Open Education Week

Did you know that the price of textbooks in higher education increased 88% from 2006 to 2016? Oregon State University is on a mission to lower the cost of learning for students. Will you join us?

What: Open Education Week

When: March 7-11

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, the 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.

2022 schedule of events

Creative Commons Licenses Deconstructed

Monday, March 7, 2 p.m. 3 p.m. PT

Join Copyright First Responder Sue Kunda for an in-depth explanation of Creative Commons open licenses. We’ll assume that you have no prior knowledge and start from scratch. Bring your questions! Register now »

Student Panel

Tuesday, March 8, noon 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 the Oregon Student Association Legislative Director. Register now »

Representing the Underrepresented: Adding Culturally Responsive and Anti-racist Content to Your Course Materials and OER

Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. – noon PT

Presented by Cara Lee and Jess Brooks from Portland Community College, this interactive presentation will share concrete examples of diverse representation in a math class for liberal arts using open educational resources (OER), including biographies, names, pronouns and racial context. While the examples were designed for a math class, these tactics can be applied to any subject area. Register now »

Faculty Panel on OER in Promotion and Tenure

Thursday, March 10, noon 1 p.m. PT

Christy VanRooyen, Program Director for the Environmental Science Program at Oregon Tech, facilitates a panel of Oregon faculty members who included their open education work in promotion and tenure dossiers. Panelists will share their thoughts on successfully integrating open education into their promotion and tenure packages. Register now »

Oregon State OER book launch party

Friday, March 11, 4 – 5:30 p.m. PT

Join us to celebrate Oregon State open textbook authors with a virtual book launch party. A panel discussion of OSU authors will provide insight into their OER experiences. If you think you may want to adopt, adapt or author an openly licensed textbook, this will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the process. Door prizes will be given; you must be present to win. Register now »


Do you have an idea for a new OER? You can apply for an Affordable Learning Grant and take advantage of the faculty services offered by OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit. To learn more about OER, watch past Open Ed Week webinars in the archive.