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Open Education Week 2023: Learn, Participate, Get Involved!

Wednesday, March 8

  • Research to Resources: Collecting Useful Data to Inform OER Initiatives

This two-part session will introduce participants to THECB commissioned statewide OER research that provides the foundation for future resource development and program and service delivery. 

Register for Part 1: Research to Resources: Collecting Useful Data: March 8, 2023, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST

This first session will focus on the biennial Texas OER landscape survey, recent research studies on regional OER needs and available OER for high-impact courses. This session will present research questions, methodologies, and findings.  

Register for Part 2: Research to Resources: Informing OER Initiatives: March 8, 2023, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CST

This second session will further explore the findings of the research to illustrate how the data can be used to design effective programs and services, encourage advocacy, and build stronger OER communities.  

In this presentation, the presenter will discuss the process of creating a successful college-wide OER implementation.  Participants will learn about the LibreTexts platform and how it can support sustainability.  By the end of the webinar, participants will have some tools to create a successful college-wide OER implementation.

  • Register for Using Open Access Resources for Research: March 8, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CST

More scholarly content is being published Open Access (unrestricted and free to access) every day. This allows timely access to current research for everyone, including key topics such as health, climate data, and more. Join this workshop to learn how to discover Open Access content, and use it in research projects.

  • Register for Using Open Educational Practices to Help Address University and Community Priorities: March 8, 2023, 1:00 p.m. CST

While there is no mention of open in the strategic priorities at the University of Saskatchewan, OER and other open practices are seen as valuable methods of advancing those priorities. This panel will include two faculty members and an educational developer sharing open educational practices that are being used and can be used moving forward to progress toward accomplishment of strategic goals.

Evaluating OER

Wondering how to determine the quality of OER you are considering for your class? Here are some resources to help you choose good OER.