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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Upcoming OER events

Open Access Week: Oct 19-25, 2020

This year is the 10th annual Open Access Week, a global event organized by SPARC in which researchers and educators can come together to engage with Open Access together. his year's theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” Here we will list the various events being held during OA Week.

  • Perspectives on Openness: Honouring Indigenous Ways of Knowing | Oct 20, 2020, 1 pm EST
    This panel offers an opportunity to encourage broader participation in conversations and actions around emerging scholarly communication issues and will center Indigenous approaches to open scholarship and research.
  • An Introduction to Open Access Publishing | Oct 23, 2020, 12 pm EST
    The pandemic has underscored the vital importance of barrier-free public accessibility of scholarly and pedagogical works. You need easier access to others’ works, and they need easier access to yours. Please join the Office of Library Services for a workshop covering the basics of open access publishing, what it is and how it started. You'll leave with practical tips for locating freely available research produced by others, as well as finding quality venues to share your own.

Other webinars and Conferences

  • Kansas Board of Regents webinars | Oct 1, Oct 26, and Dec 2
    The Kansas Board of Regents is hosting monthly webinars on OER topics. Free and open to anyone.
  • Open Education Conference | Nov 9-13, 2020
    The Open Education Conference is an annual convening for sharing and learning about open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. This year's theme is "Reimagining Open Education." Fee: $75 (student price: $25, scholarships available)


Past conferences