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Open Education Week

Students in Comfortable Seating at the Southeast LibraryJoin in the celebration of Open Education Week on March 6-10, 2023. Learn how to make education more accessible and affordable for all students.

What is Open Education?

The Open Education movement starts with a fundamental tenet of education–that educators and students can and should freely share ideas and teaching materials–and pairs it with new technologies that aid the rapid dissemination of materials and ideas. Open Education aims to expand access to educational materials and create new opportunities for collaboration.

You may have already encountered or implemented open education practices in your classes: Open Education includes things like free online textbooks, course materials that instructors can adapt for their students, and making visuals and other media free for educational use.

Did you know that PCC offers classes with low or no cost textbooks?  See How to Find Low/No Cost Materials Classes at PCC to learn about this option.

Why open education matters

This 2:46 video examines the high cost of College textbooks and how it affects the student experience at PCC.

How Can I Participate in Open Ed Week Events?

Open education benefits everyone by providing access to knowledge and the opportunity to connect and collaborate with others.  Learn more about PCC’s OER initiative and how it is benefiting students at the initiative website:

Find online webinars and events at Open Education Week and Open Oregon Educational Resources.

Other events

Equity and open education faculty panel
Join panelists who have adopted open educational practices with an equity lens, including universal design, cultural relevance, and diverse perspectives. March 8 2023 from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Oregon’s Statewide open education program
Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director with Open Educational Resources, will provide an overview of Oregon’s statewide program and share lessons learned along the way. March 7, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Oregon’s Virtual Think Open Symposium – Join other faculty who have made the decision to use low-cost and no-cost open education resources.  March 7, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.