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Open Education Week is March 1-5, 2021

Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021) This link opens in a new tab celebrates open education in all its forms. 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? Want to integrate open content into your teaching practice?  Come to our build-a-longs during Open Education Week to take in showcases and presentations related to open education and receive customized support on every step of the OER development and publication process.  

Join us to learn about and celebrate what freely available educational resources can do!    

March 3, 2021


March 3rd Facilitator(s) Time
Introduction & Welcome to the Session Sarah Forbes 1:00 - 1:15
Showcase: Assignments Across Disciplines This link opens in a new tab Andrea Williams 1:15 - 1:35

Open Learning in Digital Scholarship: Designing Modules for Open Use (UTSC Library's Digital Scholarship Unit Open Learning Modules This link opens in a new tab)

Jenna Mlynaryk 2:30 - 2:50
Open Facilitator Rooms (Build-a-longs; topics vary - see below)   1:35 - 3:45
  • Topic 1: Choosing a License (Creative Commons, copyright)
Sarah Forbes  
  • Topic 2: Planning for OER (project management)
Paulina Rousseau & Stephanie Perpick  
  • Topic 3: Finding & Evaluating Existing OER
Sarah Shujah & Sarah Fedko  
Wrap-up & Next Steps Sarah Shujah 3:45 - 4:00


March 5, 2021


March 5th Facilitator(s) Time
Introduction and Welcome to the Session Sarah Shujah 9:00 - 9:15
Showcase: Online Learning Strategies (OLS) - Open Pedagogy On-Ramps Will Heikoop & Hedieh Najafi 9:15 - 9:35
Showcase: eCampus Ontario: Pressbooks & H5P Rama Kaba-Demanin (eCampus Ontario) & Andrea Liede-Sevsek (OLS) 10:30 - 10:50
Open Facilitator Rooms (Build-a-longs - topics vary)   9:35 - 11:45
  • Topic 1: Pressbooks and H5P
Sarah Shujah & Graeme Slaght  
  • Topic 2: Adapting Existing OER (finding and licensing)
Sarah Forbes & Elizabeth O'Brien  
  • Topic 3: Sharing OER (repositories, openess, and discoverability)
Chad Crichton, Jenna Mylnaryk, Paulina Rousseau  
Wrap-up and Next Steps Sarah Forbes 11:45 - 12:00