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Monday, October 18
 

TBA

How to Access #OpenEd21
Welcome to the 2021 Open Education Conference! We are incredibly excited to welcome more than 1700 attendees and speakers to the largest ever year of this eighteen-year-old conference.

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Overview
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Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Monday October 18, 2021 TBA
TBA
  Support
  • Zoom: None

TBA

How to Get Started With #OpenEd21
Participants are invited to get oriented to #OpenEd21. There are several activity options provided during this time slot, and several suggestions for how to use this time on your own.

With others:
  • Get oriented: Join other first time (and returning!) attendees for an orientation session that will provide background information about the conference, the community, and how to get the most out of your experience this week.
  • Get started in Discord: Discord is the conference's private social space that offers chat and voice channels. You received a link to join Discord in your welcome email this morning. Once you're set up with an account, try posting in the #pets-of-opened or #wide-world-of-opened channels.

On your own:
  • Create your schedule: If you haven't already, log into Sched and create your schedule for the week. You can add this schedule to your calendar, and make extra sure you have set your Timezone in the main menu.
  • Watch pre-recorded sessions: Ready to dive straight into attending sessions? More than 100 pre-recorded session videos are ready to watch right now. Visit the overview page to browse them. 
  • Share on Twitter: The official conference hashtag is #OpenEd21. Head to Twitter to see what other people are saying and share what sessions you're most excited to attend.

Overview
avatar for Support

Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Monday October 18, 2021 TBA
Main Room
  Support
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

9:00am EDT

Welcome from the Steering Committee
During this short session, members of the 2021 Open Education Conference Steering Committee will officially open the conference and provide an overview of what to expect over the coming week. The recording of this session will be posted shortly after it is completed for those who are not able to attend live. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Ragan

Emily Ragan

Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Excited about reimagining effective education. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and OER Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver
avatar for MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM's position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC, a global coalition working to make open the default in research and education. A decade and a half ago, Nicole was an undergraduate student frustrated with the cost of textbooks. Today, she is an internationally recognized policy... Read More →
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, Houston Community College
avatar for Akanksha Bhatnagar

Akanksha Bhatnagar

PR Specialist, Diplomat Consulting
Akanksha is the Communications and Public Relaltions Officer with a national student lobby organization. Akanksha was also the 2019/20 President of the University of Alberta Students' Union and the 2018-19 Vice President Academic where she Chaired of the University of Alberta Open... Read More →
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for Tiffani Tijerina

Tiffani Tijerina

Program Manager, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff
avatar for Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC
avatar for Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director Of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education, State of Colorado
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Director of Innovation & Compliance, Barton Community College
Hello!I'm the Director of Innovation & Compliance in the Center for Innovation and Excellence at Barton Community College. I work with open education and facilitate Barton’s OER initiative, assist with ADA compliance for instruction, investigates academic integrity, and engage with... Read More →
avatar for Lese Fandel

Lese Fandel

Programs & Operations Specialist, SPARC
avatar for Wendy Vélez-Torres

Wendy Vélez-Torres

Senior Instructional Technologist, Coppin State
Wendy Torres has been teaching for over 21 years and has a BA in Special Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership in Instructional Technology. She has taught at all levels from Kindergarten to Higher Ed. She is currently the Senior Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Instructor... Read More →
avatar for Aishah Abdullah

Aishah Abdullah

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 9:00am - 9:25am EDT
Main Room
  Keynote/plenary, Opening
  • Recording Published
  • Host: Staff
  • Zoom: Webinar

9:30am EDT

Join Discord
Discord is a private social space where conference attendees can interact in voice and text channels. If you've ever used Slack, Discord is very similar.

This orientation will be held in Discord. In order to get into Discord, you will need to do three things:
  1. Create a free account (if you do not already have one).
  2. Access our server by clicking the "access session" above (visible to logged-in attendees only).
  3. Click ✅ after reading the first message in the Check in Desk channel.
Once you get into Discord, head to the #lobby channel to chat with other participants.

Use of Discord is subject to the conference Code of Conduct, and more information about privacy in Discord is available in our post Managing Your Privacy at #OpenEd21.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffani Tijerina

Tiffani Tijerina

Program Manager, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff

Overview
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Discord

Discord is a private social space where conference attendees can interact in voice and text channels. If you've ever used Slack, Discord is very similar. Use of Discord is subject to the conference Code of Conduct, and more information about privacy in Discord is available in our... Read More →
avatar for Support

Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Monday October 18, 2021 9:30am - 10:25am EDT
Room B
  Social activity, Networking
  • Zoom: None (Held in Discord)

9:30am EDT

Orientation for First-Time (and Returning!) Attendees
First time at OpenEd? First time at a virtual conference? Or just looking to get a sense of the conference flow and how the programming is set up?

This informal workshop will help you get oriented for the conference this year and give you an opportunity to connect with other attendees.

We’ll cover:
  • Tools and platforms the conference is using (Sched, Discord, Zoom, etc)
  • Overview of conference tracks
  • Types of content available (pre-recorded; lightning; live; etc)
  • Social activities and other opportunities for connection
  • ...as well as a few icebreakers to get to know other folks at the conference!

Hosts
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 9:30am - 10:25am EDT
Room A

10:30am EDT

Speed Meet & Greet
Kick your conference experience off right and join us for a Speed Meet & Greet session! Get to know your fellow conference attendees that you will be seeing throughout the week. Share who you are, your institution, and an elevator pitch of what open education initiative you are currently working on.

Participants will be broken up into breakout rooms in order to make sure there is enough time for everyone to share.

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room A

10:30am EDT

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.


Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Look away from your computer screen for 20-30 seconds, giving your eyes a chance to adjust and rest.
  • Take a walk around your office, home, or whatever space you may be in, your lower legs and back will thank you!
  • Drink a tall glass of water. You may not think that you are dehydrated, but we often don't know until it is too late.

Monday October 18, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

11:00am EDT

Monday Plenary
This session will begin with an opening exercise to welcome participants with the conference, then proceed to a keynote talk by Dr. Mays Imad focused on trauma-informed pedagogy.

Mays Imad, Ph.D. is an educator and neuroscientist. Her current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning.

You will not want to miss this session!

Speakers
avatar for Mays Imad

Mays Imad

Educator and Neuroscientist
Mays Imad received her undergraduate training in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and her graduate training in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University-School of Medicine. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, she... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Plenary Sessions

Each day will feature a plenary session where the whole conference convenes. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom webinar. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. All plenary sessions will be recorded and posted... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 11:00am - 12:25pm EDT
Main Room
  Keynote/plenary, Keynote
  • Host: Staff
  • Zoom: Webinar

11:15am EDT

Keynote by Dr. Mays Imad
This video consists of Dr. Mays Imad's keynote at #OpenEd21. To view the full plenary session, including the interactive opening and Dr. Imad's Q&A session, view the full Monday Plenary.

Mays Imad, Ph.D. is an educator and neuroscientist. Her current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning.


Speakers
avatar for Mays Imad

Mays Imad

Educator and Neuroscientist
Mays Imad received her undergraduate training in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and her graduate training in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University-School of Medicine. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, she... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Plenary Sessions

Each day will feature a plenary session where the whole conference convenes. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom webinar. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. All plenary sessions will be recorded and posted... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Room A

12:30pm EDT

Networking in Discord
Does your sense of adventure involve meeting new people? Then this session is for you! This session will leverage our Discord Lobby voice/text channels to facilitate a networking session. Here's how that will work:


  • Head over to the Conference Discord Server and find us in the Lobby of the Virtual Venue.
  • The session host will be in the voice channel and monitoring the text channel where they will share the session question, "What is one food you could eat forever and not get tired of?"
  • Enjoy getting to know your fellow attendees a little better!

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 12:30pm - 12:55pm EDT
Room A
  Social activity, Networking
  • Zoom: None (Held in Discord)

12:30pm EDT

Tea Time with the Comms Committee
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Becker

Rachel Becker

Copyright & Open Educational Resources Librarian, Madison Area Technical College
Librarian currently at Madison Area Technical College working with Open Educational Resources, instruction, technology, and copyright issues. Advocating for textbook affordability, affordable education, and equitable access. SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow 2021/2022.
avatar for Emily Carlisle-Johnston

Emily Carlisle-Johnston

Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Western Ontario, Western Libraries
avatar for Yang Wu

Yang Wu

Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC
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Kylah Torre

Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
avatar for Casey McCoy-Simmons

Casey McCoy-Simmons

PhD Student, University of Denver
avatar for Aishah Abdullah

Aishah Abdullah

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
avatar for Victoria Brame

Victoria Brame

Public Services Librarian, Houston Community College

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 12:30pm - 12:55pm EDT
Room B

12:30pm EDT

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.



Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Slowly roll your neck around your shoulders, two times clockwise and two time counterclockwise
  • Work on your mindfulness and deep breathing. If possible, take 5 minutes to just be and breathe to center yourself and reflect on all that you have done today.
  • Drink another tall glass of water. 

Monday October 18, 2021 12:30pm - 12:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

1:00pm EDT

Open Pedagogy as a Tool to Increase Confidence and Lower Anxiety in Science Courses
Slides can be found here!
CORE101 Open Pedagogy Project Websites

Students who enter general education science courses have a vast diversity of experiences when they walk into the classroom on the first day of class. Indifference and past experiences can result in students with low confidence in and high anxiety about their ability to succeed in an undergraduate science course, especially when in a class with students who have more positive previous experiences. As many open practitioners know, Open Pedagogy projects can unleash student voices - and as a result increase their confidence, lower their anxiety, and increase their interest in a course that they may not understand or appreciate at the beginning of a semester. This presentation will present preliminary research of the effects of Open Pedagogy and associated teaching practices on student confidence and anxiety in science in an undergraduate, nonmajors science course. Fifty percent of the allotted class time is centered around an open pedagogy project where students develop and/or redesign websites that are subsequently used in lieu of a traditional textbook in future semesters. Pre/Post quantitative data that has been collected for two semesters (Fall 2020 and Summer 2021) and qualitative data will be presented. It will be appropriate for any open practitioner to attend, but especially those interested in the outcomes of using open pedagogy in any course, not just science courses.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe an example of an open pedagogy project in a general education science course
  • Understand how open pedagogy can influence confidence and anxiety in students

Speakers
avatar for Heather Miceli

Heather Miceli

Lecturer, Roger William's University
Interests: Open pedagogy in science courses, Adjunct support systems

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Room F

1:00pm EDT

Building OER Capacity in the Midwest: Supporting Grassroots Efforts and Statewide Collaboration
In this session, panelists will describe efforts led by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) under a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and in collaboration with the National Consortium for OER (NCOER), a partnership between the four higher education regional compacts to increase access, affordability, and equity using OER. MHEC’s focus has been to expand and strengthen capacity in the 12 MHEC states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) to scale up and implement a sustainable OER infrastructure and open education practices. Capacity-building support has included seeding and facilitating statewide OER action teams, providing grants for statewide OER summits and senior leader seminars, seeding OER creation in high needs areas, such as career-technical education and materials for incarcerated students, and research on the topics of calculating OER cost savings and return on investment, and OER use in dual/concurrent enrollment. Attendees will learn about promising practices in organizing and supporting grassroots regional and statewide collaboration, as well as gain insights from the research underway.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe promising practices for supporting regional and statewide collaboration
  • Consider how to apply promising practices to their own context
  • Apply findings from research on calculating OER cost savings and return on investment and OER in dual/concurrent enrollment to their own contexts

Speakers
avatar for Annika Many

Annika Many

Consultant, MHEC
avatar for Jenny Parks

Jenny Parks

Vice President of Policy and Research, Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Jenny Parks is Vice President of Policy and Research at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). She leads the exploration, development, and implementation of projects that help Midwestern postsecondary institutions improve the way they serve students. Jenny has worked at all... Read More →
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Katie Zaback

Consultant, Zaback Consulting
I have spent the last two decades working with institutions, systems, and states to use data and research to understand trends, identify challenges, and identify solutions that show promise in transforming the education system. Most recently, I was the Senior Policy Director at the... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Zinth

Jennifer Zinth

Founder and Principal, Zinth Consulting, LLC
Enhancing state and local policies to support more equitable student access, participation and success. Areas of specialization include dual and concurrent enrollment, corequisite support, STEM, and computer science.

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room E

1:00pm EDT

Getting Started with Open Education
Are you new to open education and want to learn more? This session will cover the basics of OER and open pedagogy. Whether you’re an instructor, librarian, administrator, instructional designer, or student advocate, you'll leave this session with a wealth of resources to help you kick-start an OER initiative or your adoption, adaptation, or creation of OER. A toolkit will be provided so you can easily find resources on your own.

Topics covered:
  • How OER differ from free resources
  • Where to find open textbooks and ancillary materials
  • What resources are available for customizing OER
  • How to incorporate open pedagogy into teaching
  • How to collaborate with partners and build an OER program
  • How to raise awareness of OER
  • How to connect with other OER advocates

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Explain how OER are different from free resources
  • Find OER from a variety of sources, as well as resources for customizing OER
  • Find ideas for incorporating open pedagogy into teaching
  • Connect with campus partners and other OER advocates
  • Raise awareness of OER at their institution

PowerPoint slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iPxXJOcrYdR2uK24BVvrnJextmWnYUfD/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101033854505881603516&rtpof=true&sd=true 
OER Toolkit: https://bit.ly/2kNtplu

Speakers
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Cheryl (Cuillier) Casey

Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room C

1:00pm EDT

Institutional Transformation Towards OER: Community of Practice, Diversity, Assessment, and Policy
With the support of a Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) OER institutional grant, Towson University, an institution serving a diverse student population of almost 23,000, is working to expand the use of Open Educational Resources (OER), to understand roadblocks to wider use of OER, and to contribute significantly to the knowledge base on the impact of OER on pedagogy and student success. The university is committed to the affordability and pedagogical benefits of OER use, especially those benefits that relate to equity and inclusion. Consistent with Towson University’s mission, the expansion of OER usage addresses problems relating to affordability and access to education as well as supporting student success. These issues are especially relevant to underserved populations. The project team and its partners—the library, FACET, Office of the Registrar, Office of Technology Services, M.O.S.T., and academic departments—are expanding OER usage through a community of practice model.

The project team leads the assessment of the impact of OER on teaching and learning pedagogies, thus contributing significantly to the field of OER scholarship. Consistent with the conference theme, several components of assessment within this initiative center on employing OER in support of culturally responsive curriculum development and inclusive pedagogy. The project’s goal of designating OER courses in the academic course schedule will permit under-resourced students to select course sections that they can better afford to take, enhancing success of this disadvantaged population.

Panelists will present information about the community of practice, the on-campus and external partnerships that support the growth of the program, the OER designation, and an innovative mixed-methods assessment program for courses participating in Towson University’s OER initiative. The community of practice and partnerships provide the impetus for growth and sustainability. The impending OER designation permits students to select course sections that they can afford and drives a culture of positive peer pressure among faculty to consider developing and using OER in their courses. The assessment approach measures the influence of OER on pedagogy and student success, with a special focus on measures for a) accessibility and cultural relevancy of texts and pedagogies and b) success of nontraditional students. The model as a whole is bringing about solid outcomes that will continue to grow over time.

We look forward to engaging with participants to share this model as well as its successes and challenges.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the contributions of the community of practice and the internal and external partnerships that support OER discovery and usage
  • Consider adapting some components of overall model to their own campuses
  • Plan and design mixed-method assessments of OER pedagogy per se and in the context of equity and inclusion
  • Apply concepts to their own projects, based upon successes, challenges, and lessons learned by panelists

Speakers
avatar for Mary Slade

Mary Slade

Professor, Early Childhood Education, Towson University
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Samuel Collins

Professor Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University
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Karla Kubitz

Associate Professor Department of Kinesiology, Towson University
Karla Kubitz joined the Towson University Exercise Science faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 1998. Dr. Kubitz’s teaching interests focus on the psychological aspects of sport and exercise. Her scholarly interests include understanding the psychophysiological aspects of... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Professor, Towson University
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Patricia Westerman

Assistant Provost, Towson University
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Alexei Kolesnikov

Professor of Mathematics, Towson University

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room B

1:00pm EDT

The Wikipedia Assignment as Open Education Praxis
Digital literacy is no longer a “nice-to-have” for today’s students. It’s a critical skill whose importance continues to grow in the face of an ever-changing media landscape. What’s more, it’s not enough. Knowing how to distinguish reliable information from the unreliable is just the beginning. Digital literacy is one key component of forming a community of “digital citizens” who strive to produce, consume, and share knowledge accurately, accessibly, and equitably.

In 2010, the Wikipedia Student Program launched to help students at institutions of higher education achieve the above goals all while improving Wikipedia content. The program is a simple but powerful concept. Students from institutions across the U.S. and Canada contribute to Wikipedia as a course assignment. Students are in an incredibly privileged position vis-a-vis knowledge. They have access to sources that are often behind paywalls for the population at large, and they have their professors - subject-matter experts in their field - to guide them. As the world’s largest encyclopedia, open to all to both read and edit, Wikipedia is an open educational resource par excellence. By contributing to Wikipedia, students are participating in open collaboration, open knowledge production, and ultimately opening up knowledge access to the population at large.

In this panel, you’ll hear from three faculty who have used the Wikipedia assignment in their courses. They represent the fields of Engineering Writing, Middle Eastern Studies, and African American Literature. Topics to be explored include: the production and dissemination of knowledge in a global context, collaborative knowledge production and authorship, developing a public voice, Wikipedia’s limitations and bias, issues around access to knowledge and equity, as well as what it means to produce knowledge ethically and responsibly.

Since its inception in 2010, over 90,000 students have added roughly 76 million words to Wikipedia in partnership with Wiki Education. Their work has been viewed hundreds of millions of times. In this panel, we’ll explore what these grand numbers mean for students, faculty, and pedagogical practice in higher education.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn how faculty are using the Wikipedia assignment as open pedagogy
  • Attendees will learn about different ways to implement the Wikipedia assignment-i.e. how the assignment differs according to subject-area, class size, type of institution
  • Learn about the different pedagogical and learning outcomes from having their students contribute to Wikipedia-i.e. the skills students obtain from contributing to Wikipedia, how the Wikipedia assignment affects student-instructor relations, how the assignment helps develop digital literacy and citizenship in students
  • Learn about both the triumphs and challenges of asking students to contribute to open knowledge-i.e. tackling issues of bias, engaging in online communities, what it means to have knowledge privilege and the responsibilities therein

Speakers
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Helaine Blumenthal

Senior Program Manager, Wiki Education
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Delia Steverson

Assistant Professor of African American Literature, University of Florida
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Helen Choi

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern California
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Heather J. Sharkey

Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
I am a historian of the modern Middle East and North Africa!

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room D

1:00pm EDT

Reimagining Open Education Leadership to Center Historically Marginalized Communities and Students
The Regional Leaders of Open Education Network (RLOE) is about building diverse human networks that center the perspectives of and shift power to the marginalized in order to create conditions for their voices to shape a new vision for open. We believe that open education can be a key lever in bringing justice to higher education and a razor sharp focus on supporting underserved and underrepresented student populations.

Framing our work with social justice and equity at the forefront, we seek to broaden our impacts and address the enormous systemic problems that inequity and racism bring to our students. Systemic problems need a huge variety of actors in every corner to combat them, therefore our leaders should come from a variety of institutions in a variety of institutional roles and with a variety of areas of influence. Integral to making systemic changes, we feel that it is important to continually question what leadership means.

In this panel the RLOE leadership team will bring their personal experiences and engage participants in an exploration of the following foundational questions:

What is justice for higher education? How can open education be a key lever in the justice we seek? Who has agency within our organizations and is empowered to make change? How do we nurture a diverse range of leaders that can help drive agendas for open education that focus on underserved students? Who are the leaders and future leaders? How do we empower leaders and help them grow to take the next steps towards equity and justice confidently? How do we make sure our organizations center our historically underrepresented and underestimated communities in open education? What expertise needs to be connected for big challenges that face our projects and organizations? How do our leadership development programs assist leaders to adapt open practices within their own spaces in order to most effectively impact the underserved students in their particular institutions?

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Question the future of leadership for Open Education.
  • Identify strategies for recruiting, supporting and empowering underrepresented open education leaders (including student leaders).
  • Explore open practices that can most effectively impact the underserved students in their particular institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Deidre Tyler

Deidre Tyler

Sociologist, SLCC
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Kim Grewe (she/her)

Instructional Designer/Program Developer/Professional Development Facilitator, OEGlobal -- Contractor
I am excited to be back at the Open Education Conference and to share the work around Open I have been doing lately through OEGlobal projects and initiatives with which I'm involved. I look forward to exploring notions of leadership in Open and how we can leverage Open to expand traditional... Read More →
avatar for Carlos C. Goller

Carlos C. Goller

Associate Teaching Professor, North Carolina State University
I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and teach in the Biotechnology Program (BIT) at North Carolina State University. I am very interested in integrating open practices in the courses I teach. I believe strongly in non-throwaway assignments... Read More →
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Esperanza Zenon

Associate Professor, River Parishes Community College
Esperanza Zenon - Associate Professor of Physical Science.I am passionate about STEM Equity, and serve in several organizations focused on girls in STEM. I utilize OER in all of my courses as a way of making sure that all of my students have the course materials on day one of class... Read More →
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Karen Cangialosi

RLOE Program Director, Open Education Global
I am excited to be the Program Director for The Regional Leaders of Open Education Network (RLOE). RLOE brings together leaders from across North American institutional and regional boundaries in order to vitalize Open Education initiatives that especially support underserved student... Read More →
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Rebecca Ortiz

RLOE Leadership Advisor, Open Education Global
I am a passionate advocate for Open Educational Resources and Practices through the lenses of Inclusivity and Dual Enrollment.

Overview
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Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:55pm EDT
Room A

1:30pm EDT

Open Pedagogy: Overcoming the Public Versus Private Conundrum
Open pedagogy empowers students to be active agents in their learning by developing materials, collaboration, sharing ideas, and participatory activities. It is an emerging and evolving approach to instructional design with a limited research base, various definitions, and untapped potential. We define open pedagogy as students completing assignments that are useful and visible to others, rather than traditional assignments that are transactional and shared only privately with an instructor. In this presentation, we share our qualitative study of 75 community college students at two different institutions across the United States. We chose to study community college students because persistence is critical to consider for historically underrepresented groups, who are the predominant consumer of community college courses yet have the lowest persistence rates. To improve persistence rates, institutions are somewhat limited, and in the end, they can only manipulate things such as learner support systems and instructional designs. Open pedagogy is one such instructional design that holds promise because students from historically underrepresented groups often feel disconnected from their learning, which, in part, likely contributes to their diminished persistence. Some suggest instructors using open pedagogy assignments might bridge students to their learning and nurture persistence, as students share their work with others and give voice to topics and issues that are important to them. Yet, the empirical research base is limited as too are specific recommendations for practitioners. To address the research gap and glean insights into responsive instructional design, we explore student perceptions concerning the value of open pedagogy activities relative to traditional teaching approaches. It is important to consider students’ values because the research indicates the more students value an activity, the more motivated they will be to complete and do well with the activity, which leads to learning, better outcomes, success, and persistence. Even though open pedagogy is valued by students and can make space for supporting equitable practice, barriers, and misconceptions around sharing work publicly begin to emerge from our findings that are not as evident for privately shared assignments. Instructors must address these barriers and misconceptions to avoid assignments that put students in situations that are not conducive to learning and might impact their persistence. In our presentation, we share our findings and instructional moves instructors can make using open pedagogy practices to create more inclusive and equitable learning experiences for all.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand open pedagogy
  • Understand the role of student values as they pertain to open pedagogy design
  • Apply our findings to create make for more inclusive and equitable learning experiences for all students

Speakers
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Staci Gilpin

Assistant Professor, The College of St. Scholastica
Twitter @StaciAGilpinI am an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Work at The College of St. Scholastica and a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota. I teach and design courses using multiple delivery methods... Read More →
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Julie Lazzara

Psychology Professor, Paradise Valley Community College
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Stephanie Rollag Yoon

Assistant Professor, The College of Saint Scholastica

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

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Monday October 18, 2021 1:30pm - 1:55pm EDT
Room F

1:45pm EDT

An Open Textbook Journey: Building the 'Consumer Behaviour Trilogy'
In 2018, I set out to create an open textbook for Consumer Behaviour. What began as a standalone project turned into an exciting “OER trilogy”: (1) an open textbook paired with, (2) an Instructor Ancillary Resource, accompanied by (3) a Student Anthology.

Consumer Behaviour is an undergraduate business course that examines consumer decision making and the marketing psychology influencing consumers’ perceptions, motivations, attitudes, and decisions. It is the type of course that provides opportunities for student self-reflection (since everyone is a consumer and everyone consumes advertising messages daily). There are currently no Canadian OER’s on Consumer Behaviour that could be adapted, therefore a new open textbook was created using a range of existing open content from the fields of marketing, business, psychology, sociology, and anthology. Additionally, this new open textbook was designed to centre the lived experiences of today’s consumers - students - while also making efforts to decolonize consumer behaviour by decentering whiteness and dominant culture perspectives wherever possible.

By engaging students in a number of open pedagogy projects, the textbook developed into the ideal platform to not just create, curate, and consume content, but to also co-author it with students. Open pedagogy practices enabled students to engage with the course materials in a way that reflected their own lived experiences and interests. Student-created materials, such as op-ed pieces, made space for student voice and relevant contextualization of the learning materials.

Surplus and complementary content found its way into the second part of this OER trilogy - the “Instructor Ancillary Resource” - where I provided step-by-step details on how to engage in open pedagogy practices with students. Since open textbook adoptions are typically more successful when accompanied by an ancillary resource, this second OER was developed to accompany the textbook and showcase a range of essays, case studies, and assignment guides for educators.

And finally, the “Student Anthology” represents the ultimate legacy project in this trilogy: this student-created OER (to be developed throughout 2021) will contain a range of consumer experiences captured by students and interview-subjects that reflect what life has been like as a consumer during a pandemic.

In this presentation for OpenEd21, I will share my teaching & learning journey from textbook creation to trilogy publication and highlight ways to collaborate and co-author with students while celebrating their contributions to open education, the public domain, and future learners.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify ways to engage students in open pedagogy practices/projects
  • Locate models and guidelines for engaging students in OER projects
  • Apply principles of ungrading and self-reflection in open pedagogy practices/projects

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Niosi

Andrea Niosi

Instructor, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Andrea Niosi has an MBA from the University of British Columbia and has been teaching undergraduate business courses (Marketing, Entrepreneurial Leadership) in the Melville School of Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2008. In 2021, Andrea published her first open textbook... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Monday October 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room D

1:45pm EDT

Florida Virtual Campus Adding Textbook Cost Indicators to the State Online Course Catalog
During this presentation the Florida Virtual Campus and Textbook Cost Indicators Working Group members will share details on the work completed with a statewide work-group to include textbook cost indicators in the State Online Course Catalog. The work-group identified and defined an indicator which highlights zero textbook cost(ZTC) courses, provided recommendations on classifications, provided guidance on the use and design of the indicator, and identified best practices for implementation. In addition to reviewing the workflow of the work-group itself, the panel will review the work-group outcomes, and provide attendees with two local examples of how these efforts may be implemented at an individual institution.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Leave with one example workflow for reviewing, designing, and approving textbook cost indicators using a working group that they could implement at an institution or state level
  • Learn the process for ZTC Definition creation example from Florida and are provided sample definition language that can be applied locally
  • Access one example of transferable ZTC Criteria for inclusion in local or state catalog, registration, etc.
  • Carry away a handout on Best Practices for Implementing ZTC that can be distributed and used for implementation at their institution or state. To include guidelines and structure for local workflow to participate
  • Identify the ZTC Design example from Florida and to implement similar design in attendees local or state system
  • Identify and review 2 examples of potential implementation that may be followed at the individual institutions

https://dlss.flvc.org/florida-zero-textbook-cost-indicator

Speakers
RC

Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Director, Digital Services and OER
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Ashley Thimmes

Statewide Projects Coordinator, Florida Virtual Campus
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Josh Hill

Accessibility Specialist, Hillsborough Community College
Josh Is an Open Educational Resources (OER) practitioner and advocate, having been involved in open textbook publication, course design, and research. He has worked on OER grants, published open journal articles, and presented at conferences across the nation focused on Instructional... Read More →
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Ujjwal Chakraborty

Academic Dean of Distance Education at FSCJ

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Monday October 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room B

1:45pm EDT

Moving Open Education Forward in Texas: Statewide Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
In November 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) launched a Digital Learning Division (DLD) with the mission of providing leadership and advocacy for digital learning in higher education and promoting, sustaining, and advancing a quality digital learner experience positioning Texas as a world leader and resulting in globally competitive digitally proficient citizens. One focus of THECB and the DLD has been to facilitate the use of open instructional materials in order to encourage adoption of affordable, accessible, and flexible resources at scale.

THECB has partnered with organizations such as the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), OpenStax, and the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex) to scale OER work in the state. One such partnership, with ISKME and DigiTex, led to a landscape study of OER use and adoption in Texas higher education. Survey findings reveal insights into specific priorities for OER work across Texas. While a majority of institutions had OER programs and policies in place or were planning to implement OER programs and policies, there was a need for financial and procedural support for OER initiatives.

For OER use to scale, capacity building at institutions is essential. The DLD builds on a strong foundation of statewide OER initiatives to create sound infrastructures to serve institutions in this post-COVID world. In 2020, THECB was awarded Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, a portion of which was dedicated to digital learning programs, including OER grants. THECB and the DLD have built on knowledge gained from state-funded OER grants and OERTX, the state OER Repository, as well as from statewide and national research, to determine GEER funds would be best utilized to build capacity at institutions wishing to initiate or grow OER programs.

This session will examine the successes that THECB has had in building and scaling OER initiatives in partnership with public and independent institutions and organizations across the state and nation. Fundamental statewide OER projects will be highlighted, such as the OERTX Repository and framework grants for OER policy and program building at institutions. Innovations that have led to successful adoption of OER in Texas, the impact of the work on students and institutions, and lessons learned from the launching of the first OER grant program in 2018 to the present will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to consider how initiatives could be adapted for their own OER advocacy.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Gain strategies for increasing OER awareness and adoption at a statewide level
  • Evaluate approaches for creating partnerships in order to develop high-impact OER initiatives
  • Adapt these strategies and approaches to their own OER advocacy

Speakers
KT

Kylah Torre

Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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Michelle Singh

Assistant Commissioner for Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room E

1:45pm EDT

OER Awareness and Adoption Trends in US Higher Education through the COVID-19 Pandemic (2019-2021)
This presentation examines the changing nature of factors impacting OER awareness and adoption across US Higher Education, using data collected in Bay View Analytics surveys conducted in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The surveys include those conducted as part of our William and Flora Hewlett Foundation project tracking OER awareness and adoption, as well as several additional research efforts exploring changes to teaching and learning arising from the pandemic.

Bay View Analytics studies have shown a string of steady, year-over-year increases in OER adoption, up through 2020. However, the factors impacting OER awareness and adoption were starting to change, and the COVID-19 pandemic further disrupted trends with Fall 2020 marking the first year with no increase in OER adoption rates. What, then, can we expect the pattern to look like in 2021 and beyond?

Many of the pandemic-induced changes in higher education bode well for OER adoption. Faculty adopted digital materials in larger numbers than ever before, reporting a much more positive view of digital materials and expressing a greater desire to use them in the future than we’ve seen in prior years. Many faculty moved away from using a single source of materials for their courses, instead adopting a mix-and-match approach to assembling material for their curricula — a core component of OER. Faculty also adopted new teaching methods, reexamining what course materials would best serve their new teaching approaches.

For all the factors that suggest that OER adoption gains will resume, there are also aspects of the changes in higher education that indicate a more challenging time for OER. Commercial publishers accelerated their transition to digital distribution models, muting the OER advantage in digital materials. Additionally, commercial inclusive access arrangements, which were already growing into a serious alternative to OER before the pandemic, were adopted in even greater numbers as institutions scrambled for solutions.

This presentation uses data from multiple nationally representative surveys of faculty and academic administrators to examine how their approach to discovering, evaluating, and selecting teaching materials is changing. The most recent results are compared to those from 2019 and 2020 to highlight how the factors impacting OER awareness and adoption are changing.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how awareness and adoption of OER has grown over time among U.S. education
  • Know what factors have impacted this growth, and how they are changing
  • See how the pandemic-induced changes in higher education are having both a positive and negative impact on OER awareness and adoption
  • Understand several possible scenarios for future pattern of OER adoption among U.S. higher education

Speakers
JS

Jeff Seaman

Director, Bay View Analytics
JS

Julia Seaman

Director of Research, Bay View Analytics

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Monday October 18, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room C

2:00pm EDT

Fellowship of OER
This session introduces an inter-institutional OER collaborative model formed by three higher education institutions in western MD to strengthen use of open education in and across institutions. To maximize impact, we focused on OER for faculty development and for Math, Biology-Chemistry, and English general education courses. Session takeaways include ideas on structuring an OER partnership and benefits and challenges met by the project teams: faculty, library, instructional design/technology, and administrators.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Create an open educational fellowship or partnership within and across institutions
  • Develop a collaborative model among inter-disciplinary faculty and support staff for furthering OER
  • Build and scale open initiatives at their institutions

Speakers
avatar for Fred Stemple

Fred Stemple

Academic Director of STEM, Garrett College
STEM OERMaryland Higher EdMOST Commons
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Deborah Devlin

Lecturer in Mathematics, Frostburg State University
OER adopter/adapter/creator with a penchant for active learning pedagogies. Working on: College Algebra (with Trig), Applications for Business (Algebra and Calculus)
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Doris Santamaria-Makang

Associate Professor, M.Ed. Coordinator-Interdisciplinary Program College of Education, Frostburg State University
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Pam Deering

Director eLearning & Ed Tech Services, Allegany College of Maryland
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Matthew Marafino

Professor English, Allegany College of Maryland
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Jenny Meslener

Director of the Library & Learning Commons Learning Commons, Garrett College
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Michelle Hixson

Instructional Technologist, Instructional Design and Technology, Frostburg State University
I am an enthusiastic practitioner of collaborative activities using various platforms to advance student outcomes.

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room A

2:00pm EDT

Open Pedagogy: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings
Open licensing used in open educational resources allows for teaching and learning techniques that are not possible with traditional copyright. There is a growing body of empirical research on open pedagogy. However, definitions and instantiations of open pedagogy vary in the literature. The purpose of this systematic review was to systematically search and synthesize empirical findings on open pedagogy that were beyond simple use of open educational resources. An exhaustive and systematic search for relevant studies was conducted by searching four scholarly databases as well as backwards searches of the references of relevant studies and forward searches of citation. In addition, authors of relevant reports were contacted. This yielded 18 reports that included 14 studies on student learning and perceptions and 6 studies on faculty experiences.

The definitions of open pedagogy across empirical reports were examined. Generally, open pedagogy was defined in the context of open licensing affordances with students creating novel and useful artifacts that were then publicly shared. However, there were exceptions particularly when examining faculty experiences with open pedagogy. In these studies, part of the purpose was to examine teaching techniques for open pedagogy.

Overall, both students and faculty reported positive experiences with open pedagogy, although there was some concern about public sharing as well as confusion about the logistics of open pedagogy tasks and the technicalities of open licensing. Students reported that open pedagogy better developed critical thinking and evaluation skills than traditional pedagogy. In terms of negative experiences, some students reported confusion and anxiety about the renewable assignments as well as frustrations about technology. In addition, some students were concerned about the accuracy of their work and reported discomfort with the student-centered approach of open pedagogy techniques. In contrast, some students appreciated the opportunity to create materials rather than only consuming them. Synthesized findings may be used by faculty to inform use of open pedagogy especially when considering issues with student confusion and changing power dynamics.

Full text: https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/511

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Attendees will learn how open pedagogy is defined in the research literature
  • Attendees will understand how open pedagogy relates to student experiences and learning outcomes based on empirical findings
  • Attendees will know empirical findings on faculty experiences with open pedagogy

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Clinton-Lisell

Virginia Clinton-Lisell

Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Dr. Virginia Clinton-Lisell began her career in education as an ESL teacher in New York City. She then obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science at the University of Minnesota where she was trained in educational research. She has published over... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room F

2:30pm EDT

Jigsaw Puzzle
This time has been reserved for a full-stop break for you to take a true moment of rest away from our fully packed conference schedule! While there is no active programming planned for this time slot, we welcome you to join your fellow conference attendees in one of our interactive jigsaw puzzle rooms. Feel free to work on a puzzle on your own as well!


Open Ed Conference Logo Puzzle


Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Room A
  Social activity, Mindfulness
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

2:30pm EDT

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. There is no scheduled programming during this time.


If you choose, we have created an interactive space for conference attendees to work on a digital jigsaw puzzle together.


Please use this time to engage in other self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Have a snack! The late-afternoon sugar crash is real.
  • Take a walk around your office, home, or whatever space you may be in.
  • Drink a tall glass of water.

Monday October 18, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

3:00pm EDT

OERs & Faculty Learning Communities
The higher education landscape changed rapidly in March of 2020, with universities scrambling to create flexible options for an unknown future in a global pandemic. The University of Pikeville implemented several initiatives, including a hyperflex model of teaching, 8-week courses, and most significantly, no-cost resources for all students. To aid faculty in creating the best possible experience for students in Fall 2020 and beyond, the university formed Learning Communities of undergraduate faculty, each led by a faculty Learning Designer to share ideas and revise courses during the summer of 2020. The Learning Designers aided faculty in aligning and creating objectives, course content, and assessments and in finding and creating open education resources, often where no perfect resource currently existed. The majority of UPIKE faculty had never before used OER materials, particularly for an entire course, leading to concerns and challenges, which could be voiced and addressed in these communities.

While these Learning Communities were created in a direct response to the pandemic and significant changes made by the University of Pikeville, the experience suggests that such faculty-led groups could prove beneficial in a variety of settings, particularly in adopting OER materials. In this session, we will share how different Learning Designers approached the needs of their communities, as well as the successes and pitfalls encountered. We will also discuss uses of Faculty Learning communities beyond the pandemic and at other institutions.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Examine one method of implementing faculty-wide OER use
  • Generate strategies for managing peer-led faculty learning communities
  • Evaluate UPIKE's methodology for developing faculty learning communities for use at other institutions and situations

Speakers
JS

Jenna Steigerwalt

Associate Professor of English and Theatre, University of Pikeville

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room F

3:00pm EDT

Interest Convergence, Shared Goals: Student Government and Library Partnership in OER Initiatives
Students are the primary beneficiaries of all the OER initiatives in higher education. But in most OER programs, active and sustained student involvement as leaders, partners, and collaborators continues to be a challenge. This is where the power of the student government can be harnessed and leveraged beyond the usual passing of resolutions and bills in support of OER. It is imperative for the student government to mobilize to its full capacity so that OER programs can be more impactful and sustainable.

In this presentation, we will talk about the partnership between the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), the undergraduate student government, and the OER librarian leading the MSU Libraries OER program. We will highlight how our collaboration started--remarkably during the pandemic when all of us were learning and working remotely. We will discuss the work we have done in furthering the goals of the OER Program, and future plans of ASMSU to embed this initiative into the bigger goal of not just college affordability but student empowerment and leadership. Our hope is that participants come away with not just ideas they can implement in their institutions but be inspired by our partnership and collaborative spirit in the service of our students.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Generate ideas for effective student government leadership in OER initiatives
  • Understand what drives collaboration and partnership between librarians and students
  • Come away feeling uplifted and inspired by what we have done despite the odds

Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
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Aaron Iturralde

Student Body VP for Academic Affairs, Associated Students of Michigan State University
Aaron Iturralde (he/him) is the student body Vice President for Academic Affairs. He works with administrators, faculty leadership, and students to carry out ASMSU’s academic-related policies. Prior, he served as the undergraduate representative for the College of Education.

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room D

3:00pm EDT

Open for Antiracism: Using Open Education to Support Antiracist Teaching
The Open for Anti-Racism program supports US community college faculty aiming to leverage Open Education to make their teaching antiracist. The program emerged as a response to institutional statements decrying racism not always being translated into teaching practices that directly support faculty and students.

In some cases, existing OER reproduces the biases of larger society, for example, white supremacy. Participants in this program were encouraged to not only use existing OER, but to improve existing OER and to co-create materials with their students.

Our first cohort of participants completed a four-week, facilitated online course to learn about Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Open Educational Resources, and Open Pedagogy, and the connections between these. Participants then implemented a concrete change to a semester-long class by integrating OER or open pedagogy as a way to make the class antiracist. Participants received on-going support through monthly webinars featuring speakers on anti-racism, regular meetings with coaches, and dedicated OER support.

During this session, you will learn about the genesis of the Open for Anti-Racism program and the development of the core course. You will also hear about examples of changes that participants made to their teaching and how they used OER to make their classes antiracist. The program leads, CCCOER and College of the Canyons, will present program outcomes and suggestions for improvement. The audience will be asked to discuss how they can more effectively use OER to reform our teaching and how the field of OER can more effectively engage with anti-racist pedagogy.

Participants at all levels of OER knowledge are welcome!

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Define antiracist pedagogy
  • Describe how open education can support antiracist pedagogy
  • Summarize outcomes of the Open for Anti-Racism Program

Speakers
avatar for James Glapa-Grossklag

James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, Ed Tech, Learning Resources, Dist. Learning, College of the Canyons
James Glapa-Grossklag is the Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He directs the statewide CCC DECT grant and co-coordinated Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James is... Read More →
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Kim Grewe (she/her)

Instructional Designer/Program Developer/Professional Development Facilitator, OEGlobal -- Contractor
I am excited to be back at the Open Education Conference and to share the work around Open I have been doing lately through OEGlobal projects and initiatives with which I'm involved. I look forward to exploring notions of leadership in Open and how we can leverage Open to expand traditional... Read More →
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Joy Shoemate

Director, Online Education, College of the Canyons
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Una Daly

Director CCCOER, Open Education Global
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. We believe that these practices will promote equitable access and reduce barriers, particularly for underserved students... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room C

3:00pm EDT

Partnerships, Planning and Productivity: Forming and Sustaining an Open Education Working Group
Despite growing OER awareness among faculty, many higher education institutions lack a full-time, dedicated person who leads and works exclusively on open education initiatives (BayView Analytics 2020 Report). If there is a dedicated person, they seem to require an all-encompassing range of skill sets and knowledge, ranging from program development and conference planning to open education, scholarly communication, and instructional design (Larson). So it is no surprise that OER efforts across U.S. academic libraries are often directed by individuals with other responsibilities. How can libraries of any size (or other departments outside of the library) create roles, manage projects, and mobilize stakeholders so that their open education initiatives are scalable, sustainable, and impactful? What skill sets and expertise levels are needed?

Temple University Libraries established an Open Education Working Group in Fall 2019, a cross-functional group formed with staff and librarians from various units of the Libraries. Two members will discuss the creation of this group, how we developed shared goals, which initiatives we manage and how we assess our progress. We will also discuss the various campus stakeholders who help us advance a culture of “open” on our campus and with whom we collaborate to varying levels of success. We will talk about our marketing and outreach strategies to keep the campus updated about open education.

Attendees will have time to brainstorm one or more of the following: new ways to engage their own campus community around open education initiatives, identify potential stakeholders on their campus, or articulate a change they want to make to the way they run their own campus open education group.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Articulate roles in an open education working group
  • Brainstorm a shared vision and goals for an open education working group
  • Identify partners on campus to advance open education goals
  • Take away ideas for possible open education initiatives
  • Discuss strategies for marketing open education initiatives

Speakers
avatar for Kristina M. De Voe

Kristina M. De Voe

English & Communication Librarian, Temple University
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Courtney Eger

Learning And Engagement Librarian, Temple University Health Sciences Libraries
Hi! I'm Courtney Eger, the Learning + Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University. I'm a SPARC #LeadOER fellow for 2021-22. I'm passionate about teaching, information literacy, library engagement and outreach, and of course, open education!

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room E

3:00pm EDT

OER Cooperation In Francophone African Countries: Key Success Factors For A Successful Strategy
This session focuses on an example of capacity building opportunities offered by the Learning in a Digital Age 103 course from OER Foundation on “Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world”. Developed by Dr. Wayne Mackintosh at a New Zealand UNESCO Open Education Chair for the English-speaking world and Common Law countries, it has been translated into French by UNESCO and adapted to cover Civil Law countries by L’Université Numérique. It is not a law course per se, but it opens the minds of learners and authors to opportunities offered by various dimensions of “openness”, such as open access, OER and enables them to address the legal complexity faced by government bodies, schools and higher education institutions when they implement open education.

Building on this example, the session will demonstrate how cooperation between civil servants of Higher Education ministries, rectors/presidents of traditional universities and leaders of virtual universities can work together to jumpstart a national OER strategy in francophone Africa, extending first to lusophone Africa and Brazil, and on to hispanophone countries.

Its strengths:
  • It is a free online capacity development course
  • It provides free access to an online test, whereby successful learners have the opportunity to gain a Competency certificate
  • It covers both Common Law and Civil Law countries
  • It relies on a documented process, that is replicable in other languages, starting with Portuguese and Spanish
  • It illustrates how an inclusive national OER strategy can be implemented, provided representatives from ministries of Higher Education, Education, professional training, Justice (licensing) and economics (trade negotiations on IPR) are involved in the process

Caveat: This approach focuses on building trust between governments and governing bodies in higher education for implementing the OER recommendation. While it is fundamental to build an inclusive national strategy that protects and fosters innovation, it is not a substitute for more disruptive approaches at the level of individual educators that is needed in order to mainstream the use of OER, which should come in a second stage.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the specific challenges for implementing the UNESCO OER recommendation in sub-Saharan francophone countries
  • Understand the differences in approach to OER licensing between “common law” countries and “civil law countries”
  • Understand how this approach to francophone countries, with a critical mass of OER that is substantially smaller than for English or Mandarin can apply to other audiences such as lusophone or hispanophone countries

Speakers
avatar for Zeynep Varoglu

Zeynep Varoglu

Sector for Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO
Zeynep Varoglu is a Programme Specialist in the Digital Innovation and Transformation Section of the Communications and Information Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Ms. Varoglu is responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation and related OER Dynamic Coalition... Read More →
avatar for Jacques Dang

Jacques Dang

Secretary of the Board, L'Université Numérique
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Wayne Mackintosh

Director, OER Foundation
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Carole Schorlé-Stefan

L'Université Numérique
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Philippe Dacosta

e-Charlemagne

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room A

3:00pm EDT

Zoom In: A Faculty Panel on Creating Renewable Assignments Using Lambert's Social Justice Framework
In 2021, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) formed a regional Community of Practice (Co-OP) for faculty to learn about and implement open pedagogy into their courses through Lambert’s (2018) social justice framework.

With each of the Co-OP participants teaching in different academic disciplines, from both independent and public institutions of higher education located in each of the Northeastern states (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT), these 8 faculty members spent 6 months together virtually learning from experts in the field of Open Education about the best practices for inviting their students into the process of creating openly-licensed content in the form of renewable assignments. Copyright, open licenses, student agency, privacy, accessibility, racial justice, and culturally relevant teaching practices were all covered through webinars, workshops, and bi-weekly group discussions.

Join Lindsey Gumb, NEBHE’s Open Education Fellow, for a lively panel discussion in which our Co-OP participants share their own candid thoughts on topics like relinquishing their “Sage on the Stage” identities to empower their students as authoritative voices through open pedagogy, anxieties around incorporating discussions of race and white supremacy into their classroom discussions, the benefits of collaborating with regional colleagues, and how/if their students embraced the opportunity to license their intellectual property and contribute to the greater commons. Ample time for audience questions will be made available to ensure an inclusive and interactive experience for all.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Visualize the real challenges and successes of faculty learning about and implementing open pedagogy through a social justice lens for the first time

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Gumb

Lindsey Gumb

Fellow, Open Education, New England Board of Higher Education
avatar for Kathleen Brinegar

Kathleen Brinegar

Senior Lecturer, University of Vermont
Kathleen Brinegar is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to equity and cultural responsiveness, multiliteracies, curriculum development and assessment, and school organization... Read More →
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Matthew Ulricksen

Assistant Professor, Community College of Rhode Island
avatar for Suzanne Marmo-Roman

Suzanne Marmo-Roman

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Sacred Heart University
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Eric Kulberg

Department Chair/Professor, Great Bay Community College
MC

Manu Chander

Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University
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Daniel Leland

Associate Professor of Finance, Thomas College
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Annette Guertin

Professor of Mathematics, Berkshire Community College
MC

Margaret Carroll

Professor of Biology, Medgar Evers College/CUNY

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room B

3:30pm EDT

Organizing an OER Boot Camp for Faculty
For the past 3 years, Fort Hays State University (FHSU) has offered a two-day boot camp for faculty who are working on an open textbook project or otherwise considering transitioning to zero-cost course materials. The boot camp, which has been offered once in person and twice online, is a collaboration between the library, Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies, and the FHSU OER Committee. Each boot camp has been revised based on feedback from faculty who attended the previous one. The most recent boot camp covered Pressbooks, accessibility, project management, copyright and licensing, and curating zero-cost resources and images. It began with attendee introductions and ended with reflection time for faculty to ask any remaining questions and provide feedback on the event. Unlike other boot camps, this one was not designed to introduce faculty to OER but rather to kick-start z-course projects. Attendees at this session will learn about the process of organizing and revising the boot camp.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Choose critical topics for getting faculty started on z-course projects
  • Implement interactive activities for faculty getting started on z-course projects
  • Avoid issues/challenges faced by the FHSU OER Committee in implementing a boot camp

Speakers
avatar for Claire Nickerson

Claire Nickerson

Learning Initiatives And OER Librarian, Fort Hays State University
Claire chairs the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) OER Committee, which administers the Z-Course Grant Program for large-enrollment courses that use zero-cost course materials. Claire also sits on the Kansas Board of Regents statewide OER Committee and is one of the organizers for... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 3:30pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room F

3:45pm EDT

Creating OER for Racial Equity and Social Justice through Inclusive Innovation
Digital Promise -- an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is passionately committed to spurring innovation in education to improve opportunities for all learners -- is leading a cohort of 13 public school districts invested in developing OER professional development and classroom resources for engaging middle and high school students in racial equity and social justice discourse. We believe teachers need increased cultural competency, capacity, and resources to effectively integrate racial and social justice into teaching and learning to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Cohort participants will engage in our Digital Promise Inclusive Innovation process to develop equity-centered solutions. In this model, innovation is defined as differentiated, novel, and radical solutions that are co-designed and co-created with historically marginalized populations to address challenges as they see them and as they deem important. Success is defined by systemically marginalized populations having full access to, participating in, and benefiting from powerful learning outcomes, among both those involved in co-design and those to whom the innovation scales.

The Inclusive Innovation model aims to: 1) increase capacity of communities and practitioners to engage with research and evidence; 2) increase understanding and application of cultural context; 3) design equitable solutions to challenges; 4) foster long-term mutual cross-sector partnerships; and 5) promote sustainability and scalability.

Co-design teams begin the Inclusive Innovation journey by building relationships through trust and commitment to an equity-first R&D process. They then engage in inquiry to understand the local community and its assets, explore challenges related to project goals, dig into root causes, define the priority problem, and develop success metrics. Next, co-design teams engage in designing and developing solutions using a recursive build-measure-learn cycle. Once a working prototype has been developed, teams implement it, analyze its impact, and make adjustments, as needed. Finally, teams focus on sustaining and scaling their solutions.

While a variety of organizations currently provide resources for teachers and students to address social justice and racial equity issues, none of these are explicitly OER and many were not co-designed with the community or with today's increasingly diverse student population in mind. As a result, many do not provide authentic opportunities for students to express themselves and take action. OER provide unique opportunities for local collaboration and customization to enable teachers and students to respond in real time to local and national events and to take action to promote racial equity and social justice in their communities.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize the need for OER professional development and classroom resources to increase teachers’ cultural competency and capacity to effectively integrate racial equity and social justice into teaching and learning;
  • Understand how to apply a model for implementing equity-first R&D projects that brings together educators and community partners as co-designers;
  • Hear directly from a student and educators about why they consider this work so important;
  • Access resources to learn more about Inclusive Innovation and OER to promote racial equity and social justice discourse and action.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Thomie Timmons

Dr. Thomie Timmons

Deeper Learning Coordinator, Reynoldsburg City Schools
As Innovation Coordinator at the Reynoldsburg City Schools I direct k-12 STEM, k-12 Maker Edcucation, and district wide innovation. I led the design teams of our high school academies and founded the Reynoldsburg Battelle FabLab. I am also a founding member of the Central Ohio FabLab... Read More →
avatar for Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Executive Director of the League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise
avatar for Jenny Bradbury

Jenny Bradbury

Director, Solutions Strategy & Growth, Digital Promise
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Noor Salameh

Student, Kettle Moraine School District
I am a 16 year old student at the Kettle Moraine High School for Arts and Performance. You can ask me about my music career, high school experience, and views on equity within education our system.
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Lisa Floyd-Jefferson

Deeper Learning Coach, Reynoldsburg City Schools
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Schyvonne Ross

Assistant Principal, Reynoldsburg City Schools
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Nicholas Keith

ELA/SS Teacher, Reynoldsburg City Schools
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Vernita Johnson

ELA/SS, African American Literature Teacher, Reynoldsburg City Schools

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room C

3:45pm EDT

Designing an Interactive OER Syllabus as an Equitable Practice
A growing number of faculty are choosing to integrate open-educational resources in their classrooms. College and university faculty can easily integrate digital resources already available from the on-campus library on a simple syllabus with hyperlinks. This workshop provides resources and opportunities for faculty from every discipline to integrate library resources. The cost of textbooks keeps increasing and some of our students experience difficulty affording required resources for class, this syllabus-based OER approach will make the process easier for faculty and students. The goal of this workshop is for faculty to learn about hidden features on the library databases, how these features can be utilized to form an OER textbook-syllabus, and best practices to integrate throughout the semester.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • After the OER workshop, participants will identify how to integrate innovative elements of an OER textbook-syllabus
  • After the OER workshop, participants will know how to identify resources from the library databases to utilize on an OER textbook-syllabus
  • After the OER workshop, participants will know how to adopt and integrate the OER textbook-syllabus in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses

Speakers
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Jennifer Edwards

Professor, Tarleton State University

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room E

3:45pm EDT

Developing a Robust Faculty OER Adoption Program Under Challenging Conditions
Open Educational Resources thrive on faculty effort. Providing a robust professional development and support program can help faculty decide to “go open,” but not every institution has the capacity to commit to a multi-year funded OER adoption program. We will describe the grassroots professional development program taking place at the University of Alaska Anchorage, ranging from the inception of our Textbook Affordability Initiative, the development of a cohort-model faculty professional development program, pursuing and securing federal grant funding, and the development of long-term partnerships to maintain the program. Program impacts will also be discussed with special attention to fostering Alaska Native student academic success through partnership with university partners.

When this session is complete, participants will be able to: (a) Describe the genesis and key elements of the UAA Textbook Affordability initiative (b) Understand the impact of contextual variables (i.e., institutional budget, global pandemic) on program development and delivery (c) Apply the principles of effective instructional design to developing a faculty professional development program (d) Describe the role of strong institutional partnerships in promoting program survival.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the genesis and key elements of the UAA Textbook Affordability initiative
  • Understand the impact of contextual variables (i.e., institutional budget, global pandemic) on program development & delivery
  • Apply the principles of effective instructional design to developing a faculty professional development program
  • Describe the role of strong institutional partnerships in promoting program survival

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Howard

Veronica Howard

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
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D'Arcy Hutchings

(she/her) Instructional Design Librarian, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room D

4:00pm EDT

Access For All With Offline OER Solutions
It should not be assumed that all students have reliable, fast, or any internet access — or computers or mobile devices — at home or on campus. The British Columbia (BC) provincial government reports that, while 93 per cent of its urban households have internet access at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) target speeds of 50/10 Mbps, approximately two-thirds of its rural and Indigenous communities do not. For post-secondary institutions in remote regions, pulling up an online open textbook can be difficult or impossible. In 2019, BCcampus hired an Open Education representative for the northern region of BC. The outcomes of this position are to create a collaborative relationship with smaller institutions in the north region of BC, promote awareness of open education and increase access to less-served institutions, and to provide focused support to smaller institutions in the north to implement and institutionalize use of OER. While OER adoptions and student savings have increased in all the northern institutions, there is a need for offline versions of OER in the remote post-secondary institutions of northern BC. Join BCcampus presenters as they share the realities of access in Northern BC, Canada. Presenters will articulate the challenges of the region as well as potential solutions for access to Offline OER- what they have done to date and what they plan to do as OER usage expands. Presenters will engage the audience in a creative brainstorming activity to generate ideas on additional ways to offer Offline OER to remote regions.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Articulate the access challenges faced by residents in remote Northern British Columbia communities
  • Identify various solutions for accessing OER in offline formats

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Director, Open Education, Bccampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →
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Carolee Clyne

Open Education Advisor, BCcampus
Carolee has been supporting faculty in higher education for over 25 years in a variety of roles including computer, library systems, web support, instructional design and registrar systems. Carolee recently completed her PhD exploring how to engage faculty from disciplines such as... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room A

4:00pm EDT

From OER Learner to Leader: Creating a Professional Development Pathway for Emerging OER Champions
Emerging OER leaders are uniquely positioned to speak meaningfully to faculty OER creators. While there are many opportunities for professional development within the higher education space, the role of facilitation methods, and the leadership or management skills inherent within, are often overlooked. To better support their professional development, our work has found that leading and facilitating a virtual community of practice is a key skill set that improves OER project outcomes and builds wider capacity in the field. Through increased training around facilitation methods, emerging leaders in open education are better supported to integrate their experiences and make meaningful connections with those just getting started. This session will explore how a professional development facilitator program was created for faculty, librarians, and staff that improved the skill set of emerging OER leaders.

Creating sustainable networks that integrate and support newer members is vital to the overall health and success of the open education movement. Effective communities of practice are spaces wherein participants can problem solve, seek insight from experienced practitioners, and reuse assets that make work more efficient. In addition to being a space where larger developments in the field are discussed, it also serves as a foundation to grow general confidence to participate actively in the space of the discipline. However, communities of practice are not necessarily self-built and self-maintained. Rather, they are built and sustained through a process of intentional scaffolding and relationship-building. Managing these networks and leading with care to ensure that participants are successful, are harder challenges yet.

Facilitation is a means through which a dynamic, engaged community space is created and maintained. In many ways, the people management involved in facilitation is a key skill for leadership positions in OpenEd and beyond. From laying the groundwork for community calls to encouraging the sharing of information and expertise across institutions, there are many subtle and specific tasks that a facilitator must manage. However important facilitation may be in cultivating a community, there is very little information and support available on how to enact those practices effectively.

This session explores how a program was designed to address this gap - including training that bridges faculty and librarian skill sets with the demands of virtual facilitation. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the experiences of facilitators first-hand as they share the ways in which the program has contributed to their professional growth and leadership in open education.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify key skills in OER leaders to support relationship building and sustained engagement
  • Understand the ways in which facilitation skills can bring added value to the open education movement and offer transferable leadership skills
  • Recognize the unique demands of virtual facilitation practices for adult learners
  • Learn about the insight provided by emerging OER leaders to inform the larger open education movement

Speakers
avatar for Apurva Ashok

Apurva Ashok

Director of Open Education, The Rebus Foundation
Apurva Ashok leads Open Education initiatives at The Rebus Foundation, a global non-profit working to make knowledge freely available in the pursuit of equity, understanding, and the common good. Her work at Rebus Community empowers educators with the know-how and network to publish... Read More →
avatar for Monica Brown

Monica Brown

Assistant Program Manager, Rebus Community, The Rebus Foundation
I'm a former composition faculty and writing center consultant who is passionate about helping folks share their knowledge and experiences through all genres of writing. I graduated from Boise State University with a Masters of Arts in English. My work in Open Education explores the... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room F

4:00pm EDT

OER-Enabled Pedagogy: Student Examples of Renewable Assignments
Within the practices of using open educational resources (OER) the term open pedagogy has a wide variety of definitions. As a result, the term OER-enabled pedagogy was proposed to explain more specifically "the set of teaching and learning practices that are only possible or practical in the context of the 5R permissions which are characteristic of OER" (Wiley & Hilton, 2018). The five R's are retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute. Applying the first four of the five R's to student assignments means students must be actively engaged in the construction of what they create. Applying the fifth R (redistribute) provides students with the importance of creating something for a wider-audience and a product that survives beyond the confines of a college semester, and that can continually serve the greater public.

This presentation has two objectives. First, we will define and explain OER-enabled pedagogy. Second, we will present various assignment examples of OER-enabled pedagogy created by college students (none of which involve creating/editing wikipedia pages). Student examples will highlight how OER-enabled pedagogy affords students the ability to remix OER using their native language and incorporate cherished cultural inspirations.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Apply OER-enabled pedagogy to student assignments
  • Explore various examples of OER-enabled pedagogy
  • Discover student-created examples of OER-enabled assignments

Speakers
avatar for Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson

Librarian, American River College

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room B

4:30pm EDT

Jackbox Game
If you have a competitive itch, or you just want a good laugh, this one's for you. A combination of game show and game night, JackBox lets people in different places all come together and play a variety of games -- kind of like Kahoot, but without that pesky educational side. Everyone who comes in will get a chance to participate, and audiences are welcome!


The number of players is limited, but audience members also have a role: they get to vote on whichever answer they like the most, which can make or break even the cunningest of players. The game will be streamed over Zoom, all you need to participate is a stable internet connection. If you have a smartphone, that's helpful too, but don't worry: no need to download or install anything extra!

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 4:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Room A

4:30pm EDT

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.


Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Look away from your computer screen for 20-30 seconds.
  • Plan your schedule for tomorrow's day of conference activities!
  • Drink a tall glass of water.

Monday October 18, 2021 4:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

5:00pm EDT

A Look at the Fine Print Behind Automatic Textbook Billing
Known by brand names like “Inclusive Access” and “First Day,” automatic textbook billing programs charge the cost of digital course materials directly to each student’s tuition and fee bill, often without their explicit consent. While vendors say this model provides access, it differs sharply from truly inclusive models like open educational resources. All you need to do is look at the fine print.

SPARC created the Automatic Textbook Billing Contract Library as a resource for advocates and institutions to read the fine print of legal agreements behind automatic textbook billing programs. The library can be used to compare, contrast and download the full text of contracts between U.S. public institutions and major publishing, bookstore, and technology vendors. The spreadsheet breaks down each contract based on data points such as price caps, resale rates, and discount structures. Contracts can also be filtered and sorted by state, vendor, and institution.

This lightning talk will provide observations and recommendations based on an analysis of automatic textbook billing contracts. It will also highlight the differences between automatic textbook billing and open educational resources.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Access and explore the Automatic Textbook Billing Contract Library
  • Identify common bad practices in automatic textbook billing contracts
  • Explain the differences between open educational resources and automatic textbook billing

Speakers
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Winni Zhang

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:00pm - 5:10pm EDT
Room F

5:00pm EDT

What do Students Think? Student Perceptions of Open Textbooks at Private Institutions
During the past two years, the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) has collected student perception data from over 100 courses that have adopted an open textbook. Using a LibWizard survey, we asked 1300 private college students using OER (and other zero-cost materials) about their experience and satisfaction, and how their studies and grades were affected. In this presentation we share highlights from this data, and offer our survey as an adaptable method of collecting student OER perception data.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how students (especially at private colleges & universities) perceive open textbooks
  • Learn an adaptable method of collecting student OER perception data

Speakers
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Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, PALNI
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Erin Milanese

Affordable Learning Project Coordinator, PALNI

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:00pm - 5:10pm EDT
Room E

5:00pm EDT

COVID Changed How We Do OER Outreach. Here's What Our Institutional Initiatives Have Learned
Throughout the pandemic, the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education inspired many OER advocates to improvise, adapt, and try new strategies to reach instructors. COVID and remote instruction also put a spotlight on the barriers to success that many students — particularly non-traditional, underrepresented, and low-income students — have faced for a long time. How can we take the lessons learned this year and make sure that they continue to shape our outreach and offerings going forward? In the OpenStax Institutional Partner Program, OpenStax works directly with a small group of colleges and universities to expand their OER initiatives. In this presentation, several participants in the Institutional Partner Program will talk about what they learned about promoting OER on their campuses during the pandemic, and which ideas and strategies they’ll carry forward into the upcoming school year and beyond. Topics include the importance of ancillary materials, crafting a successful OER workshop, and partnering with student government. We’ll also hear from Barbara Gooch, a student at Volunteer State Community College, about what she hopes instructors remember about their students’ needs, even when instruction has returned to the classroom. Co-Presenters include: Sonya Bennett-Brandt, OpenStax; Barbara Gooch, Volunteer State Community College; Gabby Hernandez, UT Rio Grande Valley; Derrick Manns, Texas Southern University; Carrie Miller, Minnesota State University Mankato.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Begin adopting and adapting the strategies discussed in the presentation to their campuses
  • Understand and explain the ecosystem of ancillaries available with OER materials
  • Understand what course materials and course structures many students prefer after experiencing online instruction during COVID

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Miller

Carrie Miller

Instructional Designer, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Carrie Miller is an instructional designer with IT Solutions at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Arizona State University and has been an instructor in higher education for over 20 years, both in face-to-face and online classes... Read More →
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Sonya Bennett-Brandt

Assistant Director of Institutional Relations, OpenStax
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Gabby Hernandez

Open Education Librarian, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Gabby Hernandez is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a recipient of the Open Education Network Open Education Resource (OER) Librarian Certification and the Creative Commons Certificate for Academic Librarians, she has been able to successfully... Read More →
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Barbara Gooch

OpenStax Intern
Vol State Community College student, Tennessee, OpenStax Intern, Student Advocate, Hopeful Future Higher Ed or Non-Profit Higher Ed Employee
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Derrick Manns

Texas Southern University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:00pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room D

5:00pm EDT

Tour of Open RN Resources
This recorded presentation will provide an overview of the Open RN project, tour three nursing OER textbooks, and share associated H5P learning activities. Three Open RN nursing textbooks have been published in Pressbooks wtih CC BY licensing, including Nursing Pharmacology, Nursing Skills, and Nursing Fundamentals. The Nursing Pharmacology book was published in June 2020 and won the OE Global Award for Excellence in September 2020. The Nursing Skills and Nursing Fundamentals books were published in Summer 2021 and were cowinners of the OE Global Award for Excellence in October 2021.

Several associated H5P branching scenarios with CC BY licensing were shared with the OER community during the COVID pandemic to make nursing virtual simulations "open for all." Students are able to access these virtual simulations using a hyperlink and internet access, with no additional hardware or software required. Additional virtual simulations continue to be developed and released regularly in LibreStudio. To date, the Open RN textbooks have over 330,000 international users and over one million international pageviews. Student feedback and learning outcomes will be shared during the presentation.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the Open RN project
  • Explain how to access the Open RN textbooks and virtual simulations
  • Plan how to incorporate Open RN resources into their curriculum

Suggested  Asynchronous Interactive Activities:
  1. View or download Open RN textbooks by visiting www.cvtc.edu/OpenRN
  2. Try out some Open RN H5P learning activities and branching scenarios, such as those found in Open RN Nursing Fundamentals, Chapter 15, Section 15.8  
  3. "Reuse” H5P branching scenarios from the Open RN collection in LibreText Studio

Speakers
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Vince Mussehl

Director Of Library Services, Chippewa Valley Technical College
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Kim Ernstmeyer

Open RN Project Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College
I am a nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare by enhancing nursing education with active learning and simulation.

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:00pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room B

5:00pm EDT

Advancing K-12 OER Through A Collaborative Model
K-12 Voices for Open is a community-led effort established in 2020 by ISKME, and in partnership with representatives from CAST, SETDA, New America, state, district, and other organizational leaders in open education across the U.S. The formation of K-12 Voices for Open is driven by the need to broaden engagement in K-12 open education by encouraging more diverse participation by practitioners, community members, and those with lived experience. This past year, K-12 Voices for Open has been working to establish priorities and concrete supports to enable increased participation in OER by educators and policymakers.

The session will feature a panel with members of K-12 Voices for Open, including district, state, and organizational leaders in open education to discuss pressing issues for the K-12 open education environment, and highlight the progress of the community's work in 2021, which has focused on four core areas: 1) OER professional learning, 2) OER curriculum vetting, 3) OER policy and advocacy, and 4) OER leadership and governance.

Panelists will reflect on K-12 open ed leadership and discuss the shared governance model and community workflows established by K-12 Voices for Open. Panelists will subsequently engage participants in the current priorities and outcomes from the the past year's work, including a written policy statement directed to states and particularly to district leaders to encourage the use of federal funds for OER; a statement of the community’s collective commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and a collection of quality rubrics and resources to support open educational practice and professional learning. The session will conclude with a discussion to gather audience feedback on outputs to date, as well as to inform the priorities of the K-12 Voices for Open going forward in 2022.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Gain an understanding about the creation of a collaborative leadership and governance model, and will be able to generalize from this transferable model to apply to their own local open education context
  • Learn how to get involved directly in the K-12 Voices for Open community and contribute to its goals and working group activities
  • Be able to explain to others the benefits of the community and to supporting K-12 OER more broadly across states and districts
  • Gain access to a set of shared resources, including guidelines and rubrics to support K-12 open ed practice, policy, and advocacy across state, local, and regional levels

Speakers
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Jean Weller

#GoOpenVA Administrator, Virginia Department of Education
Interests: OER, Professional learning for educators, virtual learning, competency-based learning, alternative assessments, maker spaces, libraries, mystery books, cats and dogs. Find me on Twitter at @JeanWeller
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Amee Evans Godwin

VP, Research & Development, ISKME
VP, R&D at ISKME working in applied research and development focused on open educational practice, professional learning and collaboration. Founding Program Director of ISKME's digital public library, OER Commons. Develops new business opportunities and new program implementations... Read More →
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Cynthia Curry

Project Director, CAST
Cynthia Curry is Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) and Co-Director of the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems. Related to AEM, she is responsible for ensuring that the Center meets its goal to increase the... Read More →
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Rebecca Henderson

Distance Learning Supervisor, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
I am excited to assist organizations as they develop student-centered instructional strategies that are designed to support the learning styles of today's learner.  I believe in innovation, disruption, and strategic thinking to promote continuous improvement and am dedicated to developing... Read More →
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Yvette McMahon-Arnold

State Director of Instructional Development, Virgin Islands Department of Education
OER is new to the U.S. Virgin Islands!!  Yvette McMahon-Arnold leads this initiative which she describes as "surfing the waves," an exhilarating experience which diametrically excites and frightens her.  Visit the evolving Microsite at https://goopenusvi.vide.vi/

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:00pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room A

5:15pm EDT

Student Champion: Creating a $500k OER Initiative
I always knew that I wanted to make an impact towards tackling some of the big challenges that students in higher education face. One such challenge is educational affordability. Increasing tuition costs across Canada and the world are making school less realistic for droves of students. Hard working and gifted people are being put in positions where they have to choose between getting their degrees and putting food on the table. This is heartbreaking and unacceptable, so I wanted to try and do something about it.

Learning about Open Education Resources (OER) and the pervasive benefits they can have for both pedagogy and affordability, I knew promoting their use would be an amazing way to make post-secondary accessible to more students. In discussions with various stakeholders at my university, I came to understand that one of the biggest hurdles in increasing OER use was lack of funds. Unfortunately, OER creation does not tend to be incentivized by post-secondary institutions and as such there may be low levels of engagement.

Reflecting deeply on this hurdle, I worked collaboratively with numerous stakeholders at my institution including our Library and Teaching & Learning Institute to develop an innovative solution titled the Open Education Resource Fund (OERF). The purpose OERF is to make funding available in the form of grants that educators could apply for to create new OER, adapt of existing OER, or peer review existing OER.

From this idea, a comprehensive grant application was created and submitted to a granting program offered by our institution to help students pursue their novel solutions to problems on campus. Incredibly, we were successful in receiving $500,000.00 towards the creation of the OERF, which provides enough money to create at least 50 OER projects over the next 5 years.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the student perspective of OER advocacy
  • Become aware of the innovative ways students are pushing for increased uptake of OER
  • Learn how much of an impact Open Ed/OER can have for students
  • Discover the potential for student involvement in the Open Ed

Speakers
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Chaten Jessel

Student presenter, University of Calgary

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:15pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room E

5:15pm EDT

Will (Public) Sharing Help With Caring? An Open Pedagogy Experiment of Student Motivation
Having students develop meaningful assignments that have purpose outside of classroom is generally regarded as an effective pedagogical technique. These assignments are referred to as “renewable” or “nondisposable” as they are not disposed of when the course is over. However, whether or not students should be encouraged to publicly share their renewable assignments is debatable. It is possible that students would take more pride and ownership of their work if they know it will be seen by others. Conversely, it is also possible that students would experience anxiety and have concerns about the quality of their work being adequate for public viewing. Furthermore, open pedagogy is a complex concept, which has made examining its effects on students challenging.

The purpose of this study is to compare how students experience renewable assignments that are publicly shared or only shared within the course. Across multiple undergraduate and graduate courses, students created memes to communicate the main points of research articles. Students were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: course-only sharing and course-and-public sharing. In the course-only sharing condition, students only shared their memes with the course. In the course-and-public sharing condition, students shared their memes with the course and their instructor will post on social media (NB: students in the public sharing condition may opt out of public posting and no identifying student information will be public).

Students were asked to complete questionnaires about their renewable assignment. They were asked about the utility value (perceived usefulness) of the renewable assignment (scientific memes) with the expectation that publicly sharing their work will enhance its perceived usefulness. This was not shown in the results. They were also be asked about their pride in their renewable assignments with the assumption that public sharing will foster pride in one’s work, but the opposite was found. However, they were also be asked about anxiety experienced out of concern that public sharing could increase anxiety, even with the option to not have it posted and having no identifiable information on their work. No differences in anxiety or uneasiness were noted. Students in the public sharing condition reported greater benefits to communication skills and scientific knowledge than did their peers. Students were also asked open ended questions about the benefits and downsides of creating memes.

This study has practical implications in terms of decisions about public sharing of renewable assignments. Moreover, the findings will inform theoretical understanding of open pedagogy by examining an isolated component (public sharing).

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the empirical evidence on the effects of public sharing on student motivation
  • Determine whether to open pedagogy assignments in their own courses should be publicly shared

Speakers
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Virginia Clinton-Lisell

Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Dr. Virginia Clinton-Lisell began her career in education as an ESL teacher in New York City. She then obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science at the University of Minnesota where she was trained in educational research. She has published over... Read More →
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Alison Kelly

Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:15pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room F

5:30pm EDT

Financial and Academic Impact of Textbooks
Over the past decades, the cost of higher education has soared, creating significant financial barriers to higher education for college students. Textbook costs alone have risen 88% in the past decade, and with the pandemic exacerbating affordability issues, these fees that have been considered ‘reasonable’ in the past have proven to be detrimental to a student’s quality of education. At the University of Colorado, students from different financial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds can agree that these costs are unnecessary, and with the help of open educational resources, not only will students gain easier access to class materials, but they will be introduced to a better, adaptive, and engaging learning model.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the obstacles students of different backgrounds face due to textbook costs
  • Hear personal stories of college students and their struggles in pursuing higher education
  • Consider the financial and academic benefits from integrating open textbooks into college curriculum

Speakers
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Helen Do

Textbooks Campaign Coordinator, CoPIRG Students at CU Boulder

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:40pm EDT
Room E

5:30pm EDT

Open Education Instructional Journal
The Open Education Instructional Journal is the capstone completed for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program for 2020-2021. Higher education hires faculty based on education and expertise, which can generate a gap around a faculty’s knowledge around pedagogy and educational practices. I wanted to try and address this problem and generate a conversation.

The journal is focused on providing an optional pathway to assist faculty with creating their courses and help move instruction to a student-centered framework. Within the journal a number of instructional, pedagogical, and education topics are introduced with options to dig deeper into places of interest. This does provide an OER First approach and includes packets for personal and instructional reflection. You can find the journal and the three supplemental packets here: https://internal.bartonccc.edu/center/innovation.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Explore the possible instructional knowledge gap that the Open Educational Journal attempts to address.
  • Explore teaching philosophy, OER First Approach, and methods around instruction that move toward a student-centered approach (Open Pedagogy, Authentic Assessment, etc.).
  • Explore the inter-connectivity between different instructional methods and how they can assist you and your students.

Speakers
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Lee Miller

Director of Innovation & Compliance, Barton Community College
Hello!I'm the Director of Innovation & Compliance in the Center for Innovation and Excellence at Barton Community College. I work with open education and facilitate Barton’s OER initiative, assist with ADA compliance for instruction, investigates academic integrity, and engage with... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:40pm EDT
Room F

5:30pm EDT

Beyond the #Campaign: Capturing the Realities of Textbook Affordability Through Digital Storytelling
For the last 8 years, our large public University’s affordable textbook initiative has aimed to reduce the cost of textbooks for students by targeting faculty adoption of open educational resources (OER) and low-cost textbook options.

In 2018, we began to look for ways to integrate our institution’s students into the initiative. Creating jobs for student ambassadors, who educated and promoted OER to peers, was the initial start of our student-driven programming. After these positions were filled, we encouraged our students to collaborate with us to develop a semester-long calendar of student-focused events, including a digital storytelling competition. Digital storytelling enriches familiar oral narratives with technological advancements, including graphics, sound, and images to create a more sensory and personal experience.

In Fall 2019, the affordable textbook initiative team held a digital storytelling contest open to all currently enrolled students. Students were invited to compose a personal narrative or design their own digital story on how textbook affordability has impacted them personally.

Goals of this project included:
Gather as many personal student stories as possible to reflect the diversity of our student body;
Increase awareness and visibility of the textbook affordability initiative among the student body;
Influence campus administration and gain more support for the textbook affordability initiative; and
Develop a unique and compelling collection of marketing materials to introduce the textbook affordability initiative to both faculty and students;
Use assessment to inform future outreach and impact on initiative.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the advantages and pitfalls of conducting such an event, such as digital storytelling
  • Explore best practices, equipment requirements and time commitments of a digital storytelling contest

Speakers
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Adriana Poo

Sr. Assistant Librarian, San Jose State University
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Christa Bailey

Sr. Asst. Librarian, San Jose State University
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Louis Tran

ALS Student Ambassador, San Jose State University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room D

5:30pm EDT

OpenSkill: Open Tools, Co-Development, and Workforce Readiness
OpenSkill develops open educational resources (Active OER) that promote essential workforce skills as part of a $3.4M funded program by the U.S. Department of Education. The development team includes Arizona State University's (ASU) Center for Education Through Exploration (ETX) and three of the largest community college systems in the country: Maricopa Community Colleges, Ivy Tech Community College, and Miami Dade College.

The process for creating our OER represents a unique multi-institutional collaboration between almost 60 faculty, numerous skilled learning designers, and program coordinators at each college. The underlying technology is open source and is taking advantage of a powerful new courseware authoring platform, allowing for contextualization of the content, by the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with ETX. The goal is to drive new interoperability standards as part of the project.

Institutions and faculty are supported by the Inspark Teaching Network at ASU’s Learning Enterprise, which provides training and professional development within a developing community of practice, all centered on active learning. The OER, underlying technology, and partnerships are all aimed at improving access to high quality learning experiences for low-income, minority, and first generation students.

Available OER combines Course Content Packages and Tools that can be combined to use as textbooks. OpenSkill Tools are customizable digital resources enabling active learning that foster essential skills, portable across disciplines. Active learning is at the heart of the OpenSkill vision because skills are best learned by doing. OpenSkill Tools can be used alone or supported with ready-to-use assignments, guides, and quality, existing OER materials, all made available on the OpenSkill Hub. Course Content Packages are curated OER developed with partner institutions to meet local needs.

Join us for a presentation of our design process, live demos, and information on how you can make use of the OER and get involved.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Use new cross-disciplinary open source tools
  • See an example of multi-institutional collaboration
  • Try a new courseware development platform
  • Use content packages and tools as a textbook replacement

Speakers
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Lisa Young

Faculty Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, Scottsdale Community College
I serve Scottsdale Community College as the Instructional Design and Educational Technology faculty member.I am passionate about helping our students learn whether it be through excellent instructional design, the use of educational technology to resolve and mitigate instructional... Read More →
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Marc Nash

Director - OER Initiatives, Ivy Tech Community College
avatar for David Schonstein

David Schonstein

Head of Inspark, Arizona State University
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Lady Emma Franck

COAP Project Manager, Miami Dade College

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room B

5:30pm EDT

Teaching the Teachers of Future Teachers to Design Inclusive Instructional OER
Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity is the only national non-profit dedicated to strengthening, growing, and amplifying the impact of educator preparation at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), with the longer-range goals of both diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students. Our vision is for all students to have access to diverse, highly effective educators. We see OER as a way to move closer to this goal.

This session will narrate the journey of BranchED’s OER initiative, highlighting our OER Summer Institutes. In our institutes, we guide teacher education faculty at MSIs through the development of OER for teacher education courses. The OER developed in these virtual spaces are created for and by teacher educators at MSIs. By aligning with the BranchED Framework for Quality Educator Preparation, OER designed in the institute represent and center MSI communities through inclusive instruction and culturally responsive and sustaining practices. Through the development of and teaching with the OER created in our institute, faculty model inclusive and equitable teaching for teacher candidates, who are our teachers of tomorrow.

In this 25-minute pre-recorded video, I will show the BranchED institute course materials, the OER development process, and the OER modules that were developed in the institutes. I will also share BranchED’s efforts to improve the value of OER work in academic promotion and tenure practices through the development of our OER Peer Review Committee. Participants will also learn about the BranchED Equity Rubric for OER Evaluation, the first rubric developed specifically to evaluate for equity in instructional materials in the field of teacher preparation. Links to all resources created in OER Commons will be shared with participants.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the BranchED mission and quality framework
  • Discuss practices for facilitating OER design
  • Access OER materials shared in the session

Speakers
avatar for Aubree Evans

Aubree Evans

Director of the BIRCH Professional Learning Center, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity
Aubree is a faculty developer and sociologist. As the director of the BIRCH professional learning center at Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, she leads an OER initiative to increase the number of high quality instructional materials for teacher educators in higher education... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room C

5:45pm EDT

Conducting an Environmental Scan to Identify OER Needs at an Institution of Higher Learning
The presentation proposal is aimed at sharing my experience conducting an Open Educational Resources (OER) environmental scan at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USCB). The OER environmental scan was conducted in the form of two surveys, one for faculty and another for students. The surveys were designed to get an understanding of the prevalence or usage patterns, and familiarity of Open Educational Resources (OER) by faculty at the UCSB. I also assessed the challenges students encounter in acquiring textbooks. The other goal of the student survey was to determine if students are aware of alternative learning resources like OER, if they would consider advocating for OER, and in what ways. I will also share the survey findings and the recommendations I made for my library.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe one example of how to conduct and OER environmental scan through surveys
  • Apply tips for how to design a survey
  • Communicate strategically about OER with stakeholders

Speakers
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Angela Chikowero

Research & Engagement Librarian, UCSB Library

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Monday October 18, 2021 5:45pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room E

5:45pm EDT

Transitioning A Faculty Development Model Into Teaching Practice
The theme for the 2021 OpenEd Conference is “Making Open for All”. So often our focus is on “Making Open for our students”. This session will focus on a unique aspect of Learning, and “Making Open for All”, where a instructor who has attended numerous OER Learning Circles is going to share how he has taken the model that he found so successful as a participant in OER Faculty Development Learning Circles, and transferred that learning and knowledge to application of that model in his course redesigns. He has taken the core elements of the Learning Circle Model, and now uses them in his courses, with his learners. He will highlight the methodologies and best practices from that model and share how they are helping him enjoy the same successes he experienced in Learning Circles with his students in the courses he teaches.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Attendees will leave this session with an awareness of how “student learning” as an instructor focus is also so applicable to the personal professional development of those in the role of instructor
  • Attendees will leave this session with an awareness of how broad the idea of “Open” really is and the cyclical and reciprocal aspect the of the “Pay it Forward” concept of OER
  • Attendees will leave this session with an awareness of how adaptable The OER Learning Circle Model is for professional development as well as for course redesign and the opportunity to embrace open pedagogy to include student voices that speak to multiple dimensions of cultural identities; thereby creating opportunities for differences to shine as positive and relevant components of humanity

Speakers
avatar for Karen Pikula

Karen Pikula

Psychology Faculty / OER Faculty Development Coordinator Minnesota State, Central Lakes College / Minnesota State
Supporting faculty in adopting OER, redesigning courses and authoring of OER materials through collaborative cross disciplinary OER Learning Circles.Print on Demand Services. Z-Degree (zero Textbook cost AA degree). I am interested in talking to anyone about their experiences in using... Read More →
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Nick Heisserer

Business Instructor, Central Lakes College

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Monday October 18, 2021 5:45pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room F

6:00pm EDT

Late Show
Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field.

We’ll wrap up the first day experience with some reflection from Program Team members and a conversation about how to build a thriving open initiative on your campus.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!




Hosts
avatar for Emily Ragan

Emily Ragan

Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Excited about reimagining effective education. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and OER Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Speakers
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at TRU. She is a recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education. She has been supporting open education by conducting workshops and webinars, helping faculty to identify existing OER, and co-facilitating open textbook s... Read More →
avatar for Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC
avatar for Lisa Haldeman

Lisa Haldeman

Director of Library and Facet Center, Northeast Campus, Tulsa Community College
I am a community college library director who has heavily worked with the implementation of OER at TCC since we became an OpenStax Institutional Partner in 2016. In 2019, I was accepted as an OpenEd Research Fellow; my research focused on faculty perception of the TCC Library’s... Read More →

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 6:00pm - 6:25pm EDT
Main Room

6:30pm EDT

Crab Cake Cooking Demonstration
The 2021 Open Education Conference was originally planned to be held in the U.S. state of Maryland. As a mid-Atlantic state with a long coastline, Maryland is known for its seafood, and perhaps most famously, crab cakes.

During this social session, we will be demystifying the Maryland crab cake. We will follow our expert through a cooking demonstration while discussing the process and ingredients. We will also make a classic accompanying sauce, remoulade.

After the demonstration, we will have a question and answer session so that you can leave this get-together feeling confident about your next batch of crab cakes.

Overview

Monday October 18, 2021 6:30pm - 7:25pm EDT
Main Room
 
Tuesday, October 19
 

9:00am EDT

Early Show
Hosts
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, Houston Community College
avatar for Tiffani Tijerina

Tiffani Tijerina

Program Manager, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff

Speakers
avatar for MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM's position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates... Read More →
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:25am EDT
Main Room

9:00am EDT

How to Access #OpenEd21
Welcome to the 2021 Open Education Conference! We are incredibly excited to welcome more than 1700 attendees and speakers to the largest ever year of this longstanding conference.

To access the conference, you must be logged into Sched with your registered email address. You can tell that you are logged in if you see a message below the main menu that states you have a ticket. You will not see embedded videos or the button to join sessions unless you log in.  

If you are registered and have your Eventbrite ticket, a Sched account has already been created for you. Here is how to access it: 
  • Activate your account. Entering your Eventbrite order number and registered email to set a password and access Sched. 
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  • If you are unable to either activate your account or reset your password, contact us at contact@openeducationconference.org.

If you are not registered, visit the Tickets page to purchase a ticket. It will take approximately 15 minutes for your registration to sync with Sched, and then you can log in using one of the methods above.



Overview
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Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Room A
  Support
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

9:30am EDT

Co-creation of OERs for Foreign Language Acquisition: A Case study on Goa, India
Foreign languages are incorporated in the schooling system in non-native, multilingual and multicultural countries like India. To meet the needs of the learners, there are a multitude of textbooks and accompanying resources published in the country. Some textbooks are published by autonomous bodies in India and are accessible through their websites and national repositories. But the majority of the textbooks that are in use are published by independent publishing houses and they retain all copyright.

The present Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing disruption in traditional classroom style of teaching, has made the education community acutely aware of the dire requirement for content that is free to reuse and adapt, content that is contextualised for the Indian learners, and content that is visually appealing and available in various formats to bridge the digital divide in the country.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training, Ministry of Education, Government of India has doubled down on efforts to support teachers and students through various initiatives. One such initiative is the creation of Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing Portal (DIKSHA). The content that is housed on this portal ranges from lesson plans to e-copies of textbooks, interactive exercises and other multimedia resources and would be accessible to teachers and students across the country. The portal accepts contributions from various stakeholders.

This presentation highlights the various strategies used by the teams of teachers to co-curate and co-create OER materials. Due to the pandemic, the team members work remotely using a blend of tools for synchronous and asynchronous communication. Various strategies are used by the curation and creation teams to design content that is contextualised, inclusive and accessible to students with and without devices. There is a rigorous review process at various levels before the content is uploaded on the portal. The presentation also brings to the fore the perceptions of various stakeholders on collaborative curation and creation of OERs, barriers, incentives, and benefits to using OERs. 

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discover strategies used by teams working remotely to curate and create OERs, 
  • Identify challenges faced by teams to contextualise OERs for learners of a foreign language in a non-native context

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Maria Gomes

Natasha Maria Gomes

Assistant Professor, Goa University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 9:40am EDT
Room E

9:30am EDT

Pedagogical Approach For Digital Literacy Education Utilizing OER
The Center for Open Education at Hokkaido University collaborated with Adobe KK to develop OER, fostering critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills required in Digital Literacy (DL) education. In this collaborative research, we developed OER to learn design thinking that underpins essential thinking and creative problem-solving skills for first-year students. Also, we developed a learning program utilizing this OER through production activities that use digital tools, including Adobe Spark.

Improving learning effectiveness utilizing OER, a pedagogical approach is essential. In the learning program, we aim to utilize OER based on the blended learning settings to learn the basic knowledge before the class using the OER and engage in activities to create their own OER while using knowledge in face-to-face settings. We introduced the cycle of investigative learning (Engeström, Hakkarainen & Hedegaard, 1984) to bridge the knowledge and stimulate motivation, orientation, and internalization. In the OER, the learner faces practical difficulties and conflicts grasps the gap between the learning goal and the digital products he/she creates in the class. In the OER, we adopted a structure in which we tackled the quiz without knowledge of the learning content (motivation), learned the tools and usage of thinking in the main part (direction), and finally tackled the same task again (internalization).

In the first-year class in 2020, we introduced blended learning utilizing the OER. The students are actively involved in the pre-learning by OER and the activities to create their own OER. The feedback from students is positive. From the questionaries for students, they learned the effective selection and arrangement of images and methods to align the text and pictures by unifying the colors. We found that these competencies relate to the skills of digital content creation on DLGF.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn the practical pedagogical approach utilizing OER
  • Learn the practice to introduce investigative learning cycle in the blended-learning settings
  • Learn how to combine the OER for pre-learning and activities of OER creation by the students in the class

Speakers
avatar for Katsusuke Shigeta

Katsusuke Shigeta

Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan
Associate Director at Center for Open Education, Hokkaido University. Open Education and Educational Technology
HT

Hiroaki Tanaka

Designer, Center for Open Education, Hokkaido University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 9:40am EDT
Room F

9:30am EDT

Creating an Inclusive Subject Vocabulary to Describe Humanities Resources
This session will describe how our institution has been working to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive subject vocabulary and taxonomy to describe the humanities resources hosted and indexed in our OER Commons Microsite library. We originally sought to enhance the existing metadata of our digital resources by applying more modern, culturally appropriate and diverse terms for subjects, named periods of time, and places, but could not find existing controlled vocabularies that met those standards. We have created a thesaurus of subject terms which prioritizes inclusion and we also apply these to materials supplied by a variety of humanities content providers who we partner with in the Microsite.

We were motivated to create this subject thesaurus to describe our resources because a major aspect that perpetuates inequities in search results for both seekers and publishers of scholarship is that most descriptive metadata—the descriptive information used to facilitate discovery and identification of resources—is largely outdated, Eurocentric, colonial, exclusive, and heteronormative. We are developing terms for representing time in the past and present according to multiple cultures and histories and have had contributions from librarians with some subject area expertise, but we continue to need persons and institutions to assist in stewarding the vocabulary and ensuring that we include voices of a variety of communities, using language individual communities use to describe themselves. This subject vocabulary is always being updated and terms are added as new materials are produced.

In addition to standardizing the metadata keyword terms to prioritize equity and inclusion we perform regular maintenance and review of the terms used on the Microsite to remove keyword errors and synonyms, and limit the amount of one-off keywords in order to reduce the effects of silos among the collections. As terms get added by users and content partners the keyword tags are reviewed and may be merged or modified to ensure they align with the equitable and inclusive subject vocabulary we have instituted.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Blueprint for inclusive knowledge curation and discoverability
  • Reduce the effects of silos in collections
  • Implement controlled vocabularies for subject terms

Speakers
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Sarah Harris

Associate Librarian, National Humanities Center

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 9:55am EDT
Room D

9:30am EDT

World Librarians: A System Providing Open Educational Resources to Offline Schools in Malawi & Kenya
World Librarians (WL) is an operational socio-technical system and workflow that provides digital Open Educational Resource information and search services to children attending very remote and offline schools and libraries in Malawi and Kenya. The OER content is provided in two ways: (1) through a local offline wifi server called a RACHEL (Remote Access Community Hotspot for Education and Learning); and (2) through Twitter message-based content requests. The key to this system is an effort to provide these teachers and students content they want and not content that we in the global north think they want.

In this presentation, we will describe the operational system we have developed over the course of five years, where we first establish solar-powered computer labs with the OER-enabled RACHEL database in remote schools in Malawi and Kenya.

We will then explain the socio-technical workflow of the World Librarians program. This involves the establishment of “Requester nodes” in the offline schools and libraries, the management of these deployments using a cloud-based WL app, and the operations of the WL “Searcher node” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst capitalizing on OER databases, as well as a novel micro-payment system that enables the transfer of large digital datasets through the use of teacher or librarian cell phones and data plans. We will also provide some findings from a preliminary survey suggesting that the WL program is making a positive impact on the schools and libraries served.

The latter part of the presentation will look toward the future. We will reflect on our experiences running the WL system in both Malawi and Kenya, and then reflect on future expansion, including our interest to create in-country searcher teams supporting schools in their own country with OER resources, and the idea of encouraging new OER authorship in these countries to support their own local community needs?

In sum, at its core, WL represents a global librarian support system working to remove the barriers to educational information for all global citizens, with central attention and awareness to Global North/South information power dynamics, and focused entirely on the use and provision of OER resources.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand concerns about information power dynamics between the Global North and Global South
  • Understand how a relatively low-cost socio-technical system for open educational resource sharing could be adapted and deployed in offline developing regions of the world
  • Become involved in ongoing conversations surrounding the World Librarians project and even have opportunities to join in the growing effort to get OER content in the hands of teachers and children who currently have no access to these kinds of information

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton

Interim Dean, University Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I'm a librarian and doctoral candidate whose research focuses on open education and open educational practices (OEP). Member of the CC Global Network, GO-GN, and OE4BW collaborator. Also an artist and parent to human munchkins and fur babies.
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Charlie Schweik

Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I co-founded the World Librarians program with Carl Meyer in Malawi and lead a team of wonderful University of Massachusetts students who make the OER searcher socio-technical component of the system work. Our goal at UMass is to continue to support our colleagues on the ground in... Read More →
avatar for Carl Meyer

Carl Meyer

Co-founder, Shift IT
For the last 20 years I have been building wireless networks in Africa. In 2015 I co-founded Shift IT to improve access to digital learning resources in the education sector. I also co founded the World Librarians Project which serves requests from offline communities. 
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Wachira Warukira

Team Leader, Net Bila Net - NBN
I am a Kenyan social entrepreneur with keen interest in projects related to access to quality education, youth mentorship, rural development, music and arts. I am a music producer and pencil artist but my educational background is in Business Administration. I use my talents and skills... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 10:10am EDT
Room B

9:30am EDT

Open Education Academic Librarians at Work in Europe: Building Capacity with Peers
The European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL) is part of SPARC Europe’s efforts to make open the default for research and education in Europe. While some European Higher Education libraries have taken on the OE challenge, others are yet to do so. The network is there to help all those striving to support Open Education at different levels of maturity. As a result of a Hewlett Foundation grant, the network is focussing on activities to help implement the UNESCO OER Recommendation. It is growing fast with members from more than twenty European countries.

This session will focus on how a network can stimulate more international action with its members, speaking to how they are getting engaged in activities with their peers: driving experienced members to share their OE expertise and newcomers to connect and contribute while learning more about OE. The panel will bring together network members from different countries to share their experiences in developing a set of activities within the network itself, initiated and steered by them. They will also reflect on the specific context of an international, European network in which most of the members use English as a second language and come from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds.

Presenters will describe the process and the results of activities that started in Spring 2021, including:
  • Interviews with European Open Education Champions- librarians interview active OE advocates and practitioners: students, teachers, pedagogues, practitioners, talking about OE: why it is important, what they do to move this forward, what still needs to be done, and more
  • ENOEL practitioners under the spotlight- members of the network share their experience as librarians and their specific applied OE expertise while enabling others to ask questions and consider replicating their practices
  • OE drops- small chunks of knowledge on OE themes, issues, definitions, tips & tricks, etc. designed and recorded by members in a short (2-3 mins) video format
  • Thematic Working Groups to 1)organize and curate OE resources for the network and the wider public in general; 2)design and share advocacy tools about the Unesco OER Recommendation; 3)build an Open Education learning path for EU librarians.
  • Aside from sharing interim results, the panel will also provide ENOEL members the chance to share how they felt while facing ups and downs in these activities and how they managed to face challenges together. More details will be provided during the session.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize how to embrace similar opportunities and tackle similar challenges in their own network
  • Identify and select tools and strategies to raise awareness of OE that can be adapted in other contexts
  • Generate ideas to plan actions in their local contexts, keeping the effort required under control
  • Consider the intangible results that come from international networking and recognize these as important achievements
  • Value opportunities to explicitly share feelings and personal perceptions, whether positive or negative, as part of the experience of working collaboratively at a distance

Speakers
avatar for Paola Corti

Paola Corti

Community Manager, SPARC Europe
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Marta Bustillo

Digital Learning Librarian, University College Dublin
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Monique Schoutsen

Coordinator information literacy, Radboud University
I'm an information specialist and a big advocate of Open Education. I work at the university library at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
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Kristopher Meen

Assistant Librarian
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Kinga Zając

Librarian, Library of the Cracow University of Technology
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Celine Peignen

Deputy librarian, TUS:MM

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 10:25am EDT
Room A

9:45am EDT

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Open Education: Strategies and Advocacy in Nigeria
Note: The conference is aware that the closed captioning for this video does not meet the level of accuracy that we strive for. This will be addressed as soon as possible.

The essence of most Nigerian schools is to educate young minds and provide key skills required to positively impact the community. Meanwhile, the world is rapidly evolving and it is imperative to have a generation that is equipped mentally to adapt to it. Typically, colleges and universities make provision for access to training and learning in a conducive and friendly educational environment. However, considering the fourth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals, everybody should be able to have access to qualitative and equitable education and this cannot be achieved through the educational institutions only. Hence, the need to consider making education accessible through other means such as Open and Distance Learning and/or Massive Open Online Courses, among others. This seems to be the only way through which the Demand-Supply Gap in access to education can be bridged. Education is still beyond the reach of a significant amount of students with a thirst for knowledge in developing countries like as Nigeria, where education is of low significance as reflected by the national budget. UNESCO international benchmark for education funding is 15-20%, but in Nigeria it is 5.6% according to the 2021 budget which drastically reduced by 9.3% (Nigeria Premium Times 2021). Therefore, this research examines literatures on the culture of building a sustainable open education with specific focus on Nigeria. Findings showed that Open Education Resources (OER) offers the educational bridge to those students of low economic background and caters for different categories of students to foster a sustainable culture of open education. Conclusively OER which comprises of educational resources, teaching and learning materials in various electronic form should be made at a huge discount cost or free and accessible to all. OER should help bridge the knowledge gap for the underprivileged students and promotes lifelong learning. Despite this, OER suffers some setbacks that may hinder its effectiveness. The paper recommended that it is mandatory for stakeholders to be proactive towards the smooth running of OER initiatives. Stakeholders should make Open education accessible to all because it caters for different category of student, it ensures that knowledge accessibility is made possible even to those who are not financially buoyant and to those who cannot meet up with physical attendance in schools.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Open education caters for a different category of student
  • Open education ensures that knowledge is accessibility is made possible even to those who are not financially buoyant and to those whose lifestyles cannot meet up with physical attendance in schools
  • Open education has come to stay in the 21st century, is not in competition with traditional higher education but it acts more as a supplementary avenue to extend the reach of education, Open education foster lifelong learning
  • Open Education Resources (OER) can be structured for pure learning or for programs leading to certificate or degrees

Speakers
avatar for Kolawole Aramide

Kolawole Aramide

Research Fellow, University Of Ibadan
Kolawole Akinjide ARAMIDE. A faculty at the Department of School Library and Media Technology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I will like to get informed and discuss issues around Librarianship and information science especially Technology Appropriation in school libraries, policy... Read More →
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ADENEKAN FAUZIYAH NIHINLOLAWA

LIBRARIAN, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ABEOKUTA
Distinguished Librarian, infopreneuer and enterpreneur.   Contact for any selective dissemination of information in any field of your chosen career.  Official wears shoes wristwatches and bags.

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
Room E

9:45am EDT

Impact of Social Media on K-12 OER and the Need for More Bilateral Content Sharing Synergy
To increase K-12 student engagement in the classroom, Primary and Secondary teachers substantially rely on free web resources, including content from social media. Social media is impacting how teachers think about content licensing and sharing.

A survey of Primary and Secondary teachers in the Greater Toronto Area was conducted during the summer of 2021. The aim was to understand the role of free content in their classroom and the current professional culture around acquiring and sharing free educational content.

The conversations with K-12 teachers reveal several things. Firstly, formal professional development for content licensing is lacking. Secondly, teachers are happy to share their own content for free but they can be hindered by their own fears. Thirdly, teachers face barriers to sharing their own content effectively. These three aspects impede the availability of high-quality K-12 OER (Open Education Resources).

The presentation will elaborate on the role of social media in the dissemination of K-12 education content. We are going to do this in two steps. First, we will look at the ‘how’. That is how social media has influenced the three aforementioned factors, crucial to OER growth. Second, we look at the ‘why’. That is, we want to understand why social media plays a much bigger role for K-12 teachers versus Post-Secondary education.

Growing K-12 OER will require understanding the current landscape. Social media plays an important role in this landscape and it is shaping the culture around educational content sharing. Thus understanding the role of social media is crucial to the advancement and growth of high-quality K-12 OER.

Finally, speculation is put forth, that the K-12 OER requires Bilateral Content Sharing Synergy more so than the Post-Secondary OER. A Bilateral Content Sharing Synergy is the ability to grow a two-way give-and-take relationship between Content Creators and teachers. Content creators can be either teachers or professional content creators who share content under OER. Currently, social media, which is the dominant mechanism of K-12 educational content dissemination lacks functionality in building this kind of synergy.

The 10 min lighting talk will use animated PowerPoint with voice.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Provide reasons why social media plays such an important role in the dissemination of K-12 OER and other free K-12 resources.
  • Provide examples of how social media impacts K-12 content sharing.
  • Describe what is meant by Bilateral Content Sharing Synergy.

Speakers
avatar for Iwona Sokalska

Iwona Sokalska

I am looking for collaboration with individuals and organizations disseminating OER! I am working on a prototype. Please and come and talk to me! Reach out to me using LinkedIn or book a meeting using https://calendly.com/iwona-sokalska/research-interviewsMy background story:Ph.D... Read More →

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
Room F

10:00am EDT

Challenges and Opportunities of OER at a Bilingual Canadian University
Promoting the use of open educational resources (OER) at a bilingual university comes with its own challenges. Beyond the common concerns about quality and the time-consuming task of searching for OER on multiple platforms, at a Canadian institution offering over 500 programs in both English and French, a large gap in the availability of OER in these two languages has serious equity implications. While courses taught in English benefit from the availability of resources created in the U.S. or supported by provincial consortia, there is a critical lack of OER in French, especially in the Canadian context. There is a real risk that studying in English becomes more advantageous and affordable, thus further threatening French-language programs.

In this talk, we will address some of the reasons behind the limited availability of OER in French and the difficulty in finding existing OER in that language, and expand on the equity implications of this situation. We will also suggest some solutions and opportunities beyond translating what already exists, including fostering a culture of OER creation in French to equalize access and address the longstanding obstacles of a limited and fragmented market for commercial textbooks in French.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize the equity challenges that can arise in a bilingual context
  • Understand the gap in the availability of French-language OER

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Head - Learning & Student Success, University of Ottawa
Michelle Brown is the Head- Learning & Student Success at the University of Ottawa Library.  Prior to this position, she worked for several years as the Liaison Librarian in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.  Michelle received her MLIS from McGill. She also holds... Read More →
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Mélanie Brunet

Open Education Librarian, University of Ottawa
(she/her/hers) Newly appointed Open Education Librarian at the University of Ottawa. 2020-2021 SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow. Attending #OpenEd21 from Ottawa, Canada, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People.

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am EDT
Room E

10:00am EDT

Closing K-12 Opportunity Gaps in the Pandemic and Beyond: First Digitally-Native OER ELA Curriculum
Now more than ever, the need for OER English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum is high and a lot of schools are looking for low-cost alternatives. In June, CommonLit launched a free, openly licensed ELA curriculum with the hope of transforming the lives of teachers forever! This project was three years in the making and CommonLit 360 became a free, digital curriculum that is the first of its kind. The curriculum is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was created for students in grades 6-10 which features 6 units per grade. It is made up of rich and engaging texts that are a mix of Creative Commons, public domain, and third-party licensed texts.

As teachers begin to explore CommonLit 360 and figure out ways to implement it into their classrooms this upcoming school year, CommonLit is standing by ready to support teachers and help them make the most of their time in the classroom. This presentation will cover how we developed CommonLit 360, the high demand for open ed-tech tools in the pandemic, the need for using mixed content for this project, and how we continue to inform educators and administrators about the value of OER in the K-12 community.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand persistent opportunity gaps in K-12 education, and how they've been exacerbated by pandemic school closures
  • Learn about the history and mission of our educational nonprofit organization
  • Learn why access to OER ELA curriculum is especially important today
  • Understand the strategic ways that CommonLit contributes to the OER landscape
  • Understand how we continue to inform our community about the value of OER

Speakers
avatar for Karrin Thompson

Karrin Thompson

Operations Associate, CommonLit
I'm an Operations Associate at the educational nonprofit, CommonLit. My primary role is to manage permissions and licensing for our 2500 reading lessons. I also maintain CommonLit's relationship with 400+ content partners. I'm known as the Creative Commons expert within the company... Read More →

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am EDT
Room F

10:00am EDT

OERs for Data Literacy and Knowledge Equity: Integrating Wikidata into Higher Education
In 2018, a new innovative course was launched at Tel Aviv University (TAU) -- the first, for-credit, elective course featuring Wikidata in the world, which was approved by the University’s Rector and made available to all undergraduates on campus. The course was adapted from a course model featured Wikipedia that was previously applied at TAU twice. In an attempt to scale up and focus on a broader social impact, knowledge equity and data literacy skills, a third course was designed based on the same model. The course equally featured Wikipedia and Wikidata - Wikipedia’s younger sister project, which is an open, multilingual knowledge base that contains structured, linked-data, launched in 2012. The new course aimed to facilitate a collaborative construction of free knowledge, or rather Open Educational Resources, via Wikipedia, one of the 10 most viewed website in the world, and Wikidata, the biggest “big data” platform humanity created, based on Tim-Berners-Lee’s vision of a Semantic Web.

One of the course’s goals was that participants improve academic, digital and data literacies, and also become critical thinkers when it comes to information consumption. Raising awareness to issues such as copyrights, knowledge gaps and fake news were incorporated into the course, resulting in students becoming more informed as digital citizens. The course also highlighted issues such as social impact, the Gender Gap and Knowledge Equity, with at least half of the articles and Wikidata items created being on notable women in history, which were missing from Wikipedia and Wikidata. Since digital agents like Siri & Alexa rely on Wikidata for their answers, it also meant that these women were missing from the global public sphere. The articles and items were viewed hundreds of thousand times, noting a positive social impact.

The presentation offered here will be divided into two parts:
  1. A gentle introduction to Wikidata for complete beginners.
  2. The design, implementation and outcomes of the academic course and its implications in a wider educational perspective.

Following the pre-recorded presentation, a *live* Q&A will be offered, to allow participants of the session to engage directly and ask additional questions about this fairly new learning platform.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn about Wikidata and its potential as a learning platform for education and research
  • Learn about ways to incorporate Wikidata into higher education
  • Learn about designing an academic for-credit elective course focusing on producing OERs
  • Learn about designing a course focused on active learning, collaborative production of knowledge and a positive learning experience
  • Learning about designing with a focus on issues such as copyrights, knowledge gaps, inclusion, diversity and Knowledge Equity, as ways to deal with fake news, improving students' skills and creating a positive social impact

Speakers
avatar for Shani Evenstein

Shani Evenstein

Lecturer & PhD candidate; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Tel Aviv University; Wikimedia Foundation
Shani Evenstein Sigalov is an educator, lecturer, researcher and Free Knowledge advocate, interested in the intersection between education, Technology, Innovation and Openness.Tel Aviv UniversityFor the past decade, she has served as an EdTech Innovation Strategist at the School of... Read More →

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:00am - 10:25am EDT
Room D

10:15am EDT

A Study of Academics’ Perception of OERs at Saudi Arabian Higher Education Institutions

Knowledge is arguably the most valuable asset one can have. Even when shared, its value does not get any less. In most cases, when you share your knowledge with someone, you do not risk losing anything, unlike when you share money or any other materialistic objects, such as food, property, and so forth. In fact, sharing knowledge is a win-win situation for both the sharer and the receiver. For the former, sharing knowledge with others is an opportunity to engage in discussions that may broaden their already existing knowledge. For the latter, the newly gained knowledge is highly valuable and can be a tool to accomplish many things.

As an academic, and after using Open Educational Resources (OER) with my students, I realised that by using OERs, it is possible to make education more effective by providing every student with a personal, free, softcopy of the textbook for the subjects they study. However, in the Arab context, we struggle to find appropriate resources due to many reasons, the most important is language and different context.

Saudi Arabia has the National Transformation Program, which aims to improve all aspects of life, including aspects of educational technology, and realise the Saudi Vision 2030, which leads to the establishment of the National Centre for E-Learning (NCEL).The centre plays the role of a supporter of e-learning for public and higher education. In 2018, this centre launched "SHMS” as an OERs platform for educational institutions. The platform is dedicated to connecting people and ideas for the enrichment of all communities and is committed to improving educational outcomes through sharing and collaboration. As the adoption of this platform is new in my country, it is vital to study OERs implementation in Higher Education (HE). Thus, this study aims to understand the academics’ perceptions of the use of OERs, and determine how to mainstream OERs in HEIs. To achieve this, a mixed-methods approach for data collection was adopted through two stages, distributing questionnaires to the universities academics, as well as conducting semi-structured interviews with the academics and eLearning assistants.

This presentation will report the findings of the first phase which was a questionnaire method used to evaluate the developed Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model, which were about information quality, culture, and sharing. This model has been tested using SEM AMOS which has the ability to estimate and present the model.


After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the factors that influence  OERs adoption by university academics in the Saudi higher education sector.  

Speakers
avatar for Samia Almousa

Samia Almousa

Lecturer, PNU
Samia is a PhD student at the University of Leeds; a Lecturer at PNU; and a member of GO-GN. Her research interests include Faculty OER Adoption, Technology Adoption, TEL, HEIs, Online Learning, e-Learning... Read More →

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:15am - 10:25am EDT
Room E

10:15am EDT

Microinstruction in Open Education: Creating Inclusivity in Simplicity
Microinstruction describes an instructional approach where critical concepts and competencies are presented to the learners in small pieces. These are immediately assessed for understanding and the learner is given an opportunity to apply this new knowledge. This approach is gaining popularity in professional development for organizations to ensure that their members understand and can apply critical information. In addition, microinstruction is becoming more prevalent within secondary institutions due to the effectiveness of its approach and its ability to be used alongside other instructional styles.

Microinstruction, in research and practice, has shown to be successful for both the learner and instructor. In this approach, there is a great reduction in reteaching and learners can progress to more challenging material in an efficient manner. In addition, it has shown to be more inclusive and responsive to the needs of learners. Microinstructional learning modules are characterized by highly condensed presentations, concise assessment approaches, immediate opportunity for feedback, and are designed to be easily accessed. This last factor, which will be further explained in the presentation, means that the content can be easily viewed or used on a wide array of technological tools. The design of the instruction itself, which will also be explained, ensures that a wide variety of learners can process and understand the material. This is particularly important for learners who may need accommodations in the learning process. These factors make the instruction inclusive to learners who may face technological limitations and those who need modifications in the structure of content itself. Together, this brings a more successful learning and teaching experience for both instructor and learner.

The goal of this presentation is to offer solutions and best practices and resources for educators who use, and design open educational resources. First, it will give a practical explanation of microinstruction and when it is applicable for use. Secondly, it will present the requirements for successful utilization, along with the reasons for those successes and how they promote inclusivity. Finally, participants will be given concrete best practices for the design, use, and organization of open-education resources for their students and organizations.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Participants will be able to define micoinstruction and explain when it is appropriate
  • Participants will be able to identify 2 characteristics of microinstruction
  • Participants will be able to give one way to use microinstruction in the design and use of open educational resources

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Mitchell

Lindsay Mitchell

Pinkerton Academy
I am an educator and consultant who believes in the immense potential of any learner; and that every learner should have easy access to knowledge and learning. I also believe that as educators and designers we need to ensure that our design is inclusive in how it is designed and how... Read More →

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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:15am - 10:25am EDT
Room F

10:30am EDT

Craft Time
Creative activities are a great way to de-stress, clear your mind and take a break. Let’s gather for a crafty break and socially work on your craft - whatever that may be - knit, crochet, paint rocks, colour, cross stitch - anything of your choosing!

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room A

10:30am EDT

Join Discord
Discord is a private social space where conference attendees can interact in voice and text channels. If you've ever used Slack, Discord is very similar.

This orientation will be held in Discord. In order to get into Discord, you will need to do three things:
  1. Create a free account (if you do not already have one).
  2. Access our server by clicking the "access session" above (visible to logged-in attendees only).
  3. Click ✅ after reading the first message in the Check in Desk channel.
Once you get into Discord, head to the #lobby channel to chat with other participants.

Use of Discord is subject to the conference Code of Conduct, and more information about privacy in Discord is available in our post Managing Your Privacy at #OpenEd21.

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Discord

Discord is a private social space where conference attendees can interact in voice and text channels. If you've ever used Slack, Discord is very similar. Use of Discord is subject to the conference Code of Conduct, and more information about privacy in Discord is available in our... Read More →
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Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room B

10:30am EDT

Tea Time
Tea time is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.


Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Look away from your computer screen for 20-30 seconds, giving your eyes a chance to adjust and rest.
  • Take a walk around your office, home, or whatever space you may be in, your lower legs and back will thank you!
  • Drink a tall glass of water. You may not think that you are dehydrated, but we often don't know until it is too late.

Tuesday October 19, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

11:00am EDT

Building Awareness of Open Pedagogical Practices to Advance the Cause of Openness On Your Campus
Open pedagogy is an intentional, iterative set of practices that offer faculty opportunities to bring about equitable and inclusive learning experiences while affording students greater agency in both their learning and their contributions as scholars. Open pedagogical practices empower students to do work that is available to a public beyond the classroom. Students can “contribute to the knowledge commons, not just consume it, in meaningful and lasting ways...shap[ing] the world as they encounter it” (DeRosa & Jhangiani, 2017).

Open pedagogy has clear connections with critical approaches to information literacy which invites all of us to “co-investigate the political, social, and economic dimensions of information, including its creation, access, and use” (Tewell, 2016). Because of their close working relationships with faculty surrounding information literacy instructional efforts and assignment design support, librarians have keen insights into departmental culture and curricula. For librarians, critical approaches to information literacy and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education can be a bridge that enables the advancement from faculty discovery and adoption of open educational resources to implementation of innovative open pedagogical practices.

In this session, the presenter will discuss the intersections between open pedagogy and critical information literacy. The presenter will also discuss the role(s) librarians can play in promoting open pedagogical practices within their existing information literacy initiatives. Finally, the presenter will share a toolkit designed with subject and liaison librarians in mind to assist them as they prepare for and have conversations with faculty about open pedagogical practices in their open education outreach.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Make clear connections between open pedagogy and critical information literacy
  • Articulate the characteristics of renewable assignments
  • Gain strategies for initiating effective conversations with faculty about incorporating open pedagogical practices into a course

Speakers
avatar for Kristina M. De Voe

Kristina M. De Voe

English & Communication Librarian, Temple University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:25am EDT
Room F

11:00am EDT

Building Digital Editions for and with Students
You don’t have to be a scholarly editor to produce high-quality digital editions with your students. This discussion aims to make editorial practices and open publishing platforms more accessible to instructors who might want to incorporate this valuable and pedagogically engaging work into their courses. The technology needed to produce a digital edition is readily available, but resources describing methodologies and tools can be overwhelming and even intimidating. During our session, we will share examples of digital editions produced with Pressbooks, Ed., Hugo, TAPAS, and even Google Docs. We will also gather, from participants, accounts of the ways texts are being assigned in humanities classrooms (everything from photocopies to costly anthologies). We will introduce an exercise to evaluate the features of editions currently in use to better understand how they compare in terms of openness, editorial apparatus, and completeness. This exercise will help participants set goals for creating, adopting, or adapting digital editions for their classrooms.

This discussion will be facilitated by faculty members committed to editing with students and sharing their strategies with others. Dr. Mary Isbell is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Haven and leads the Transforming Humanities Texts project, an initiative designed to encourage edition-building and -publishing in humanities courses. She has published editions with students for a range of audiences, from a digital common read built for incoming freshmen and published using the popular combination of Pressbooks and Hypothesis to a scholarly edition of a handwritten nineteenth-century shipboard newspaper published with Scholarly Editing. Dr. Erica Zimmer is a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; her work on histories of the book ranges from the hands-on to the hypertextual. Current digital editorial projects include Browsing the Bookshops in Paul’s Cross Churchyard (with The Map of Early Modern London) and a collaborative edition of Isaac Newton’s 1690s MS translation of Nicholas Flamel’s Figures hierogliphiques. Dr. Christopher Ohge lectures at the University of London, and has been developing in-person and online courses in editing and book history for the London Rare Books School since 2018. His forthcoming book Digital Editing and Experience: Inventions of the Text (Cambridge UP) offers pragmatic thinking tools for creating digital editions that are attentive to experience and experimentation.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Evaluate texts currently assigned in terms of openness, editorial apparatus, and completeness
  • Find resources to support the creation of a digital edition for use in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Mary Isbell

Mary Isbell

Associate Professor of English, University of New Haven
This is my first time at OpenEd! I'm co-directing an open pedagogy fellowship program at my university and working with faculty from many institutions to build Transforming Humanities Texts: Open Editions Built For and With Students (if you're interested, look for the project on Rebus... Read More →
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Mary Erica Zimmer

Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Room E

11:00am EDT

What Does It Mean To Enroll in a Course?
How open is open learning when the first thing a prospective learner encounters is a requirement that they submit some information about themselves: their name, their email, possibly more? This can be seen as a price that course organizers are demanding, one that they convert to currencies of marketing reach, credibility and impact. In the tradition of the early MOOCs, which were designed around the philosophy of an open network, this presentation argues that open learning should enable enrollment without the requirement that information be provided, hence enabling legitimate peripheral participation, with the option of greater engagement entirely at the discretion of the learner. A model of open online enrollment will be shared, and reference implementations of open specifications technology that enables open online enrollment will be demonstrated.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the cost demands for information create for learners
  • Consider alternatives to institutionally mandated information submission
  • Implement models of open course enrollment

Speakers
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Stephen Downes

Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Stephen Downes works in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since 1995 and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future... Read More →

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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
Room D

11:00am EDT

Supporting OER Creation in the Least Commonly Taught Languages
There continues to be a dearth of OER in the foreign languages. This is even more acutely felt in the least commonly taught languages (LCTLs). LCTLs are a designation given by the US government to those languages not commonly taught in US public schools. Currently, there are 78 languages considered LCTLs with a majority of them taught at the college level.

For the past two years, the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries OER Award Program has funded projects by our foreign language faculty most notably those teaching LCTLs. This presentation will showcase the work of four faculty who have created an interactive OER in Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, and Russian languages. We will highlight the collaboration between the OER librarian and the faculty OER Program awardees and how we have partnered together to create OER materials that are not only of the highest quality but are also aligned with the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). True to our land-grant mission, the OER we have produced are centered on the student experience and how these materials can foster better, more engaged language learning for all learners not just at MSU but globally as well.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn about OER in the least commonly taught languages
  • Discover how interactivity is incorporated into the making of these OER
  • Be inspired and get ideas about successful librarian-faculty collaboration

Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for Ayman Mohamed

Ayman Mohamed

Assistant professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Rajiv Ranjan

Rajiv Ranjan

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
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Sadam Issa

Assistant Professor, MSU

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Room A

11:00am EDT

Youth Involvement in Advocating for Open: Medical Students and Beyond
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), representing 1.3 million medical students worldwide, is a firm proponent of the Open Education movement. IFMSA has solidified stances on Open Education in its two Policy Documents, ‘Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data’ and ‘Open Science’, and has committed to promoting the movement through its Global Priorities, activities, programs, and initiatives.

IFMSA has aimed to increase awareness of Open Science among medical students through the annual Open Access Week campaign and promoting NMO activities on Open Science. IFMSA has further created educational activity toolkits and introduced Open Educational Resources that can be useful to medical students. Along with these capacity-building efforts, IFMSA has strengthened the presence of students in events discussing Open, such as OpenCon and Open Education Conference 2020.

This session will feature panel discussion introducing the existing barriers that students face during their studies and research, why involving students in the Open movement is important, and local, national, and international efforts of students to advocate Open Education.

The panel will consist of student organization representatives who will introduce the existing barriers that students face during their studies and research, why involving students in the Open movement is important, and how they are spreading the idea through local, national and international efforts. They will also share his/her story of how being introduced to the Open Movement at an early stage in their career has impacted their paths and how to make the Open movement sustainable. Along with discussing the pre prepared questions, the panels will receive questions from the participants and provide specific advice to the students and mentors.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the importance and the impact of involving students in advocating the Open
  • Understand student-led strategies to advocate Open Science and can implement them back in their local and national communities
  • Share ideas on sustainable ways to spread the Open movement. 

Disclosure: This session was added to the program through special approval by the Steering Committee after the call for proposals closed.

Speakers
avatar for Mădălina Elena Mandache

Mădălina Elena Mandache

Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
avatar for Kevin Alvaro Handoko

Kevin Alvaro Handoko

IFMSA Director on Research Exchange 2020-2021, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
avatar for Hanseul Cho

Hanseul Cho

SCORE EDA, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
SD

SCORE Director 21/22, External Development Assistant 20/21

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Room B

11:30am EDT

Open by Design, but to What End? Designing the Open Pedagogy Fellowship
Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/gc-opened21

The Mina Rees Library (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) organizes an Open Pedagogy Fellowship for graduate students who themselves teach undergraduates. Each Fellow converts a course to Zero Textbook Cost, but the Fellowship is about much more than flipping a syllabus. Fellows examine the values that guide their pedagogy, and consider how open materials can transform assignments and classroom dynamics. Each Fellowship kicks off with a multi-day intensive that covers critical pedagogy, scholarly economics, and indigenous/localized knowledge production​. In 2020, the intensive went virtual, prompting us to rethink our own pedagogy, and to include former Fellows as presenters and showcase their work as inspiration.

The intensive features workshops by multiple librarians on topics associated with open learning and research. These include presentations on archival resources, open access materials, critical pedagogy, and Creative Commons licenses. Presenters maximize participatory and active learning strategies, especially in sessions conducted over Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, one presenter divided the Fellows into four Zoom “rooms” and tasked them with evaluating an open access journal. They collectively determined whether or not they would use the journal as a source or submit their own research to it for publication, using the “Think. Check. Submit.” tool as a guide.

In our presentation, we will discuss the program as an in-depth intervention in the often narrowly-focused landscape of OER initiatives, which tend to highlight course cost as the primary and only concern. The Open Pedagogy Fellowship, given its context at the doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York, is positioned to impact scholarship going forward, starting with those on the path towards the PhD.

Since its first iteration in 2019, the Fellowship has also targeted diversity and equity as parallel components to OER. Audrey Watters spoke at our 2020 symposium “Towards an Open Future” — her perennial question “open for whom?” usually targets the EdTech elements in OER. It becomes a more pointed question when directed towards the underlying structural inequities of scholarship itself — the primarily Western focus of OA initiatives, creation of OER by UNESCO, and global aspirations for its goals. We seek to dive into the deeper questions raised by the Fellowship, as well as offering a practical framework for how to develop a similar initiative.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Articulate several approaches to open pedagogy beyond OER
  • Understand how creating an OER syllabus can allow for a fuller transformation of course activities and classroom dynamics
  • Imagine how to meaningfully engage graduate students at their own institutions with open pedagogy
  • Consider how to broaden OER initiatives to also confront structural inequities in knowledge creation and dissemination

Speakers
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Jill Cirasella

Assoc. Librarian for Scholarly Communication, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
At work, I spend a lot of time thinking about scholarly communication (broadly construed), ethical open access, library services for graduate students, and how great it is to spend some time with other people's research questions. Away from work, I mostly think about my people and... Read More →
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Katelyn Angell

Assessment-Data Management Librarian, Lehman College (CUNY)

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:30am - 11:55am EDT
Room F

11:45am EDT

Citation, Attribution, and Open Pedagogy: The Complexity of Academic Integrity in College Classrooms
Session Resources:

As an increasing number of faculty engage students in the process of creating OER, it is essential that clear practices are established to help students navigate the various contexts of academic writing and assessment. We see this as of vital importance because students sometimes struggle to meet more traditional and common academic integrity expectations, and because students from marginalized backgrounds are disproportionately represented in reports of academic misconduct.

Since open pedagogy can “push the collaborative experience beyond the wall of our classroom to a wider academic community,” students in courses with open pedagogy assignments are pushed to consider academic integrity and citation in more nuanced ways (DeRosa et al. 80). Students need additional support to navigate this complexity, particularly as they move from course to course juggling disparate expectations. Little is known about how academic integrity can be supported in courses that add the layer of open licenses to established academic citation. Citation and attribution are not used for the same purposes in the production of scholarly texts. It is also clear that there are very different practices associated with them. From where the credit goes (on the page or at the end or in the body of the text) to the format of that credit, there is large variance.

We argue that faculty have primary responsibility in these scenarios. Citation and attribution practices are messy and most likely new concepts for students. As such, faculty play a key role in assisting students in writing, remixing, and citing responsibility. As OER and academic integrity professionals, we believe it is vital that we work with faculty to identify what this responsibility entails. In this presentation, we review the nuances and complexities of academic citation and open licenses, practices for upholding academic integrity, and explore how students learn to navigate these increasingly complex spaces.

Attendees will leave the session with 5 general practices that can help faculty more thoughtfully and explicitly address these tensions in ways that yield productive learning opportunities for students. Both faculty and those in support roles will benefit from the opportunity to step back, reflect, and consider how the complex tasks of citation, copyright, attribution, and authorship interact for students in the context of open pedagogy. Our goal is to equip OER professionals to better support faculty in open pedagogy with the hope that faculty can begin to navigate the complexities of academic scholarship alongside their students.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the common challenges students face as they learn academic citation and integrity practices in the context of open pedagogy and open licenses
  • Recognize the ways in which bias and historical marginalization influence the overreporting of students of color in academic integrity cases
  • Identify best practices faculty can take for helping students navigate the complexity of academic citation and open license attribution
  • Learn ways to make meaningful and productive connections in your classroom by exploring the complexities of academic citation and attribution alongside students

Speakers
avatar for Monica Brown

Monica Brown

Assistant Program Manager, Rebus Community, The Rebus Foundation
I'm a former composition faculty and writing center consultant who is passionate about helping folks share their knowledge and experiences through all genres of writing. I graduated from Boise State University with a Masters of Arts in English. My work in Open Education explores the... Read More →

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:45am - 12:25pm EDT
Room E

11:45am EDT

Open Education Through an Ethics of Care & Justice
Audrey Watters stated: "we need an ethics of care, of justice, not simply assume that ‘open’ does the work of those for us". This presentation draws on Watters' call to action by looking at Open Education through a Black feminist lens and drawing on the work of queer, disabled, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color organizers and scholars to (re)imagine an open praxis that is rooted in care and justice.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Participants will understand foundational concepts of Black Feminist Theory
  • Participants will learn tools & strategies to evaluate open education at their institutions

Speakers
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Kristin Lansdown

Open Educational Resources Librarian, University Of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:45am - 12:25pm EDT
Room C

11:45am EDT

When Students Create OER: What We've Learned and What's Next at MIT OpenCourseWare
Throughout its 20 year history, MIT OpenCourseWare has included student contributions in its publications: from sample papers and project work, to detailed course notes, to insights about the learning process. These student contributions have enriched OCW’s representation of many MIT courses, especially those that are project-based and hands-on, complementing and extending the foundation of faculty-created material. They illustrate that aspects of open pedagogy, e.g. student agency and non-disposable assignments, have long been part of the MIT education. Now we’re exploring new and better ways to share the perspectives, voices and energy of MIT students as part of OCW’s next generation program and platform.

In this session, we’ll mix presentation, interactive polling, and open Q&A. We’ll begin with a brief scan of different forms of student contributions in OER, and their potential to substantially expand the diversity of voices reflected in open content. We’ll discuss some concerns that can arise when sharing student work --- especially in this time of growing sensitivity to one’s personal online presence around contentious topics -- and ways to manage these issues: for example, guarding the intellectual freedom of the classroom experience, protecting student privacy, and handling intellectual property. Then we’ll pivot to the future, including previewing an MIT OCW pilot program to develop more student leadership and wider student participation in our OER publication, and open discussion to connect and share practices with others doing this vital work. Finally, we’ll close with a reflection on our collective opportunity and shared responsibility to keep developing and lifting up diverse student voices, in the service of more inclusive open education.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the value of student contributions in creating a greater diversity of voices and more inclusive perspectives in OER content
  • Consider the place of student content and student leadership within OER projects, and identify opportunities to strengthen it
  • Evaluate issues and concerns about student OER contributions, and explore guidelines and practices that will help ensure their success

Speakers
avatar for Ashay Athalye

Ashay Athalye

Coordinator; Student, MIT-OCW
I'm currently a grad student at MIT. I work with MIT OpenCourseWare where I lead the student corps initiative that's running as a pilot over the 2021-2022 school year. Talk to me about anything open education related! 
avatar for Sarah Hansen

Sarah Hansen

Senior Manager, Open Ed. & Strategic Initiatives, MIT-OCW
Please ask me about the Chalk Radio podcast and MIT OpenCourseWare.
avatar for Curt Newton

Curt Newton

Director, MIT OpenCourseWare
Applying open education and open knowledge in service of progress on the UN SDGs, decolonization, and climate justice  https://medium.com/open-learning/open-knowledge-provides-clarity-of-purpose-for-education-in-crisis-19dc047fb811
avatar for Paige Dote

Paige Dote

Student, MIT-OCW

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 11:45am - 12:25pm EDT
Room D

12:00pm EDT

A Research Landscape on OER in Brazil: The Teaching of First and Foreign Languages
Over the last decades, open educational resources (OER) practices have heightened the need for tracing their adoption and development. This study aims to contribute to the State-of-the-Art of Brazilian scientific research on Open Educational Resources (OER), oriented to the teaching of Brazilian Portuguese as a First Language (F1) and other Foreign Languages (FL), such as English and Spanish, within the domains of Applied Linguistics (LA). The main goal is to map production (theses, dissertations, and journal articles) on OER from 2013 to 2020 to understand the current state of OER research at a national level within the LA scope. Data are gathered from two platform sources maintained by the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES): the Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, and the Academic Journal Database. Following CAPES quality criteria, it is considered journals in Language and Linguistics, with international and national excellence. Our results identify a modest scientific production in four Brazilian regions, in which studies in the South are predominant, followed by the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions. Most research initiatives discuss OER language productions under the open teacher authoring tool (Online Language Teaching - ELO), OER in the field of language teacher education and language instruction, and OER communities on Facebook and Twitter.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss Open Education Resources research on the teaching of first (F1) and foreign languages (FL) in the Brazilian educational scenario
  • Know the state of the art of OER research in Applied Linguistics across the Brazilian regions

Speakers
avatar for Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi

Terezinha Marcondes Diniz Biazi

Student, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
RL

Rodrigo Lima Lopes

Senior Lecturer, University of Campinas

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:00pm - 12:25pm EDT
Room A

12:00pm EDT

Care in the Open: A Framework for Practicing an Ethics of Care
Care ethics was championed by feminist scholars dissatisfied with theories of ethical action that relied solely on objectivity and rationality and omitted relationships, reciprocity, context, and responsiveness (Hamington, 2017). Similarly, the presenters ask: How can we center, communicate, and realize an ethic of care in our open education work? Care resonates with open education commitments to repair access and encourage cooperative relationships to ensure education as a basic human right. The presenters’ efforts to root open education work in care aligns with the proposition that “Making Open for All” is not a destination but rather a process of ongoing, intentional action that considers all people, languages, cultures, and contexts. We acknowledge that open is a concept and practice that is complex, situated, personal, and constantly negotiated (Cronin, 2020) and, therefore, requires a critical approach.
Inspired by Tronto and Fisher’s model of care, we established a care-based framework, Care in the Open: A Framework to guide our open education work. The Framework recognizes the risk and vulnerability diverse students experience working in open, and in educational landscapes complicated by surveillance technologies and student data ownership issues. Aiming to invite and support educators’ reflections when designing and implementing learning experiences involving OER and open pedagogies, we crafted prompts to encourage educator concentration on care. Subsequently, we engaged a small sample of educators in conversations about the framework and its effectiveness for centering values in open education.

In this pre-recorded presentation we’ll explore these educator perspectives, inviting viewers to consider how they might use, adapt, or take inspiration from the framework to foreground and enact care—for students, for peer educators, for colleagues—in their open education work. We’ll begin by briefly introducing the scholars who inspired our care-based approach, including Cronin (2020), Fisher and Tronto (1990), Noddings (1984), and Tronto (1993). Next, we’ll discuss our development of the Framework. The presentation focus will be the educators’ perspectives on our Framework and care in open education. We’ll discuss how these perspectives will inform our further Framework development and enactment of care in our open education work. To facilitate dialogue and feedback on the Framework from conference participants’, we’ll share openly-licensed slides and a shared Padlet for comment and reflection by conference participants during and beyond the scheduled, live viewing of our presentation. We also look forward to joining the chat to invite and respond to conference participants’ reflections, comments, and questions. Session materialsSlidesPadlet, for attendees' reflection and feedback; and Care in the Open: A Framework, with included prompts for educator reflection.


After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Draw connections and complements between feminist theories of care and the foundational values of care in the open education movement
  • Consider translating the Framework to local contexts, and using it with local educators, equipped with a textured understanding of our Framework development, iteration, and conversations with educators
  • Contrast care perspectives, and enactments of care, as a result of conference participants’ dialogue in the chat during the scheduled, live viewing of our presentation, and in a shared Padlet for comment and reflection by conference participants.

Speakers
CS

Caroline Sinkinson

University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Colorado, Boulder
avatar for Merinda McLure

Merinda McLure

Health & Human Sciences Librarian / OER Lead, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Merinda leads the CU Boulder University Libraries’ Researcher Engagement Section and serves as one of the Libraries’ three Open Educational Resources (OER) Co-Leads. She is the Libraries’ subject specialist and liaison librarian for CU Boulder’s departments of psychology and neuroscience; integrative physiology; and speech, language, and hearing sciences. Merinda joined the University Libraries in 2017 and has previously worked at Colorad... Read More →

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:00pm - 12:25pm EDT
Room B

12:00pm EDT

Open Pedagogy Project Management: A Roadmap for Inclusive, Collaborative, & Sustainable Projects
Open pedagogy can be an exciting way to reinvent the learning experience; however, making the shift can seem daunting at first. In this session we will discuss a resource that we developed to help faculty plan and sustain successful open pedagogy projects. The Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap is an openly licensed, step-by-step, module-based, discipline-agnostic project management guide for instructors to think through the process of scoping, implementing, sustaining, and sharing their own open pedagogy projects regardless of its size or scope. The four modules of The Roadmap guide faculty through the 5 Ss of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing, and Sustaining.

Developed by two academic librarians, the Roadmap walks instructors through a process of identifying core elements of their project in order to create a customized, sustainable, and actionable implementation plan, work that is critical to success but is often set aside in the interest of time. The Roadmap asks instructors to consider the values they bring to their project, the collaborations that may be involved beyond the classroom (e.g., librarians, instructional designers), the resources they will need, and their plans for sharing and sustaining the project. The Roadmap also encourages them to consider issues like student agency, assessment, and the role of open pedagogy in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

In this presentation we will discuss our collaborations with faculty on two open pedagogy projects (a student-authored textbook and a student-glossed anthology) and how this work informed the creation of our Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap, which we've designed to guide faculty through the process of planning, implementing, sustaining, and sharing their own open pedagogy projects.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Begin to create an action plan for an open pedagogy project that considers issues of scope, support, student outcomes and agency, and sharing and sustainability
  • Reflect on and articulate their values and goals (for themselves and their students) in order to inform their open pedagogical practices
  • Consider how their open pedagogy projects might foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Speakers
avatar for Christina Riehman-Murphy

Christina Riehman-Murphy

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Penn State Abington College
Christina Riehman-Murphy, Assistant Librarian, is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Penn State Abington College. She has her MSLS from Clarion University and a BA in English and Secondary Education from The Catholic University of America. She is the liaison for open Initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Bryan McGeary

Bryan McGeary

Learning Design & Open Education Engagement Librarian, Pennsylvania State University

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:00pm - 12:25pm EDT
Room F

12:30pm EDT

Jigsaw Puzzle
This time has been reserved for a full-stop break for you to take a true moment of rest away from our fully packed conference schedule! While there is no active programming planned for this time slot, we welcome you to join your fellow conference attendees in one of our interactive jigsaw puzzle rooms. Feel free to work on a puzzle on your own as well!


Baltimore Inner Harbor Puzzle

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:30pm - 12:55pm EDT
Room A
  Social activity, Mindfulness
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

12:30pm EDT

Tea Time
Tea time is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.



Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Slowly roll your neck around your shoulders, two times clockwise and two time counterclockwise
  • Work on your mindfulness and deep breathing. If possible, take 5 minutes to just be and breathe to center yourself and reflect on all that you have done today.
  • Drink another tall glass of water. 

Tuesday October 19, 2021 12:30pm - 12:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

1:00pm EDT

Tuesday Plenary
This plenary session will feature two back-to-back keynote talks, followed by a moderated discussion.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Fitzpatrick is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. At MSU, Fitzpatrick directs a research and development unit, MESH, which focuses on building open infrastructure for the future of scholarly communication. She is also project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving 28,000 scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.

Leslie Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab. Leslie’s teaching and professional interests centre on the geopolitics of knowledge production and circulation, with a focus on how networking technologies are enabling new forms of open collaborations, critical pedagogical practices, while also amplifying and reproducing embedded power relations and inequality in the academy and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University
Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Prior to assuming this role in 2017, she served as Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she was... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Chan

Leslie Chan

Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough
Leslie Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab. Leslie’s teaching and professional interests centre on the geopolitics of knowledge production and circulation... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Plenary Sessions

Each day will feature a plenary session where the whole conference convenes. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom webinar. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. All plenary sessions will be recorded and posted... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
Main Room
  Keynote/plenary, Keynote
  • Host: Staff
  • Zoom: Webinar

1:05pm EDT

Keynote by Dr. Leslie Chan
This video consists of Dr. Leslie Chan's keynote talk at #OpenEd21. To view the full session, including a keynote by Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick and joint Q&A session, view the Tuesday Plenary.

Leslie Chan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab. Leslie’s teaching and professional interests centre on the geopolitics of knowledge production and circulation, with a focus on how networking technologies are enabling new forms of open collaborations, critical pedagogical practices, while also amplifying and reproducing embedded power relations and inequality in the academy and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Chan

Leslie Chan

Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough
Leslie Chan is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab. Leslie’s teaching and professional interests centre on the geopolitics of knowledge production and circulation... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Plenary Sessions

Each day will feature a plenary session where the whole conference convenes. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom webinar. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. All plenary sessions will be recorded and posted... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:05pm - 1:35pm EDT
Room A

1:35pm EDT

Keynote by Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick
This video consists of Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick's keynote talk at #OpenEd21. To view the full session, including a keynote by Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick and joint Q&A session, view the Tuesday Plenary.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Fitzpatrick is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. At MSU, Fitzpatrick directs a research and development unit, MESH, which focuses on building open infrastructure for the future of scholarly communication. She is also project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving 28,000 scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University
Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Prior to assuming this role in 2017, she served as Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she was... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Plenary Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:35pm - 2:05pm EDT
Room A

2:30pm EDT

Networking in Discord
Does your sense of adventure involve meeting new people? Then this session is for you! This session will leverage our Discord Lobby voice/text channels to facilitate a networking session. Here's how that will work:
  • Head over to the Conference Discord Server and find us in the Lobby of the Virtual Venue.
  • The session host will be in the voice channel and monitoring the text channel where they will share the session question, "In a movie about your life, which actor/actress would play you?"
  • Enjoy getting to know your fellow attendees a little better!

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Room B
  Social activity, Networking
  • Zoom: None (Held in Discord)

2:30pm EDT

Tea Time with the Strategic Planning Committee
During this break, join a hallway conversation with members of the #OpenEd21Strategic Planning Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gallant

Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
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Amy Tan

Dean, Houston Community College
avatar for Stephanie Pierce

Stephanie Pierce

Head, Physics Library, University of Arkansas Libraries
University of Arkansas
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Andrea Scott

OER Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College
I'm the OER Coordinator for the Office of Learning Advancement and Chair of the Open SLCC Advisory Committee at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). I have worked with the Open SLCC team since 2014. My primary role consists of overseeing the operations of the OER Initiative, management... Read More →
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Cynthia Orozco

Librarian, East Los Angeles College
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Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
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Amanda Larson

Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, The Ohio State University
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Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC
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Lee Miller

Director of Innovation & Compliance, Barton Community College
Hello!I'm the Director of Innovation & Compliance in the Center for Innovation and Excellence at Barton Community College. I work with open education and facilitate Barton’s OER initiative, assist with ADA compliance for instruction, investigates academic integrity, and engage with... Read More →
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Jonathan Lashley

Associate Chief Academic Officer, Idaho State Board of Education
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Nadia Cheikhrouhou

Faculty, Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Beja , Tunisia
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Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME
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Susan Payne

Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Room A

2:30pm EDT

Tea Time
Tea time is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. There is no scheduled programming during this time.


If you choose, we have created an interactive space for conference attendees to work on a digital jigsaw puzzle together.


Please use this time to engage in other self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Have a snack! The late-afternoon sugar crash is real.
  • Take a walk around your office, home, or whatever space you may be in.
  • Drink a tall glass of water.

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

3:00pm EDT

Open Education, Race, and Equity: Research-Based Communications Guidance
Open education has the power to help facilitate more culturally responsive teaching and learning, which benefits all students. Yet, culturally responsive teaching has been caught in the crosshairs of recent culture wars over critical race theory in classrooms. As a result, many in the open education field have asked: How can we effectively communicate about and promote open education’s role in supporting cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and equity—especially in this polarized landscape?

This question helped shape new messaging research conducted by strategic communications firm GMMB and research firm Zebra Strategies, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation. In this session, we will review findings from our messaging research with K-12 and higher education leaders and educators. We will share guidance and recommendations on how to communicate about open education and cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and equity, and we will provide sample messages that attendees can adapt for their own communications efforts.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Incorporate research-based communications principles into their own communications about open education and equity
  • Adapt and use effective messaging on the intersections among open education, cultural responsive education, and equity

Speakers
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Allie Chamberlin

Vice President, GMMB

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room F

3:00pm EDT

Beyond "Open": Intersections with Accessibility, Cultural Responsiveness, and Broader Educational Goals
LINK TO SESSION SLIDES: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16j64jXY94VfoqlfFcPcdN-0FqdpvwTQE7_INjzhq4pk/edit?usp=sharing

Links to Resources on Culturally Responsive Teaching:

- Assessing/Redressing Bias: Washington Office of the Superintendant of Public Instruction https://oercommons.s3.amazonaws.com/media/courseware/relatedresource/file/WA-ScreeningForBiasedContent_9y9bHQJ.pdf
- Evaluating for Equity: BranchEd https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/82102/overview
- Culturally Responsive Teaching Competencies: New America https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/policy-papers/culturally-responsive-teaching-competencies/

Links to Resources on Accessibility:
- CAST Hub on Accessibility https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/CAST
- OpenAuthor Accessibility Checker https://www.oercommons.org/authoring-overview
- BCcampus Accessibility Toolkit: https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit/

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OER enables and empowers educators to meet learners where they are - but that’s just the first step. How can we support educators in looking beyond the foundations of OER, toward leveraging that adaptability to fulfill broader goals: improving cultural responsiveness in teaching, expanding accessibility, educating deeply around social/emotional learning, boosting STEM participation, and more?

Training educators to assess the level of accessibility of a resource, or to evaluate resources for bias, for example, builds their skills and extends their teaching capacity in new and impactful ways. But in this charged political era, supporting states, districts, and K12 teachers themselves in making progress toward their own educational goals (like the ones above) can feel intimidating.

In this session, we’ll talk about what those organizing efforts can look like - how to facilitate training and professional development around challenging topics, how to help stakeholders stay focused on the work and keep learners in the center, and how to communicate an effective narrative about these goals.

For: educators themselves, and administrators, state/district staff, organizations who are working to support teacher development and fulfill educational standards or goals

Tags: #K12 #DEI #culturallyresponsiveteaching #accessibility #messaging


Speakers
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Mindy Boland

Director, OER Services, ISKME
Creating and sharing OER, digital libraries, and how to spread the word, create advocacy, and empower teachers to create and share resources.
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Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room C

3:00pm EDT

Creating Faculty/Student Partnerships using the SDGs and Open Pedagogy
This session will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Faculty Fellowship, a summer-long series of workshops where faculty learn about open pedagogy, the SDGs, and renewable assignments. Faculty work in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teams to create the assignments. Those assignments are then deployed in classes, where students become the center of the learning process and create projects of their choosing to meet learning outcomes. During the session, participants will hear from faculty and students about their experiences and see examples of both the assignments and the projects. The fellowship has grown to include institutional partners from seven schools, located in Maryland, Arizona and Canada.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand open pedagogy
  • Contrast renewable assignments with disposable assignments
  • Determine own levels of interest in joining partnership

Speakers
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Michael Mills

Vice President, Montgomery College
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Shinta Hernandez

Department Chair, Montgomery College
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Rebecca Razavi

Program Director, Montgomery College
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Parveen Hussain

Student Interior Design, Montgomery College

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room D

3:00pm EDT

Helping Students Understand Why & How to Embrace Accessibility within Their Own Text Design
As we apply accessibility within our own course design, we need to be transparent with our students about our design efforts: why and how we make things accessible. Even better, if we can communicate to students why and how to embrace accessibility within their own text design, we can broaden the impact of this important piece of equitable instruction. This discussion will focus on sharing methods and strategies to help students understand the principles of accessibility, why they should check for accessibility, and how to actually design accessible materials.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify core principles of accessibility as applied to online courses
  • Recognize the impact of empowering students to apply accessibility to their own work
  • Gain new strategies for helping students apply accessibility measures
  • Learn about accessibility resources for online course design

Speakers
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Corrie Martin

Communication Studies & English Department Lead, South Puget Sound Community College
Currently, I am the Communication Studies & English Faculty Lead at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. During my tenure at SPSCC, I have worked diligently on revising our curriculum and assessment practices to meet the needs of all students. Highlights from... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Room E

3:00pm EDT

Data for All: Experiences, Current Strategies, and The Future of Open Education Program Data
Open Education programs of all sizes and contexts regularly require quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, and reporting in order to demonstrate their impact. This imperative goes far beyond cost savings; programs often measure (1) faculty and student opinions, (2) student enrollment, persistence, and performance, (3) the level of subject-area or departmental participation, (4) the success of a new outreach or professional development activity, (5) educational equity, and much more. In an emerging field, integrity, reproducibility, and clarity in open education data collection and reporting is crucial to a program’s success and sustainability. Moreover, our data enables us to widely share our stories in order to celebrate champions and draw attention to issues that deeply affect students.

This panel of Open Education leaders from institutions, state systems, and a global network will talk briefly about their past experiences in dealing with data, their current plans and strategies in collecting and managing data, and what the future of Open Education data could, or should, look like. Ending with a 25-minute Discovery-Action-Dialogue microsession from Liberating Structures through a collaborative Google Doc, the panel aims to balance panelists’ input with the experiences and knowledge of attendees.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify common practices in Open Education data management
  • Detect barriers to success in data collection and reporting
  • Understand new ways of approaching Open Education data, both current and prospective

Speakers
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David Ernst

Executive Director, Open Education Network
Dr. David Ernst is graduate faculty, Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Center for Open Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. David is also the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network, which works to improve... Read More →
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Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
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Amy Hofer

Statewide Open Education Program Director, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.
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Sophie Rondeau

Assessment & E-Resources Program Analyst, VIVA (Virginia's academic library consortium)
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Urooj Nizami

Open Education Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room B

3:00pm EDT

OER and Academic Integrity: A Path Forward
Academic integrity has been an increasing concern as courses moved online due to COVID-19. Academic misconduct is a challenge to equity, fairness, and learning. A team of experts will discuss the state of academic integrity today, the misunderstandings and behaviors that often lead to academic dishonesty, and solutions to keep students honest, engaged, and learning. The panel will introduce a framework for academic integrity designed to support faculty teaching and student learning. Normalizing academic integrity will require tremendous effort from the entire educational ecosystem, including advocates for OER. We will explore ways in which OER can evolve to provide resources supporting online learning, open pedagogy, and authentic assessments that can be used to better measure student understanding.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how open pedagogy, authentic assessments for OER content, and new OER resources can assist faculty in evaluating student understanding
  • Appreciate how the challenge of academic integrity has accelerated during COVID-19
  • Understanding of how technology has been leveraged by "for profit" companies to provide students of means access to solutions, essay writing, etc
  • Walk away with three strategies on how OER can be used to enhance academic integrity

Speakers
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C. Edward Watson

Associate Vice President - Curricular & Pedagogical Innovation, American Association of Colleges and Universities
C. Edward Watson, Ph.D. is Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and formerly director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. At AAC&U, he directs the Association's... Read More →
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Maureen O'Brien

Vice President, Evaluation Operations, Western Governors University
A passionate educator, I joined the evaluation faculty at Western Governors University in 2009, and have been instrumental in the development of the evaluation and assessment processes required to serve the growing WGU student population, focusing on secure, valid and reliable verification... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room A

3:30pm EDT

Teaching Hard Histories for Racial Healing: The Lynching in Virginia Curriculum Project
Teachers are hesitant to educate students on Virginia’s painful history of racial terror. As a result, teaching hard history has been overlooked in the Virginia high school curriculum. However, the collective silence is changing.

Communities have begun to honor lynching victims who had remained invisible due to racial injustice and inequities. The Governor of Virginia created the Commission on African American History Education and tasked the committee with reviewing and recommending comprehensive improvements to how African American history is taught in Virginia schools. Leaders at the state and local level, as well as community members, are demanding that painful histories are included in the curriculum.

Since the inception of the Racial Terror website, Dr. De Fazio has invited interested parties to engage with his research and materials in creative ways that produce new knowledge. At James Madison University, a group of interdisciplinary colleagues from the College of Education, Justice Studies, and the Libraries worked collaboratively with graduate students to write lesson plans centered on lynchings in Jim Crow Virginia. Dr. Taylor Jaffee, the Social Studies methods instructor, and Dr. Cancienne, the English methods instructor, designed and implemented a Racial Terror Lesson Plan assignment in their high school methods courses in the fall of 2020. The courses included 48 graduate students. Their lesson plans will be shared openly on OER Commons and the Racial Terror in Virginia website.

The “Teaching Hard Histories for Racial Healing: Lynching in Virginia Curriculum Project” seeks to provide curriculum development, professional learning experiences, and program evaluation for current 9th through 12th grade Social Studies and English teachers on lynching in Virginia. The project builds on recently approved edits to the 2022 Virginia Standards of Learning for K-12 History & Social Sciences. These changes center African American history throughout the curriculum. The learning experiences of pre-service teachers are grounded in authentic and open authorship and serves as an opportunity to explore the role of open resources in education. Pre-service teachers will benefit from these experiences as they enter the workforce.

The presenters will share how the Teaching Hard Histories project represents the complexity of integrating social justice work into the curriculum. Presenters will explore how the project centers student agency and authorship, discuss the role and purpose of publishing content openly, and reflect on the importance of sharing their work with a wider community to cut across the oppressive disciplinary silos that make up our current systems.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Explore how the concept of open was incorporated throughout the project-from open digital scholarship (racial terror site) to publishing lesson plans on OER Commons
  • Identify the value of an interdisciplinary team for creating complex open projects
  • Reflect on the connection of CDP as a decision guiding framework
  • Experience examples of open lesson plans that center hard histories and racial healing
  • Recognize the value of this work by hearing pre-service teachers reflect on their experience

Speakers
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Elaine Kaye

Instructional Designer, James Madison University
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Mary Beth Cancienne

Professor, James Madison University
Dr. Cancienne is a Professor of English Education in the Middle and Secondary Education Department in the College of Education. She teaches courses in high school English methods and accompanying high school practicum, Curriculum and Co-curriculum, Foundations of American Education... Read More →
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Liz Thompson

Open Education Librarian, James Madison University
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Nicole Wilson

Supporting Collaborative Student Projects

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:30pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room F

3:45pm EDT

Boundary Spanners: Bridging Gaps Between Higher Education and PK12
Boundary spanners serve as linking pins between organizations and can also fill structural holes, allowing networks with no previous connection to share information and resources.

Using boundary-spanner practices, this presentation summarizes efforts between one university and area PreK12 schools regarding development and broad sharing of relevant, adaptable PreK12 OER course materials.

Many personnel in higher education want to share their knowledge with a broader audience but lack the ability to create materials that best meet the needs of PreK12 students. We were able to address these issues through collaboration between university content experts, teachers who have deep expertise in creating individualized learning materials, and processes and platforms for curation and broad sharing. When learning resources are created by the university in consultation with teachers, and shared as accessible and editable OER with broader geographic areas, the materials better fit the actual practice and needs of PK12 teachers, as well as allow the university to expand its reach and impact.

As PreK12 teachers are required to provide individualized levels of instruction and course materials for all students, it is critical that these materials be easily and legally editable as well as accessible for students with disabilities. Some of the most significant contributions of this work are in the areas of accessibility, copyright, permission and ability to edit, and broad sharing. Our case study will present rationale, need, process, and the artifacts (permission forms, checklists, and templates) developed together by two “boundary spanners” in order to enable partnership, creation, curation, and free sharing of more useful learning resources.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Attendees will be able to articulate characteristics of boundary spanners and their roles
  • Attendees will be able to be able to discuss why bi-directional flow of information is critical to research and teaching endeavors (rather than one-directional flow of research outputs)

Slides and supporting documents affiliated with this presentation are available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/105384


Speakers
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Anita Walz

Assistant Dir of Open Ed and ScholComm Librarian, Virginia Tech
Anita Walz is the Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. She works with faculty, administrators, and staff on local, state, national and international levels to inspire faculty to choose, adapt, and create learning resources which... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

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Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room C

3:45pm EDT

Embracing Open for All: Initiatives in Support of Kw’seltktnéws
The Secwepemcstin term Kw’seltktnéws means that we are all related and interconnected with nature, each other, and all things. It guides Thompson Rivers University’s institutional vision statement and flows through all we do, including our approach to open education (OE). TRU has been growing and sustaining a culture of open on and off campus for over 40 years. This culture of open includes valuing inclusion, transformation, sharing, and connection.

The open education community at TRU seeks to be welcoming and inclusive, and open educational practice allows faculty to build inclusivity into their teaching practice. In this presentation, we outline the approach we have taken to build open into the culture of the institution and have created multiple ways for stakeholders to become involved.

Since 1978, OE champions at TRU have been creating opportunities for widening participation and creating multiple entry points to become involved in the open community. This has been done through persistent cultivation of a variety of opportunities including working groups, grants, developing a comprehensive inventory, communities of practice, special events, and advocating for OE language in promotion and tenure standards documents. These initiatives are synergistic, drawing from each other and supporting continuing growth, development, and partnerships.

Through this presentation, we will demonstrate how our interconnected framework encourages participation in open education. This ongoing and adaptive structure helps us to enact our vision in meeting the needs of diverse learners, to support faculty and staff to develop and further open education initiatives, and to include stakeholders from across campus and the community.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss the concept of Kw’seltktnéws as it applies to your own institutional and local vision for open education - interconnectedness, transformation, and sharing
  • Propose ideas for promoting use of open education at your institution
  • Identify strategies to engage stakeholders at all levels of interest and participation in open education

Speakers
avatar for Ken Monroe

Ken Monroe

Senior Instructional Designer, Thompson Rivers University
Ken Monroe, Senior Instructional Designer, TRU-Open Learning. Ken has 10 years experience at TRU with using technology to design and deliver engaging courses in an online environment. He is currently quite interested in using H5P elements and video assignments in courses. He has also... Read More →
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at TRU. She is a recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education. She has been supporting open education by conducting workshops and webinars, helping faculty to identify existing OER, and co-facilitating open textbook s... Read More →
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Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Director, CELT, Thompson Rivers University
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Christine Miller

Assistant Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University
Christine Miller holds a Masters of Education from University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from Thompson Rivers University (TRU). She is an Adult Basic Education science instructor at TRU who enjoys working closely with her students to ignite their... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room D

3:45pm EDT

Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment
Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment is a U.S. Department of Education Open Textbooks Pilot grant-funded project. Led by LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, this project supports the extension of access to high-quality post-secondary opportunities to high school students across Louisiana and beyond by leveraging a collaboration between educational systems in Louisiana, the library community, Pressbooks as a technology partner, and workforce representatives. The project will result in 25 redeployable OER courses for priority dual enrollment courses in Louisiana, with the potential for a nationwide impact.

This panel discussion brings together the grant principal investigator, project manager, system representatives, instructors, and librarian participants. It will begin with a review of the grant’s scope, highlighting the needs assessment planning that resulted in a focus on dual enrollment and the prioritization of the selected 25 courses. Panelist will share the multi-phased approach underway to engage 25 cohorts, one for each course. Strategies to underscore diversity and equity throughout process will be shared. This includes in terms of recruitment, as cohorts reflect a range of institution types and sizes and draw from librarians and instructors at the state’s public and private systems, including 7 HBCU institutions and 12 community and technical colleges, and in terms of content creation, with an emphasis on materials that are inclusive, culturally relevant, and accessible. Panelists will then share design and experiences with a summer training program focused on building capacity in open education before beginning a structured workflow to collaborative curate existing open materials and create new open materials and H5P interactive elements in Pressbooks.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the phased approach being used by the grant to engage the 25 geographically and institutionally dispersed cohorts
  • Analyze how the grant-writing and project planning strategies used in Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment could be applied to other OER projects

Panelists include: 
  • Dr. James H. Ammons, Jr. Executive Vice President-Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans
  • Amelia Brister, Director of Library and Learning Resources, Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Dr. Christy Garrison Harrison, Assistant Professor of History Southern University and A&M College
  • Dr. Dawn Kight, Dean of Libraries at Southern University and A&M College; Secretary, LOUIS Executive Board 
  • Sarah Simms, Undergraduate & Student Success Librarian, Louisiana State University

Speakers
avatar for Teri Gallaway

Teri Gallaway

Associate Commissioner for LOUIS, Louisiana Board of Regents
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Emily Frank

Affordable Learning Administrator, Louis: The Louisiana Library Network

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:45pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room E

4:00pm EDT

Competing for Attention: Reaching Out to Faculty in a Time of COVID-19
We present a case study of the development of a campus-wide OER initiative at a mid-sized regional comprehensive American university. In a little over a year we moved from largely isolated incidents of individual faculty investigating and using OER to a visible campus-wide program that gives faculty support for finding and integrating OER and open and innovative pedagogies into their courses. The catalyst was a unit competition in which the academic unit that saves students the most through revising courses using OER and other affordable resources wins a prize, in this case $5000 that we funded through a grant from a state-wide library consortium. The competition began in spring 2021 and ended at the beginning of fall 2021 semester. Twenty faculty from six departments submitted courses to revise, ranging in complexity from adopting an open textbook to extensive redesigns of courses that involved the modification of existing OER and the creation of new materials. The competition itself proved an effective way to be noticed during a difficult time for many during the pandemic. But it could not have been successful without the careful groundwork and collaboration between the library and the teaching excellence center as well as timely outreach to the bookstore, student government, and a supportive provost. Key topics to be addressed during this presentation are the importance of collaboration among campus units, leveraging existing structures and programs that can support faculty in the process of finding, using and creating OER, adapting the idea of a unit competition to our campus and using it as a means of outreach to academic departments as much as to individual faculty.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Participants will learn how one institution “connected the dots” of affordable learning/OER efforts on campus through a competition among academic units
  • Participants will be introduced to one model of collaboration among campus units and how existing structures can help build a program
  • Participants will learn how the idea of a unit competition was used strategically to reach out to faculty and academic units and make the program visible

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Kearns

Andrew Kearns

Librarian, University of South Carolina Upstate
I coordinate the library's outreach to online and distance education courses and head up our affordable learning/OER initiative.
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Toni DiMella

Director, USC Upstate

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room B

4:00pm EDT

Creating a Culture of Open with Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a community of practice whose mission is promoting open education to improve student equity and success through sharing professional development, advocacy, and showcase opportunities. Members across North America collaborate on creating and sharing open education policies, practices, and educational resources to grow the open culture at their institution, across their region, and beyond.

Founded in 2007, CCCOER has supported the growth of open education at community and technical colleges through active online and in-person engagement strategies featuring listservs, webinars, workshops, case studies, and student impact stories. Over the years, its mission has remained consistently focused on student equity and success as the OER movement has advanced to include greatly expanded OER availability, improved technology platforms, federal and state policies and funding, and the evolution of “open pedagogy” as a means to make classroom learning equitable, inclusive, and antiracist.

A member-based and driven organization, CCCOER continues to launch new initiatives based on member feedback. Over the last few years, programs have included:

An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee created in 2020 to share resources and plan professional opportunities to explore how open education can support EDI. In addition to conference presentations, the committee launched a virtual EDI book club to facilitate discussions across college and state boundaries on how equity, diversity, and inclusion looks in different contexts.

The Regional Leaders of Open Education (RLOE), launched in 2019 to address the need for regional collaboration and peer support to scale open education policy, professional development, stewardship, and sustainability, is developing into a network program. The network will support participants in the development and implementation of strategic open education plans to increase success for underserved students.

Open Pedagogy remains a key member interest particularly in how it can dismantle racism in the classroom through valuing student voice and co-development of open education resources and practices. A virtual open pedagogy adventure encouraging faculty and staff to be guided by experts as they create equitable learning experiences was launched in summer 2021.

Join our panel of statewide leaders, administrators, faculty, and librarians to engage in conversation about diverse strategies for creating and sustaining cultures of openness and how to adapt for your local context.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify best practices for building an open education culture on their campus and within their region
  • Understand the importance of and how to promote student voices in open education advocacy
  • Understand how open pedagogy can be used to make classrooms student-centered and antiracist
  • Articulate the benefits of open education policies, practices, and resources to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion

Speakers
avatar for Shinta Hernandez

Shinta Hernandez

Department Chair, Montgomery College
avatar for Cynthia Orozco

Cynthia Orozco

Librarian, East Los Angeles College
avatar for Kim Ernstmeyer

Kim Ernstmeyer

Open RN Project Director, Chippewa Valley Technical College
I am a nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare by enhancing nursing education with active learning and simulation.
avatar for Judith Sebesta

Judith Sebesta

Executive Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas
avatar for Una Daly

Una Daly

Director CCCOER, Open Education Global
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. We believe that these practices will promote equitable access and reduce barriers, particularly for underserved students... Read More →
avatar for Robert Awkward

Robert Awkward

Assistant Commissioner for Academic Effectiveness, Mass. Department of Higher Education
Robert J. Awkward, Ph.D.Biographical SummaryDr. Bob currently directs a state-wide open educational resources and learning outcomes assessment program at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The mission of the open educational resources initiative is to increase the utilization... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room A

4:00pm EDT

Open Source Belongs in School. Let's Put It There!
Open source software can make a big difference in schools, but very few schools choose to employ it. The Penguin Corps, Aspen Academy’s Linux club, uses open source software to recycle computers for their fellow students. When Aspen Academy shut down due to COVID-19 in March of 2020, the school needed this team to close the Digital Divide.

The presentation explains how the school addressed its COVID-19 induced digital inequity problems through the use of open source software and recycled computers. This enabled Aspen to provide over 300 computers for students in need for distance/hybrid learning at home at a cost of less than $7,000. This closed their digital divide, providing necessary technology for all. This game changing work was performed by the Aspen Academy Penguin Corps, the school’s middle school Linux club. This club gives students a hands-on service learning experience and teaches them “in demand” technology skills. What's more, Stu Keroff releases his instructional documents under a Creative Commons license, so other teachers can use them, too. Come hear Stu Keroff and his students talk about how they used open source to make a difference, and how you can, too!

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Attendees will have examples of how free open source software (FOSS) can be used effectively in K-12 education
  • Attendees will have a working understanding of the purpose and activities of student tech teams
  • Attendees will be able to identify necessary components of a school open source program in order to start their own

Speakers
avatar for Stu Keroff

Stu Keroff

Technology Integrationist, Aspen Academy
Stu Keroff is a technology integrationist at Aspen Academy in Savage. He is the founder of the first two middle school Linux clubs in Minnesota: the Community School of Excellence Asian Penguins and the Aspen Academy Penguin Corps. He has spent the last 10 years speaking and writing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson

Student, Penguin Corps
avatar for Cam Citrowske

Cam Citrowske

Student, Penguin Corps
avatar for Kat Rukstele

Kat Rukstele

Student, Penguin Corps
avatar for Jayden Anunda

Jayden Anunda

Student, Penguin Corps
avatar for Michael Martyn

Michael Martyn

Student, Penguin Corps

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room F

4:30pm EDT

Skribbl
Who doesn’t love Pictionary! Join us in our multiplayer drawing and guessing game session where you can test your virtual drawing skills against your fellow attendees. Each player will take turns drawing a picture of their chosen word while others guess and earn points. One game only lasts a handful of rounds and the person with the most points at the end, wins!

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Room A

4:30pm EDT

Yoga
Got Zoom fatigue? Is your back sore from sitting at the computer? This Tea Time yoga break is definitely for you! Join the Zoom meeting for a 25 minute yoga session that will refresh your mind and body.

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Room B

4:30pm EDT

Tea Time
Tea time is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.


Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Look away from your computer screen for 20-30 seconds.
  • Plan your schedule for tomorrow's day of conference activities!
  • Drink a tall glass of water.

Tuesday October 19, 2021 4:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

5:00pm EDT

Celebrating Cultural Communities: Innovative Statewide Use of OER Through Collaborative Partnerships
Diffusion of Innovations theory (Rogers, 2003) states that potential adopters moving through the innovation-decision process consider the innovation’s relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, trialability and observability. Rogers (2003) claimed that an individual's perception of these characteristics, or attributes, had a direct impact on whether and to what degree an innovation is adopted and diffused throughout an organization or system. The purpose of this presentation is to share, through the lens of Diffusion of Innovations theory, how members of the Online Consortium of Oklahoma supported the adoption and diffusion of the use of an online publishing platform intended to support consortial-wide adoption, modification, and creation of OER. The 25 member institutions of Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO) include two-year institutions, four-year institutions, technical institutes, and doctoral degree granting institutions. As a result, OCO’s strategic vision takes into consideration a broad range of needs, interests, and goals. As members of the OER subcommittee envisioned how to promote use of the publishing platform to each of their institutions, it became apparent that one simple on-boarding process for use across all institutions was ineffective. Faculty introduced to the platform would express interest but those who took additional steps to learn more about its use seemed to be those who had the opportunity to observe use of the platform by a respected peer or colleague with whom they were personally acquainted. Additionally, the group noticed faculty initially resistant to using the platform became enthusiastic about its use once given access to its full capacity. In this lightning talk, representatives from OCO member institutions will describe how they intentionally addressed observability and trialability to support the adoption and diffusion of the publishing platform and statewide use of OER.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Participants will be able to identify the value of reflective collaboration
  • Participants will understand how attributes of innovations impact their adoption and diffusion
  • Participants will evaluate how they might address observability and trialability in supporting adoption and diffusion of open practices in their own community

Speakers
avatar for Alesha Baker

Alesha Baker

Associate Professor, Northeastern State University
avatar for Kathy Essmiller

Kathy Essmiller

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of OER, Oklahoma State University
I have two kids, a pack of dogs, and an amazing partner who is a pediatric nurse. Also happy to talk about Open Educational Resources, the arts (I am a former MS/HS band director), educational technology and instructional design, and how amazing it is to get to work in a Library... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Holmes

Jamie Holmes

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Tulsa Community College
avatar for Marla Lobley

Marla Lobley

Librarian, East Central University
I am librarian and grant project coordinator at East Central University in Ada, OK. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Family Studies and a Master's in Library Science. My research interests include open education, user experience, and lifelong learning... Read More →
avatar for Brad Griffith

Brad Griffith

Director of Online Learning Initatives, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Educations
avatar for Dr. Pamela Louderback

Dr. Pamela Louderback

Library Director, Northeastern State University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:10pm EDT
Room F

5:00pm EDT

Valentine Remix: Joy and Critical Making in OER
Valentine Remix originated in early 2020 with a goal of broadening students' awareness of the public domain and the potential of out-of-copyright sources to spark creativity. Leveraging craft and play as tools for information and copyright literacy, the project brought together librarians from multiple units as facilitators and co-creators alongside students. Together, we created Valentines from public domain materials--elaborate Victorian-era cards from the Metropolitan Museum, photos of friends and animals from the Library of Congress--and found an opportunity to share informally about copyright and remix culture. To build on the success of this event, one of the last before the pandemic shut down libraries, in 2021 we created a companion web publication (https://oasandbox.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/omekas/s/valentine) with reusable images, digital postcards, and information about the public domain.

This lightning presentation will offer an overview of the Valentine Remix project, including issues commonly encountered by initiatives focused on the public domain. We will delve into lessons learned from developing both the in-person and digital experiences and the behind-the-scenes labor of planning and creating the project. Importantly, the presentation will highlight how we addressed ethical issues such as racial and ethnic representation in image collections and guidance for students in navigating potentially harmful or offensive materials.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify ways to incorporate copyright instruction in informal and playful settings
  • Assess resources required to develop hybrid projects with face-to-face and digital components
  • Consider copyright literacy and the public domain in an open education context

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Florida
avatar for Perry Collins

Perry Collins

Copyright & OER Librarian, University of Florida

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:10pm EDT
Room E

5:00pm EDT

Advancing and Sustaining OER Use in K-12 Education
Despite progress being made, OER use in K-12 education continues to be limited and inconsistent. Even in districts which are utilizing OER, it can be limited to a teacher or department. In order to better understand the rate and degree of OER adoption in K-12 education, a phenomenological study which included 10 of Missouri's 13 #GoOpen districts was completed. School districts in the study included rural, suburban, and urban districts with student enrollments ranging from less than 1000 to over 20,000.

Of the 10 districts which initially explored OER and signed on with #GoOpen, 5 currently have active initiatives, 1 is reengaging, 2 are halted, and 2 never started. Following the study of the adoption process in each district, several themes emerged including -- the need for time and ongoing PD, a focus on reallocation of resources rather than on saving money, and the development of local OER policies and procedures rather than relying on a local OER advocate. During this session, the themes will be further explained and discussed. Specific examples from districts in different stages of OER adoption will be examined. By understanding and addressing challenges and common themes, schools and districts will be better prepared to advance OER implementation and make OER part of the accepted culture.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify barriers which impact the rate and degree of OER adoption in K-12 education
  • Identify strategies which can be used to advance and sustain OER adoption in K-12 education
  • Understand how district-level systems and policies can advance and sustain OER use

Speakers
avatar for Karla Spear

Karla Spear

School Counselor, Climax Springs R-IV
PreK-12 educational leader and OER fan & advocate from southwest Missouri. Recently completed dissertation which examined the OER adoption process in Missouri's #GoOpen schools. Participant in ISKME collaborative group focused on policy and advocacy for OER. Excited to learn more... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room C

5:00pm EDT

OER in Concurrent Enrollment
Using OER in Concurrent Enrollment courses provides significant benefits to all parties involved: the sponsoring university, the university faculty, the high school, the high school teacher, and most importantly, the high school student. The university LMS is the tool that makes using OER in concurrent enrollment courses practical and more feasible for the concurrent enrollment teachers and students

When the high school Concurrent Enrollment instructors run their course that uses OER in the sponsoring institution’s LMS, the university faculty roles for oversight, collaboration, assessment/accreditation, and long term course building are all made easier. OER allows more opportunities for revising and adapting course content to meet diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Using OER with an LMS enhances necessary student accommodations (e.g., voice-to-text, text-to-voice, translations.) The faculty responsibilities in the Concurrent Enrollment courses using OER are vastly more manageable when CE instructors are using the university LMS.

When students use the university LMS they are able to make better use of the OER, and they gain valuable experience that will pay off later. They create a record of work at the university. Students have easier access to the support services offered on the university campus. Low-income and underrepresented students in higher education experience the biggest positive impacts on their ability to access and complete college by getting a jumpstart on taking college classes in high school, particularly in early college high schools. Finally, learning analytics can help instructors assess their students in courses using OER in ways not available to non-LMS users.

This presentation will describe a partnership between a state university and a nonprofit provider of teacher professional development focused on the use of OER via an LMS. Attendees will discover how to implement incentivized teacher professional development so Concurrent Enrollment students get all of the experience and benefits possible by using OER content via the university LMS.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the advantages and challenges of using OER in concurrent enrollment
  • Understand how to implement incentivized teacher professional development for Concurrent Enrollment courses

Speakers
avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive Director, Sabier
Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources.Areas of focus are: OER Curation and Creation - Professional Development for K12 and Higher Ed faculty to use openly licensed content via an LMS, preferably an opensource one. Implementation, Design, and... Read More →
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Lisa Lucas Hurst

Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University
I am in my 9th year as an English Dept. faculty liaison for concurrent enrollment at Southwest Minnesota State University. I work with 15-20 schools each year, bringing OER to high school settings. My introduction to OER came when I was invited to help write an open, online textbook... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room B

5:00pm EDT

Schedule Designation and Enrollment Research
This is a research project among individuals representing three of Oregon’s community colleges that seeks to determine whether the no-cost/low-cost schedule designation required at Oregon’s community colleges and universities by HB 2871 has an effect on student enrollment behavior. Additionally, we seek to determine whether the no-cost/low-cost schedule designation has an effect on course completion and whether there is a different effect for traditionally underserved student populations.

Our research questions include:
  • Does the presence of no-cost/low-cost schedule designation affect student enrollment behavior?
  • Is there an effect on course enrollment (defined as the final number on the last day to add/drop)?
  • Is there an effect on course fill rate (how quickly the course filled)?
  • Is there an effect on course enrollment and fill rate based upon the time and/or day the course was offered or the delivery method?
  • Is there a significant difference in enrollment intensity (number of credits enrolled per quarter per student) in courses with the no-cost/low-cost schedule designation compared to courses without the designation? Is there an additive effect (number of additional credits increases with enrollment in more designated courses)?
  • Is there a significant difference in course enrollment, course fill rate, or enrollment intensity if the data is disaggregated by part-time vs full-time status, race/ethnicity, Pell grant eligibility, age, and sex/gender.

This research may be of interest to faculty who want to know whether their course material choice may have an impact on enrollment. Bookstore managers, registrars, schedulers, and others invest considerable effort to implement the no-cost/low-cost schedule designation and want to know that their work has an impact that benefits students. Finally, legislatures and administrators want to know how these designations affect students and any policy recommendations to increase benefits to students.

Join us to learn about our methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for future studies.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn the methodology, results, and conclusions of this study
  • Learn about our suggestions for replicating and improving this study

Speakers
avatar for Amy Hofer

Amy Hofer

Statewide Open Education Program Director, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.
avatar for Shauna McNulty

Shauna McNulty

Faculty, Umpqua Community College
avatar for Jennifer Lantrip

Jennifer Lantrip

Health Sciences Student Success Librarian, Pacific University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room D

5:00pm EDT

Federal Funding For OER: Spotlight On IMLS Grants
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent agency of the United States federal government established in 1996. It is the main source of federal support for libraries and museums within the United States, having the mission to create strong libraries and museums that connect people with information and ideas.

IMLS over the past several years has strategically funded a wide variety of institutional types in the area of Open Education Resources (OER). IMLS’s efforts in OER have been to promote the use of technology and an “open” environment to enhance the quality and reach of museum, library, and educational resources.

This panel presentation, moderated by IMLS Program Officer in the Office of Library Services, James Neal, will consider the impact of several recently funded IMLS OER grants including David Ernst of the Open Education Network, Lisa Petrides of Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), Will Cross of North Carolina State University Libraries, and Ruth Hodges of South Carolina State University Libraries.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Examine the types of OER grants funded by IMLS in recent years
  • Examine best practices and lessons learned from OER grants funded by IMLS in recent years
  • Learn how to apply for IMLS grants in OER

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Petrides

Lisa Petrides

CEO, ISKME
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D., is CEO and Founder of the education nonprofit, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). As a scholar and international open educational resources (OER) expert, she leads research, policy, and practice to support the field of open education, with the goal to make learning and knowledge-sharing participatory, equitable, and open.Her work also includes the development... Read More →
avatar for Will Cross

Will Cross

Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy, North Carolina State University
avatar for David Ernst

David Ernst

Executive Director, Open Education Network
Dr. David Ernst is graduate faculty, Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Center for Open Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. David is also the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network, which works to improve... Read More →
avatar for James Neal

James Neal

Senior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Libraries; Civic Technology; Open Data; Digital Inclusion; Open Education Resources; Data Privacy/Security; Broadband Access
avatar for Ruth Hodges

Ruth Hodges

Interim Dean, Library and Information Services, SC State University

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:00pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room A

5:15pm EDT

Student Curation of Content and Assignment: Case Studies from CUNY Kingsborough Community College
The presenter will share several examples of assignments that adopt open pedagogy. These assignments aim at making instruction student-centered where students would participate in the curation of content. The types of assignments presented are classified as: 1) intentional individual curation of information; 2) intentional group curation of information; and 3) unintentional group curation of information. This presentation will provide case studies at CUNY Kingsborough Community College and faculty examples on these three categories aiming at unlocking student potential, improve learning, and expand future success using open pedagogy.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss ways of adopting student-centered instruction and assignments
  • Show examples of assignments that adopt open pedagogy
  • View the positive effects of open pedagogy assignments

Speakers
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Dorina Tila

Faculty, CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:15pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room E

5:15pm EDT

Virtual Communities of Practice (CoP): Experiences for the Development of Open Educational Resources
Note: The conference is aware that the closed captioning for this video does not meet the level of accuracy that we strive for. This will be addressed as soon as possible.

Collaborative academic work and learning through Communities of Practice (CoP) constitutes a strategy for articulation and exchange between institutions and / or teachers, who decide to voluntarily associate and join efforts, experiences, and knowledge to achieve common academic goals such as produce an OER. This exchange will have a greater scope if they are supported by the design of CoP mediated with information and communication technologies (ICT) as alternatives for communication, collaboration, and knowledge creation through the design of Communities of Practice. The present paper has as its first objective to show two concrete experiences developed for the production of Open Educational Resources through the development of communities of Practice. The potential of the production of Open Educational Resources obtained from the activities carried out within the framework of the international project for the investigation of the Impact of COVID-19 on parental engagement across 23 countries is presented. In a second objective, this paper presents different virtual tools that allow collaborative academic work that facilitates the design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects in a ubiquitous way, making use of technologies and digital tools for the development of Communities of Practice. CoP training is essential for the development of educational projects and the creation of Open Educational Resources since they are not limited by geography, profession, sex, race, age or religion while emphasizing our humanity, curiosity, and shared creativity.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Know how to design Communities of Practice (CoP) as a strategy for articulation and exchange knowledge between institutions and /or teachers, who decide to create open educational resources
  • Show two concrete experiences developed for the production of an Open Educational Resources through the development of communities of Practice. In this case, an open educational article
  • Present different virtual tools that allow collaborative academic work and the design of Communities of Practice

Speakers
Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:15pm - 5:25pm EDT
Room F

5:30pm EDT

Faculty and Student Perceptions of Open Pedagogy: A Case Study from British Columbia, Canada
There seems to be a transformation in teaching and learning that happens when students and faculty engage in open pedagogy (OP). While there is a growing body of research available on the costs, outcomes, uses, and perceptions of open education resources (OERs) by faculty and students, there is little research available with regards to OP. I hope that knowing more about the experiences and perspectives of students and faculty could help inform the development of best practices for faculty who wish to engage in OP in their classes.

The questions guiding my research were two-fold:
1. What are the perceptions of faculty towards OP?
2. What are the perceptions of students towards OP?

Overall, my study sought to understand the challenges and opportunities faculty and students may experience when engaging in OP in order to determine what supports could help faculty and students be successful.

In the spring and summer of 2021, I sought to answer these questions by conducting surveys of faculty and students in classes using OP at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC, Canada. In this presentation, I will share results from my study.

In alignment with the UNESCO OER recommendation of “building capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt, and redistribute OER,” the study I conducted provides an opportunity to build awareness about how OP and open education practices can motivate and empower educators and students to create knowledge together, identifies gaps and areas where institutional support could be helpful for faculty who wish to engage in open education practices in their classrooms, and highlights some challenges with using technology-facilitated open education practices.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the perceptions of open pedagogy by faculty at KPU
  • Describe the perceptions of open pedagogy by students at KPU

Speakers
MA

Melissa Ashman

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:30pm - 5:40pm EDT
Room F

5:30pm EDT

Developing an Open Educational Resource Repository for The Public Sector with an Inclusive Lens
In the public sector, open sharing of learning materials is in its early days of maturity. While in the academic sector open educational resources (OERs) are now an established practice, the Government of Canada is stepping up to create one of the first platforms for OERs aimed at spreading this movement through the public service - GCshare.

Developing a repository for OERs in government is a culture change and an opportunity to build a better future together. There is lots of knowledge and expertise available across the public sector that is not being shared in the open. Enabling these professionals to see themselves as worthy and able contributors can be a challenge. This is why developing a platform that invites anyone who has valuable content to contribute requires a thoughtful and inclusive approach.

This session will talk about the different ways in which openness, accessibility and inclusion were considered in the design of the platform (including graphics, text and metadata), its collection development, marketing, and support of content creators.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize the different elements of OER initiatives that can contribute to inclusion throughout the design, collection development, marketing and contributor support stages
  • Evaluate how you can make your own OER initiatives more inclusive with a list of guiding questions
Alternaive presentation formats:


Speakers
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Ksenia Cheinman

Manager of Research, Canada School of Public Service
I am passionate about making public services better for people. I often end up in roles with the words: “architect”, "strategy", and "content".Current issues that preoccupy my thinking: Equitable access to knowledge, atomic research, research sharing, inclusive design, social... Read More →

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room C

5:30pm EDT

The Impact of Zero-Cost Materials Designations: A State School's Course Marking Legislation
In 2016, [The State] was the second state to pass legislation, SB 1359, that required community colleges and state universities to clearly indicate courses that were free of additional textbook charges with a symbol in the class schedule by 2019. [The University] decided to use the bookstore’s existing textbook adoption processes to implement SB 1359; as a result, no additional workflows were required, except acquiring the bookstore’s textbook adoption list.

After three years of SB 1359 compliance, the [University Library’s Textbook savings initiative team] is evaluating the following:

  • Do the zero cost materials in the course schedule accurately reflect the number of courses that are utilizing OERs or library-provided materials?
  • Is the bookstore adoption process meeting the campus’ needs in implementing SB 1359?
  • Does the institution have any departments providing zero-textbook-cost degree roadmaps?
  • What are the disciplinary trends for offering zero cost materials?

This presentation will discuss the impact that zero cost material markings have had at one institution, along with the challenges of implementing the policy. Discussion of the value of using the bookstore’s textbook acquisition process will touch upon barriers, including faculty who fail to notify the bookstore of their course textbook selection, and departments who develop their own procedures to procure course materials. The presenters will also share potential next steps to improve processes and discuss how this data could promote zero-textbook-cost degrees and student success.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Review the impact that zero-cost material marking has had at one institution to see if the same can be adopted at participants’ institutions
  • Explore different methods used to implement zero-cost material markings

Speakers
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Adriana Poo

Sr. Assistant Librarian, San Jose State University
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Christa Bailey

Sr. Asst. Librarian, San Jose State University
LT

Louis Tran

ALS Student Ambassador, San Jose State University

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:30pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room D

5:45pm EDT

Traditional Textbooks v. OER: Comparing Academic Performance at a Hispanic Serving Institution
Given the rise of textbook costs and the resulting trend toward implementing Open Educational Resources (OER), the need to understand OER’s impact on academic performance continues to increase. For that reason, this session discusses results from two different sections of the same undergraduate Health Sciences class. One course section used a traditional textbook (n=32), while the other used OER (n=32). Student performance was statistically analyzed using grades from four written assessments, five discussion board activities, and five online quizzes, as well as the students’ final overall grades. Students in both sections performed comparably well on the written assignments (p=0.053), discussion boards (p=0.478), and quizzes (p=0.053); however, students in the OER section received significantly higher overall grades: 84.8% ± 7.1 versus 78.3% ± 16.1 (p=0.042). Furthermore, data also revealed that 9.4% of students in the traditional textbook course never obtained a copy of their required readings. With the students in this study completing the same assignments during the same semester in the same class at the same university with the same instructor, this presentation offers one of the most rigorous examinations to date of OER’s impact on students' academic performance.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Acquire knowledge on the impact of OER on students’ academic performance
  • Learn to implement strategies for selecting/implementing OER to meet student learning outcomes
  • Increase awareness of OER’s perception among historically underserved college students (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, low-income students, and first-generation college students)

Speakers
JJ

Jacob Jenkins

AL$ Campus Coordinator/Associate Professor, CSU Channel Islands
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Thomas Clobes

Lecturer, CSU Channel Islands

Overview
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Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:45pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room F

5:45pm EDT

We Belong in STEM: Student-Created Scientist Spotlights in Introductory Astronomy
Scientist Spotlights are assignments which introduce diverse and counter-stereotypical STEM role models and “possible selves.” Traditionally, in an approach pioneered by Jeff Schinske, students review the biography and work of specific scientists, then write a critical reflection, including describing what they learned about who does science. Spotlights are shown to support students’ sense of belonging and science identity formation, which can improve persistence and success in STEM. While public materials are available for some STEM disciplines (at scientistspotlights.org), the available materials were limited for astronomy. Student-created Spotlights are one way to provide these missing materials. They are also a valuable pedagogical tool on their own, as they help students to sharpen their research skills and draw connections between scientists’ work and course themes. Finally, student-created Spotlights can provide the basis for a classroom conversation on diversity in STEM. I will describe my approach for curating student-created Spotlights, how to leverage the assignment to support student discussion on diversity, share the results of my implementation, and suggest further ideas to extend the assignment (including beyond STEM disciplines).

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Articulate the core purpose of Scientist Spotlights
  • Describe how the open (student-created) approach differs from the traditional Spotlight approach, and how traditional Spotlight assignments can be supported by open Spotlight creators
  • Explain how student-created Spotlights can provide the basis for classroom conversations on diversity (in STEM, or in other fields)
Slides: https://tinyurl.com/open-spotlights

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Goering

Andrea Goering

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Lane Community College
Hi! I'm a physicist, currently teaching astronomy at Lane Community College using OpenStax Astronomy. I'll be publishing my course materials (lecture slides, activities, and project prompts) on OER Commons this year! Drop me a line if you'd like to be notified when I post them: goeringa@lanecc.eduCome... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Tuesday October 19, 2021 5:45pm - 5:55pm EDT
Room E

6:00pm EDT

Late Show
Each day will end with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Late Show will debrief the day so far, provide tips on what’s ahead, and opportunities to get to know different perspectives in the field.

The Tuesday late show will address including indigenous voices in OER, the idea of as open as possible and as closed as necessary, and the importance of diverse sources for open educational resources.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!




Hosts
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Emily Ragan

Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Excited about reimagining effective education. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and OER Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Speakers
MK

Manisha Khetarpal

tribal librarian, maskwacis cultural college
Manisha Khetarpal is an economist turned librarian with a passion for serving FNs communities. She was the lead proposal writer and project manager for the implementation of open education initiatives in the Maskwacis community. Our approach towards open practices was to engage the... Read More →
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Akanksha Bhatnagar

PR Specialist, Diplomat Consulting
Akanksha is the Communications and Public Relaltions Officer with a national student lobby organization. Akanksha was also the 2019/20 President of the University of Alberta Students' Union and the 2018-19 Vice President Academic where she Chaired of the University of Alberta Open... Read More →
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Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 6:00pm - 6:25pm EDT
Main Room

6:30pm EDT

Game Night - Among Us
Among Us is a fun, easy to learn multiplayer computer/mobile game!

The more the merrier - check out this Wiki "Among Us for Beginners" for basics and tips: https://among-us.fandom.com/wiki/Guide:Beginners

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gallant

Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 6:30pm - 7:25pm EDT
Room A

6:30pm EDT

Game Night - Jackbox
If you have a competitive itch, or you just want a good laugh, this one's for you. A combination of game show and game night, JackBox lets people in different places all come together and play a variety of games -- kind of like Kahoot, but without that pesky educational side. Everyone who comes in will get a chance to participate, and audiences are welcome!


The number of players is limited, but audience members also have a role: they get to vote on whichever answer they like the most, which can make or break even the cunningest of players. The game will be streamed over Zoom, all you need to participate is a stable internet connection. If you have a smartphone, that's helpful too, but don't worry: no need to download or install anything extra!

Overview

Tuesday October 19, 2021 6:30pm - 7:25pm EDT
Main Room
 
Wednesday, October 20
 

8:30am EDT

How to Access #OpenEd21
Welcome to the 2021 Open Education Conference! We are incredibly excited to welcome more than 1700 attendees and speakers to the largest ever year of this longstanding conference.

To access the conference, you must be logged into Sched with your registered email address. You can tell that you are logged in if you see a message below the main menu that states you have a ticket. You will not see embedded videos or the button to join sessions unless you log in.  

If you are registered and have your Eventbrite ticket, a Sched account has already been created for you. Here is how to access it: 
  • Activate your account. Entering your Eventbrite order number and registered email to set a password and access Sched. 
  • Reset your password. Even if you've never logged in, an account has been created for you, and you can access it by entering your registered email and resetting the password.  
  • If you are unable to either activate your account or reset your password, contact us at contact@openeducationconference.org.

If you are not registered, visit the Tickets page to purchase a ticket. It will take approximately 15 minutes for your registration to sync with Sched, and then you can log in using one of the methods above.



Overview
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Support

Welcome to #OpenEd21! We want to make sure you feel welcome and are able to have a great experience at this event. We've created several placeholders that offer support about accessing the conference. You can also reach out to us anytime at contact@openeducationconference.org.


Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Main Room
  Support
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

9:00am EDT

Early Show
Hosts
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Amy Tan

Dean, Houston Community College
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Tiffani Tijerina

Program Manager, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff

Speakers
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Director of Innovation & Compliance, Barton Community College
Hello!I'm the Director of Innovation & Compliance in the Center for Innovation and Excellence at Barton Community College. I work with open education and facilitate Barton’s OER initiative, assist with ADA compliance for instruction, investigates academic integrity, and engage with... Read More →

Overview

Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:25am EDT
Main Room

9:30am EDT

EduCoop - Online Course About Co-Creation Open Education Resources
Note: The conference is aware that the closed captioning for this video does not meet the level of accuracy that we strive for. This will be addressed as soon as possible.

In my presentation, I would like to show an open online course that support the creation of open educational resources by teachers and librarians in Poland. Course was created as part of the Centrum Cyfrowe (Digitali Center Poland) project: SpołEd (EduCoop).
What I’m going to talk about:
  • description of the Open Education Cooperative project
  • course description and usage suggestions
  • EduCoop method
  • ideas how to expended

For four years Centrum Cyfrowe in Poland have been cooperating with teachers and librarians, together we create open educational resources, but also talk about what open education is, what competences it requires, which of them are crucial for the learning process in general. In our project, we are guided by 4 values: cooperation, learning, openness and adventure. And it is the starting point for all our activities.

The course was created as a collection of good practices, tools and methods that we have developed over the years. It also collects materials produced by other organizations, universities and sometimes private individuals. We show and practice the use of tools, but also learning methods. We support canvases and simple checklists. The course also encourages you to create your own learning resource. The course shows the theory and history of Open Educational Resources, but the most important thing about it is practice. Our experience shows that it is difficult to understand the idea of oer unless you make your own resource available. This is what we are striving for.

Last year, we translated the course into English and we selected more universal examples and materials so that it could also be used by teachers from other countries.

We are open to cooperation, translations into another language or new versions of the course. We know that this course can be modified according to the needs, because we did so in creating a separate version for librarians. We believe that such a formula not only enables easy translation, but also adaptation to the needs of various groups that may be interested in open education, not only teachers, but also parents, employees of cultural centers and institutions.

Therefore, I would like there to be space during the presentation for active participation, asking questions, adding insights and ideas, and possibly a short sample of the course itself.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Use EduCoop method to create own project
  • Take online course about creation oer
  • See how important is open education in K-12


Speakers
avatar for Aleksandra Czetwertyńska

Aleksandra Czetwertyńska

team lider, Centrum Cyfrowe
Polish language and culture specialist, cultural activity organizer, trainer, active participant in education and the NGO environment. She has coordinated projects involving film education (Filmoteka Szkolna. Akcja!), literacy (Miłosz OdNowa) and cultural education (Sztuka Zaangażowana... Read More →

Overview
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 9:40am EDT
Room E

9:30am EDT

Open Access Resources for a College Nursing Chemistry Course
This presentation will describe the conversion in all sections of the year-long chemistry course for pre-nursing majors to a free, open-source textbook, that was designed collaboratively by the presenters. Over a period of two years, the team has created materials that can be used in a general, organic, and biochemistry course for allied-health majors. This project, funded by the University System of Georgia through their Textbook Transformation Grant Program, allowed six faculty members from three disciplines that do not traditionally cross boundaries to collaborate together: chemistry, nursing, and the library. In this talk, we will share tips to develop coherent open-access resources that are student-friendly, strategies to ensure a genuine collaboration between all faculty members, as well as the lessons learned about developing relevant case studies and using renewable assessments. Specific examples related to nursing chemistry and medication mathematics will be provided. Data based on faculty satisfaction, student feedback, satisfaction and performance, will also be discussed. A link to a website will be shared with further details such as the sources of the case studies and the contact information for each faculty member and their role for this project in order to facilitate ulterior dialogue.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Consider the advantages of institution-wide collaboration
  • Consider the benefits for students of renewable assessments
  • Consider the lessons learned in using a newly redesigned open text
  • Consider the pros and cons of using case studies
  • Consider the feedback from faculty and students

Speakers
VG

Vickie Geisler

University of West Georgia
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Chemera Ivory

Assistant Professor & Librarian, University of West Georgia
CJ Ivory is Assistant Professor and Learning & Research Support Librarian at the University of West Georgia where she teaches Information Literacy & Research. She also serves as a campus liaison for Affordable Learning Georgia, a statewide initiative to support the implementation... Read More →
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Anne Gaquere-Parker

Professor of Chemistry, University of West Georgia

Overview
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 9:40am EDT
Room F

9:30am EDT

Implementation of Open Educational Resources in the Universities of Russian Federation
Open Educational Resources in Russia have relatively slow development.

A standardized and inflexible system of higher education also does not help to raise awareness about them and apply them on a permanent basis fast enough. Nevertheless, they have a potentianl and there is an urge to use them with the rise of technology applied in education and communicative culture.

Some of the best russian higher education institutions have been cooperating on their level to create prospectibe platforms and sharing opportunities for the knowledge. New OER implementing models are being used and some successful approaches are being adopted. Acting within the law and educational standards takes hard work and there are resource-intensive projects that not every university could afford. Hence, they need more governmental support and collaborative, benchmarking efforts from leaders of the field.

The authors of the presentation, as both students and workers of russian higher education system, have been interested and eager to be the ones researching the scope and forms of application of OER in higher education of Russia, their grey areas and issues, tendencies and requirements for the successful development of the potential of OER in Russia. So far, 30 of the best russian universities have been investigated through openness lens and we are ready to look through more and tell what we're finding and what good comes from it (from researching comes increasing awareness. The more we learn -- the bigger chance we have for positive change).

All in all it comes to what is practiced, therefore the authors have compiled and created OER implementation recommendations for russian educational governmental structures, higher education institutions, proffesional associations, teachers, practitioners, and students. Most of them might be considered for educational systems of the countries with similar characteristics (centralized, inflexible, conservative, slow-in-changing but capable and expanding in potential).

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the situation with OER in developing countries and their educational systems on the example of Russia
  • Have in their hands practical guidelines of implementing and developing OER in higher education in different contexts
  • Be familiar with scope and approaches of openness in Russian universities
  • Discover new models of opening the education despite and within minimal support and hard-to-change educational system

Speakers
KN

Kseniia Nikitina

Specialist, RUDN University

Overview
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 9:55am EDT
Room B

9:30am EDT

Remote Education During the Pandemic. Teacher's Perspective.
How many teachers used OERs during the time of remote education? What was the main source of resources they used while teaching online? How many teachers created their own materials?

During the presentation, the Communia C4ED team will present the results of the survey about tools, resources and copyright-related problems encountered by teachers (from K12) during remote education imposed by the pandemic in 7 EU countries: Poland, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Czechia, Germany, and Italy. The survey was conducted from April to July 2021, and 1682 teachers took part in it.

The data provides insights about remote education during the pandemic from the teacher’s perspective, especially:

  • Tools & platforms usage and the differences between countries
  • Freely available digital resources usage (ex. How many teachers used Wikipedia, Webpages created by public institutions, Webpages created by non-profit organizations, Webpages created by cultural institutions such as libraries, art galleries, museums etc.)
  • Paid/subscription-based digital resources usage (how many teachers used them)
  • Resources creation & modification (how often teachers created, modified and co-created resources)
  • Open Educational Resources awareness (how many teachers are familiar with the term)
  • Obtaining advice on copyright-related issues while teaching remotely
  • Certainty level in regard to copyright work usage

This study could help the open community advocate for better Copyright law for education that needs to be broad and flexible to support modern education, both formal and informal, on-site and online and should not create legal uncertainty and unnecessary burden.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Explain some of the challenges experienced by teachers in remote education during the pandemic in 7 European countries
  • Access the methodology of the questionnaire as an open resource available under CC0
  • Identify ways to apply the results of the survey in advocacy efforts for better Copyright law for education

Speakers
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Maja Bogataj

founder / head of the institution, Intellectual Property Institute, IPI
CC Slovenia Representative and Legal Leadcopyright expert
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Magda Biernat

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe
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Anahita Rezaei

Open Education & Advocacy Specialist, Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation

Overview
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 9:55am EDT
Room D

9:30am EDT

Building the 21st Century OER Ecosystem
This presentation will give insights into- and opportunities to discuss the progress towards realizing a European-wide OER Ecosystem.

ENCORE+ (European Network for Catalysing Open Resources in Education, www.encoreproject.eu) is building a regional Ecosystem for OER, focused along four engaging circle communities on the following four topics: OER Technology, Policies & Practice, Quality and Innovation & Business Models. The initiative is open to anyone interested in furthering the implementation of the OER Recommendation.

The presentation will highlight results from a pan-European stakeholder survey on OER to give a state of play for the sector. The survey, due completed in September 2021, will be mapping the perceived value of using open educational resources, including its potential and current implementation. At the time of the conference, the project will have hosted two events, specifically events for the circle communities on Policies & Practice and Innovation & Business Models. Results and discussions from these two events will be shared with the Open Education Conference audience, giving an opportunity to continue the discussions after the presentation.

The collaborative community model, described as circle communities, is the ENCORE+ approach to engaging a wide range of stakeholders in and outside Europe. The community will be coming together to solve issues and catalyse change through identifying innovation potential, collaboration opportunities and in general increasing the awareness, implementation and potential of OER.

The presentation will focus on findings from research and circle community events on community needs, collaboration and innovation potential within OER. This will give the participants unique insights into real experiences of building a cross-sectoral, multistakeholder community for OER. The presentation will be split into shorter segments, giving broad insights into the ongoing work with the Ecosystem. Engagement with the audience, through available channels, during and after the presentation will give an opportunity for the participants to elaborate and discuss points of the presentation, including findings, and the ecosystem model overall.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Map their OER ecosystem and its stakeholders
  • Develop strategies for working with diverse stakeholder bases
  • Identifying the key quality concerns for future OER and OER repositories
  • Appreciate the relationship between OER and innovative practice

Speakers
avatar for Rob Farrow

Rob Farrow

Senior Research Fellow, The Open University
Senior Research Fellow @openuniversity / Open Education through a philosophical lens / Projects: @oer_hub @gogn_oer Project URLS:https://encoreproject.eu/http://go-gn.net/https://emc.eadtu.eu/emc-lm/http://oerhub.net/

Overview
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How to Join Live Sessions

Live sessions will be held throughout the day. Return to the session page shortly before the start time for a link to join the Zoom room. The join button will only be visible to logged in attendees. See the FAQ for more details.Live session formats include panels, presentations, discussions, and open space sessions. Most presentations and panels are recorded and posted by the next day. Discussions and open space sessions may not be recorded, so make sure to attend live.Note that live sessions begin on time, and the capacity... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 10:10am EDT
Room A

9:45am EDT

Collecting Nursing OER on a Health Sciences Campus
Open Educational Resources (OER) reduce student textbook costs, provide instructors and faculty with increased flexibility, and increase the relevancy of course materials. At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, there is a growing interest in and awareness of OER. Unfortunately, this desire to find health sciences OER, adopt them in classes, and share them with students is hindered by a lack of health sciences OER, the absence of a centralized database for searching all relevant OER, and faculty misconceptions around copyright of teaching materials.

To combat this gap and to increase access to specifically nursing OER, the Anschutz Medical campus OER committee awarded a mini grant to a nursing faculty member to create a MERLOT site called Teaching Future Nurses that includes OER teaching materials for nursing. The MERLOT site currently has twelve learning materials from nursing faculty on campus as well as a form whereby any nursing faculty member can submit an OER teaching material to be shared. This talk will walk through the process of creating a MERLOT site, soliciting teaching materials from nursing faculty, and review barriers to OER submission by faculty.

Teaching Future Nurses is helping to increase the accessibility of nursing OER as well as the findability of relevant nursing OER by creating a centralized site. It is currently helping the faculty on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, but we hope that through MERLOT’s national and international reach, nursing faculty at other health sciences campuses will benefit as well.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Attendees will be able to identify the challenges of finding and sharing OER on a health sciences campus
  • Attendees will be able to summarize the process of creating a centralized site for OER on a particular topic

Speakers
ES

Ellie Svoboda

Education Invformationist, Strauss Health Sciences Library
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Teresa Connolly

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
Room F

9:45am EDT

Entering Mainstream Adoption: How TUDelft and UTwente Collaboratively Embrace OER Through Grasple
In this webinar, Grasple will present a hands-on Case Study of how two leading Technical Universities switched from copyright publishers to creating, finding, and sharing Open Education Resources (OERs). It’s the story of Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and University of Twente (UTwente).

TUDelft is the largest technical university in The Netherlands. In 2018, the math department decided to implement a blended learning environment to help transform the traditional courses to a more activating format. With the use of Grasple (an OER focused exercise editor, practice and assessment platform), they quickly created hundreds of online, interactive exercises that allowed students to practice math more frequently and receive immediate feedback on their work. TUDelft first shared all these exercises with their own students but soon decided to review all exercises and subsequently publish them on Grasple’s website. Under CC licenses, and for the whole world to use.

In 2020, the University of Twente (UTwente) switched from a commercial publisher using copyrighted materials to OERs. As Grasple’s platform serves as a reliable source for curated, high-quality exercises, UTwente decided to completely turn to reusing the openly available exercises created by TUDelft in their own courses. Upon request, Grasple adapted, curated, and created additional exercises for UTwente. We developed a coherent collection of learning materials that fitted the needs of UTwente – all under CC licenses. Currently, UTwente is further adding exercises to this extensive collection and will soon share their created learning material in community repositories. With Grasple as their intermediary, both organizations have the opportunity to easily create and adapt open exercises, sharing them back and forth. As a result, they both benefit from contributions and efforts.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the challenges of collaborative use of open material, especially in large organizations
  • Know best practices for collaborative use of open material
  • Organize large numbers of learning materials, how to track changes, and how to make sure an adapted version of an exercise is an actual improvement or an educator’s personal preference
  • Understand how Grasple believes these challenges can be solved, and be introduced to our new type of collaborative software
  • Refer to a real-life use case of TU Delft and UTwente moving away from closed copyright publishers to Open Education Resources

Speakers
avatar for Pim Bellinga

Pim Bellinga

co-founder, Grasple
Open Ed enthousiast, previous statistics teacher
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Pim Stuurman

Mathematics Content Expert, Grasple

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
Room E

10:00am EDT

Co-Creation and Equity through Course WordPress Sites on Molecular Technologies
Training undergraduate and graduate students to be scientists and scholars is challenging, with constantly emerging technologies often impractical to bring to teaching laboratories. Even with well-equipped teaching laboratories and access to web-based bioinformatics tools, the semester-long or half-semester traditional course formats limit exposure. Students often finding topics of interest during the course or relevant techniques for their graduate research projects. Learners are often overwhelmed by coursework and deadlines, unable to dig deeper into topics that inspire them and develop intrinsic motivation. As part of small (10-18 student) upper-division courses, we have created public WordPress sites for several molecular biology courses enrolling undergraduate and graduate students from a broad range of disciplines and programs. The sites are populated with student-produced creative works they are willing to share publicly. Students work individually or in mixed groups of undergraduate and graduate students to select a topic of interest based on the course subject (metagenomics, high-throughput discovery science, and yeast metabolic engineering). Depending on the course, students create lessons, podcasts, video tutorials, and case studies that are designed to be accessible to a broad audience, reliable, and engaging. Every semester students contribute additional resources and use existing student-produced materials as supplemental readings, revising and updating as necessary. Instructors carefully curate the materials using standard formatting requirements and evaluate the assignment based on rubrics. In courses without textbooks, because of the nature of fast-paced evolving scientific technologies, student co-creators provide much-needed accessible information that others can leverage to understand the powerful applications of modern molecular biotechnologies. Despite the impact these assignments have on current and future participants, we seek to truly provide equitable access to these sites by interconnecting sites between courses at NC State and beyond. How can we promote openness and use of these resources beyond our niche courses? We believe the course websites can serve as a foundation for similar assignments at other institutions to empower more students to create and share, therefore continuously improving the resources and educational experience for learners. In addition to the student-produced resources designed, instructors have an opportunity to discuss intellectual property, sharing, privacy, equity, and open science to help future scholars embrace openness and equity.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe two challenges associated with teaching courses on topics that are specific and constantly evolving
  • List three different assignments for undergraduate and graduate students that contribute to open educational resources and serve as supplemental course materials
  • Explain potential discussion assignments centered on openness, equity, and intellectual property that can be incorporated into courses with OER assignments
  • Identify two potential connections between these WordPress sites that will allow for broader use of these resources
  • Evaluate potential approaches to increase connectivity and sustainability of these resources

Speakers
avatar for Carlos C. Goller

Carlos C. Goller

Associate Teaching Professor, North Carolina State University
I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and teach in the Biotechnology Program (BIT) at North Carolina State University. I am very interested in integrating open practices in the courses I teach. I believe strongly in non-throwaway assignments... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am EDT
Room F

10:00am EDT

What Makes a MOOC Successful?
A successful Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) attracts students. It motivates them not only to enroll in the course but more importantly, to finish the course. Such courses benefit from reduced dropout rates, higher perceived effectiveness, and increased engagement of students.

Most instructors definitely aim to create a successful MOOC. They wish to beat 80-90% dropout rates, gain excellent feedback, and provoke active participation of students. But the fact is, that only a limited number of courses really reach those goals. By using video lectures, many MOOCs are just employing face-to-face teaching methods but displayed on computer screens. The full potential of the instructional features offered by an online environment remains unfulfilled.

In our study, we decided to systematically examine the instructional design of successful MOOCs. We conducted a systematic literature review of over 40 highly rated, peer‐reviewed articles published between 2016 to 2020. Addressing the following questions, we aim to summarise reported findings: With a focus on instructional design, which factors have a positive or negative effect on students’ engagement, perceived effectiveness, and retention rates? How can selected elements of instructional design be implemented into MOOCs?

The findings of the provided analysis revealed four main topics: content, communication, and interaction (student-instructor, student-course, student-student), structure and technology, assignments, and assessments. Discussing individually each of them, we bring a list of practical recommendations for the instructional design of MOOCs. Each recommendation is supported by the rich database of research studies that prove or contradict it. The results suggest that coupling these recommendations into MOOCs can help researchers to build a successful MOOC.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize main issues of instructional design in MOOCs
  • Support and improve learners’ control of MOOC
  • Identify characteristics of a successful MOOC’s instructor
  • Understand video as an important, but not the only study resource of MOOC
  • Suggest, how to efficiently implement peer-assessments into a MOOC and much more

Speakers
avatar for Martina Babinská

Martina Babinská

Mathematics Teacher and Researcher, Comenius University in Bratislava
Martina Babinska is a researcher and teacher at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovak Republic). She holds a Ph.D. degree In the Theory of Teaching Mathematics. Her research interests include Massive Open Online Courses with a focus on instructional design and Realistic Mathematics... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am EDT
Room E

10:00am EDT

OER, Self-Directed Learning and Assessment: Educators' Beliefs, Practices and Priorities in Africa
The internet, web 2.0 meet-read-write-produce affordances and increasing use of smart technologies have exponentially multiplied opportunities for open education practices, self-directed learning (SDL) and democratic assessment practices. Whether these opportunities are realized in classrooms across Africa is another story. This study sought to understand educators’ beliefs, perceptions and practices regarding open education resources (OER), SDL and assessment. As part of a larger study, we worked with experts in the field and used the delphi-technique to develop a shared understanding of OER in Africa. Following this we surveyed educators from across Africa regarding their beliefs, practices and perceptions of OER in their contexts, SDL and assessment. In this smaller section of the study, our aim was to develop a rich description of the open practices of edcuators participating in the study, and the priorities they placed on the skills and competencies students need to become self-directed learners, such as identifying learning goals and requirements for their studies, and how to assess their learning towards achieving this. In many education contexts, assessments tend to drive teaching and learning goals. Hence, it was important to also review participating teachers’ current assessment practices in order to imagine how this could be done differently. Survey data was analysed using both quantitative and qualitative instruments. Findings indicate that educators broadly support the goals of OER, SDL and more democratic, open assessment practices. Open practices are not widely adopted yet, and assessments tend to focus on summative tasks rather than formative feedback-driven activities. The areas teachers prioritise for teaching and assessment suggest that much work is still needed to develop students’ skills and competencies as self-directed learners. Findings from this study may inform the development of innovative and strategic priorities to support systemic transformation towards open education across Africa.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Evaluate their own beliefs, perceptions and practices regarding open education resources and open practices, assessment and self-directed learning.

Speakers
avatar for Isabel Tarling

Isabel Tarling

Director, Limina
Isabel Tarling is an ICT Integration specialist, holds a PhD in Education Technologies and Teacher Professional Development from UCT, and is director of Limina Education Services. The Education Association of South Africa (EASA) recently awarded Tarling the Emerging Researcher medal... Read More →
avatar for Sandhya Gunness

Sandhya Gunness

Senior Lecturer - Open and Online Learning, University of Mauritius
Elearning. Collaborative networks, digital literacies, learning  design

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:25am EDT
Room C

10:00am EDT

OERcamp Webtalks and OERcamp SummOERschool: Two Best Practices Plus One Reuse Strategy
In this session OERcamp Webtalks and OERcamp SummOERschool are introduced as two OER best practices with a reuse strategy that was designed at the beginning. Both OERcamp activities are introduced with their specific topics, numbers and figures. Then, the conceptual and technical design for the reuse strategy is presented.

About OERcamp Webtalks
The OERcamp Webtalks are webinars about digital and open educational resources. In two seasons in 2020 and 2021, webtalks took place every (working) day for 10 weeks, in which OERcamp Coaches imparted helpful practical knowledge. The topics of the webtalks included e.g. "Collaborative online learning", "Open web tools" or "Creating online courses".

In addition to the webinars, the Coaches provided in-depth support to the participants in messenger groups.

The Webtalk videos are still available to download (either as single episodes or as a series) under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0.

About OERcamp SummOERschool
OERcamp SummOERschool already reused the videos of the first Webtalk season in order to create 6 self-study online courses. Each course included 14+ video units and interactive exercises.

Participants from all sectors and all fields of education could attend these courses actively and creatively, collaboratively and openly in a time when new digital teaching and learning materials were needed.

As with the OERcamp Webtalks the participants got advice and support from competent OERcamp Coaches.

All 6 online courses and their interactive H5P elements are available for reuse purposes.

About OERcamps
OERcamps first started in Germany in 2012. They combine numerous OER activities, they open up new and contemporary formats for learning based on openness, sharing, personal meaning, participation and equality. OERcamps are about sharing, discussing, negotiating solutions for a world in change. OERcamps are also the source of collective development and use of OER.

Both activities were only offered in German:
To watch the OERcamp Webtalks visit https://www.oercamp.de/webinare/
To attend the OERcamp SummOERschool visit https://campus.oercamp.de/

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Get to know two OER best practices (OERcamp Webtalks and OERcamp SummOERschool) for a consistent reuse strategy
  • Understand basic conceptional requirements for a reuse strategy of OER
  • Understand basic technical requirements for a reuse strategy of OER

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Hirschmann

Kristin Hirschmann

program coordination, Agentur J&K
I am Kristin (Hirschmann) organizing and designing small and big events all around OER in at "Agency J&K – Jöran und Konsorten". I am the project lead of OERcamps.OERcamps received the Open Education Awards for Excellence 2020, were mentioned in the Horizon Report and were highlighted... Read More →
avatar for Jöran Muuß-Merholz

Jöran Muuß-Merholz

Founder, Agentur J&K GmbH Co. KG
OERcamps received the Open Education Awards for Excellence 2020, were mentioned in the Horizon Report and were highlighted in a UNESCO Report on OER. Read more ... https://www.oercamp.de/about-oercamps-in-english/ 

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:25am EDT
Room D

10:00am EDT

Supporting Professional Communities on OER: The Dutch Approach
It is quite a challenge to make OER a success. Fortunately, higher education in the Netherlands has united itself in a cooperative association and with funding made available by the Dutch government sharing and (re)use of OER is becoming a succes. The presenters of this session, Lieke Rensink and Michel Jansen, are the lucky one’s who have been building a national community, promoting working together on OER in professional communities and developed several products that stimulate the use of OER! All together with this community!

National OER Community
On a national level, 56 HE institutions work together in a community around OER. We are building a knowledge center on digital learning materials, which has a network function to facilitate collaboration and where supporting materials are openly available.
With the community we discovered the biggest barriers to make OER successful. The following practical roadmaps (www.surf.nl/en/open-educational-resources-roadmaps) that everyone can use within their own educational context have been developed:
  • Introduction to OER
  • OER policy Roadmap (only in Dutch)
  • OER Professional community Roadmap
  • Quality Assurance OER Roadmap
  • Professional Vocabulary Roadmap (only in Dutch)
  • Workshop development Roadmap
  • OER in practice (only in Dutch)

Professional Communities work on OER
If you create, share and reuse open educational resources, it is absolutely essential to collaborate with other lecturers. Collaboration becomes easier in an active professional community. In the Netherlands we stimulate professional communities to work together and build a collection of open education resources together. In a funding program in the Netherlands 19 professional communities (and a multitude of lecturers) work together and experiment together what works best in this collaboration on OER. From Nurses to Engineers, from law to old Greek and Hebrew.

In 2020 SURF, together with experts on professional communities and technology enhanced learning and several active professional communities, developed the roadmap ‘Build a professional community around open education resources’ that leads you through the steps that communities in the Netherlands take to collaborate around OER: www.surf.nl/en/roadmap-build-a-professional-community-around-open-education-resources.

In the session we will give highlights of the program in the Netherlands, provide insight in the why and how on working on a collection of OER within professional communities and a community manager will exchange challenges and share tips and tricks in how to make the professional community successful working together on OER. We also like to discuss with participants and collect their experiences and practical tips.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the power of a national Community around OER
  • Feel the power of professional communities and the need to support them with knowledge, infrastructure and money
  • Use the Roadmap: build a professional community around open education resources so that they can support and facilitate professional communities
  • Find and use one of the roadmaps around OER (Introduction OER, OER policy, OER Professional community, Quality Assurance OER, Professional Vocabulary and Workshop development)


Speakers
avatar for Lieke Rensink

Lieke Rensink

Community manager education, SURF
avatar for Michel Jansen

Michel Jansen

Project manager, SURF

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00am - 10:25am EDT
Room B

10:15am EDT

A Freely Hosted and Easily Maintained OER for an Undergraduate Agile Software Engineering Course
The field of software technologies has been growing steadily. In this work, we present a preliminary OER for software development or engineering courses for undergraduate information technology (IT) majors. Specifically, we have been designing no-cost resources for an undergraduate-level Agile Software Practicum course. A practicum brings real-world projects and clients into the classroom to improve both students' software development and soft skills. Agile methods and processes have become prevalent in the software engineering industry and in business generally.

A good method to develop an OER that can be updated more frequently is using a file versioning service for hosting and writing the contents using a simple markup language. This approach is free and convenient to update by multiple authors. To adopt the OER, one can use the forking feature on websites like Github that makes a second copy that can be freely modified. OERs can become large and therefore using a content management system that is easily managed is very important. Using a static site generator (SSG) system gives the author complete control over the content and offers a simple method of managing files and output. Our OER uses this workflow by hosting source materials on Github, using a SSG to produce the output, and publishing on Github Pages.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the steps for designing an OER for undergraduate students
  • Distinguish importance of open materials for teaching Agile Software Engineering
  • Find tools necessary for an OER that is easy to set up and maintain
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Speakers
avatar for Cengiz Gunay

Cengiz Gunay

Associate Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College
avatar for Anca Doloc-Mihu

Anca Doloc-Mihu

Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:15am - 10:25am EDT
Room F

10:15am EDT

How to Improve Students Learning Outcomes in Online Courses and MOOCs
In online learning environment, in online courses, especially in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) students plan, manage and control their own learning processes: they decide where, when and with what schedule they study the learning material. MOOCs provide lower levels of support and guidance by instructors, these online courses require strong control from students, which means not only flexibility and autonomy for them but also responsibility. In such learning environment to regulate one's learning process is a critical skill to achieve personal learning objectives.

By now for 6 years having been an instructor of an online course which can be taken by students of 22 Hungarian universities (and 5 universities outside of Hungary) and which is also works as a MOOC course, I studied the factors by which students could be more successful in online courses and the factors by which online courses could be more effective. In my study I dealt with grit, self-regulated learning (SRL), motivation, academic procrastination and the impacts of instructors’ interactions as factors.

I will also present the challenges and lessons learned from the creation of my MOOC course. In addition I collected the methods by which the effectiveness of online courses can be improved. I will present the advantages of creating, instructing and managing MOOCs.

My presentation will focus on the following questions:
Q1: What factors can improve students' learning outcomes in online courses and MOOCs?
Q2: What methods can improve the effectiveness of MOOCs?
Q3: What are the advantages of creating, instructing and managing a MOOC course?

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify factors that can improve students' learning outcomes in online courses and MOOCs
  • Identify methods that can improve the effectiveness of online courses and MOOCs
  • Identify advantages of creating and instructing a MOOC course

Speakers
avatar for Zsuzsa Köpösdi

Zsuzsa Köpösdi

e-learning expert and PhD candidate, University of Debrecen
I am an e-learning expert and a PhD candidate at the University of Debrecen (Hungary). I believe that MOOC courses can provide a high quality education for everyone (or for many) and thus ensure equality in education. In 2020 I graduated with a MSc in Health Psychology, so I have... Read More →

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:15am - 10:25am EDT
Room E

10:30am EDT

What's In Your Cup?
Are you a seltzer connoisseur? Or maybe an Aeropress master? Or perhaps you have achieved a higher level of existence and are someone who drinks Coke for breakfast rather than coffee or tea?! Whatever your drink of choice to wake you up, join us for our What’s In Your Cup AM Edition! Come chat all things morning beverages with your fellow conference attendees and drink enthusiasts.

Overview

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room A

10:30am EDT

Tea Time
Tea time is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions.


Please use this time to engage in self-care activities to help keep you grounded throughout the day:
  • Look away from your computer screen for 20-30 seconds, giving your eyes a chance to adjust and rest.
  • Take a walk around your office, home, or whatever space you may be in, your lower legs and back will thank you!
  • Drink a tall glass of water. You may not think that you are dehydrated, but we often don't know until it is too late.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am EDT
Main Room
  Tea time (break)
  • Host: None
  • Zoom: None

11:00am EDT

An Analysis of the OER Feedback Survey from Students: Impact, Implications, and Lessons Learned
The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries' OER Program is a student success initiative that was launched in the Fall 2019 semester. The OER program goals are affordability, access, agency, innovation, and engagement in innovative pedagogical models that facilitate learning. This presentation will provide an overview of the OER program, including the courses using an OER as course learning materials. It will also present survey results and course success metrics disaggregated by relevant demographic background factors from over 15,000 students enrolled in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses that adopted OER learning materials. We will discuss how the cost of textbooks has impacted our students' lives and how OER has provided them the means to address the affordability and accessibility of learning materials, especially during the pandemic. We will also provide evidence through this survey that we are impacting students who are underrepresented, have low socio-economic status, and other metrics that demonstrate that the OER initiative is addressing our goals of access, affordability, inclusion, and equity.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Learn about the results of our student survey
  • Gain insights on student's attitudes towards learning materials and how this has impacted their lives as students
  • Serve as model for others to create their own student survey protocol

Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
Regina Gong is the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries. In her role at MSU, Regina leads and oversees the OER program including the OER award and the OER publishing services. She also facilitates the Open Pedagogy... Read More →
avatar for Jason Almerigi

Jason Almerigi

Director of Assessment, Michigan State University

Overview
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How to Join Pre-Recorded Sessions

Pre-recorded videos are embedded in the session page for anytime viewing. The video will also be streamed live in Zoom at the scheduled time. Videos and session login links are visible to logged-in attendees only. See the FAQ for more details.Pre-recorded sessions offer the best of both worlds! You can watch the video when it's convenient for you, or you can return at the specified time to watch it with other attendees. In most cases, the presenters will be joining the live viewings, so you'll also get... Read More →



Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:25am EDT
Room F

11:00am EDT