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Welcome to Open Education Week 2021!

by Donna Stewart on 2021-02-28T23:44:00-05:00 | Comments

open ed week 2021: day1


It's Open Ed Week!

Open Education week is an annual international celebration of the power of open education to improve student learning, faculty flexibility, and access to education. We’re taking this opportunity to highlight some of our Affordability @ CSU initiatives!



  • Textbook Affordability Grants Spring 2021
    Are you interested in creating an open educational resource, or piecing together various free resources to replace your commercial textbook? This $1000 grant provides faculty with a team of CSU staff to help with such a project! Grant applications will be available on Day 3 of OE Week, Wednesday, March 3rd. Read more about it.

  • Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium 2021
    The CSU OER Committee, with funding from the Provost’s Office, is pleased to offer our 2nd Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium! This 3 week asynchronous program teaches faculty about open education and supports them in adopting an open educational resource. Participants receive a $600 stipend.  Applications for the symposium are due April 9th. 
  • Open Textbook Workshops
    To learn what all the buzz is about open textbooks, attend a virtual Open Textbook Workshop!  We're offering two:  Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:00am, and April 6th at 11:30am. Register today!
  • OpenCon Cleveland 2021
    Our 4th annual OpenCon Cleveland, offered online this year, will continue to provide faculty, students, staff, and administrators with opportunities to connect and learn about open education! Save the date for May 13-14th, and consider submitting a lightning talk for this year’s event by March 29th!
  • Textbook Affordability at CSU by the Numbers
    Learn how the Michael Schwartz Library supports textbook and course material affordability for our students.

video screenshotCSU faculty and administrators have found support and increased flexibility adopting open educational resources. Hear some of them describe their experiences exploring open education - and hear the impact on their students - in our video.

If you’re interested in exploring one or more of these initiatives or would like to report your affordability efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact Mandi Goodsett at See the Affordable Learning @ CSU website for more information. Thank you to all of our affordability advocates across campus, and happy Open Education Week!

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