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Open Education Week March 4-March 8th, 2019

Happy Open Education Week 2019 – March 4th-8th: Ryerson Event List

What is Open Education Week?

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement.

This week is dedicated to raising awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

The Learning & Teaching Office, the Office of eLearning, the Toronto Metropolitan University Library,
and the
Chang School of Continuing Education, invite the Ryerson teaching community to join
us for
Open Education Week, a series of events beginning with our Kickoff and Keynote on March 4, 2019!

If you can’t attend in person  eCampusOntario is hosting a OE Week webinar series that runs throughout the week, 12pm-1pm. Three of these webinars feature Ryerson projects or OE leaders including Toronto Metropolitan University Library Chief Librarian, Carol Shepstone.

For more information, visit eCampus Ontario: Open Education Week 2019

Toronto Metropolitan University Library is also offering two events for students during the week.


Event Listings:

Monday March 4th, 2019

Open Education Week: Kickoff and Keynote

Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: SLC 508

Dr. Stuart Inglis, award-winning instructor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, will emphasize the importance of open resources as a starting point for pedagogies that support engaged, inclusive, and technologically enhanced learning, with examples from a STEM classroom. The session will include a hands-on workshop in which Dr. Inglis will demonstrate how to use open source software to generate content for use in your teaching.

This event is presented by the Learning & Teaching Office, the Office of eLearning, the Ryerson Library, and the Chang School. Funding provided by eCampusOntario and additional sponsorship provided by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and the Faculty of Science.

Faculty Event Register Now

This event will be live streamed

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Tuesday, March 5

Finding and Using Open Images 

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30am

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory

Did you know that the majority of openly licenced materials are images? This workshop is an overview of how to find open images, how to use open images in teaching, and how to advise students on proper use of Creative Commons images in web projects. Faculty Event: Register


Library Student Townhall

Time: 12:00 pm to 2 pm2:00

Location: Ryerson Library LIB386C, 3rd Floor of Library

We want to hear from you about buying and using textbooks.
Drop by and share your experience. We’ll have pizza and refreshments to make sure your belly is full and your mind open.

We’ll have pizza and refreshments to make sure your belly is full and your mind open.


Curating in the Open Webinar with James Skidmore

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This webinar, brought to you by Chang School,  will focus on content curation approach to open and online education.  Watch James explain his curatorial approach to designing courses based on freely accessible materials. James Skidmore is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo and was a eCampusOntario Open Education Fellows.

Register here Online


Open Textbooks: Open Minds – A Colloquium Exploring Re-Use of Open Resources to Improve Quality and Access (U of T event)

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

In Person Location: University of Toronto Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library

Open Textbooks: Open Minds will showcase the findings of a recent University of Guelph study exploring the impact of cost and access to course materials on student success. In addition, University of Toronto instructors, librarians, staff and graduate students who have had first hand experience in the creation and adaptation of open textbooks will share their strategies and insights. Wendy Freeman, Ryerson’s Director of the Office of E-Learning, and the Learning and Teaching office will also be presenting.

Register to attend in person.

Watch Online



Wednesday, March 6

Open Pedagogy Tools: Advanced Pressbooks

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: Ryerson Library LIB386C, 3rd Floor of Library

This workshop will highlight some of the new interactive features that have been released recently in Pressbooks. We will look at H5P, a tool that lets you create interactive content (quizzes, fill-in-the-blanks, matching games, etc.) that you can include in your books. We will also explore, a web annotation tool that can be used with your books and other web content. Finally we will test the new glossary feature in Pressbooks.

Faculty Event: Register


Using Open Education Resources (OER) for Teaching and Learning Workshop

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Ryerson Library LIB386C, 3rd Floor of Library

This Chang School workshop will give an overview of how instructors can use open educational resources in their teaching. Through guided support by a team of librarians and instructional designers, participants will locate relevant resources and draft an action plan for OER use in their respective courses.

Chang Faculty Event: Register



Thursday, March 7


Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory

Hypothesis is web-based software that lets you annotate the web anywhere with anyone.  You and your students can use it to hold discussions, collaboratively annotate course readings, organize your research and take personal notes.  Students can use it to collaboratively annotate course readings. We will give an introduction to the software, show a few examples of educators using Hypothesis and will provide time to get experience using Hypothesis with hands-on exercises.

Faculty Event: Register


Becoming an Open Educator – Webinar with Maureen Glynn

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This webinar, brought to you by Chang School, will discuss the characteristics of an Open Educator. Through a practical activity, participants will examine their own level of openness and discuss benefits of being an educator. The facilitator will share strategies and resources to support you in honing your skills as an open educator.Maureen Glynn is an eCampus OER fellow and Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University.

Register Here Online


Friday, March 8

eCampusOntario Webinar: Open Leadership and Institutional Strategy Focus Session

Time: 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

Watch in Person: Ryerson Library LIB386C, 3rd Floor of Library
Moderated by eCampusOntario’s Lena Patterson, this session will feature leaders from two institutions that have adopted open education as part of a larger strategy. Join this session to learn about what is involved in exploring an OE strategy from various leadership perspectives and how open education initiatives might dovetail with institutional mission and vision going forward.

Laurie Rancourt, Senior Vice President Academic, Humber College

Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Toronto Metropolitan University

Register Here  Online


OER and Cookies

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Library Learning Commons, 2nd Floor of the Library

Students! Drop by our OE Week Table and find out more about Open Textbooks.