Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrate Open Education Week

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From March 7 to March 11, 2016 universities, colleges, schools and organizations around the world will be celebrating Open Education Week, including the University of Alberta.

Open educational resources (OERs) are any freely available material or media that facilitates teaching and learning. OERs can include videos, podcasts, presentations, textbooks and more. They provide faculty the flexibility to share, collaborate and draw on course materials from around the world, while reducing the cost of higher education by challenging expensive textbook prices. OERs also provide a practical and effective way to facilitate lifelong learning, an essential skill in our changing and complex world.

Attend the University of Alberta’s Open Education Week events to learn more about OERs and what they mean for you.

Planned sessions include:

  • Webinar with Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons
  • Keynote lecture and hands-on workshop with Rajiv Jhangiani, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and OER Research Fellow, Open Education Group
  • Webinar with Dr Janet Welch on the Campus Alberta OER Initiative
  • Panel with faculty and students on efforts to open up course textbooks at UAlberta

Review the schedule and register online!  Events are open to all.

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