Open Education Week!
March 4-8, 2019
UI Libraries has scheduled events throughout Open Education Week!
Open Education Week is a global celebration of the Open Education movement. The Libraries has always supported and provided information and assistance about using free and open resources, and this week special events have been scheduled to help spread the word!
Join us Monday, March 4 for “Liberated: Faculty Perspectives on OER.” This faculty and student panel is co-hosted with the Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology, and will feature perspectives from individuals who are involved in Open Education. It will be held in 2032 Conference Room in the Main Library from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Click on the link to register!
An Open Education Pop-Up Booth will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Main Library Learning Commons-Group Area D. Click the link for all the details (and stop by and grab a cookie and button – while supplies last!)
Friday, March 8 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm a Public Domain Celebration will be held in the Main Library Learning Commons Group Area D! Welcome books, films, art, and music from 1923 into the public domain! Stop by to learn more about what the public domain is and make a button to publicize what it means to enjoy and use copyright-free content.
Also on March 8 Guest Speaker, Nicole Allen will talk about Open Educational Advocacy (OER). It is scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in E105 in the Adler Journalism & Mass Communication Building. Nicole is an Open Education Advocate who works with SPARC, a national advocacy group which focuses on making scholarly information as open as possible. Check the website for more information and the link to register.
Then, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm stop by the area outside AJB E105 (Adler Journalism & Mass Communication Building) and try your hand at the “Egghead Game.” It is a puzzle game for primary school students which was designed by Amy Chen, University of Iowa Library, and Cody Crawford, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. Egghead won grant funding and is the subject of a cross-institutional collaboration with Iowa State University’s Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration Program. Participants in Egghead try to figure out which birds go with which nests by taking into account the fact that male and female birds look different and that the appearance of eggs and nests reflect where their owners live. If you feel ambitious, try to remember the birds’ common and Latin (scientific) names or even learn what the Latin names mean!
If you’d like to learn more about OER, the following resources can help:
Open Textbook Network resources