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Open Education Week 2020

Open Education Week is an opportunity for students and faculty members to learn about the impact open education can have on teaching and learning.

March 2nd - 6th is Open Education Week

Open Education Week 2020

OSU is celebrating the 5 Rs of Open Education:

Retain * Revise * Remix * Reuse * Redistribute

Be sure to collect one button each day from the front lobby of the Valley Library or the Human Services Resource Center. After collecting your button, fill out a card for the question of the day and stick it to the whiteboard. Then enter the drawing for $600 worth of textbooks.

1 entry per day per person

Check back throughout the week to see how other members of the OSU community are celebrating Open Education Week.

While you're here, consider attending the 2020 Undergraduate Student Success Summit on March 5th!

Defining the "Open" in OER

The terms "open content" and "open educational resources" describe any copyrightable work (traditionally excluding software, which is described by other terms like "open source") that is licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:

  1. Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
  2. Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
  3. Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
  4. Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
  5. Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)

This material was created by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

What are Open Educational Resources?

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OER range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video, and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).

OER are high quality, no-cost, accessible textbook alternatives, and course materials. As the costs of traditional textbooks rise, the use of OER can help remove a barrier to education that many students face.