Open Education Week takes place March 1-5, 2021, but at the Samuel C. Williams Library, working to expand awareness and adoption of open and affordable educational resources happens throughout the year. Two workshops will be offered on March 10 and April 19 (register below).
Open Educational Resources (OER) are digital textbooks and other course and learning materials that are made available for use by anyone, either in the public domain or through a permissive license. Affordable educational resources include Library ebooks, which are provided through Stevens’ subscriptions to ebook databases. Using open or affordable course materials provides students with the course texts without the additional expense of having to buy them.
Open Education Week was started by Open Education Global in 2012 to serve as a means to highlight the work being done to encourage the use of open educational practices by faculty, librarians, and students across the globe.
Here at Stevens, the Library will offer faculty and staff two opportunities this semester (dates and times below) to learn more about using open educational materials and ebooks to provide students with open or affordable course materials, presented by librarians Courtney Walsh and Vicky Ludas Orlofsky.
Reach Your Students Where They Are: Finding and Using Open Educational Resources and Library Ebooks
Visit the Open Educational Resources research guide any time for more information and look out for a summer session too!