Open Education Week 2021
Open Education Week is March 1 – 5. University of Houston Libraries joins the global movement to raise awareness and demonstrate the impact of open education.
According to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), open education “encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment” and “maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective.”
Learn about open educational resources (OER)
The OER and Alternative Textbook Handbook provides an introduction to open education, and recorded OER training sessions are available on the Open Educational Resources Channel on Microsoft Stream.
Register for the Open Texas Conference
The inaugural Open Texas Conference (March 11 – 12, 2021) offers free registration. This no-cost professional development opportunity brings together open education practitioners and advocates from across Texas, including presentations by UH faculty.
Submit your OER to the OERTX Repository
The recently-launched OERTX Repository is a public digital repository of OER designed to meet the needs of Texas students and faculty. Explore the collection of free resources and consider submitting your work to the repository.
Attend an Open Education Week event
Institutions worldwide are hosting events to celebrate Open Education Week. A few are highlighted below:
- Anytime: Open Education Challenge Series
- March 4 at 12PM CT: Ask Me Anything About OER Publishing
- March 5 at 3PM CT: Imagining an Open Future
For more information about OER, visit UH Libraries Open Educational Resources.