Open Education Week

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Join us to celebrate Open Education Week 2021 at the University of Ottawa Library!




When: February 3, 10, 24 and March 3
Where: The Library's Twitter and Instagram

Discover the wonderful world of open educational resources! Every Wednesday, the Library highlights an OER that has caught our attention. You could find your match!


Presentation - Reviewing Open Educational Resources

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Zoom registration: Reviewing Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources are sometimes viewed with suspicion because they are free. Yet, they can meet learning outcomes just as well as commercial resources. Help reduce this hesitation and increase the use of OER by reviewing them! Resources reviewed by subject experts are more likely to be adopted. If you are teaching at uOttawa, for a limited time, the Library will offer you $150 as part of a trial project to review an OER in eCampusOntario’s Open Library. Attend this bilingual online presentation to learn more about OER, the review process for this project and how you can contribute to increasing the use of these resources in Ontario and beyond!

In the meantime, have a look at our list of suggested OER in need of reviews.


Panel - Faculty and Students Discuss Open Educational Resources*

When: Wednesday, March 3, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Zoom registration: Faculty and Students Discuss Open Educational Resources

In this bilingual panel we will hear faculty and student perspectives on the use and creation of open educational resources in the classroom. Join this online event to learn more about the benefits and possible challenges of making use of open learning materials in a higher education setting. 


  • Dr. Jada Watson, Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of Digital Humanities, School of Music and School of Information Studies (faculty)
  • Evan Sterling, Research Librarian, Library (former student)
  • Andrea Lemieux, Open Scholarship and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Library (former student)
  • Lina Harper, School of Information Studies (student)

Moderator: Michelle Brown, Head, Learning and Student Success, Library

*Photos and videos:

The Library may take photographs and film footage during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image or a video. By participating, you consent to being photographed or filmed and authorize the Library to use the photographs or film in print, digital, video or web-based format for its promotional material, including on the Internet via the Library website or other social media websites. If you have any questions, please contact:


Announcement of the 2021 Library OER Grant Recipients

When: Friday, March 5
Where: Library website, Twitter

Find out who won this year's Library OER grant to encourage the adoption, adaptation or creation of open educational resources at uOttawa!

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