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Join Us for Open Education Week, March 1-5

Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated around the world to promote open sharing and other open practices. This week brings increased awareness to open content and issues surrounding education access, pedagogical effectiveness, and more.

Each year, the corpus of ebooks freely available through open licensing or the public domain increases. We’ve selected a few open ebooks that we hope you will enjoy:

Open Education Week Events: To learn more about open education, join colleagues near and far through these Open Education Week events.

March 1, 2021

  • 3pm-4pm  Affordable Learning Georgia Faculty Panel (Register)
    In celebration of Open Education Week, the Russell Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia College invite you to a panel discussion on faculty experiences applying for and implementing Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) grants.
  • 6pm-8pm: “Connecting the Opens: A Panel Discussion for the Future Professoriate“. Join us for this panel to learn about the different “opens” in the field, including open access, open education, and open data from Library faculty, and to hear from faculty across campus on their experiences and insight with OER.   Register here:  

March 2, 2021

  • 11-11:30am: Faculty Select: Finding and requesting ebooks for your course content: (Register) Join GSU Librarian Denise George Dimsdale in a demo of Faculty Select. Faculty Select is designed to be a one-stop shop for you to easily locate either openly licensed course content or course content available through library subscriptions. Additionally, there are thousands of titles available that the library does not currently own. If you’d like one of these titles, the database offers features for you to make a purchase request for your course.

March 3, 2021

  • 1:30pm-2:15pm: The OER Files: Open Education Myths Explained (Register) Think Open Educational Resources are low quality? Think again! Jeff Gallant and Tiffani Reardon from Affordable Learning Georgia will bust common myths surrounding OER. The truth is out there…

March 4, 2021

  • 12pm-12:45 pm: Access Granted: An OER Panel Discussion with Kennesaw State University Faculty (Register) Faculty hoping to author or adopt Open Educational Resources within their courses should plan to attend this informative panel discussion, in which ALG Textbook Transformation Grant recipients will relay their experiences.

March 5, 2021

  • Anytime: A Quick Look at the Future of OER (Recording)
    This talk will look at the impact of new technologies – specifically, open data, cloud technologies, AI and distributed ledgers (blockchain) – on the future shape of OER – what they will look like, how they will be used, and what skills and knowledge will be needed to develop and use them. Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada