Celebrate Open Education Week

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Join us along with Ottenheimer Library and Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) as we celebrate Open Education Week (OEW), sponsored by the Open Education Consortium, March 27-31, 2017. OEW is an international movement to raise awareness regarding free and open educational opportunities available to everyone. Discover how you can access, contribute, and share educational resources for teaching and learning.

Resource Websites 
Monday, March 27
Explore these OER resources. Learn more about how to find and use these valuable educational learning resources to enhance your courses.

Open Education Week
Open Education Consortium
OER Commons

What are Open Education Resources (OER)?
Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., STaR Lab, DKSN 101, Register
Where can you find, freely access, and use learning materials and media? Open Education Resources provide teaching, learning, and research that are available in the public domain and lets you freely use and re-purpose content to meet a variety of educational needs. These resources may include course content and materials, various media and software, tests and other items to support learning. Join our workshop and learn more about the opportunities that OER can provide.

What are Open Education Resources (OER)?
Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Ottenheimer Library, Room 535, Register
Can’t visit with us on Tuesday? Then join our encore extended workshop to learn about the opportunities that OER can provide by enhancing your course content, learning materials, and media tools.

OER Faculty Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ottenheimer Library, Room 535, Register
Discover how UA Little Rock faculty are using OER, what they’ve learned, and the impact on the learning experience for their students in a panel discussion moderated by JB Hill, Director, Ottenheimer Library.

Moderator: JB Hill, Director | Ottenheimer Library
Faculty Panelists:
Edma Delgado-Solorzand, PhD, Assistant Professor | World Languages
Heidi Harris, PhD, Assistant Professor | Rhetoric and Writing
Kamran Iqbal, PhD, Professor | Systems Engineering
Jim Vander Putten, PhD, Professor | Educational Leadership

Free OER Awareness Course
Thursday, March 30
Open Education Resources Awareness Course – Test your awareness. This course is FREE and only takes about one hour to complete.

Still Have Questions? Ask Us
Friday, March 31
Have we peaked your interest? As you explore the possibilities, we’re sure you’ll have questions about OER. Of course, we’re always available to assist you, but while it’s new, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Sharonda Lipscomb, Instructional Designer | STaR | srlipscomb@ualr.edu
Carol Macheak, Research and Scholarly Communication Coordinator | Ottenheimer Library | cimacheak@ualr.edu
Cori Schmidtbauer, eLearning Librarian | Ottenheimer Library | cmschmidtbau@ualr.edu

Learn more:
Discovering Educational Resources (OER) – A Research Guide prepared by Ottenheimer Library
Open Textbook Library – A component of the Open Textbook Network

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