An annual celebration, Open Education Week (OE Week) is an opportunity for actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.
Open Education Week was launched in 2012 by Open Education Global as a collaborative, community-built open forum. Every year OE Week raises awareness and highlights innovative open education successes worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators, and students with an opportunity to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.
Next week is Open Education Week and there are many amazing events taking place online you can attend or register for and get the recording. A large list is available at OEGlobal Open Education Week (see the 2022 Activity Schedule). This is a great chance to hear what people from across Canada and the world are doing to support OE initiatives, and to connect yourselves with the wider community. I will be attending a number of sessions myself and will try to note resources to share with everyone after. If you go to any sessions and find some resources, or hear of something interesting you would like to explore or share, let me know!!
Feel free to share these sessions with others – they are open to all. Here are a few more:
- UBC Open Education Week events
- Event for honouring Indigenous authors: Honouring Indigenous Writers | Honouring Indigenous Writers (ubc.ca). This event is aligned with Open Ed Week to try to increase the knowledge of Indigenous authors through a variety of events, including editing Wikipedia articles, readings for children and sessions that are more interactive and collaborative. If you are interested in running a similar events, more information is available here: https://hiw.open.ubc.ca/activities
University of Alberta Open Education Week events:
- see events the week of March 7-11
- To read about all events visit the events page.
Creative Comments: An Introductory Discussion of Open Licensing
On March 7th from 12-1pm MT, Athabasca University will be hosting a lunch-and-learn discussion panel on open licensing. Join Dan Cockcroft (OER Librarian), Rachel Conroy (Copyright Officer) and Mark McCutcheon (Chair of the Centre for Humanities and Professor of Literary Studies) to discuss common questions and misconceptions surrounding open licensing. While the discussion will be oriented to instructors who are curious about open licensing, we invite everyone from the education community to participate. See you there! Grab your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/266969201067
Evaluating Excellence: A Conversation About OER Quality
On March 9th from 12-1pm MT, Athabasca University will be hosting a lunch-and-learn discussion on the quality of Open Educational Resources (OER). Join Dan Cockcroft (OER librarian), Dr. Connie Blomgren (Assistant Professor, Distance Education), Michael Dabrowski (Academic Coordinator, Spanish), Dr. David Annand (Professor, Accounting), and Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl (Professor, Chemistry) to discuss common questions and misconceptions surrounding the quality of open resources. While the panel discussion will be oriented to instructors who are curious about OER, we invite everyone from the education community to participate. Grab your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/267142579647
I’m excited to share SAIT’s Open Education Week activities. We are still online for our classes and events, so two very talented students have developed the following online asynchronous activities that anyone can access:
- The OER Mythbuster Word Search includes pop-up explanations for common OER myths.
- The digital escape room, An “Open” Secret at the Reg Erhardt Library, has users follow a series of clues and puzzles to find their way out of the library. Current students can win a prize when they complete the escape room.
Feel free to link to these resources. Our general calendar of events is available at https://libguides.sait.ca/OEWeek