Open Education Week

What: Open Education Week

When: March 4-8, 2024

Where: Fully online

Who: Higher education faculty, students and thought leaders

Open Education Week is an annual celebration that raises awareness of global efforts to make learning more “open” — that is, more affordable and accessible to students everywhere. Every March, this weeklong, online event gives educators and students an opportunity to learn more about open educational practices and be inspired by the work being developed around the world, including by Oregon State University faculty.

In recent years, Oregon State faculty have made notable contributions to the field of open education:

  • The OERU, in collaboration with OSU faculty, saved OSU students more than $18 million in course material costs since winter 2019.
  • Anatomy & Physiology, published by Oregon State, was the 2nd most-viewed title on Pressbooks in 2023 (2.7 million pageviews) and the 1st most-visited (1.8 million visitors) across all networks — accounting for 2.8% of all Pressbooks visitors!

We know many more exciting achievements are to come. Please join us for Open Education Week this year to learn how you can get involved and make a meaningful difference in the lives of OSU students.

2024 Open Education Week events

View the schedule for Open Ed Week 2024 below. 

Getting Started with Open Educational Resources [Webinar]

Monday, March 4
12 to 1 p.m. PT

Are you interested in exploring OER for your course, but don’t know where to start? Join Jeff Gallant, Program Director for Affordable Learning Georgia, for an introduction. 


The Intersection of Wikipedia and Open Education Resources [Webinar] 

Tuesday, March 5
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT

Join us for a 90-minute workshop exploring the intersection of two powerful resources —  Wikipedia and OER. We’ll start with an overview of Wikipedia as a high-profile, Creative Commons-licensed resource; then we’ll draw parallels between critiques of OER and critiques of Wikipedia. Finally, we’ll launch into some hands-on time to edit pages relevant to Open Ed Week, so you can put your newfound knowledge to practice. Please create a Wikipedia account before the workshop. This workshop will be led by Laurie Bridges, an OSU librarian and co-founder of the Wikimedia Campaign #EveryBookItsReader.


Building Open Community: Lessons from the Commons [Virtual Watch Party]

Thursday, March 7
3 to 4:30 p.m. PT

Rajiv Jhangiani delivered a powerful keynote address at this year’s Open Education Conference. We’ll watch the recorded session synchronously via Zoom with the option to use the chat feature for real-time discussion.


Keynote: Strategic Digital Accessibility Training Showcase [Webinar]

Friday, March 8
10 to 11:30 a.m. PT

Rob Carr, WebAIM Strategic Accessibility Coordinator, and Veronica Vold, Open Education Instructional Designer, will join colleagues from Oregon’s public colleges and universities to showcase their campus accessibility initiatives.


OER Reading and Party! [Virtual happy hour]

Friday, March 8
4 to 5 p.m. PT

Join the Open Oregon Educational Resources team at a virtual happy hour to celebrate OER publications in our state. This event will feature readings by Oregon authors from their work; if you are an OER author, please pick out a short passage to share. Let’s raise a glass to celebrate the conclusion of another Open Ed Week!