Oregon Celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8, 2024

By | February 6, 2024

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

Oregon’s Statewide Events Menu: https://tinyurl.com/oeweek-2024

Around the State

All week

OER Course Redesign Training: Open Ed Week Sprint. Redesign your course with OER in a one-week sprint and earn a $750 stipend! Register by Monday, February 26, 2024.

March 4

Featured post: Students Vote with their Feet for Lower-Cost Courses (update will post on Monday morning!)

12-1 OER 101: Getting Started with Open Educational Resources, hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources
Are you interested in exploring OER for your course, but don’t know where to start? Join Jeff Gallant, Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, for an introduction. Register

4-5 OER Oscars, hosted by Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, University of Oregon chapter
The second annual OSPIRG OER Oscars will celebrate UO instructors using OER in the classroom. This student hosted event will kick off our celebration of Open Education Week 2024 at UO and will be held in-person in the Knight Library Browsing room.

March 5

Featured post: The Countdown Begins: Open Course Materials Approach Launch Date! (update will post on Tuesday morning!)

11:30-1 90-minute Webinar: The Intersection of Wikipedia and Open Education Resources, hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources
This hands-on, 90-minute workshop will be led by Laurie Bridges, an OSU librarian and co-founder of the Wikimedia Campaign #EveryBookItsReader. Register

1-2 Copyright & Licensing for OER virtual workshop, hosted by University of Oregon
In this workshop, participants will learn about the basics of copyright, licensing, and the implications for adopting, adapting, or creating Open Educational Resources (OER), so that they feel confident selecting and assigning an open license for their work. Register

March 6

Featured post: Open Application Grant Project Updates (update will post on Wednesday morning!)

11-12 Creating Accessible OER 101 virtual workshop, hosted by University of Oregon
This workshop will take you through best practices for creating accessible OER. We’ll focus on Pressbooks, the OER publishing platform that UO supports, and cover everything you need to get started creating accessible content in Pressbooks. Register

12:30-1:30 Faculty OER Workshop, hosted by Southern Oregon University
Please join us for an OER Faculty Workshop to learn from a panel of SOU faculty regarding their experiences using open materials in courses. Faculty professional development and stipend opportunities will be shared. Learn ways in which OER can contribute to greater equity and inclusion in your courses. A student panelist will share the impact of OER use on their university experience. This event is open to all faculty and students. Food and refreshments will be provided! Hannon Library room 352.

March 7

Featured post: Equity & Open Education Connections in Oregon (update will post on Thursday morning!)

12-1 Cost Savings and Beyond: Demonstrating Impact and Effectiveness with Open Education, hosted by Pressbooks
Whether you’re getting started with a new project or leading a mature open education initiative, the questions of how to demonstrate effectiveness, measure impact, and quantify value are always relevant. This panel includes Allia Service, Open Educational Resource Specialist at the University of Oregon Libraries, and Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director with Open Oregon Educational Resources. Register

3-4:30 90-minute virtual watch party: Building Open Community: Lessons from the Commons, hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources
Rajiv Jhangiani delivered a powerful keynote address at this year’s Open Education Conference. We’ll watch the recorded session synchronously via Zoom with the option to use the chat feature for real-time discussion. Register

March 8

10-11:30 90-minute Keynote Webinar: A Showcase of the Strategic Digital Accessibility Training in Oregon, hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources
Rob Carr, WebAIM Strategic Accessibility Coordinator, and Veronica Vold, Open Education Instructional Designer, will join colleagues from Oregon’s public colleges and universities to showcase their campus accessibility initiatives. Register

1-2 Open Publishing Platform Sampler virtual workshop, hosted by University of Oregon
This interest session will introduce you to several open publishing platforms available to faculty and students through UO Libraries, including brand new pilot access to Manifold. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their open publishing needs, and request access to Pressbooks, Manifold (pilot), Open Journal Systems, and PubPub. Register

4-5 OER Reading and Party! Hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources
Join the Open Oregon Educational Resources team at a virtual happy hour to celebrate OER publications in our state. This event will feature readings by Oregon authors from their work; if you are an OER author, please pick out a short passage to share. Let’s raise a glass to celebrate the conclusion of another Open Ed Week! Register

Thank you Open Ed Week 2024 planners:

Holly Gabriel, Southern Oregon University
Sue Kunda, Western Oregon University
Kevin Moore, Mt Hood Community College