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OEN Expanding Manifold Community Access for 2024

The OEN is extending Manifold access to the entire community until March 2025, and potentially beyond, if the community finds it useful.

Posted on January 8th, 2024

OEN Workshops: Evolving with Open Education

Open education workshops are a long-established service offered by the Open Education Network (OEN) to our community members. More than a decade ago, OEN Executive Director David Ernst envisioned these events as opportunities to raise awareness, educate, and engage audiences in the principles and practices of open education. The approach has been well received, and hundreds of workshops later, member feedback continues to influence workshop topics, content, and discussion.

Posted on December 20th, 2023

OEN Offers Freely Available Resources in Open Pedagogy & Open Educational Practices

In October the Open Education Network (OEN) celebrated International Open Access Week 2023 with the release of two new openly licensed resources. Developed collaboratively by the OEN community and team, the Open Pedagogy Student Toolkit and Certificate in Open Educational Practices (public version) are now freely available to adopt, adapt, and share.

Posted on November 14th, 2023

Equity Through Open Educational Resources: Open Education Network Welcomes OSUN

The Open Education Network (OEN) is pleased to welcome Open Society University Network (OSUN) to the community. OSUN was cofounded by the Central European University and Bard College, with the support of the Open Society Foundations. They collaborate with a range of higher education and research institutions and think tanks around the world. 

Posted on October 18th, 2023

Manifold Case Study: University of Northern Iowa


Karen Lauritsen of the Open Education Network (OEN) recently welcomed Anne Marie Gruber from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) to discuss UNI's Manifold pilot project, Cornerstone (2nd Edition). They were joined by Terence Smyre and Robin Miller of the Manifold team and several representatives from the OEN Manifold pilot community.

Posted on October 12th, 2023

New Open Pedagogy Portal Welcomes Submissions

The Open Pedagogy Portal is an open repository created by the Open Education Network (OEN) as an online source for open pedagogy case studies, student work, and teaching/learning resources in higher education. The site officially went live August 15, 2023, and welcomes submissions. You do not need to be affiliated with an OEN institution to participate. 

Posted on September 27th, 2023

Implementing Open Educational Practices: Prince George’s Community College

Victoria Taylor is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) in Largo, Maryland. Jeffrey Potter is PGCC Interim Director – Library & Learning Resources, and together the two have teamed up to implement an OEP pilot study in eight sections of Psychology 1010. Their goal: to close the gap in student readiness for reading, understanding, and conducting research in general psychology courses.

Posted on August 16th, 2023

Manifold Case Study: Eastern Kentucky University

The OEN's Karen Lauritsen recently welcomed Kelly Smith and Laura Edwards from Eastern Kentucky University Libraries to discuss their Manifold pilot project, SWK 340: Social Work Research Methods OER Collection. In addition, Terence Smyre and Robin Miller from the Manifold team talked about the upcoming Manifold V8 release and answered questions.

Posted on August 7th, 2023

OEN Launches Ketida & Open Textbook Planner Pilot

This summer, the Open Education Network (OEN) is excited to launch its Ketida and Open Textbook Planner Pilot. The pilot will provide members with an opportunity to use the web-based book production platform to create new open textbooks and to share what they learn with the broader community. 

Posted on July 25th, 2023

The Next Generation of the OEN Community Gathering: OEN Engage!

This summer the Open Education Network (OEN) is pleased to introduce OEN Engage! The inaugural, four-day virtual event invites the OEN community to celebrate our collective knowledge, individual strengths, and commitment to serving the common good through open education. All members are welcome, and there’s no cost to participate.

Posted on June 14th, 2023

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