Events

Upcoming events 

Affordable Learning Pre-grant Workshops

Thinking of applying for one of the Affordable Learning grants and have some questions? Please join us at one of  the OER Pre-grant Workshops listed below.

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10-11am
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9-10am
  • Friday, November 20, 2020 10-11am

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in applying for an Affordable Learning grant from the Open Educational Resources unit and want to learn more about the process, funding opportunities, and grant types.

Contact Stefanie Buck if you would like to attend a workshop.

Past events

GET READY FOR FALL 2020! MAKE YOUR COURSE MATERIALS MORE AFFORDABLE

  • July 6, 2020 3-4:30 pm
  • July 16, 2020 11-12:30 pm

The summer and fall will be tough times financially for our students. Many students have lost their jobs or wages and will have a hard time making ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to an open educational resources (free and openly licensed course materials). Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop we will look at why going open is important and how going open gives you more flexibility to create custom course materials. Now is the time to move to open.

Register

GET READY FOR FALL 2020! REVIEW AN OPEN TEXTBOOK (OTN) WORKSHOP

  • Friday, July 17, 10-12 am

Interested in open educational resources (open textbooks) but are not quite ready to adopt an open textbook for you course? Unsure about the quality and content of open educational resources? One way to get started is by reviewing an open textbook. Join us for a workshop about open educational resources and learn where to find these free and openly licensed course materials. Sign up to review an open textbook and get $200.

REVIEW AN OPEN TEXTBOOK (OTN) WORKSHOP 

Wednesday, June 17 from 1-3

Interested in open educational resources (open textbooks) but are not quite ready to adopt an open textbooks for you course? Unsure about the quality and content of open educational resources? One way to get started is by reviewing an open textbook. Join us for a workshop about open educational resources and learn where to find these free and openly licensed course materials. Sign up to review an open textbook and get $200.

CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING

Tuesday, June 16 from 2-3

If you are sharing or want to share the learning materials you have created, you should include a Creative Commons license. This will tell others exactly what they can and cannot do with your work. Learn about the Creative Commons, how it works, and how you can share your learning materials and make sure you get the appropriate attribution. Learn how to find and use materials already under a creative commons license to enhance your class or course materials.

Register

AFFORDABLE LEARNING MATERIALS: GOING OPEN TO SAVE STUDENTS MONEY AND IMPROVE RETENTION

Monday, June 15 from 10-11

The summer and fall will be tough times financially for our students. Many students have lost their jobs or wages and will have a hard time making ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to an open educational resources (free and openly licensed course materials). Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop we will look at why going open is important and how going open gives you more flexibility to create custom course materials. Now is the time to move to open.

Register  

REVIEW AN OPEN TEXTBOOK (OTN) WORKSHOP 

THURSDAY MAY 28 at 3PM

Interested in open educational resources (open textbooks) but are not quite ready to adopt an open textbooks for you course? Unsure about the quality and content of open educational resources? One way to get started is by reviewing an open textbook. Join us for a workshop about open educational resources and learn where to find these free and openly licensed course materials. Sign up to review an open textbook and get $200.

CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING

FRIDAY May 22 from 10-11

If you are sharing or want to share the learning materials you have created, you should include a Creative Commons license. This will tell others exactly what they can and cannot do with your work. Learn about the Creative Commons, how it works, and how you can share your learning materials and make sure you get the appropriate attribution. Learn how to find and use materials already under a creative commons license to enhance your class or course materials.

Register

 

 AFFORDABLE LEARNING MATERIALS: GOING OPEN TO SAVE STUDENTS MONEY AND IMPROVE RETENTION

  • Tuesday, May 12, 10-12
  • Thursday, May 14, 12-2

The summer and fall will be tough times financially for our students. Many students have lost their jobs or wages and will have a hard time making ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to an open educational resources (free and openly licensed course materials). Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop we will look at why going open is important and how going open gives you more flexibility to create custom course materials. Now is the time to move to open.

Register 

REVIEW AN OPEN TEXTBOOK (OTN) WORKSHOP

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2-3

Interested in open educational resources (open textbooks) but are not quite ready to adopt an open textbooks for you course? Unsure about the quality and content of open educational resources? One way to get started is by reviewing an open textbook. Join us for a workshop about open educational resources and learn where to find these free and openly licensed course materials. Sign up to review an open textbook and get $200.

Register

Webinar: One Ton of OER Impact Data

March 6, 2020 | 12:00 PM— 1:00 PM

One ton is a lot – 2,000 pounds – and that’s how much data we have on the impact of the statewide OER program in Oregon. Coordinator Amy Hofer walks through the metrics and methods used to collect data that can persuade administrators and legislators to continue committing resources to open education. We’ll talk about how we can use this information to take next steps in reducing textbook costs.

Register at https://openoregon.org/events/event/one-ton-of-oer-impact-data/

The hidden cost of learning materials: How textbook costs impact student success and what you can do about it

2020 Undergraduate Student Success Summit

MU 109, Session 4 (2:05 pm – 2:50 pm)

Presenters: Stefanie Buck, Director of Open Educational Resources at OSU, Nicole Hindes – Director, Human Services Resource Center; Zach Welhouse - OSU Libraries & Press OER Librarian

A conversation on the relationship between the cost of learning materials and student success. Participants learned strategies to help reduce the cost and increase student success and discover resources available on campus for students who cannot afford their learning materials.

Webinar: H5P for Assessment

March 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM— 12:00 PM

Mick Davis, Sage Freeman, and Monica Marlo demonstrate how H5P can be used to create assessments as embeddable learning objects, in the learning management system, and in Pressbooks. H5p is a free, web-based open-source tool for creating easy to share interactive content such as quizzes, matching games and online audio recordings (see http://h5p.org for more info). Presenters will demonstrate how H5P can be used to create assessments as embeddable learning objects, in the learning management system, and in Pressbooks. Learn about activity types, accessibility considerations, and integration into various platforms.

Register at https://openoregon.org/events/event/h5p-for-assessment/

Webinar: Open Pedagogy Through Collaboration

March 3, 2020 | 12:00 PM— 1:00 PM

Kimberly Davies Hoffman and Alexis Clifton encourage you to find productive partners and start planning ideas for greater student agency through open pedagogy. Kimberly Davies Hoffman and Alexis Clifton are co-editors of a forthcoming anthology on open pedagogy in higher education, stemming from case studies from across the US. Whether your goal is replacing a traditional publisher textbook, having students publish coursework for a broad audience, or asking students to collaborate on the design of a course, this discussion will encourage you to find productive partners and start planning ideas for greater student agency immediately.

Register at https://openoregon.org/events/event/open-pedagogy-through-collaboration/

Webinar: Getting Started with OER with Cheryl Cullier

March 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 am Pacific time

Getting Started with OER: Are you new to open educational resources and want to learn more? Cheryl Cuillier, Open Education Librarian at the University of Arizona, covered the basics such as

  • Why high textbook costs are a problem for students
  • How OER differ from free resources
  • How Creative Commons licenses work
  • Where to find OER
  • What resources are available for customizing OER
  • How to incorporate open pedagogy into a class

Register at https://openoregon.org/events/event/getting-started-with-oer/

Webinar: Introduction to Open Pedagogy

March 2, 2020 |10:00 AM March 2, 2020 — 12:00 PM Pacific time

Portland State University held a virtual talk with Martha Burtis from the Open CoLab at Plymouth State University. Previously, Martha Burtis was the founding director of the Digital Knowledge Center, a peer tutoring organization for students working on digital projects and assignments, at the University of Mary Washington where she worked in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, helping administer various faculty and student development projects, including the Online Learning Initiative and Domain of One’s Own.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-ed-week-aim-guest-speaker-registration-93426335685

Webinar: From Identifying, to Adapting, to Authoring OER with Meredith Jacob

March 2, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 pm Pacific time

From Identifying, to Adapting, to Authoring OER: Questions about copyright, open licenses, fair use, and attribution - answered! Presenter Meredith Jacob is Project Director, Creative Commons USA, American University Washington College of Law.

Register at https://openoregon.org/events/event/from-identifying-to-adapting-to-authoring-oer/

Open Education Week: March 2-6 

Open Education Week celebrates the Open Education movement. Open means access to free learning materials, such as textbooks, that are licensed in such a way that you can reuse, retain, remix, redistribute, and revise the content. Freely and openly licensed learning materials improve educational access for everyone. Learn more about Open Education Week at https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/oew2020

Open Educaiton Week kickoff webinar: Are you new to open educational resources and want to learn more? Open Oregon Educational Resources held an Open Ed Week kickoff webinar that covered the basics to help get you started:

  • Why high textbook costs are a problem for students
  • How OER differ from free resources
  • How Creative Commons licenses work
  • Where to find OER
  • What resources are available for customizing OER
  • How to incorporate open pedagogy into a class

Presenter Cheryl Cuillier is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Arizona. She coordinates course material initiatives for the campus and collaborates with a wide range of university partners. She co-leads an OER Professional Learning Community and the OER Action Committee. An active member of the Open Textbook Network since 2015, she is one of the instructors for its Certificate in OER Librarianship.

This webinar took place from 10-11 am Pacific time, March 2, 2020. The session were recorded and captioned to share later.
Join the session
Call-in number: 669 900 6833
Participant PIN: 864 069 382

OER workshop series: These workshops went over the OER grant application process, the MOU and answered questions about open educational resources. Questions? Call or email Stefanie Buck | 541-737 7403

Friday, February 14 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Valley Library Drinkward Conference room | Register

Thursday, March 12 from 3:0pm-4:00pm in the Valley Library Drinkward Conference room | Register

Copyright and fair use in research and teaching workshop: This free workshop was held from 12-1 p.m. October 21 in The Valley Library's Autzen Classroom where attendees gained an understanding of copyright as well as exceptions to copyright including teaching and fair use exeptions. Copyright is intellectual prperty law that gives creators exclusive rights (for a limited time) to print, copy, publish, perform, film or record original works that they have fixed in a tangible form. Register here.

Creative Commons licenses workshop: This free workshop was held from 3-4 p.m. November 6 in The Valley Library's Autzen Classroom. Attendees learned about the Creative Commons organization and how Creative Commons licenses can enhance digital creativity, sharing and innovation by allowing more open access to research, edcuation and culture. Register here.

Open Education Week: This worldwide celebration of the open education movement took place March 4-8, 2019. Faculty took part in Oregon State's series of Open Ed Week events by learning how they could utilize OER in their on-campus, online and hybrid courses - and lessen the financial burden for our students worldwide.

Open textbook workshop: This free workshop was held from 10-11:30 a.m. April 24 in The Valley Library’s Autzen Classroom where attendees learned how they could help lower textbook costs for OSU students. This workshop introduced the concept of open textbooks, their benefits and how to find and incorporate them into courses. Participants had the opportunity to earn a $200 stipend by writing a short review of an existing open textbook.

Adopt. Adapt. Author. Lunch 'n' Learn at OSU Cascades: Oregon State assistant professor Brianne Kothari decided to use a no-cost open textbook in her class, HDFS 361: Applied Research Methods. By doing so, she is saving OSU-Cascades students a significant amount of money each term. On Nov. 1, 2017, Brianne provided insight into how she selected the open textbook to replace a publisher’s text, and learn how others could join the movement to adopt, adapt and author open textbooks.

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray

Oregon State President Ed Ray speaks in support of open textbooks at the 2015 Free Textbook Rally on OSU's Corvallis campus.

2016 Open Education Day - On Oct. 13, 2016, OSU faculty members shared their successes with using open textbooks, and instructors and multimedia developers demonstrated the effectiveness of open educational resources (OER).

2016 Open Education Forum - On Oct. 27, 2016, OSU faculty were invited to attend a luncheon to learn about Open Oregon State's goals, projects and opportunities for partnerships.

2015 Free Textbook Rally - On Nov. 4, 2015, Open Oregon State staged an event on campus to rally support for open, free textbooks. Those who spoke in support of the initiative included OSU President Edward J. Ray and Open Oregon State director Dianna Fisher.

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