Open Education Week 2022
The Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright and colleagues throughout KU Libraries recognize Open Education Week each March. Per OE Global, Open Education Week is an annual observance providing “practitioners, educators, and students with an opportunity to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.”
In 2022, our team created a series of short videos to share information and perspectives on open education.
We also announced the 2022 Textbook Heroes, members of the KU community who've taken extraordinary initiative to increase access to and affordability of required course materials by implementing and advocating for OER and other low- and no-cost course materials. This year we recognized our colleagues in the KU Open Language Resource Center for their extensive work supporting OER creation in languages, and KU Libraries OER Student Assistant, Axel Heinichen, for his work supporting the Libraries' OER Working Group.
Open Education Librarian
Finally, we are happy to share that the search for a tenure-track Open Education Librarian is complete. Heather Mac Bean joins the Shulenburger Office in that capacity, and looks forward to collaborating with KU students, faculty, and staff in order to advance the use of OER at KU.