Events

Open Education Week events

At Oregon State University, we're celebrating Open Education Week from March 1-5 with a series of webinars designed to quickly bring you up to speed on the world of open educational resources. Our sessions feature higher education faculty, staff and students from coast to coast. See the list of individual sessions below.

Open Ed Week webinar: Equity and open education faculty panel

March 1 from 10-11 a.m. PT

Faculty often assume that their course is more equitable when they adopt affordable materials, and it is true that affordable materials remove a significant barrier to success. However, an open license does not ensure that the course materials or course design are inclusive of the diverse students in our classrooms. 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, including universal design, cultural relevance, and diverse perspectives.

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Open Ed Week webinar: New OSU Beaver Store requisition form

March 2 from 3-4 p.m. PT

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. 

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Open Ed Week webinar: Student panel

March 4 from 12-1 p.m. PT

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 will share their experiences and advice regarding textbook choices, facilitated by Emily Wanous, Oregon Student Association Legislative Director.

This session will be recorded and captioned to share later.

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Open Ed Week keynote: Imagining an open future with Robin DeRosa

March 5 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PT

Open educational resources are a powerful tool for improving college affordability and widening access to knowledge. In this presentation, Robin will introduce the cost-saving potential of OER, but also expand into a broader discussion of how open tools and practices can transform pedagogy and contribute to student success. In a challenging time for colleges and universities, we will look at the potential of “open” to help us realign with our core educational missions, reanimate our teaching, and reimagine higher education’s future in terms that are hopeful, collaborative, and truly learner-centered.

Robin DeRosa is the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, part of the University System of New Hampshire. She is a thought leader in the field of open education and cofounded the Open Pedagogy Notebook.

This 90-minute webinar will be recorded and captioned to share later.

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Upcoming events 

 

GET READY FOR FALL 2021! MAKE YOUR COURSE MATERIALS MORE AFFORDABLE

  • January 18, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm
  • January 22, 2021 11:00-12:00 pm
  • February 10, 2021 10:00-11:00 am

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. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can too. Register

REVIEW AN OPEN TEXTBOOK (OTN) WORKSHOP

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. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can too.

CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING

  • February 19, 22, 10:00-11:00 am

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. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can too. Register

 

SOURCING IMAGES

  • February 24, 2021 11:00-12:00 pm

In our visual culture, digital users rely on images to inform them and help them navigate. Where do you find compelling images that will engage your students, without creating copyright headaches? This session will help you find openly-licensed visuals online. We’ll discuss Creative Commons licenses; investigate sites such as Flickr, Pixabay, and others; and explore how to upload, place, caption, and link your images. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can too. Register

OPEN PEDAGOGY

  • March 5, 2021 11:00-12:00 pm

Open pedagogy reconceives the notion of who creates knowledge and provides a pathway to empower students as creators.  Shifting student work from “disposable” to “renewable” assignments allows students to learn and create beyond a grade.   In this session, participants will learn about open pedagogy and explore a process for designing “renewable” assignments. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can tooRegister

Past events

LEARN ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE LEARNING GRANT OPPORTUNITY

  • January 13, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm
  • January 19, 2021 11:00-12:00 pm

Funding to adapt, adopt or author an open textbook is now available through OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit. An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, faculty and members of the public. Faculty teaching on-campus, online or hybrid courses who want to help students save money and create quality learning resources are eligible and invited to apply. All grant recipients will receive assistance from OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit in locating, adopting or authoring zero-cost course materials. The deadline for the proposal is March 8.  More information is available at https://open.oregonstate.edu/opportunities/. Questions? Contact stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu. We make Learning Affordable. You can too. Register

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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