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Open Access Week

Did you know it’s Open Access Week?  What is that?

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Check it out at:  http://openaccessweek.org/.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

How can you get involved?

  1. Use Open Educational Resources (OER) – free, openly licensed materials.  Your students will love you!
  2. Publish materials as OER – share your great educational materials (and get publication credit!)
  3. Tell a friend!  The more folks who are involved in the OER community, the better!

Learn more about Open Educational Resources HERE!

Want to get involved?  Contact Sasha dot Thackaberry at Tri-C.edu.

Open Education Week

What have you been up to for Open Education Week?  Or even “What is Open Education”?

Open Educational Resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed resources that anyone can use to learn for free.  The vast majority of the time you can also “rip, remix and burn” them – in other words, pull them down from online, make changes,and republish them with citation.  OER is in alignment with the mission of access of community colleges, and its use is expanding geometrically within the field!

Check out this great, short video that explains the basic concept:

Are you on Twitter?  A Twitter event has been going on for OER, a non-stop, 24 hour online discussion! Use #AllAboutOpen to check it out:) #OpenEducationWk

Also, check out the Open Educational Resources page on this site:  https://elearningandinnovation.com/pilots-and-initiatives/open-educational-resources/