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Open educational publishing – lessons learnt – 21 October 2020

Steven Chang and Jennifer Hurley.
This session was held as part of Open Access Week (Oct 19-26, 2020), and was a conversation with Steven Chang from La Trobe University Library and Jennifer Hurley from RMIT University Library. It was hosted online via Zoom on October 21st 2020.

Steven and Jennifer discussed their experiences of supporting academic authors to publish their work as open educational resources. The focus was on exploring the lessons learned from our approaches to supporting authors to share their work.

This session was targeted for both academic authors and librarians wanting to understand how libraries can enable open publishing at an institutional level and promote open practices in Australian higher education.
Webinar and slides available at Open La Trobe

Raising awareness of OER textbooks and open licences – 20 October 2020

RMIT University Library.
Discover OER textbooks, techniques to minimise barriers in adopting OER, and Creative Commons licences. We will also cover the elements of ‘digital rights management free’ and ‘inclusive access’ options from publishers and help you identify OER platforms and search engines to begin your discovery.
Watch on YouTube


Strategies for Increasing Engagement with OER – 23 October 2019

Presented by Dr Tanya Grosz.
Watch on Vimeo


Open Access webinar – 22 October 2019

RMIT academics engaging with open educational resources to enhance their courses.
Presenters: Pauline King and Daniella Hutchings.

Throughout 2019 the Academic Development Group in the RMIT College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) has led the Blended Learning Pilot, part of a strategy to adapt their pedagogy to meet the disruptions facing the education sector. The initiative has focused on implementing several innovative teaching practices that respond to students’ needs, including the use of open educational practices in course materials. Hear from the academics who have adopted open education resources (OERs) to ensure that their course materials are accessible, adaptable and can be used to engage today’s students.


DisruptED 2019 – The RMIT Learning & Teaching Conference – 10 October 2019

James Glapa-Grossklag attended the DisruptED conference at RMIT University to deliver a keynote presentation. 
James is Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA).
He is a great influencer in the world of OER and his keynote covered Digital Citizenship in the age of Disruption and Openness.
The recording is available at


Recordings from the Open Textbook Forum – 12 November 2018

Lecture 1 – Rajiv Jhangiani
Zero Textbook Costs – Launching Canada’s first Zed Cred programs: How adopting open textbooks have widened access, enhanced success, and catalyzed innovation.

Lecture 2 – Nicole Allen – SPARC. Open Education Reducing Costs, Expanding Access, Improving Pedagogy.

Lecture 3 – Open Athenaeum – Rajiv Jhangiani and Nicole Allen


Webinar: Open textbook Initiative

Date delivered: 25/10/18

eTextbooks Strategy Forum 2018 Webinar

QULOC 2018,  eTextbooks Strategy Forum 2018 Webinar, YouTube, 9 August, QULOC, Queensland, <>