Published: Feb. 18, 2020

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education movement. It aims to raise awareness and showcase the impact of Open Education on teaching and learning worldwide. 

Celebrate Open Education Week with the University Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) Leads, and fellow CU Boulder educators, by joining us on March 2, 2020 for a virtual workshop with esteemed open educator Rajiv Jhangiani, PhD.

 Open educator Rajiv Jhangiani, PhD. 

Beyond Free: Supporting Social Justice through Open Educational Practices 

March 2, 2020 in Norlin Library Room N410

Livestream presentation 2:00–3:00 p.m., followed by discussion 3:00–3:30 p.m.

During this interactive, online workshop, we will explore the impact of Open Educational Practices on access, affordability, and innovation in higher education. We will consider how educators can move beyond merely making use of free resources, saving students money, leveraging the affordances of open licensing, and transforming teaching and learning. This workshop will showcase a wide range of practices that support both equitable access and pedagogical innovation. Light refreshments will be served. 

Jhangiani is Acting Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Associate Vice Provost, Open Education, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. His research and practice focuses on open education, student-centered pedagogies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Rajiv is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook, an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, and serves on the BC Open Education Advisory Committee. A co-author of three open textbooks in psychology, his most recent book is Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). Find him online at @thatpsychprof or

Register to join the event virtually.  

Would you like to learn more about Open Education and Open Educational Resources? This interactive Open Education Week schedule includes embedded readings, videos, and activities to help you explore Open Education, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Open Pedagogy. 

The University Libraries Open Educational Resources guide provides additional resources for educators who are interested in exploring and identifying OER. The guide includes contact information for the Libraries’ OER Leads, Caroline Sinkinson, Melissa Hart Cantrell, and Merinda McLure, who are available to assist.