Open Education Week: Raising Awareness of Adaptable and Affordable Options
Open Education Week
Open Education Week (March 6-10, 2023) raises awareness and highlights innovative open education successes worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators, and students with an opportunity to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.
As costs continue to rise for students, educators are looking toward free open resources made by educators for educators to help ensure students have access to the course materials they need to succeed. These resources also ensure educators have permission to adapt lesson materials without seeking complicated copyright permissions or encountering restrictive digital access requirements. To date, the adoption of Open Textbooks by instructors at RRC Polytech has saved students $477, 500 in textbook costs. Thank you to all our instructors who participate in Open Education!
During OE Week take the time to:
- Visit Library and Academic Services’ OER Support Page – View past OER sessions at RRC Polytech and learn the basics of Open Education.
- Register for the “Opening” Options for Accessibility OE week session – Participants in this session will explore and evaluate OERs with regard to accessibility guidelines.
Happy Open Education week on behalf of the Copyright Officer.
Written by Ebony Novakowski – Copyright Officer, Library and Academic Services