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Open Education Week 2022: March 7-11

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Open Education Week 2022 at VCU

SCHEV-OVAC Open Education Week Event 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 10am-12:30pm ET

Join four virtual tours of courses utilizing Open Education Resources (OER) and/or Open Pedagogy. These course tours are designed to move beyond the basics of OER and show how OER are being implemented in actual courses by colleagues in Virginia, in a variety of educational contexts. A summary of the Virginia Course Materials Survey and information on VIVA Open Grants available for OER will also be presented.

Course tours, presentations, and speakers:

  • Virginia Course Materials Survey: Liz Thompson, Open Education Librarian, James Madison University Libraries
  • World Geography: Dr. Caitie Finlayson, University of Mary Washington
  • Pre-Clinical Medicine: Dr. Renée LeClair and Dr. Andrew Binks, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 
  • Communicating Across Cultures: Dr. Robert Godwin-Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University  
  • Principles of Public Speaking: Dr. Danielle Leek, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College 
  • VIVA Open Grants: Dr. Stephanie Westcott, Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator, VIVA

Selections from Open Education Week 2022 events around the world

Creative Commons Licenses Deconstructed (OpenOregon)
Monday, March 7 2-3pm PST/5-6pm EST
Join Copyright First Responder Sue Kunda for an in-depth explanation of Creative Commons open licenses. We’ll assume that you have no prior knowledge and start from scratch. Bring your questions!

Breaking Down Silos in Open Education: Strategies for Collaboration (SPARC)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 1-2 pm ET
Crucial work to advance open education is happening across U.S. higher education. Despite the significant impact these initiatives have, many barriers stand in the way of collaboration across campuses, stakeholder groups, and states. This special Open Education Week webcast will focus in on the issue of “silos” within the open education field: where barriers to collaboration exist, what factors can perpetuate them, and strategies to breaking them down. Featuring speakers who have successfully navigated siloes in their own institutions, states, and regions, this lively discussion will share insights based on best practices and explore how the open education movement can best build a field free of silos.  

Open Ed Week Keynote: Towards Openness that Promotes Social Justice with Maha Bali (OpenOregon)
Friday March 11, 10-11:30am PST/1-2:30pm EST
Join thought leader Maha Bali for a 90-minute interactive webinar exploring perspectives on the design and practice of open education that promotes social justice.