Celebrate Open Education Week 2021 at UA Little Rock

Join the Ottenheimer Library along with STaR and the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATLE) in celebrating Open Education Week (OEWeek), sponsored by Open Education Global, March 1-5, 2021. OEWeek is an international movement to raise awareness regarding free and open educational opportunities available to everyone.

Check out our upcoming sessions and discover how you can access, contribute, and share Open Educational Resources (OER) for teaching and learning.

Faculty Open Education Survey

Please take a moment to complete a brief survey about UA Little Rock faculty perceptions and use of open resources and affordable learning content compared to commercial textbooks in order to better cater to faculty needs and support OER for student success initiatives.  The survey will be available from March 1 to May 11.

Monday, March 1. Take the Survey

Faculty OER Stories and Open Lab

UA Little Rock faculty members Bob Belford, Katie Halford, Cheryl Johnston, Kristen McIntyre, and Daryl Tate share their experiences and insight on integrating and implementing Open Educational Resources (OER). A STaR Open Lab will follow for conversation and collaboration.  10 ATLE Points

Open Education Week 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 12:15 p.m. Register for the Workshop.

Open Education for Student Success: Mini Faculty Development Series

Open Education for Student Success Mini Professional Development series is a collaboration between STaR, Ottenheimer Library, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, and ATLE to cover open education topics focused on content discovery, integration, and engagement in 15 minute videos (or less). Up to 3 ATLE points weekly through April 28. First video launches March 3.

Open Education Week 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. Learn more.  Join the community.

Creating OER: 10 Tools You Should Know About

Do you often find yourself creating content for your courses? In the workshop, we will explore ways to turn your content into Open Educational Resources (OER), using tools that are practically Free!

Open Education Week 2021
Thursday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. Register for the Workshop.

OE-ARkansas: Online Conference

OE-ARkansas is a statewide gathering of OER supporters, practitioners, and administrators interested in advancing open education initiatives at Arkansas Colleges and Universities. This free online conference is hosted by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the University of Arkansas.

Open Education Week 2021
Friday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.  Register for OE-ARkansas.

Putting the Pieces Together: A Look at How UDL, OER, and ALC Work Together to Benefit Students and Faculty

Are you curious about seeking alternative ways for your students to interact with content that represents our own diverse population? Do you want to help reduce financial barriers by offering low cost or free alternatives to commercial textbooks? This workshop will cover opportunities to improve student learning by using OER content and UDL principles for an increasingly diverse and unique student population.  10 ATLE Points.

UA Little Rock Diversity Month 2021
Monday, March 15, 3:00 p.m. Register for the Diversity Workshop.

Explore Open Education Resources:
Learn more about how to find and use these valuable educational learning resources to enhance your courses.

OER Commons
Open Education Global
Open Education Week
Open Textbook Library – A component of the Open Textbook Network
Open ED Southern Symposium

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