About open educational resources

Open educational resources allow instructors and students to use, modify, and share learning materials freely. Learn more about open educational resources and open pedagogy

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Events are being coordinated through a number of units across the University of Saskatchewan. Sessions on open textbooks, open access publishing, the Tri-Agency policy on open publishing, and other topics related to open education will be taking place throughout that week.

For more on this global celebration and educational initiative around open education, please see the Open Education Week website from the Open Education Consortium.
Date and Time Presenter(s) Topic Location

Monday,
March 27
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Heather M. Ross

Introduction to Open Textbooks and Other Open Educational Resources

Open textbooks and other open educational resources allow both instructors and learners the ability to use, share, and in most cases, adapt educational materials freely and in a way that will meet their needs. The use of these resources at the U of S has grown considerably over the past two years as instructors see the potential for customized resources and students seek alternatives to expensive commercial textbooks. This session will provide an introduction to these resources and an overview of how they are being used at the U of S.

The session will be delivered face-to-face at the U of S Saskatoon campus  and  also simultaneously delivered virtually through WebEx.

Murray Library
Room 102

Monday,
March 27
2:45 PM - 3:45PM

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Panel

Working with Open Educational Resources at USask (Panel)

Instructors from at least six colleges and schools across the University of Saskatchewan are now using open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER).

This session will provide an opportunity to hear about their experiences and ask questions you may have about the benefits, barriers, and process of integrating OER into courses that you teach. 

Murray Library
Room 102

Tuesday,
March 28
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Jordan Epp & Kate Langrell

For Students: How to Find and Use Open Resources, and Release Your Own Work Openly

In this session, we will discuss ways to enhance your work by finding and including open resources in it, as well as copyright exceptions from which students can benefit.

There will also be information about opportunities for openly releasing your own work so that it can be seen and accessed by others.

Murray Library
Room G3

Tuesday,
March 28
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Kristine Dreaver-Charles & Heather M. Ross

I Want to Go Open, Now What?

There are a number of supports available for instructors at the U of S interested in integrating open textbooks and other open educational resources into courses. This session will provide an overview of those supports, including how to find appropriate resources, how to make sense of open licenses, and who you can work with and what the process will be like for the development of adaptations of existing materials or the creation of new open resources.

Murray Library
50.12

Wednesday,
March 29
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Dede Dawson

Publishing and the New Tri-Agency Policy

This session will introduce you to the rapidly growing world of open access publishing – both journals and repositories. We will talk about finding a reputable open access journal for your work, or if you choose to publish in a traditional journal you can still usually make the final manuscript open access through repositories! This session will also help you to understand and comply with funder mandates for open access (like the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications).

Murray Library
Room 50.12

Thursday,
March 30
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Heather M. Ross & Nancy Turner

Introduction to Open Pedagogy

Open pedagogy allows students, through the use of open educational resources, to revise, remix, develop, and share course learning materials as individuals or through collaboration. This session provides an introduction to this concept as well as an opportunity for participants to develop their own ideas of how to implement open pedagogy into their courses.

The session will be delivered face-to-face at the U of S Saskatoon campus  and  also simultaneously delivered virtually through WebEx.

Murray Library
Collaborative Learning Lab (Room 145)

Friday,
March 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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JR Dingwall
David Francis
Heather M. Ross

The Role of Support Units in the Use and Creation of Open Textbooks

This session will include representatives from the Distance Education Unit, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Library to discuss how support units at the U of S can assist instructors and students interested in working with open educational resources. 

Murray Library
Room 102