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Open Education Week 2023

Celebrated at USC March 13 - 17, 2023.
Join USC Libraries in observing Open Education Week 2023, an international celebration dedicated to sharing and learning about the latest achievements in open education.


Engaging Your Students through Experiential Learning in an Open Setting

Presenter: Matt DeCarlo, Ph.D., MSW
March 17, 2023; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Register online.

Join Dr. Matt DeCarlo, Assistant Professor of Social Work at La Salle University and author of two open textbooks, as he discusses his approach to engaging students through experiential learning in an open setting. Reflecting on his experience conducting a textbook cost study with students in a research methods course, Dr. DeCarlo will discuss the theoretical grounding of experiential learning using open educational practices, methods to involve students in doing practical work with real-life impacts, and best practices for developing and conducting rigorous experiential learning projects with students.

This virtual session is free and open to all.


TruWriter for Classroom Engagement - Collaborative and Open Student Publishing 101

Presenter: Amie Freeman
March 13, 2023; 10 – 11 a.m.
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In this workshop, we will demonstrate how you can engage students through collaborative and open publishing projects. We'll showcase practical examples and walk you through how this can be accomplished by using TruWriter, a simple multi-user web publishing platform.


Beyond the Open Textbook: Finding and Incorporating Free Images, Ancillary Materials, and other Educational Resources

Presenter: Amie Freeman, Libraries, and Casey Carroll, Center for Teaching Excellence
March 15, 2023, 1 – 2 p.m.
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You’re likely familiar with open educational resources, or OER, and know how open textbooks can sometimes be used in place of commercial textbooks. But how do you find ancillary materials for your classroom, like images, slides, videos, test questions, or simulations? And how can you incorporate these resources into your curriculum? Join us for a discussion on how to discover and use free and openly available educational resources…beyond the textbook.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.