Open Education Week 2023

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.


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Monday, March 6

10:00 - 11:00am: Extended Reality OERs: Open and Immersive Learning with Mark Morton, Sr. Educational Developer, Teaching Inquiry & Communications, and Gillian Dabrowski, Centre for Extended Learning Online Learning Consultant

11:00 - 11:30am: Staebler Insurance OER Fellows Grant Information Session with Lauren Byl, Copyright and Licensing Librarian, Collection Development, & Abbey Colucci, Open Education and Instructional Design (OEID) Librarian

1:00 - 2:00pm: Accessibility considerations in Open Education Projects with Christine Zaza, HR Workplace Accessibility Specialist, Stephanie Boragina, Centre for Extended Learning Online Learning Consultant, and Gitanjali Shanbhag, Centre for Extended Learning Online Learning Consultant

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Tuesday, March 7

10:00 - 10:45am: Copyright and Licensing (Creative Commons and Ontario Commons Licenses) with Dana Francouer, Centre for Extended Learning Copy Editor

11:00 - 11:45am: How can the Agile Development Team (ADT) support your OER? with Anna Barichello, Manager, Agile Development Team, Centre for Extended Learning

1:00 - 2:00pm: OER Practitioner Panel, moderated by Mark Morton, senior educational developer, CTE

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Wednesday, March 8

11:00 -11:30am: OER Authorship as project-based graduate course with Kim Cuddington, Department of Biology Associate Professor

11:30am -12:00pm: Salt Tour - Improving understanding of what it means to think like a Geoscientist, considering space, time, field and systems thinking with John W. Johnston, Earth and Environmental Sciences Continuing Lecturer, Teaching Fellow

1:00 - 1:30pm: Advancing Intercultural Competence for Global Learners with Sandra López-Rocha, Intercultural Learning Specialist, Student Success Office

1:30 - 2:00pm: Inclusive Instructional Practices: Useful OERs for Instructors and Staff Poster Presentation Showcase OER Resources, Svitlana Taraban-Gordon and Rebecca MacAlpine

2:00 - 3:00pm: Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels in Practice with Leslie Wexler, Sr. Educational Developer, Indigenous Knowledges and Anti-Racist Pedagogies, & Benjamin Lefebvre, Centre for Extended Learning Copy Editor

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Thursday, March 9

10:00 - 10:45am: Adapting an OER Textbook with Student Involvement with James Skidmore, Professor and Chair, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies

1:00 - 2:00pm: Using Pressbooks to Publish and Host Your OER with Daniel Opperwall, Centre for Extended Learning Online Learning Consultant

2:00 - 2:45pm: Considerations for Managing & Disseminating OER with Kari Weaver, Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Design Librarian

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