Upcoming events

OER workshop series: If you are thinking about applying for one of the Affordable Learning grants and have some questions, please come to one of the workshops listed here. We will go over the application process, the MOU, and answer questions about open educational resources. Questions? Call or email Stefanie Buck | 541-737 7403

Wednesday, January 15 from 10:00am-11:00am in the Valley Library Drinkward Conference room | Register

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

Past events

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.