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Celebrating Open Education Resources (OER) Week 2020!

March 2, 2020

Introduction to OER: A Library Brown Bag

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Memorial Library | Mendota 330T | 12pm-1pm
  • Library workers are encouraged to attend this Introductory presentation on open educational resources, the history of the open education movement, current issues, and the role of the OER Librarian.

Textbook (In)affordability Student Panel

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Steenbock Library | BioCommons | 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Student leaders, librarians, and faculty members will be in conversation around textbook affordability and explore open educational resources as an alternative to high cost materials. Students will have the opportunity to write postcards to instructors to express the negative impact of expensive textbooks on their lives.

Open Textbook “Farmers’ Market”

  • March 2-6
  • College Library (Mar. 2-3), AMP Library (Mar. 4-5), Steenbock Library (Mar. 6-8)
  • Throughout Open Education Week a roving display of open textbooks and resources related to open education will travel between various UW-Madison library locations. Check out the materials and let us know your thoughts at our new Twitter account @UWOERLibrarian

OER Champion Appreciation

  • March 2-6
  • Certificates will be delivered
  • Do you know an instructor who’s adopted, adapted, or authored an open educational resource for a course at UW-Madison? We want to recognize them! Email kristin.lansdown@wisc.edu or encourage instructors to fill out the Share OER Adoption form.

#TextbookWoes Social Media Campaign

  • March 2-6
  • Online
  • We want to hear about student experiences with expensive textbooks. How have they impacted academic success? Other areas of life? We’re encouraging students to post to social media using the hashtag #TextbookWoes and we’ll highlight their stories. For anonymity, students can direct message us at @UWOERLibrarian