Join the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) Division of Digital Learning as we celebrate Open Education (OE) Week and learn more about the resources and programs that the THECB provides to support and strengthen open education. We will be highlighting exciting new services and initiatives, such as the Open Educational Resources Nursing Essentials (O.N.E.) Project - in partnership with OpenStax, the Texas Student Success Program Inventory, and the Texas OER Playbook. Mark your calendars for March 6-10. We encourage faculty and staff to attend and learn more about open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy.
Registration links and session descriptions can be found below.
Building an Ecosystem on a Foundation of Excellence: Open Education Beyond Instruction: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 11 a.m. - noon CST Register here
This session will introduce a variety of creative ways in which OER have been utilized in Texas, in instruction and beyond. Additionally, a demo of current projects will take place including a deep dive into the OER Nursing Essentials Project (O.N.E.) – a collaborative effort between THECB and OpenStax, an introduction to the THECB’s Student Success Inventory, and the unveiling of the Texas OER Playbook.
Research to Resources: Collecting Useful Data to Inform OER Initiatives
This two-part session will introduce participants to THECB commissioned statewide OER research that provides the foundation for future resource development and program and service delivery.
This first session will focus on the biennial Texas OER landscape survey, recent research studies on regional OER needs and available OER for high-impact courses. This session will present research questions, methodologies, and findings.
This second session will further explore the findings of the research to illustrate how the data can be used to design effective programs and services, encourage advocacy, and build stronger OER communities.
Through the Eyes of our Stakeholders: Faculty and Student Experiences with OER: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST Register here
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of first-time and expert level faculty and student teams who have implemented methods of open pedagogy. The robust conversation will provide insight into the lived experiences of those actively engaged in OER.