Upcoming open education events


Learn more about open education resources through informative sessions with Academic Technologies on Feb. 22 and during Open Education Week, which is March 4-7. Plus, learn how to mark your courses as no/low/reduced cost in MyRed and add them to Open Nebraska.

Academic Technologies Learning Series – OER
Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m. – Many people have heard of open educational resources, but what is OER and how can it provide greater equity in your classes? This session will provide information about how to leverage OER and provide options about how to adopt it in your courses. Register online.

Open Education Week
In celebration of Open Education Week March 4-7, the NU System’s Information Technology Services and Office of Digital Education, along with University Libraries and the Center for Transformative Teaching, will host a series of online events for faculty and staff to share and learn about the latest achievements and developments in open educational resources.

  • Student Panel Discussion March 4, 12-1 p.m. – Students will discuss their experience using OER textbooks and what changes they would like to see. Register online.
  • Open Nebraska Course Marking Logo March 5, 12-1 p.m. – Faculty and staff will learn about the new Open Nebraska course marking logo and how it will be used across the campuses. Register online
  • How to Choose OER Resources March 6, 12-1 p.m. – Faculty will learn about finding and selecting high-quality OER resources. Register online.
  • Faculty Spotlight on OER March 7, 12-1 p.m. – Faculty from all four University of Nebraska campuses present 10-minute sessions on unique and engaging OER for students. Register online.

NU’s open education events are part of the Open Nebraska initiative, which aims to amplify the usage of free and reduced cost digital course materials and expand the transparency of participating courses and programs across the NU System. As of the fall 2023 semester, these efforts have saved students across the NU System over $20 million.

Open Nebraska Course Marking
Did you know you can mark your courses so that they appear as no/low/reduced cost in MyRed?

  • No Cost Materials – included at no additional cost to the student; no book purchase is required
  • Low Cost Materials – cost students less than $40
  • Reduced Cost Materials – cost students more than $40, but less than the original retail price

Instructors who would like to add their courses to Open Nebraska can submit a request online to the Registrar’s Office.

Questions about OER should be directed to Brad Severa at bsevera@nebraska.edu.