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Open Education Week is March 2-6

Author // Erica Clay Thursday, 27 February 2020

Open Education Week was founded in 2013 by Open Education Global. Why spend a week focused on Open Education and Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources are "high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose" (Hewlett Foundation). That means Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) can improve equity!

During Open Education Week, schools, universities, and education agencies all over the world will be hosting events to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. But, you don't have to attend an event to celebrate Open Education Week. The High-Quality Instructional Materials for Each Child Learning Pathway offers free, self-paced classes that you can take to learn more about the benefits of using OER. 

  • Explore OER that has been aligned to Ohio Learning Standards in the Educator Tools class.
  • Learn how you can find high-quality digital content for students that is freely accessible to all Ohio schools, courtesy of INFOhio, in the ISearch for Teachers class.
  • Learn how to make the most of Ohio's premier PreK-12 OER creation and collaboration platform, Open Space, by completing the Open Space Basics class and the Open Space Collaboration and Creation class.

To learn more about the benefits of using OER and other no-cost materials in instruction, read these Teach With INFOhio Blog posts all about finding, integrating, creating, and sharing OER: 

Questions? Contact us at support.infohio.org.

About the Author

Posted by: Erica Clay

Erica Clay is the Director of INFOhio. Prior to this, she was a member of INFOhio's Instructional Team. Before joining the INFOhio team, Erica was a Library Director and a Humanities Librarian in academic libraries, a Knowledge Management Editor at a university, and taught K-8 music and PreK. She earned a BA in English and Music and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.

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