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.
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.
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.
The Open Education Network (OEN) acknowledges and celebrates the librarians who completed the 2022 Certificate in OER Librarianship.
The Open Education Network (OEN) congratulates Amanda Larson, Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant at The Ohio State University, recently selected for the OEN 2022-2023 Faculty Fellowship.
Summit Watch Parties are designed to enable guests to gather and participate in groups as they feel comfortable. The OEN launched this on-site/virtual hybrid as an option for members who miss the in-person interaction and personal connections sparked by Summits past.
The Open Education Network (OEN) would like to acknowledge and celebrate the librarians who completed the 2021 Certificate in OER Librarianship. In addition, a hearty thank you to our wonderful instructors: Will Cross, Cheryl Casey, Mandi Goodsett, Jeanne Hoover, Wayde Oshiro, Elaine Thornton, Lily Todorinova, and Michael Whitchurch.
The Open Education Network (OEN) extended community came together in June for the 7th annual OEN Summit, a five-day virtual event that prompted engaging discussion and exchange of open education strategies. Organized by the 2021 Summit Planning Committee, this year’s event featured a broad cross-section of OEN members who shared outcomes and insights drawn from their experience with open education initiatives.
Updated in June 2021, the new Open Education Data Dashboard is a platform that has been thoughtfully revised to improve Open Education Network (OEN) members’ ability to collect and manage data, streamline communications, and coordinate work through governed access and selective sharing of information.
The Open Education Network (OEN) announces the naming of its first Faculty Fellow, Jasmine Roberts, who teaches at The Ohio State University’s School of Communication.
The Open Education Network (OEN) is pleased to welcome the Certificate in OER Librarianship 2021 cohort! This is the certificate’s third cohort, comprised of 64 librarians, who will be working to build sustainable, collaborative, and effective open education programs on their campuses.
Jared Erlien has been working as a Student Admin for the Open Textbook Library (OTL) since summer 2018. To celebrate Jared’s graduation from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, we asked him about his experiences working for the OTL and the insights his work in open education has brought him.
The Open Textbook Network and Coko kicked off a collaboration on December 11, 2019, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The two communities came together to address a shared problem: Helping authors write and design an open textbook.
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) are collaborating to offer a Senior Leaders’ Open Education Seminar
A first-of-its-kind opportunity for higher education institutional and system leaders to learn about Open Education and how they can support the implementation of Open Education on their campuses.
Coko and the Open Textbook Network will come together at the University of Minnesota on December 11 for an official kick-off of the IMLS-funded multi-year project to create an open textbook platform environment to support authors.
More faculty will be able to create their own open textbooks thanks to a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support a collaborative project led by the Open Textbook Network (OTN), in partnership with Coko.
At the heart of the OTN is a commitment to share questions, insights, and experiences so together we can enhance and develop open education programs. In that spirit, we invited members of our community to facilitate breakout sessions at the OTN Summit on Friday, July 26th.
The Open Textbook Network (OTN), an organization focused on improving higher education by supporting the use, publication, and distribution of openly licensed textbooks, and the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), an organization focused on transforming how knowledge is created, improved, and shared, announce their partnership to broaden the production and distribution of open textbooks.
To lead into our joint preconference to the Library Publishing Forum (Opening the Classroom: Publishing Open Educational Resources, 5/8/19), the Library Publishing Coalition and the Open Textbook Network are organizing a webinar “exchange”!
The Open Textbook Network is creating an Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian Bootcamp. The professional development program will be designed in collaboration with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Creative Commons to create effective open education program leaders throughout the nation.
Portland State University Library, a founding member of the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative, has published Inferring and Explaining by Jeffery L. Johnson. This is the twentieth open textbook they’ve published through the PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant Program and the first textbook from a member of the Co-op!
The Open Textbook Network is excited to announce the inaugural cohort for the Certificate in OER Librarianship, the first program of its kind to offer professional development in open education and open education programming for librarians.
OTN member institutions can now take 30% off the cost of PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans.*
Creative Commons USA, the Rebus Community, and the Open Textbook Network (OTN) have worked together to create an Adaptable Open Educational Resources (OER) Publishing Agreement.
Members of the Open Textbook community signed a joint statement today advocating the use of the CC BY license when creating open textbooks.