March 4-8, 2019 is Open Education Week, an international event to build awareness of open education and show its impact on teaching and learning. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness.* Read below to learn how to get involved during Open Ed Week.
COERLL Launches OER Guide for Language Teachers
This Open Ed Week, we are launching Introduction to OER for Language Teachers, a series of modules on topics related to creating and using open educational resources and practices. We developed this guide based on our conversations with teachers about open educational resources (OER) and practices (OEP) over the years. We hope these modules will help teachers who are interested in open education, especially pertaining to the use of Creative Commons licenses to share materials and ideas.
If you are already a user or creator of OER, or are planning on becoming one, please take a look at the guide, and let us know what you think!
Attend our Open Ed Week Collaborative Webinar
On March 6 at 1pm CST, COERLL will host a webinar where participants will break into groups to work on a task related to different aspects of OER: searching, licensing, remixing, creating, and sharing. All participants will come together at the end to share what they worked on and to find out how to continue their journey as open educators.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits available for teachers who attend the whole webinar. Register here.
Language OER Network is in full swing
Last year during Open Education Week, we launched the Language OER Network (LOERN), a showcase of teachers and students who are using, creating, and promoting open educational resources.
We’ve been thrilled to give digital badges to all of the people featured on LOERN: 82 faculty, teachers, librarians, undergraduate and graduate students from 50 different K-12 schools, community colleges and higher ed institutions, representing American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, K’iche’, Koine Greek, Korean, Linguistics, Persian, Portuguese, Spanglish, Spanish, and Yoruba.
Find other events for Open Education Week
You can discover other events around the world on the Open Education Week website. Here’s just a sample:
- Learn about digital social reading in two different webinars about Perusall and Hypothes.is (these tools are similar to our tool eComma)
- Take the daily Oregon OER challenge
- Preview Trayectos, a Spanish open textbook project led by Dr. Gabriela Zapata and supported by COERLL
- Join a global web conference
- Listen to stories about OER in another language, for example this webinar about open projects in Uruguay
*Definition from the Open Education Consortium’s Open Education Week website, licensed under CC BY.