Portland State Celebrates Open Education Week (March 1 - 5)

Founded in 2013 by Open Education Global, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education.

All events are open to the public!

Monday, March 1
11am-12pm: Open Education as a Tool for Equity & Inclusion: Open Ed Week Keynote Address.  
Jasmine Roberts is a renowned Open Education leader and professor of communications at The Ohio State University. She advocates for education ecosystems that are accessible, affordable, equitable, and inclusive to everyone regardless of their background. In this keynote, she will focus on how Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices encourage more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms.

Tuesday, March 2
10am-12pm: How does OER meet our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals?
Eliminating textbook costs through the use of Open Educational Resources may seem like a simple change, but it’s one that can have a big impact. Research has shown that using OER in place of traditional textbooks helps to create more equitable and inclusive learning experiences for marginalized students. In this workshop, learn more about how OER is a DEI tool and how PSU faculty are using OER in their courses.

Friday, March 5
1pm -3pm: Open Pedagogy and Student Content Creation
Open Pedagogy is the practice of engaging students in content creation through “renewable assignments” so that their work lives on beyond the course and has an authentic audience. In this workshop, you will learn about how to structure an Open Pedagogy assignment and will see examples from faculty who have designed their own renewable assignments.