Celebrating Open Education Week

Post Date:
Mar 1, 2022

Open Education (OE) Week is from March 7-11 this year.

This annual event is a celebration of the wonderful impact Open Education initiatives continue to have across subject fields and communities, and an opportunity for sharing, and learning about the latest innovations and achievements in Open Education worldwide.

Queen’s University Library will celebrate OE Week 2022 through a renewed call for proposals to fund creation of new Open Education Resources (OERs). The call for proposals will be launched Monday March 7, 2022.

In addition, the library is excited to offer an event featuring author and library OER grant recipient Anya Hageman, who will discuss her new open textbook The Economic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada and its creation as an Open Education Resource through library grant funding. The event is happening on March 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time via Zoom.

This exciting and informative event is open to all members of the public, so be sure to register soon as spaces will fill up quickly! Please register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online.

Written by Hageman and research assistant Pauline Galoustian, The Economic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada is freely downloadable

Its content can be used all or in part to support courses in almost any field relating to Canada’s First Peoples. Siksika Chief Joe Bevan “found the book accurately depicts the plight of the Indigenous as they found their way through a changing culture.”, while Emeritus Professor Tom Flanagan of the University of Calgary asserts the text “Deserves to be widely used as a textbook and reference in all Indigenous Studies programs.”

But the book is not just informative; it is stocked with Active Learning suggestions spanning areas such as:

  • pre-contact economic norms and practices
  • history of trade, dispossession, and treaties
  • details on Indian Act, tax exemptions, reserve governance, and federal funding
  • property rights and remoteness issues
  • opportunities in infrastructure, housing, resource development, business development
  • self-government and urban issues.

Open Education Resources (OERs) are freely accessible, and openly licensed learning materials that can be adapted or re-used depending on instructors’ requirements. These resources make education more affordable and accessible for all, while providing greater flexibility and utility for instructors.

There are also many other OE week events happening around the world. Check out the OE Week website to find out more!

There are also numerous external events available during Open Education Week. Please browse the events below and use the associated links to register.

Open Education Symposium (University of Alberta)

Monday, March 7, 2022 - Friday, March 11, 2022

Schedule and registration

Breaking Down Silos in Open Education: Strategies for Collaboration (SPARC)

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 1-2 pm EST


Inclusive or Exclusive? Reexamining "Inclusive Access" Textbook Programs (SPARC)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1-2 pm EST


Creative Comments: An Introductory Discussion of Open Licensing
(Athabasca University)

Monday, March 7, 2022 2 - 3 pm EST


Macmaster Open Education Week Events

Schedule and Registration 

UBC Open education Week Events

Schedule and Registration


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