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Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

International Open Access Week Virtual Events (October 25-29, 2021)

Limestone Open Access Week Events

Faculty Stipend Program and OER Q&A Sessions: Find answers to nagging OER questions you may have; share the challenges you face in adopting OER for your courses; find out what others are doing. Or just join us to learn more about OER. Register here. (Required).

Monday, October 25, 1-2pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2-3pm

*Attend a session and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Walmart gift card.

**Attendees of the Q&A sessions will each receive a Limestone Affordable Learning water bottle or OpenStax Canvas tote bag.


Daily Question Contest: Test your knowledge of open education, affordable learning, and other relevant topics. Prizes will be given to the first three correctr answers!

Prizes inlcude: 

$10 Chick-fil-A gift card, Water Bottle, $10 Zakary's Coffee Shop gift card


International Open Access Week (IOAW) Event Challenge: Attend an International Open Access Week event (outside of Limestone) and you will be entered to win a prize. The more events you attend, the more times you will be entered into the prize drawing, increasing your chances of winning! No limt to how many events you attend. Your proof of attendance for the events will be required. 


$20 Daddy Joe's gift card.

**Scroll down to register for and attend other IOAW virtual events. 

Other International Open Access Week Virtual Events

**Attend one of more of the following events and you may win a prize!

*Registration required for all events

Events from SCALE (PASCAL):

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) | October 26, 2021 | 3 - 4:30pm | REGISTER
    Learn about the different ways that open educational resources (OER) can help both you and your students get the most out of your class. OER can give you the freedom to include the material you believe is most important for your students to know and understand. It also provides your students with the ability to have the textbook and other course materials on day one of the class, making sure that no one is trying to play catch-up once their financial aid has arrived.

  • Copyright and Course Materials: A Chat with the Experts | October 29, 2021 | 11am- 12pm | REGISTER
    Copyright and course materials are frequent topics of discussion in higher education. And no wonder: how can you provide your students access to the books, articles, and case studies that they need without infringing copyright? Perhaps you’re concerned with protecting the content that you have created for your course. And how do open educational resources (OER) and Creative Commons licenses fit in? Join three expert panelists as they discuss copyright and answer your burning copyright questions surrounding OER, course materials, fair use, and open licensing.

Questions about the webinars or South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE) initiative, may be directed to Amy Trepal, PASCAL Shared Content & Licensing Librarian.

Events from Rowan University

  • Fair Use and Instruction Workshop, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 10-11am - Register


This workshop will introduce teaching faculty to the ways that copyright specifically affects classroom and online instruction. The focus will be on the rights and limitations of the fair use doctrine, which allows the use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances, including considerations of educational purposes. The workshop will introduce the traditional four factors of a fair use analysis, and participants will practice using this analysis in a variety of situations.

  • Open Licensing: Introduction to Creative Commons Licenses, Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 11-12pm - Register


This workshop will introduce participants to creative commons licenses, which allow more freedom than traditional copyright for access, distribution, and re-use. Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law. They also ensure that licensors get credit for the work they deserve. This workshop will be useful for creators (anyone in the Rowan community) who want to make their work more accessible and for creators who want to reuse and adapt existing materials in their work.

Explore other IOAW Events:

University of Maryland

University of California, Riverside

Rowan University

McGIll University

International Open Access Week events website

Archived activities

Please go here: for archived events and activites for Open Education Week 2021 and prior years.

If you are experiencing problems with our guides, please contact Janet S. Ward,, Associate Professor and Web Services Librarian.