Oregon Open Education Week Events 

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Oregon Open Education Week is March 1-5, 2021. Hannon Library is highlighting some of the week’s top virtual events, during which students, staff, and faculty can increase their knowledge of open educational practices.

Celebrate Open Education Week and the mission of high-quality textbook affordability by attending some of the following events. 

  • The first event of the week is the Equity and Open Education Faculty Panel Webinar. This event is on March 1, 2021, from 10 to 11 am. Register for this webinar here.
    • More about this event: Faculty often assume that their course is more equitable when they adopt affordable materials, and it is true that affordable materials remove a significant barrier to success. However, an open license does not ensure that the course materials or course design are inclusive of the diverse students in our classrooms. Jen Klaudinyi, Faculty Librarian at Portland Community College, will discuss her design of the Equity and Open Education Faculty Cohort professional development course. Jen is joined by panelists Tanya Mead, Education Faculty Co-chair at Portland Community College; Andrea Goering, Instructor of Physics and Astronomy at Lane Community College; Steve Owen, Writing Instructor at Lane Community College; and Andy Gurevich, Instructor of Composition, Ancient Literature, & Mythology at Mt. Hood Community College, each of whom has adopted open educational practices with an equity lens, including universal design, cultural relevance, and diverse perspectives.
  • On March 4, 2021, the Student Panel will be facilitated by Emily Wanous, Oregon Student Legislative Director. This event will be from 12 to 1 pm, and you can register online here
    • More about this event: 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 Emily Wanous, Oregon Student Association Legislative Director. Emily will be joined by Dylan DeLoe, Blue Mountain Community College; Aaron Lewis, University of Oregon; Cooper Lash, Oregon State University; and Christopher Byers, Portland State University.
  • Finally, the Keynote Webinar, Imagining an Open Future with Robin DeRosa, will take place on March 5, 2021, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Register for this event here.
    • More about this event: Open Educational Resources (OER) are a powerful tool for improving college affordability and widening access to knowledge. In this presentation, Robin 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. In a challenging time for colleges and universities, we will look at the potential of “open” to help us realign with our core educational missions, reanimate our teaching, and reimagine higher education’s future in terms that are hopeful, collaborative, and truly learner-centered. Robin DeRosa is the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, part of the University System of New Hampshire. She is a thought leader in the field of open education and cofounded the Open Pedagogy Notebook.

For information about all of this year’s Oregon Open Education week events, view this Google document.