Open Education Week: March 7 through 11, 2022

What is Open Education Week?

Open Education (OE) Week is a free global event coordinated by the Open Education Consortium that is meant to raise awareness about Open Educational Resources (OER) and general OE practices. Many institutions and organizations celebrate OE Week by hosting events to educate their members about OE, why it’s important, and how OE practices and resources are used in their own educational communities. To read more about OE Week, please visit the Open Education Week website.

Interested in learning more?

The Open Services Committee is always happy to answer questions, meet with you, brainstorm, or talk more about open education. You can contact us using this form, or contact the chair, Bill Jones at

You can also browse this great database of open and free textbooks to use in your classes: This library maintained by University of Minnesota has thorough reviews of open textbooks by faculty from all over the country. SUNY Geneseo also has their own homegrown OER discovery tool, called OASIS.

Join us!

Geneseo is hosting a “KnightScholar at Noon” series where faculty can meet one-on-one with a librarian and receive support in uploading OER or original works into KnightScholar.  Not ready to upload?  These sessions can also be used as a time to chat about OER and how the committee can support you.  Sessions will be held Monday, March 7th – Friday, March 11th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, with 30 minute time slots available.  Book an appointment here:

Join Regional Open Education Week Events!

The librarians at the University of Rochester are so excited about Open Education Week that they’ve planned several events through the month of March.  All events are available online through Zoom, with optional in-person attendance on 3/16, 3/24, and 4/1.

Register Here:  Hosted by University of Rochester

Join the International Celebration of Open Education Week!

March 7, 2022

[2:00pm – 3:00pm]  Open Education 101

Would you like to learn more about open education and open educational resources but don’t know where to start? This introductory workshop is for you.

Register Here:  Hosted by BC Campus

[3:30pm – 4:30pm]  ​​OER Lightning Round: Teaching in the Open at McMaster 

This event features McMaster faculty and instructors who are incorporating open education into their teaching. Hear from some of the 2021-2022 OER grantees as they update us on their awarded projects. Learn about the open resources being created for coursework, and hear about the grantees’ experiences in creating open and accessible content. Gather ideas for possible OER projects of your own. Find out more about the McMaster OER Grant which will be offered again in spring 2022.

Register Here:  Hosted by McMaster University


March 8, 2022

[1:00pm – 2:00pm]  Making OER Count: Incorporating OER into the Tenure and Promotion Process

Anyone familiar with the open educational resources (OER) community knows questions about the role of OER work in tenure, promotion, and reappointment are constant at conferences and on listservs where OER practitioners and administrators congregate. However, as criteria for tenure and promotion vary greatly between different types of institutions — and even between different departments within an institution — answering these questions can be daunting. An adaptable advisory model called the OER Contributions Matrix has been created to approach this conundrum and help guide faculty as they attempt to include their OER work in their tenure and promotion portfolios. The tool was developed by a working group within Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3), a collaborative of state-, province-, and system-wide OER initiatives that work together to help the OER community realize the potential of OER in a sustainable fashion. During this session members of DOERS3 will provide insight into the OER Contributions Matrix, explain how it came about, and share some potential uses for the document, including a short brainstorming session on how the matrix can be adapted for use at local institutions.

Register Here:  Hosted by BC Campus


[2:00pm – 3:00pm]  Copyright and Licensing in Open Educational Resources

Does your project include work created by others? Do you have questions about Creative Commons licenses and how to incorporate licensed works into your project? This session will introduce you to copyright basics for your OER project and take you through licensing considerations to insure that your work is reusable by others. Importantly it will also provide you with a simple workflow to help you identify and respect Creative Commons licensed works.

Register Here:  Hosted by BC Campus


March 9, 2022

[1:00 pm – 2:00pm]  Publishing a Text Using Pressbooks

Pressbooks is a powerful and popular tool for creating open educational resources such as textbooks. Whether you are looking for training for yourself or your research assistants, this training will cover the basics of how to use Pressbooks to create and enhance content.

Fraser Hall Library provides free access to this publishing tool, so if this session interests you, contact Allison Brown for more information:

Register Here:  Hosted by BC Campus


March 10, 2022

[1:00pm – 2:00pm]  The Path to the Future: Open Homework Systems

Join Douglas College for a virtual session about open homework systems. Two faculty members who use two different open homework systems — H5P and WeBWorK — will talk about how they have integrated these systems into their teaching.

Register Here:  Hosted by Douglas College


March 11, 2022

[1:30pm – 2:30pm]  Discovering Open Education Through Work-Integrated Learning

For Open Education Week, take a break from webinars and tune into a conversation between four former undergraduate students who discovered open education through a co-op work term with BCcampus! We will explain some introductory concepts in open education, reflect on our experiences as students and working in open, and share things we’re excited about. This conversation is prerecorded and will be posted with a transcript on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. PT

Register Here:  Hosted by BC Campus


[1:00pm – 2:30pm]  Towards Openness that Promotes Social Justice with Maha Bali

Join thought leader Maha Bali for a 90-minute interactive webinar exploring perspectives on the design and practice of open education that promotes social justice.

Register Here:  Hosted by Open Oregon


All-Week Series:

Open Education Symposium 2022

The University of Alberta, Centre for Teaching and Learning is celebrating Open Education Week (March 7 – 11, 2022) by hosting our second Open Education Symposium.

While the symposium sessions are oriented to post-secondary instructors, we invite everyone from the education community to participate—instructors, students, librarians, educational developers, instructional designers and more!

Register Here:  Hosted by University of Alberta


LibreText Open Ed Week 2022

Join the LibreTexts team as we host a new series of webinars for OpenEd Week, March 7-11, 2022. All sessions will be synchronous and recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel. Registration is not required. Account creation in one or more LibreTexts Libraries is strongly encouraged prior to some sessions as noted on the schedule. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate all things open!

Register Here:  Hosted by LibreText