ALX Celebrates Open Education Week 2017

Open Education Week (#openeducationwk) is a celebration of the global open education movement. The goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

The Affordable Learning Exchange (#ALXosu) invites you to join in on commemorating this worldwide movement, which is Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31.

Friday Article: What's Next for Open Education at Ohio State

We have enjoyed participating in Open Education Week, and sharing our grant winners’ successes with you, and hearing your questions and ideas! ALX is laying the foundation for faculty at Ohio State to incorporate open and affordable materials in their classrooms.

Let’s keep the conversation going beyond this week, though. Here are some upcoming events we’d like to let you know about. Click here for more


Thursday Chat Recording: Affordability in Action at Ohio State

ALX hosted a YouTube Live stream discussing the successes and challenges faced when developing and incorporating open educational resources

About Open Education Week

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Throughout the week, people share ways open education can help learners meet their educational goals.

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Monday, 3/27

Article: Getting to know OER and ALX

Whether open educational resources (or OER) is a brand new concept for you, or one you've thought about here and there, we hope to lay a foundation on what OERs are and how the Affordable Learning Exchange helps. Resources abound at The Ohio State University to help instructors elevate their teaching practices while also saving students money. Click here to read the article

Tuesday, 3/28

Affordable Learning Workshop

ALX hosted a "Affordable Learning: Strategies and Best Practices" workshop which provided tools to adopt, adapt or create affordable course materials. This workshop examined case studies from past ALX grant recipients and provide updates about upcoming grant opportunities.

Wednesday, 3/29

Article: The Student's Perspective

Did you know: A typical Ohio State student spends on average $1,000 on course materials each year? On Wednesday, Jennifer Halda Abbruzzese and Samer Abusway shared their OpenCon experiences, as well as their overall perspectives on open education. Click here to read the article

Thursday, 3/30

Live Video Chat: Affordability in Action at Ohio State

We hosted a YouTube Live stream featuring a representative from ALX as well as current participants. Learn about the successes and challenges faced when developing and incorporating OER into your classrooms. Watch the recording here

Friday, 3/31

Article: What's Next for ALX

The next few weeks holds a lot of opportunity for those looking to learn more and incorporate OER into courses. Find out about upcoming grant processes, conferences, and other opportunities to employ what you've learned during Open Education Week. Click here to read the article