Open Education Week at NOVA

Open Education Week at NOVA Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated worldwide from March 27 to 31. The goal of Open Education Week “is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now” ( In an effort to contribute to this global movement and highlight NOVA’s adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is hosting “NOVA Opens Up,” a virtual conference.

All sessions will be held virtually and are structured to be 20 minutes of presentation, followed by 20 minutes of questions and/or discussion. These “power talks” relate to best practices, strategies and resources for the use of OER in courses and will include:

  • “NOVA OER Overview,” with ELI’s Kim Grewe, a champion for OER at NOVA
  • “University of Maryland University College OER Model,” with Stephen Miller
  • “Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom,” with educators from Teaching with Primary Sources, a program of the Library of Congress
  • “COUP Framework,” with John Hilton, renowned OER scholar
  • Digital Public Library of America Demo, a free, national digital library that provides access to millions of materials
  • “Putting the Person Back into Personalized Learning,” with John Golisch of Lumen Learning
  • “OER Commons Demo,” highlighting searching a vast collection of OER
  • “Integrating OER: Tips for Getting Started,” with Lisa Young who has brought national renown to Maricopa Community College
  • “Cultivating OER in PSY,” with NOVA’s own Christopher Hafen (MA)
  • “OER Google Hangout,” with NOVA ELI’s Preston Davis, to wrap-up the week of power talks with an informal space to start conversations about OER and network with colleagues

The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. For complete information and to register: or go directly to the registration form.

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