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Open Education Week is March 2-6

Author // Erica Clay Thursday, 27 February 2020

Open Education Week was founded in 2013 by Open Education Global. Why spend a week focused on Open Education and Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources are "high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose" (Hewlett Foundation). That means Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) can improve equity!

During Open Education Week, schools, universities, and education agencies all over the world will be hosting events to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. But, you don't have to attend an event to celebrate Open Education Week. The Building Your Digital Curriculum with INFOhio OER Learning Pathway offers free, self-paced classes that you can take to learn more about the benefits of using OER. 

  • Learn more about OER and how your district can develop a plan for integrating OER into the curriculum with the OER and the 5 P's class.
  • Explore OER that has been aligned to Ohio Learning Standards in the Educator Tools class.
  • Learn how you can find high-quality digital content for students that is freely accessible to all Ohio schools, courtesy of INFOhio, in the ISearch for Teachers class.
  • Learn how to make the most of Ohio's premier PreK-12 OER creation and collaboration platform, Open Space, by completing the Open Space Basics class and the Open Space Collaboration and Creation class.

For more on the benefits OER, visit INFOhio's OER initiatives page: https://www.infohio.org/oer.

Questions? Contact us at support.infohio.org.

About the Author

Posted by: Erica Clay

Erica Clay has been a member of INFOhio's Instructional Team since December 2013. She earned a BA in English and Music and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. As an ILibrarian, Erica evaluates and selects digital tools and resources aligned with Ohio Learning Standards, and supports integration of those tools and resources into classroom instruction. She also collects, analyzes, and shares INFOhio usage data to inform instructional design, and writes for INFOhio's social media, blog, and news.

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