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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 — 12:00 PM EST to Wednesday, April 26, 2023 — 1:00 PM EDT to Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 1:00 pm
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The Open Library at eCampusOntario has announced a series of virtual lunch and learns (12–1pm) focused on adopting openly licensed materials in their collection.


January 24, Media and Arts Open Education Resources February 16, Tabletop Roleplay as OER February 22, Games and Roleplay March 29, Open and Ouvert April 26, Indigenous Content

Drop-In Sessions (Q&A regarding the Open Library, associated platforms and services, and OER)

Monday, March 6, 2023 (all day) to Friday, March 10, 2023 (all day) to Friday, March 10, 2023 (All day)

Open Education Week runs March 6–10, 2023. The Open Scholarship Committee is planning several events throughout the week to profile OE projects at Waterloo, promote the open community, and highlight support that is available for the creation, adoption, and adaptation of open educational resources. See Open Education Week 2023 for events at Waterloo.

In addition to these events, there are many opportunities to learn more about OER at other Canadian institutions.



Monday, March 6, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Speakers: Gillian Dabrowski (online learning consultant, CEL) and Mark Morton (senior educational developer, CTE)

What extended reality (XR) is and how it can benefit learning Use-case examples of XR-OER apps in a range of disciplines An overview of how to create XR content and experiences with various tools and platforms, touching on emerging 3D AI opportunities for creating content. Q and A

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Monday, March 6, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Speakers: Lauren Byl (copyright & licensing librarian) & Abbey Colucci (open education & instructional design librarian)

Making learning materials freely accessible and available to the Waterloo community is part of the Library's mission. Staebler Insurance is bolstering these efforts by donating $100,000 to the Library to support the update of open educational resources (OER) at Waterloo.

Monday, March 6, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Speakers: Christine Zaza (workplace accessibility specialist, HR), Stephanie Boragina (online learning consultant, CEL) and Gitanjali Shanbhag (online learning consultant, CEL)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM EST

Speaker: Dana Francoeur (copy editor, CEL)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EST

Speaker: Anna Barichello (manager, Agile Development Team, CEL)

Whether you are interested in creating your own OER from scratch, or adapting an existing OER, the ADT is here to help! Come and chat with the team in this 45 min. presentation and Q&A session to learn more about ADT services and how we can support your OER design, development, or adaption! Our online learning consultants and multimedia experts will be available to answer your questions or discuss your unique OER project.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Moderator: Mark Morton, senior educational developer, CTE

Join us for a panel featuring OER Fellows 2022 recipients. Panelists will discuss their ongoing projects, the benefits of OER funding in supporting this work, and practical considerations in creating, adapting and sharing OERs.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Speakers: Kim Cuddington (associate professor, Biology), Debora Andrade-Pereira (PhD candidate, Biology), Eddie Wu (MSc student), and Zitao He (teaching assistant)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 — 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Speaker: John W. Johnston (continuing lecturer, Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Speaker: Sandra Lopez Rocha (intercultural learning specialist, Student Success Office)

Intercultural competence (IC) is an area of personal development that informs and influences interactions across formal and informal contexts involving cultural difference. Although there are numerous programs aimed at supporting learners’ engagement with IC components, there is a limited availability of comprehensive programs offered as open access resources.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 — 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Speakers: Rebecca MacAlpine (graduate educational developer, CTE), and Svitlana Taraban-Gordon (senior educational developer, CTE)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Speakers: Leslie Wexler (senior educational developer, Indigenous Knowledges and anti-racist pedagogies, CTE), Benjamin Lefebvre (copy editor, CEL)

Thursday, March 9, 2023 10:00 AM EST

Speakers: Zoë Carbone (student), Sabrina Romano (student), James Skidmore (professor, Germanic & Slavic Studies)

This presentation will address this head on by shedding light on the adaptation process: the mechanics of going about it, the problems that sometimes arise, the editing decisions that need to be made.

Thursday, March 9, 2023 1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Daniel Opperwall (online learning consultant, CEL)

Thursday, March 9, 2023 2:00 PM EST

Speaker: Kari Weaver (learning, teaching, & instructional design librarian)

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