What is Open Education Week?
Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.
Who is contributing to Open Education Week?
Open Education Week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education. Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone.
How can you participate?
More information about Open Education Week can be found at: www.openeducationweek.org
In addition there is an upcoming webinar about OER Adoption within the Pierce College District, in Washington State.
WEBINAR: OER Adoption – Student Voices Panel and Campus Faculty Development
Date: Thur, March 10, Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST
Student Voices Panel:
A panel of students from the Pierce College District in Washington will share their thoughtful public dialogues, co-sponsored by the Center for Engagement & Learning, with faculty about lowering textbook costs through OER.
- Moderator: Quill West, OER Project Manager, Pierce College District
Campus-wide OER Faculty Development:
Sue Tashjian and Jody Carson co-chairs of the North Essex Community College’s (NECC) Textbook Task Force will share how they nurtured a small program on campus to incentivize 5 faculty to adopt OER has grown over the last two years. Through faculty development to help instructors faculty find high-quality open educational resources and additional OER funding, NECC has saved students over $300,000 and growing.
- Jody Carson, professor and instructional coach in Center for Instructional Technology
- Sue Tashjian, adjunct CIS faculty and Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Participant Login Information:
No pre-registration is necessary. Please use this link on the day of the webinar to login and listen. http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=59df1ddb-b7df-4ee9-af3b-ef5f99bc9de0