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Open Education Week 2023

March 6 - March 10

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


Student Engagement Activity

Monday, March 6 - Wednesday March 8

Time: All day
Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Going to school is a financial investment, that is for sure. So, how much money did you spend on textbooks this semester? In that regard, how would you benefit if your courses did not have a cost for materials? This interactive display board will be available to students in the library.

Online Book Display

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10

Time: All week
Location: LibGuides

The Online OE Week Book Display highlights free textbooks, different genres of novels, media, OER resources, and much more. Check out what the online librarians have curated to demonstrate the vast options for free resources available to students and faculty.

OE Week Kickoff Event

Monday, March 6

Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: Zoom

Join us at this brief virtual event to kickoff the Global Open Education Week! In this overview session, you will learn more about Open Educational Resources, the OER Initiative (including new opportunities at UNF to author your own OE Resource), how documenting your effort can contribute to promotion and tenure, and the variety of events occurring during OE Week.



OER Initiative Faculty Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 7

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library Classroom 2102B & Zoom

Join a panel of experienced OER Initiative participants to learn how they addressed the task of obtaining comprehensive free resources for their students. They will describe their experiences and provide tips for those interested in participating in the OER Initiative at UNF. Panelists will also consider the needed supports, structures, and barriers to incorporating OER. This session will discuss how to document OER efforts in annual activity reports and Promotion and Tenure dossiers. We will hold time for participants' questions and discussion. This session will be offered in a Hyflex modality; you can choose to join us face-to-face in room 2102B in the Carpenter Library or on Zoom see registration link below.


Open Textbook Review Workshop

Tuesday, March 7

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library Classroom 2102B & Zoom

Have you wondered how to use OER materials in your course, but are not sure where to start? The purpose of this workshop is to guide you through how to locate open textbooks that are freely available for you and your students within your field. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will also receive guidance on writing a short review of an existing open textbook. If you choose to write and submit this review, you will have a choice of rewards for your participation. These reviews will be compiled and used to benefit other faculty considering the adoption of open textbooks. Participants in this workshop are not required to write a review, it is only required if they would like to receive the reward.



Author Your Own OER Text with Pressbooks

Thursday, March 9

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Zoom

Interested in creating your own custom course materials, adapting open textbooks to fit your course, or publishing your own OER? Join this virtual event to learn how Pressbooks can be used to create, adapt, and share content for use in your courses. This activity may also be a component of the OER initiative stipend.


UNF Affordability Counts Initiative

Thursday, March 9

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Zoom

This brief session will provide participants with an overview of the Affordability Counts Program, which was designed to recognize those instructors who have taken steps to reduce the cost of instructional materials in their courses. This session will also address how to submit a course for the Affordability Counts medallion.


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


Visit the OER Initiative Webpage to learn more about UNF Open Education Resources available to you.

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