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Students As Stakeholders in the Open Education Movement

Students As Stakeholders in the Open Education Movement In-Person

Open education is saving students money and redefining the landscape of higher education while simultaneously addressing issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Data shows that Open Educational Practices boost learning outcomes for students, especially those from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds. So why are most of the conversations about Open Education directed toward faculty and administrators, and not students themselves? This workshop is intended for students: undergrads, graduate, and lifelong learners – not only as future teachers and researchers, but as active stakeholders in their own education. Attendees will learn the basic concepts of open education, including open pedagogy and open licensing, as well as other ways the culture of “Open” is transforming information sharing and education. We’ll review current initiatives at UMass Amherst that are promoting “Open,” and provide opportunities for students to become more involved: finding classes and faculty who are using Open Educational Practices, connecting with groups who advocate for Open, and how to keep up to date with the constantly evolving open education landscape.

Location: Science & Engineering Library, Learning Studio

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Science and Engineering Library, Learning Studio
  Alumni     Faculty     General Public     Graduate Students     Library Donors     Staff     Undergraduates  

Registration is required. There are 49 seats available.

Event Organizer

Theresa Dooley
UMass Amherst Libraries