Looking closely at OpenStax’s new resource, which can be modified to meet any instructor's needs and is free for all students, the webinar hosts will discuss implementing Intellectual Property into a course plan. (Registration here)


March 4



OER and Social Justice Montgomery College — Montgomery County, Maryland Shinta Hernandez is the Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Montgomery College in Montgomery County, Maryland. During her 14 years at the College, she has helped to advance work in the areas of open educational resources and open pedagogy, social justice and equity, inclusive curriculum, faculty professional development, international collaborations, and online education. (Registration here)

March 5


Open Discussion - Meet with Gateway librarians to learn more about open educational resources for classes!  (Click on WebEx link to join the discussion)

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