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Why do you care about Open? OER Showcases & Build-a-longs Online

In the spirit of Open Education Week, we’re walking you through openly licensed and freely available images, text, and media materials that are available for your classroom and projects. 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and open resources that support our collective education and wellbeing. Interested in learning how to make your educational resources open, but aren’t sure where to start? Interested in integrating open content into your teaching practice? Come to our build-a-longs during Open Education Week to take in open education showcases, and receive customized support on every step of the OER development and publication process.

Drop-in anytime to join us and celebrate what freely available educational resources can do!

When: March 3: 1-4 p.m. & March 5: 9-12 p.m. A detailed event schedule is provided below.

Where: Zoom link will be provided to registered participants closer to the date

Note: This event is open to the public.

Related LibGuide: Open Education by Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office

Friday, March 5, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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March 3rd Event - Drop-in anytime!


Introduction and Welcome to the Session 

1:00 - 1:15 

Showcase: Assignments across disciplines presented by Andrea Williams 

1:15 – 1:35 

Showcase: Open Learning in Digital Scholarship: Designing modules for open use presented by Jenna Mlynaryk 


2:30 - 2:50 

Break Out Rooms 'Build-a-longs' 


Topic #1 – Choosing a license (creative commons, copyright) 


Topic #2 – Planning OER (project management)  


Topic #3 – Finding & evaluating existing OER 


Wrap up and Next Steps  



March 5th Event  - Drop-in anytime!


Introduction and Welcome to the Session 

9:00 - 9:15 

Showcase: Open Pedagogy On-Ramps 

presented by Will Heikoop & Hedieh Najafi, Online Learning Strategies 


9:15 – 9:35 

Showcase: A Speedy Introduction to eCampusOntario Pressbooks & H5P Studio

presented by Rama Kaba-Demanin, eCampusOntario & Andrea Liede-Sevsek, Online Learning Strategies

10:30 – 10:50 

Break Out Rooms 'Build-a-longs' 


Topic #1 - Pressbooks & H5P 


Topic #2 – Adapting existing OER (finding, licensing) 


Topic #3 – Sharing your OER (Making your content open and discoverable, repositories) 


Wrap up and Next Steps  

11:45 – 12:00 

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