Oregon Celebrates Open Education Week, March 1-5, 2021

By | February 4, 2021

Join Oregon’s higher education community in the global celebration of Open Education Week!

Oregon’s Statewide Events Menu: https://tinyurl.com/oeweek21

Around the State

March 1

Question of the Day: What’s one thing you wish you could tell your publisher about your textbook?
Suggested hashtags: #OEWeek, #OEWeekOregon, #OEWeek[your campus], #OEWeekQOTD

10-11 am: Equity and Open Education Faculty Panel
Hear from Jen Klaudinyi, Portland Community College, about her design of the Equity and Open Education Faculty Cohort professional development course, and from faculty participants who have adopted open educational practices with an equity lens. Register

11am-12pm: 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. In this keynote, she will focus on how Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices encourage more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms. Register

2-3pm: Open Author Demonstration for Western Oregon University participants. Contact Sue Kunda for more info.

March 2

Question of the Day: What’s one thing you would do differently if your program budget doubled?
Suggested hashtags: #OEWeek, #OEWeekOregon, #OEWeek[your campus], #OEWeekQOTD

10am-12pm: How does OER meet our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals? at Portland State University
Eliminating textbook costs through the use of Open Educational Resources may seem like a simple change, but it’s one that can have a big impact. Research has shown that using OER in place of traditional textbooks helps to create more equitable and inclusive learning experiences for marginalized students. In this workshop, learn more about how OER is a DEI tool and how PSU faculty are using OER in their courses. Register

1-2pm: Running an OER Program on a Shoestring Budget
How can we keep our OER initiatives moving forward in a time of tight budgets and financial constraints? Register

3-4pm: New OSU Beaver Store requisition form
Reporting course materials to the OSU Beaver Store is an important way we get information to students about their course materials costs in a timely manner even if your class uses no textbooks. Meet the new and improved requisition form and learn about the legislation behind it. Hear from Stefanie Buck, Director of OSU Open Educational Resources, and James Howard, Beaver Store Academic Coordinator, about the how and why of filling out the requisition form. Register

March 3

Question of the Day: How has the cost of textbooks affected your students?
Suggested hashtags: #OEWeek, #OEWeekOregon, #OEWeek[your campus], #OEWeekQOTD

12-1pm: Oregon Textbook Affordability Policy Update
Join us for an update about Oregon’s textbook affordability policies and celebrate the winning entry in the student badge design competition. Register

3-4pm: K-12 educators can join the Oregon Open Learning team for a statewide OER Workshop. The OER Workshop provides an interactive introduction to the basics of OER, open licensing and how to navigate and contribute to the Oregon Open Learning Hub. Register

March 4

Question of the Day: Who would you like to say thank you to for help on your OER journey?
Suggested hashtags: #OEWeek, #OEWeekOregon, #OEWeek[your campus], #OEWeekQOTD

12-1pm: Student Panel
A panel of Oregon community college and university students will share their experiences and advice regarding textbook choices. Register

2-3pm: K-12 educators can join the Oregon Open Learning team for a Curation Conventions to curate a new resource. Curation Conventions include dedicated work time for curating resources to a group on our Hub. We’ll open with a short check-in and close by celebrating our accomplishments. The bulk of the time will be yours to invest in searching for resources on OER Commons or adding OER via Open Author or Submit from Web with the support of members of the Oregon Open Learning team on hand to answer your questions. You choose the format that makes the most sense for your goals and work style. Register

2-3pm: Creative Commons Presentation for Western Oregon University participants. Contact Sue Kunda for more info.

March 5

Question of the Day: What component of your course could students build?
Suggested hashtags: #OEWeek, #OEWeekOregon, #OEWeek[your campus], #OEWeekQOTD

11am-12pm: K-12 educators can join the Oregon Open Learning team for a Curation Conventions to curate a new resource. Curation Conventions include dedicated work time for curating resources to a group on our Hub. We’ll open with a short check-in and close by celebrating our accomplishments. The bulk of the time will be yours to invest in searching for resources on OER Commons or adding OER via Open Author or Submit from Web with the support of members of the Oregon Open Learning team on hand to answer your questions. You choose the format that makes the most sense for your goals and work style. Register

11:30am-1pm: Keynote: Imagining an Open Future with Robin DeRosa
Join thought leader Robin DeRosa to reimagine higher education’s future in terms that are hopeful, collaborative, and truly learner-centered. Register

1:00-3:00pm: Open Pedagogy and Student Content Creation at Portland State University
Open Pedagogy is the practice of engaging students in content creation through “renewable assignments” so that their work lives on beyond the course and has an authentic audience. In this workshop, you will learn about how to structure an Open Pedagogy assignment and will see examples from faculty who have designed their own renewable assignments. Register

Thank you Open Ed Week 2021 planners:

Stefanie Buck, Oregon State University
Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Oregon Tech
Christy VanRooyen, Oregon Tech

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