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Open Education Week 2022: Open Education Week 2020


Welcome to Open Education Week @ Wayne State University!

You are invited to join any or all of our webinars to learn more about discovering and using Open Education Resources (OER) and how using OER can positively impact student success!

OER Certification Challenge

Complete the MI ExplOER Certification modules and receive a certificate and demonstrate your OER expertise! Current WSU students, faculty, and staff who complete the modules between March 7 and 11, 2022, are eligible for drawing to win a $25 B&N Gift Card. (Note: Employees of the WSU Library System or School of Information Science are not eligible for the drawing)

Click here to access the MI ExplOER Certification Modules and get started!

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Wednesday, March 9     11:00 AM - 11:45 AM      Zoom

Open Educational Resources: How Using Quality Open Resources Can PromoteDiversity, Equity, and Student Success

Veronica Bielat, Student Success Librarian, leads this webinar on the discovery and use of open educational Resources (OER). OER are resources created and licensed by members of the educational community to improve access to quality educational materials to support student coursework and learning. Portals such as the OER Commons and Open Textbook Library, have guidelines and reviews to improve the evaluation of resources for your course to assure quality. The ability to revise and remix content provides instructors the ability to assure the content reflects their unique perspective in their courses.

This webinar is appropriate for faculty, instructors, instructional designers, graduate teaching assistants, university staff, and librarians who are new to OER and are interested in learning more.


Wednesday, March 9  1:00 - 2:00 PM     Zoom Webinar

Inclusive or Exclusive? Reexamining "Inclusive Access" Textbook Programs

In an effort to make course materials more affordable and accessible, many campuses, including Wayne State University, are experimenting with "Inclusive Access" programs. Designed by the textbook industry, Inclusive Access is a sales model that adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees—in other words, automatic textbook billing. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely promoted, there are also drawbacks for students and faculty that deserve equal attention. Join this special Open Education Week webcast from to get the facts on what Inclusive Access programs are, explore how they differ from open models like OER, and examine whether Inclusive Access is "inclusive" at all.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about Inclusive Access Textbook programs.



Thursday, March 10     11:00 - 11:30 AM     Zoom 

Update on the Open Textbook Grant Initiative

Cheryl Ball, Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative, and Joshua Neds-Fox, Coordinator for Digital Publishing, review the Open Textbook Grant initiative from the Wayne State Libraries and the WSU President's Office and preview four open textbooks currently in development. Participants will learn how Wayne State Libraries are strategizing to directly impact affordability and learning for Wayne State students across disciplines.

This webinar is appropriate for students, instructors, instructional designers, librarians -- any member of a campus community - who would like to learn more about the WSU Open Textbook Grant Initiative.

Thank you!