Open Education Week 2019 at Oregon State

Open Education Week is an annual, worldwide celebration of the open education movement. At Oregon State University, our highest priority is increasing access to open educational resources, including low-cost and no-cost course materials. 

Join the celebration on the week of March 4-8 by learning how you can utilize OER in your on-campus, online and hybrid courses — and lessen the financial burden for our students worldwide.


Monday, March 4

Open Educational Resources FAQ (video) 
Spend four minutes learning the basics of OER and how you can make a big difference with even just a little effort.

Tuesday, March 5

Open textbook petting zoo (The Valley Library foyer, 3-5 p.m. PT)
Concerned about the quality and content of open textbooks? Come by and “pet” an open textbook. Borrow one and compare it with your current textbook. Find answers to your questions and explore the many options for saving your students money.

Wednesday, March 6

Screening of “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” (Willamette East Room, The Valley Library, 6-7:30 p.m. PT)
If you’re publishing your research or thinking of publishing, you need to see this. Join us at The Valley Library for a showing of "Paywall: the Business of Scholarship". Filmmakers explore the open access movement and uncover the $25 billion industry of for-profit academic publishing.

Thursday, March 7

Reporting OER adoptions: The why and the how (online)
Are you using OER in your class? If yes, we want to know and so does the state of Oregon. HB 2871 (2015) requires us to track and report on the use of OER. What does that mean for you? Find out more.

Friday, March 8

Open Education Week 1:1 consultation (by appointment)
There’s a place for everyone in open education. Adopt, adapt or author textbooks and OER for you on-campus and online courses. Connect with Stefanie Buck for your one-on-one consultation to learn how you can join the movement and help create greater access for all OSU students.