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International Open Access Week 2017

 (Supported through the Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching)

Open in order to...


  • increase access to knowledge,
  • facilitate collaboration,
  • raise research visibility,
  • and much more.

Share your successes, challenges and how you’re advancing Open Access.

23–27 October 2017

Open in order to...    http://www.openaccessweek.org

Have you heard about Open Access, but don't know where to start?

As university researchers, teachers, and students find about, and engage with, Open Access (OA) this year, USQ will be offering many opportunities to learn about OA.

It doesn't matter if you are new to OA, or already an open access specialist, there will be something for you.

How do you want to engage?

1. Learn about OA

  • Open in order to... have a coffee?
    Grab a cup of coffee and spend fifteen minutes each day this week building your knowledge and interacting with others who want to explore OA (in collaboration with ANU). The Coffee Course starts on Monday, but you can join in whenever – and wherever – you'd like.
  • Open in order to... disseminate research
    We'd like you to schedule your own time to learn this week, so you might also like to download some episodes of The Other Fifty Weeks, the world's only Open Education Podcast. During OA Week, the podcast will focus on Australian open research, with plenty more regular episodes to arrive soon. 

2. Apply OA to your own work

  • Open in order to... share
    On Wednesday 25 October, from 10.30 am – 12.00 noon (AEST), you'll hear live from the recipients of the 2017 Open Educational Practice Grants. From open courses, open textbooks, micro-courses, and supporting our students, you'll find ideas that can be applied to your own work and courses. USQ staff can register here, whilst we'll be live-streaming the event. You can ask questions by adding the hashtag #usqopen and #openaccessweek to your Tweet, or emailing open-practice@usq.edu.au. Read more...
  • Open in order to... meet your needs
    At this event, we'll also be distributing the Create OER Postcards – a handy reference for your desk that makes opening up your content (or using content from other people) easy.  These will also be available in later weeks, and a digital copy is coming soon.
  • Open in order to... ask more questions?
    Contact open-practice@usq.edu.au for more information on any USQ event for International Open Access Week.