Open Educational Practice (OEP) Digest – August 2022

Curated by Ash Barber, Jennifer Hurley, Nikki Andersen, Alice Luetchford, members of the Australasian OEPSIG, and selected content from SPARC’s OEP Digest. This digest is sponsored by ASCILITE.

Australasian news   

  • Congratulations to the recipients of the CAUL OER Collective DIY Open Textbook Grants! The Open Educational Resources Collective Grant Program aims to advance the development of open textbooks by academic authors at participating institutions, focusing on the following categories: high impact projects, emerging disciplines, Australian and New Zealand content, and rebalancing representation. See the range of disciplines that will have open textbooks in the coming year.
  • Connecting the Dots: 20+ Years of Open in Australia: CAUL and Open Access Australasia have created a LibGuide and visual timeline of key achievements in Australian open access history.
  • Congratulations to members of the RMIT Open Publishing Team who have created an OER Capability Toolkit, an Australian adaptation of the OER Starter Kit by Abbey Elder. Use it as a professional development tool for librarians, learning designers and teachers.
  • Find out how what’s involved in a renewable assessment with Mais Fatayer (UTS) and Eseta Tualaulelei (UniSQ) new case study: 5 steps for integrating the OER in renewable assessment.
  • Job Opportunity: Open Education Librarian at the University of Canterbury. Applications close 7 August.

International news   

Professional development opportunities

Conferences, webinars and recordings


Recent posts from CAUL’S Enabling a Modern Curriculum blog


OEG Voices 37: Patrina Law and Andy Lane on Two OE Award Winning Projects from the Open University

Useful resources

Registration is open for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Professional Program in Open Education. There is no deadline; registration will remain open until seats are filled. The first course begins on September 19 2022. 

Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) seeks submissions for a theme issue on the connections between information literacy and open educational practices. Submission deadline is December 15, 2022. 

Subject spotlight: Engineering

The Scholarly Communications Committee from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education have created a new LibGuide that provides links to open textbooks in the engineering field.  Thanks to Emma Peters for sharing!

New open texts by discipline   

Arts and humanities

Business and management



Health and medicine

Indigenous studies

Law and politics

Psychology and social work


Statistics, maths, Information technology

Tourism and Hospitality

New open teaching resource

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This digest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence: CC BY 2.0 AU

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