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Open Education Week 2024

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Below are events scheduled for this week hosted by UNF from the Center for Instruction & Research Technology and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. For any questions, contact

OE Week 2024

OE Week at the University of North Florida

Join us at our events scheduled for this week hosted by UNF from CIRIT and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
OE week 2024 events

Celebrating Open Education with an Open Breakfast

Tuesday, March 5
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: CIRT - Building 1, Suite 1801

Fuel your morning with caffeine, bagels, and the inspiring company of fellow educators at our upcoming "Open Books and Open Breakfast" on Tuesday, March 5. Talk with experienced faculty members like Dr. Shyam Paryani, Program Director of the Executive Master of Health Administration Program. Whether you are new to Open Educational Resources or already use them, we welcome you to drop by anytime between 10am and 12pm in Building 1, Suite 1801. Unleash your curiosity as we unveil the latest tools in the UNF Open Education Initiative! From the cutting-edge world of Pressbooks to engaging library chats, and the opportunity to review your syllabus for OE opportunities, this is your chance to dive into the forefront of educational innovation. We look forward to seeing you there! Sign up or drop by.


Unlocking Your Course Superpower Through OER

Wednesday, March 6
Time:12pm - 1pm
Location: Online
Presenter: Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Join us for an engaging workshop featuring Rebel Cummings-Sauls, the statewide Director of Digital Services and Open Educational Resources (OER) at Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Library Services. In this session, Mrs. Cummings-Sauls will take you on a journey through the current landscape of OER and provide invaluable insights to help you harness their full potential. Whether you're a seasoned OER advocate or just starting your journey, this session promises to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to transform your teaching approach to open education. Reserve your spot today.


LinkedIn Learning: Faculty Uses and Perspectives

Friday, March 8
Time:12pm - 1pm
Location: Online
Presenters: Dr. Khia Thomas and Dr. Kristi Sweeney

This workshop will explore how faculty can utilize LinkedIn Learning as an open educational resource (OER), including relevant background information and live demo of how to search the LinkedIn Learning platform for course-specific content. Our faculty co-presenter will showcase how they have utilized LinkedIn Learning to complement learning objectives in their courses, and share student- and faculty-focused benefits.


How to Document OER Efforts in Tenure and Promotion Portfolios

Thursday, March 14
Time:12pm - 1pm
Location: Online
Presenters: Dr. Rob Rose and Dr. Deborah Williams

When faculty think of the benefits of open content, they think about the cost savings that students will gain. However, there are additional benefits available to faculty as well. This workshop will provide participants with guidance on how to reap the benefits of open content for the promotion & tenure process. This includes an overview of the publication agreements available to UNF faculty for open access publications.


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"Open Educational Resources have been a great tool for us, for our students. I encourage everyone to use it. It is really, I believe, the future of education."

Shyam Paryani, OER Initiative Participant

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If you are interested in exploring how other institutions across the globe are recognizing OE Week see the OE Week Global site.