Open Education Week 2016 @ SBU

Open Educationopen education week encompasses resources, tools, practices and policies that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. The movement for open education seeks to tap into the vast potential of technology and the Internet to support more affordable, effective teaching and learning.

The Center for Scholarly Communication is marking Open Education Week 2016 (March 7 – 11) with a series of fun, informative events and activities.

Contact Darren Chase, Scholarly Communications Librarian, and see the University Libraries Open Education guide to learn more.

Monday, March 7

It’s Free! Open Textbooks, Open Courses, Open Education for You
time: 3:00 PM
place: Center for Scholarly Communication
Discover textbooks, teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an student, instructor or self-learner.  Open Educational Resources include: full courses, textbooks, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.
Join Scholarly Communication Librarian Darren Chase and Scholarly Communication Intern Omnia Abdallah as they discuss open education and demonstrate useful open educational resources.

Tuesday, March 8

Open and Free: Open Education @ SBU
time: 10:30 AM
place: Center for Scholarly Communication
This forum brings together SBU professors, librarians and students to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by open education, and share their experiences developing, delivering and/or utilizing open educational resources.

Wednesday, March 9

Open Education Info Fair and Demo
time: 2:30 PM
place: Center for Scholarly Communication
Join us for a lively information session about open education, and demonstrations of open educational resources, including: SUNY Open Textbooks, Openstax College, Coursera, EdX, MIT Open Courseware and more! Light refreshments and enthusiastic discussion provided.oew2016-badge

Friday, March 11

The Power of Open: SUNY Open Education Initiatives
time: 1:30 PM
place: Webinar/ Center for Scholarly Communication
This webinar features professors, librarians and staff from across SUNY discussing open education and their experiences with myriad open education initiatives, including: authoring Open SUNY Textbooks, and developing the Coursera course Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World.

Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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