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Open Education Week 2020: 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!

Open Education Week Exhibit in the UGL Atrium

Learn about open educational resources, faculty who use them and how reducing course material and textbook costs can positively impact student success.

Tell Us Your Story. How Have Textbook Costs Impacted You? Wednesday, March 4 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM UGL Atrium

Members of the WSU Student Senate will be capturing student stories about the financial impact they experience from the costs of textbooks and course materials.

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Tuesday, March 3   11:30 AM - 12:15 PM     Zoom Webinar

What are Open Education Resources, how do I find them, and how do they support student success?

Open Education Resources (OER) are educational resources in any form that are freely available and are licensed (usually under a Creative Commons license) with permissions that allow users to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute the content (commonly referred to as "The 5R Permissions of OER").

Veronica Bielat, Wayne State University Student Success Librarian, will lead this webinar which will introduce you to the 5R's, Creative Commons licensing, and resources you can use to discover quality licensed OER. We will also look at how the research that shows how adopting OER for your course can positively impact student success.

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 4     12:00 - 12:45 PM     Zoom Webinar

Integrating OER in the Canvas LMS

In this webinar, Nathan Chavez, Wayne State University Associate Director for Academic Applications, demonstrates how to use the tools in the Canvas LMS to discover and seamlessly integrate existing quality Open Educational Resources (OER) into your course. 

This webinar is appropriate for instructors, GTAs, instructional designers, librarians and any other institutional staff that might use the Canvas LMS to develop and deliver course materials or other instructional content.


Thursday, March 5     12:00 - 12:45 PM     Zoom Webinar

Open Licenses for Open Educational Resources

The definition of open educational resources (OER) includes the phrase “reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions,” but what does that really mean? (

Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University Coordinator for Digital Publishing, leads this webinar which will use Creative Commons licenses as a model for discovering what open licensing means for content creators or copyright holders, and how open licensing complements and supports copyright. 

This webinar is appropriate for students, instructors, instructional designers, librarians -- any member of a campus community - who creates content and would like an introduction to open licensing.

Thank you!