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Open Educational Resources and Zero-Cost Resources


Welcome to Open Education Week 2021!

March 1-5 2021

Open Education Week is an annual celebration of the advancements and achievements in Open Education (OE) taking place worldwide! Below is a selection of free webinars hosted by colleagues around the country that can help you explore OE on your schedule.

Whether you are new to OE or have already implemented some of these practices, we hope you will engage with the global community this week! 

Recommended Webinars from Our Colleagues in Open Education

Monday, March 1

Open Course Design with Accessibility in Mind-  9:00-9:45 AM PST

Join Jason Rodenbeck, Kennesaw State University's Assistant Director of Academic Web Accessibility, as he shares his expertise on creating accessible online courses while incorporating Open Educational Resources.

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Tuesday, March 2

Share and Share Alike: A Guide to Creative Commons Licenses- 9:00-9:45 AM PST

Georgia Southern University's librarian Nikki Cannon-Recto explains the intricacies of the Creative Commons Licenses and how they connect to the 5 Rs of OER.

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Open Education 101- 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Would you like to learn more about open education and open educational resources but don’t know where to start? This introductory workshop hosted by the University of British Columbia is for you. This session will provide an overview of the open education movement including what it is and why it matters.

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Wednesday, March 3

The OER Files: Open Education Myths Explained- 10:30-11:15 AM PST

Jeff Gallant and Tiffani Reardon from Affordable Learning Georgia will bust common myths surrounding OER. The truth is out there...

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Thursday, March 4

OER and Social Justice- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST

With a particular emphasis on equity, inclusion, and innovation, Shinta Hernandez will share best practices in open education, discuss strategies to increase student engagement and student success, showcase examples of OER, and explore faculty and staff professional development opportunities to advance the open education work.

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Open Education and Student Success- 1:00-2:00 PM PST

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation around open education and how it supports student success with BCcampus open education manager, Lauri Aesoph.

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Friday, March 5

Imagining an Open Future- 11:30 AM-1:00 PM PST

Robin DeRosa, the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, will introduce the cost-saving potential of OER, but also expand into a broader discussion of how open tools and practices can transform pedagogy and contribute to student success.

Register for this Event

Even More OE Events!

Additional OE Week events hosted worldwide are available on the official Open Education Week website.

Check out the full schedule for added sessions and learning opportunities. 

View the Schedule of Events

Anytime Content!

Recorded Programs

Open Education Conference 2020

In honor of international Open Education Week, the Open Education Conference is sharing their #OpenEd20 program to view publicly- 250+ videos including powerful keynotes, action-packed lightning talks, and timely presentations spanning topics on OER, open pedagogy, social justice applications, and more.

Review the Program Here