Oregon State University's Open Educational Resources Unit supports OSU faculty and staff in adopting, adapting and authoring OER through trainings and special events. In-person and online workshops provide strategies, inspiration and tools to empower faculty to bring affordable education to all.

Upcoming Events

Open Education Week: March 7 - 11, 2022
More information and registration coming soon.


2021 Open Education Week recorded webinars

In conjunction with Oregon’s higher education community, OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit celebrated Open Education Week in March 2021. The weeklong series of events included engaging and insightful webinars — and now you can watch several of them on demand, thanks to Open Oregon Educational Resources.

Imagining an open future with Robin DeRosa

Open educational resources are a powerful tool for improving college affordability and widening access to knowledge. In this presentation, Robin DeRosa — director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University and co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook — introduces the cost-saving potential of OER. She also expands into a broader discussion of how open tools and practices can transform pedagogy and contribute to student success.

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Student panel

Students are often at the center of what motivates faculty and institutions to dedicate resources to promote open education and affordable textbooks. A panel of Oregon community college and university students share their experiences and advice regarding textbook choices in a lively conversation facilitated by Emily Wanous and Ariana Organiz-Ruiz of the Oregon Student Association, a student-led advocacy and organizing nonprofit.

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Equity and open education faculty panel

Affordable course materials remove a significant barrier to student success. But an open license does not ensure that the course materials or course design are inclusive of the diverse students population. Hear from Jen Klaudinyi of Portland Community College as she discusses her design of the Equity and Open Education Faculty Cohort professional development course. The webinar also features faculty participants who have adopted open educational practices with an equity lens.

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