Event Categories

OE Week Events are organized into categories by modality of the event, making it possible to filter the calendar by similar types of events. These are the descriptions of each category, which can be used both for reference when contributing events and for searching for events.

Each category listed includes examples from last year’s OE Week.

  • Campaign / Activity / Competition: An awareness raising effort, a focused activity to generate public attention, or a creative competition (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Celebration / Social / Fun: A gathering to honor an educator or program, a happy hour, a meetup, or an activity to promote connection or relaxation (Example 1, Example 2)
  • Conference / Seminar / Course: Another co-current meeting or conference that is related to open education (Example)
  • Demonstration: A live demo of software, website, a course, an OER (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Guest Speaker / Keynote: A talk or presentation from a key expert (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Open Discussion / Office hours / Live Show: An unstructured open discussion session, drop in sessions, or live webcasts (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Panel Discussion: A structured or open discussion from a group of invited experts, educators, or community members (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Presentation: a structured talk from one or more presenters (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Series / Program: a collection or series of various organized offerings from an organization during Open Education Week (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Showcase: a series of people highlight their resources, courses, or projects (Example)
  • Student Led / Perspective: Sessions led by students or panels to share student perspectives (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Workshop: hands on / how to sessions (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3)
  • Other: anything that does not fit above
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