Open Education Week Call for Submissions

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Open Scholarship Committee (OSC) is calling for contributions to Open Education Week, which will take place from March 6th to 10th, 2023. Open education is one of the three main components of open scholarship, alongside open access and open data. Open education comprises digital resources, tools, and practices encouraging open sharing within the educational community around the world, with the goal of improving access to and effectiveness of education and advancing equity and accessibility.  

The OSC is looking for contributions, either in the form of activities or resources, grouped around the three prongs of open education: resources (e.g. OER), tools (e.g. H5P, Pressbooks, XR), or practices (e.g. equity, inclusion, decolonization, accessibility, copyright) related to opening education. For the purposes of Open Education Week, “open” refers both to materials that have been published with an open license (e.g. Creative Commons, Ontario Commons) or which have been made publicly available in other ways.  

Open Education Week activities will be fully online and could include, but are not limited to, presentations (live or pre-recorded, with attendance to answer follow-up questions encouraged), workshops, panels, or demonstrations. Resources could include, but are not limited to, PDFs, slide decks, websites, books, or AV materials (e.g. videos, podcasts). Keeping with the spirit of open, activities will be freely available to interested parties outside of the University of Waterloo community. In addition, presentations or demonstrations may be recorded and presenters/authors are encouraged to make their materials available to the public under an open license, although neither of these is required. 

Submissions are due by February 03, 2023. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decisions shortly thereafter. Please contact for further information.  

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