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Libraries offering Open Education Resources Week workshops

Open Education Week

To mark Open Education Resources Week, March 6-10, WVU Libraries has designed a series of workshops for faculty and graduate students who are interested in learning and adopting open educational practices in their teaching and/or in publishing their own OER. 

Introduction to Open Education
Attend this introductory workshop to learn more about open educational practices that  can provide you with even more strategies and approaches to remove barriers to student learning. This workshop uses a social justice approach to open education.
Register for the workshop set for 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 6 

Applying for the WVU OER Grant
Learn more about the WVU Libraries/TLC Open Educational Resources Grant that supports instructors looking to incorporate, innovate or create OER materials for one of their courses. Hear from past awardees about their experiences participating in the program. Attendees will be given advice on applying for the grant as well as time to work on their own application, if they wish to do so.
Register for the workshop set for 2-3 p.m. Monday, March 6

Introduction to Open Pedagogy
This introductory workshop will cover a range of “open” topics, from locating openly licensed texts to fostering opportunities for creative, collaborative scholarship in the classroom. Learn how adopting principles of open pedagogy can help you remove barriers to education and create a more inclusive learning environment.
Register for the workshop set for 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 

Create, Reuse, Remix, Creative Commons and Other Open Licenses for Open Education
Creative Commons licenses allow for uses beyond those typically allowed under copyright law. Most OERs use and are licensed with a Creative Commons license. This workshop will introduce you to Creative Commons and other open licenses, as well as teach you how to find CC licensed works and license your own works.
Register for the workshop set for 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7

Creating OER: Adapting Materials for Your Course
This workshop will discuss criteria to consider when planning to adapt, common forms of adaptation, ways to modify an open textbook, how to ensure accessible design and related topics.
Register for the workshop set for 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 

Finding OER
Amidst efforts to lower the expenses of higher education, open educational resources are a set of no-cost open access learning tools in various formats used by instructors to augment student learning. Learn how to locate and evaluate OER for use in your courses.
Register for the workshop set for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

Publishing OER
This workshop will show participants how to create Open Education projects via the institutional repository and OmekaS platform, and also help the library to better understand the kinds of materials you would like to publish for your students and beyond as we explore software publishing platforms to support your work.
Register for the workshop set for 2-3 p.m. Friday, March 10