Open Education Week at U of G

Open Education Week is a global celebration that occurs this year from March 4 to 8. The library, being a major supporter of open initiatives on campus, is hosting a variety of talks and workshops to get the U of G community thinking about “going open.”

To get the week started, we’re hosting an Open Education Week Forum. All are welcome to come and listen to a keynote talk entitled “Close Encounters of the Open Kind,” by Arthur G. Green, PhD, Department of Geography at Okanagan College, where he’ll explain that open education is about “more than textbooks…it’s a shift in the power relations of knowledge and generation.” Following professor Green’s talk, attendees are encouraged to stick around and hear from U of G faculty and students to learn about their experience going open, why they decided to make the move, and the impact it’s had on their teaching and learning experiences, as well as an update from U of G’s Open and Affordable Course Content Task Force. Find out more about and register for the Open Education Week Kickoff Forum.

Also beginning on Monday, March 4, is the #TextbookBroke postcard campaign, where students at U of G will have a chance to share their experience with purchasing textbooks and other course materials. Students will have a chance to chat with the Central Student Association in the UC Courtyard from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, and then again on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library! We’re encouraging students to fill out a postcard and share why this issue matters to them!

Open Education Specific Workshops Happening at the Library

Want to share your experience with being Open at U of G? Tag us on Twitter @uglibrary and use the hashtag #OpenAtUofG.

Questions about things related to open? Email us at open@uoguelph.ca.