Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Join us to Celebrate Open Education Week 2018!

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From March 5th through 9th, 2018 universities, colleges, schools and organizations around the world will be celebrating Open Education Week, including the University of Alberta.

Open educational resources (OER) are any freely available material or media that facilitates teaching and learning. The possibilities for OERs are endless and they can include videos, podcasts, presentations and even textbooks. OERs 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.

Learn how OERs can strengthen teaching, engage students, and promote student well-being by attending the University of Alberta’s Open Education Week events.

Planned sessions include

Surgery 101 - How we Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Open Education
Dr. Jonathan White, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Surgery Dept
Jenni Marshall, Program Assistant/UGME , Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Surgery Dept

The Future of Openness at the UofAFacilitated by Katherine Koch, Head, Coutts Education & Physical Education Library
Sarah Forgie, Vice-Provost, Learning Initiatives
Robbie Lepp, Vice President Academic, Students' Association of MacEwan University
Larry Laliberte, GIS Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries
Paul Wilde, Course Materials Supervisor, Learning Services, University of Alberta Bookstores

Cross campus check-up! Open Educational Resources 
Facilitated by David Hik, Professor, Biological Sciences 
Samer Adeeb, Interm Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Michael McNally, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Jonathan Sharp, Associate Professor, Radiation Therapy Degree Program, Department of Oncology
Jennifer Tupper, Dean of education, Faculty of Education 

Review the schedule! Events are open to all

  • Visit the Libraries Open Educational Resources Guide guide
  • Join the University of Alberta Open Education community listserv
  • Participate in the Alberta OER Community of Practice
  • Follow @uofalibraries to contribute to the Open Education Week conversation with the #uaopened hashtag

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