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Celebrate Open Education Week 2024

Join University of Houston Libraries in celebration of the annual Open Education Week (OE Week), March 4 – 8, 2024. Launched in 2012 by Open Education Global, OE Week is a collaborative opportunity for open educators and advocates to share and learn about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.

Here are some ways you can learn more about Open Education:

  • Apply for the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP). Offered by UH Libraries, ATIP supports instructors who engage with open educational resources (OER) and practices. Instructors may choose to replace a commercial textbook with a no-cost or low-cost alternative textbook (which may include adopting OER, library resources, or other freely-available resources); create openly licensed learning objects; or replace a traditional assignment with a renewable assignment. Applications are due Friday, March 22.
  • Attend OE Week events from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Division of Digital Learning. These sessions will highlight the OER Nursing Essentials (O.N.E.) Project in partnership with OpenStax, statewide OER research conducted by THECB in partnership with Bay View Analytics and ISKME, and a panel featuring grantees of the THECB OER grant program.
  • Explore the UH Pressbooks catalog to view new OER titles from UH faculty and students. UH Libraries offers access to Pressbooks, an online book publishing platform for the creation of OER. Visit the Open Educational Resources Guide to learn more about how to publish with Pressbooks.

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact UH Libraries Open Education Services by emailing oer@uh.edu.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on March 04th, 2024 and filed under Announcements, Featured, OER