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Current and Upcoming Events
Affordable Learning PA (ALPA) Summit (August 9-10, 2022)
This year’s ALPA Summit will be held virtually from August 9th-August 10th. Register today!
The theme of this year’s Summit is “Infrastructure for Affordability.” A variety of presentations, panels, posters, lightning talks, and keynotes will provide opportunities to learn about constructing OER, building networks, blueprints for assessment, pedagogy frameworks, and miscellaneous building materials.
CCP Assistant Professor, Jennifer Schneider, Paralegal Studies, will be co-presenting on Wednesday, August 10, 1pm-2pm!
SPARC's Knowledge Equity Discussion Series
SPARC will host a discussion series to provide an introduction to broad concepts and considerations of epistemic injustice and knowledge equity in the areas of academic libraries and archives. These discussions will examine how universities, and thus academic libraries, are rooted in oppressive systems like white supremacy, racism, and settler colonialism, and how that is connected to our current work in libraries.
Fall 2022 Certificate in Open Educational Practices (OEN)
Paired as a team of two (one faculty + one librarian), you'll learn about the range of open educational practices in the fall, then work together to create a personalized action plan that will allow you to implement your own open educational practice project in the spring (2023).
Deadline: August 5, 2022
Recent Past Events 2022
Open Education and OER in PA Certificate Course (July 18-29, 2022)
Affordable Learning PA (ALPA) invites Pennsylvania’s higher education community to participate in this asynchronous certificate course. This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete and will run from July 18-29, 2022. The purpose of the course is to introduce educators and those working in higher education to the OER conversation and hopefully spark some interest in Open Education initiatives on their campus and within their discipline. In addition to the Canvas course, participants are invited to an informal virtual coffee break to delve further into OER topics.
LibreFest (July 18, 20, 22)
The LibreTexts team is happy to announce that this year's annual LibreFest will be held virtually on July 18, 20, and 22, 2022. Sessions will begin at 8am PST/12 pm EST. This virtual, hands-on workshop will provide three half days of teaching and working sessions covering how to create Open Education Resources (OER), how to modify existing OER to build textbooks and other learning resources, as well as how to use our new ADAPT homework system. Participants will be expected to prepare for the meeting in advance with materials provided by the LibreTexts team. By the end of the week all participants will have created, or adapted, an OER that can be used, or further modified for their future courses. Registration closes no later than July 1.
Sustainable OER Course Design (CCCOER) - April 13, 2022
This webinar will feature a variety of speakers offering their experienced-based perspectives on designing OER with sustainability in mind, including strategies for ongoing maintenance and content portability.
Wiki Education's Wikipedia Student Program
Applications are still being accepted for the Spring 2022 program. Description: "...College and university instructors assign students to write Wikipedia articles, empowering them to share knowledge with the world. Students research course-related topics that are missing or underrepresented, synthesize the available literature, and use our free tools and trainings to add the information to Wikipedia."
Kennesaw State University Libraries' OE Week - March 28-30, 2022
"Open Education Week is an international event which promotes the positive effects of Open Educational Resources on teaching and learning."
OER Authoring and Publishing Platforms - March 17, 2022
You’re interested in creating or adapting an OER. What are the different formats available? What are the different options for authoring and publishing? This webinar is an opportunity for attendees’ to explore different open publishing platforms for adapting and creating open educational resources (OERs). Webinar attendees will be treated to a tour of two platforms: Manifold and LibreTexts.
Creative Commons and Open Pedagogy - March 16, 2022
This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about open licensing and how you can leverage it to innovate your teaching practices. We’ll cover some of the basics of Creative Commons licenses before looking at examples of what open pedagogy can look like and exploring key considerations for planning and executing your own open pedagogy project.
Teaching with Open Educational Resources - March 15, 2022
Want to learn how instructors use OER in their teaching? Join this faculty panel to hear instructors talk about their experiences creating and adopting OER in their teaching. Dr. Beta Keramati, Physics Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and Dr. Rebecca DuPont, Associate Professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, will reflect on their OER journey and share their tips for new OER users.
Inclusive or Exclusive? Reexamining "Inclusive Access" Textbook Programs - March 9 Webcast
"Join this special Open Education Week webcast to get the facts on what Inclusive Access programs mean for your campus, explore how they differ from open models like OER, and examine whether Inclusive Access is "inclusive" at all. Also learn how to access resources and more information from InclusiveAccess.org.
Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) - March 14, 2022
This webinar is designed to spark the attendees’ interest in open educational resources (OERs). Attendees will learn about OERs and what it means to engage with them for teaching and learning. Learners will test their understanding by exploring the resources and tools, reflecting on how they might use OERs in their contexts, and considering factors such as licensing and accessibility.
Open Educational Resources are a great way to ensure accessibility and incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into the classroom. DEI in the classroom has been shown to increase student outcomes. Faculty who are interested can learn some basics on including DEI in their class content.
Breaking Down Silos in Open Education: Strategies for Collaboration (March 8, 2022)
"This special Open Education Week webcast will focus in on the issue of “silos” within the open education field: where barriers to collaboration exist, what factors can perpetuate them, and strategies to breaking them down."
2022 AZ Regional OER Conference: Agenda (March 3-4, 2022)
The Arizona Regional OER Conference seeks to support student success by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources and Pedagogies while encouraging collaboration through statewide institutional partnerships.
Open Education Conference
Open Education Conference: October 18-22, 2021
"This annual conference brings together more than a thousand open education advocates across the country and world for a wide range of sessions on OER, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. This year’s virtual program offers 200+ live and pre-recorded sessions, along with networking and social activities." There is a registration fee.
Open Education Conference (Virtual): November 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. #OpenEd20 aims to engage diverse perspectives, facilitate connections that drive effective practice, and inspire participants to strive for a future where education is accessible, affordable, equitable, and inclusive for all.
Open Education Week: March 7-11, 2022
Open Education Week: March 1-5, 2021
Past Events 2021
LibreFest - October 15, 2021
This one-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about how to use LibreTexts to create, adapt, or adopt OER for their courses. The goal of this workshop is to train people who want to use online textbooks in their own classes, and to also build a team of collaborative workshop trainers that can continue outreach efforts in the future.
LibreFest is free to attend but registration is required.
WeBWork Workshop (ALPA) - September 22, 2021
Faculty that might be interested in learning more about WeBWork, the open-source online homework system for math and science courses can click here
to register to attend. This link can be shared with any faculty or other colleagues who may be interested in joining Brian Kronenthal and Brooks Emerick of Kutztown University for a WebWork workshop on Wednesday, September 22 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Affordable Learning PA Summit - August 17-19, 2021
"The Affordable Learning Summit is an annual gathering that allows librarians, faculty, and other partners in higher education to collaborate on building a network dedicated to making higher education more accessible and affordable. The theme for this year’s Summit will be Journeys to Affordability."
MI OER Virtual Summit - August 11-12, 2021
This year's theme is "Building Bridges to Open Up Education." FREE
Pressbooks: OER Publishing Platform - August 5, 2021
Affordable Learning PA Virtual Event - 1pm-2pm
"Sarah Simpson, Sales Executive at Pressbooks, will demonstrate how to use the Pressbooks Directory to search and discover content, and showcase how you can contribute to the OER ecosystem without writing a book from scratch. She will speak more broadly about the Pressbooks platform, subscription models, and how Pressbooks can be used on an institutional level to facilitate adoption, creation, and adaption of OER and courseware."
CAL OER Conference - August 4-6, 2021
This event is free and open to everyone.
LibreFest - July 19-23, 2021
This three-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about LibreTexts in time to use it in one or more of their courses this fall. The goal of this workshop is to train people who want to use online textbooks in their own classes, and to also build a team of collaborative workshop trainers that can continue outreach efforts in the future.
OEN Summit - June 14-18, 2021
CCP is an Allied Member of the Open Education Network (OEN) through June 2022.
LibreFest - May 25, 2021
"This one-day FREE workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about LibreTexts in time to use it in one or more of their courses this fall. The goal of this workshop is to train people who want to use online textbooks in their own classes, and to also build a team of collaborative workshop trainers that can continue outreach efforts in the future."
FL OER Summit (Florida Virtual Campus) - May 13-14, 2021
Building on our previous events and efforts, we are excited to offer the opportunity for Florida stakeholders, of all roles, to come together to work on reducing the cost of textbooks and supplies for our sunshine state students. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, support services, and higher education administrators will not want to miss this year’s event as we explore tools and resources to help them in their OER journey at their home institution. FREE for K-20 public institutions.
Eastern PA Regional OER Workshop: March 6, 2020
Held at Bucks County Community College. Sponsored by PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc.).
Creator Fest 2020
Creator Fest, OpenStax’s annual hack-a-thon style conference, moved online for 2020 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Originally scheduled for March 24-27, 2020, in Houston, Texas. Theme: Educate, Cultivate, Advocate.
LibreFest2020@Autumn Videos: November 4-6, 2020
The primary goal of this FREE workshop was to train people who want to use online textbooks in their own classes but also help their colleagues do so. OER plays an important role in relieving the stress of our forced move to virtual classes, but beyond that OER can be used to build contextualized materials for education that far exceed static print.