2016 Open Education Day

Discover how you can join Oregon State University’s efforts to make college more affordable for students at the upcoming Open Education Day.

Open Oregon State is hosting an event where OSU faculty members will share their successes with using open textbooks, and instructors and multimedia developers will demonstrate the effectiveness of open educational resources (OER). Additionally, you can learn how to find, use, adapt and create open texts and other freely accessible learning opportunities for your students.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13
Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center

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All sessions will take place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center's Cascade Ballroom.

9–9:10 a.m.

Welcome announcement and introductory remarks – Lisa L. Templeton, interim associate provost, Division of Extended Campus; and Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost, Student Affairs


Open textbooks: Access, affordability and academic success – Dianna Fisher, director, Open Oregon State


Starting from scratch, and using student feedback to refine an open textbook – Linda Bruslind, Department of Microbiology


Panel discussion on open modules, interactive simulations, the impact of open textbooks on student grades, and how to identify learning objects to adapt for open use – Kevin Ahern, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics; Mark Edwards, School of Public Policy; Sarah Nemanic, College of Veterinary Science; Victor Yee, OSU Ecampus


The resources next door: Tapping into Open Oregon State and the OSU Libraries & Press – Shawn O’Neil, OSU Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing


Forming partnerships across universities – Lindsay Biga, Department of Integrative Biology


From noncredit certificate to MOOC to open textbook – Andrew Millison, Department of Horticulture

11:55 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Q&A with presenters


Lunch (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available)


Keynote address – The future is open: Serving social justice and pedagogical innovation via open educational practices – Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D., Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia


Q&A with Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.


An interactive introduction to Creative Commons licenses – Dianna Fisher, director, Open Oregon State

2:30–3 p.m.

Find funding opportunities and peer review information – Dianna Fisher, director, Open Oregon State

About Open Oregon State

Open Oregon State, part of the Division of Extended Campus, works with university faculty to create open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER), enabling them to share their expertise with the world.