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Wednesday, August 11
 

10:45am EDT

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University


Wednesday August 11, 2021 10:45am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

Keynote: Transgressing Boundaries with Open Education
In this session, participants will examine how open education can bridge to more equitable and inclusive teaching and learning. The session will explore questions such as: How do we create classrooms where it is possible to have conversations about deep culture and identity? How do we make space and time for different ways of working and being together? How do we create a culture of connection, growth, and reflection in our schools?

Speakers
avatar for Angela DeBarger

Angela DeBarger

Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Angela Haydel DeBarger is a Program Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Her portfolio addresses open education, with the aim of democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive and engaging experiences for learners, and advancing racial equity in education... Read More →


Wednesday August 11, 2021 11:00am - 11:55am EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

Being the First: Experiences of OER Creators Who Were the First to Create or Adapt OER at Their Institutions
Being the first to do anything has its challenges. Being the first to introduce OER at a campus is a big challenge. Being the first to introduce OER by creating or heavily adapting OER is a MASSIVE challenge, but it’s one to which many brave and courageous faculty have risen. We can learn a lot from their experiences and apply that knowledge to make the leap to creating OER for the first time less terrifying.

This panel will feature faculty members who heavily adapted existing OER or created a resource from scratch, whether it be open textbook, ancillary material, or courseware. Panelists will be asked to reflect on these early projects, sharing what went well, what went wrong, what was an unexpected result, and how the project contributed to the future of OER programs at their institutions. The panel will be targeted to beginner attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Farhad Dastur

Farhad Dastur

Board of Governors, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Farhad Dastur did his graduate work in psychology at Dalhousie University. Currently, he is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Farhad has taught, advocated, and done research in open education. He has developed open courses and resources for Thompson Rivers University... Read More →
avatar for Becca Sibrian

Becca Sibrian

German Educator, Boise State University
Hi, I'm Becca Sibrian. I have been teaching German for more than 20 years, since graduating at Boise State with my Bachelor's of Arts in German in 1998. I received my Master's of Arts in German from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001 and have been a German lecturer at... Read More →
avatar for Amy Song

Amy Song

Customer Success Manager, Pressbooks
I talk to & support many people in the educational community about open education and technology, especially surrounding the creation of OERs at Higher Eds. As the client manager at Pressbooks, most of my days are spent having conversations with faculty and members of the Open community... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Santiago

Ariana Santiago

Open Educational Resources Coordinator, University of Houston
I am the OER Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries. I lead our OER program, including the UH Alternative Textbook Incentive Program, and support faculty in adopting, adapting, and creating OER.


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

All Hands On Deck: Building An OER Program at a Research University From the Ground Up
The MSU Libraries’ OER Program was created to address affordability, access, equity, and faculty innovation, leading to overall student success. Since its launch in the Fall 2019 semester, the OER Program has grown considerably, with 27 courses in 272 sections and 70 instructors utilizing these materials in the Spring 2021 semester. This presentation will highlight the success of the OER Program at MSU, including the services that we are offering to faculty, such as print-on-demand services, open textbook publishing, copy editing, and accessibility checks. We will also discuss our partnerships with the student government and other units on campus. We will also talk about the OER Award Program, an incentive program for instructors that encourages and supports the use of openly licensed materials as a pathway to increase student success.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
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Arlene Weismantel

Senior Asc. Dean For Scholarly Communication And Faculty Affairs, Michigan State University
avatar for Joshua Newman

Joshua Newman

Publishing and OER Support, Michigan State University
I work as an Editor and Publishing Support Assistant with the MSU Libraries' OER & Publishing Services Programs.
avatar for Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Library Assistant, Michigan State University
I'm the Publishing Services Coordinator at Michigan State University Libraries. We offer print-on-demand book production, publishing consultation, and design services. I'm available to present book design workshops using either Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign, and I have also produced... Read More →


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

Deeply-Digital, Standards-Aligned, OER Curricula for K-5
The Center for Digital Curricula, College of Engineering, and the University of Michigan, has been supporting Michigan teachers and students this past school year with year-long, free, curricula. 5000+ K-5 students – the digital-first, Alpha Generation – and teachers, primarily from Title I schools, have found the visual, interactive, collaborative “Roadmap” lessons engaging and, as evidenced by their Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) test scores, effective. The University of Michigan, Center for Digital Curricula is looking to expand to other Michigan schools for the 2021-22 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Coulman

Monique Coulman

Teacher, Haas Elementary, Genesee Schools, MI
avatar for Billie Freeland

Billie Freeland

Teacher, Kent City Elementary School, Kent City, MI
Just in the last two years I have become a K-5 STEM Teacher. Our district was fortunate to be part of the George Lucas Edutopia/MSU MLPBL Study that recently released its results.  This project based learning curriculum is fully aligned to the NGSS and infused with language and mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Michalak

Dawn Michalak

Teacher, McAlear-Sawden Elementary School, Bay City, MI
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Liat Copel

Educational Technology Researcher, University of Michigan, Center for Digital Curricula
avatar for Elliot Soloway

Elliot Soloway

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan
Learning at home and learning at school must be seamless - that's what we have learned from COVID. Digital curricula makes it so. The Center for Digital Curricula at the University of Michigan provides K-5, deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula for K-5  - all four core subjects... Read More →


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

Texas Learn OER
Join us (virtually) in the Lone Star State for a tour of Texas Learn OER, a set of ten peer-reviewed, openly licensed, self-paced modules for faculty, staff, and administrators that can be remixed and adapted for any college/university and/or state. This presentation is for all attendees levels.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Sebesta

Judith Sebesta

Executive Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

Using OER Resources in the Social Sciences: Providing Resources that Matter
This presentation is designed to address the successful use of OER resources in social science courses. Specifically, this presentation will address the issue of social science resources that are up-to-date and allow instructors to utilize current social science research and applications to allow courses to maintain relevance.

Speakers
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Darrick Brake

Instructor of Sociology, Delta College


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:10pm EDT

How Would You Create OER if Copyright Wasn’t in the Way? Using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OER Across Your Local Communities
Open education has tremendous potential to build tailored resources that reflect the diverse experiences of students. In order for open education to meet its potential, creators must have access to the most current and relevant materials even when those materials are protected by copyright. Reliance on copyright exceptions such as fair use and fair dealing is critical for creating the most effective and inclusive materials.

In order to meet these needs we have developed a Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education. Building on interviews and focus groups with creators, publishers, and legal experts in the open education community, we have developed a resource that explains how fair use and fair dealing can empower educators and publishers to live up to our aspirations and build open resources based on pedagogy and inclusivity, unencumbered by legal uncertainty and anxiety.

This session introduces the Code and invites participants to explore the opportunities and challenges it creates for open education across the Michigan OER Network. We will lead an interactive discussion about the Code and walk through strategies for applying it to a variety of situations in creating and using OER. These will include common scenarios that are clearly permitted under fair use and fair dealing as well as edge cases that require special consideration.

Next, we will invite participants to share their own ideas and reflections on the amazing things they can do when empowered by fair use and fair dealing in OER and to discuss how the Code may or may not fit in their own practices. By grounding this discussion in the practices and concerns of participants we hope to make the Code more accessible as a resource and to make it more reflective of the needs of actual practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Will Cross

Will Cross

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

Meredith Jacob

Project Director - Copyright, Education, and Open Licensing, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual property... Read More →


Wednesday August 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

1:15pm EDT

Lunch and Network
Bring your own "lunch" and join us for an informal networking session where you can meet fellow summit attendees and chat.

Wednesday August 11, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Supporting Open Education Leadership that Promotes Social Justice and Empowers Underserved Students
The Regional Leaders of Open Education Network (RLOE) brings together leaders from across North American institutional and regional boundaries and invests in supporting leadership that promotes anti-racism and social justice. RLOE assists leaders to build individualized strategic plans for open education that align with existing campus goals to support underserved and underrepresented students. Underserved students include (but are not limited to): BIPOC students, students with disabilities, food-insecure students, remote rural students, foster-care students, students impacted by incarceration, LGBTQIA students, student parents and 1st generation college students.

Connecting key stakeholders of open education initiatives (such as academic, community and government leaders, funding foundations/organizations, librarians, instructional designers, teachers, students, digital learning administrators, informational technologists, etc.) via robust and highly connected human networks is essential to our work.

RLOE Integrates four main cornerstones: A) Policies, B) Professional Development Strategies, C) Stewardship Plans and D) Sustainability, as driving questions for systemic change in education into three main areas of focus for programming (Adoption of OER, Adaptation and Creation of OER, Open Educational Practices). Our work is shaped by these open education values: 1. Access and Equity; 2. Student Agency and the Rights of Learners; 3. Community and Collaboration; 4. Care and Generosity; 5. Social Justice, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism.

RLOE aims to serve as a model for the ways that networking can strongly support the creation and ongoing implementation of open education initiatives through empowering underrepresented community members to be leaders and building relationships that are necessary for the long-term sustainability of OER.



Speakers
avatar for Esperanza Zenon

Esperanza Zenon

RLOE Leadership Advisor, Open Education Global
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 →
avatar for Karen Cangialosi

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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Carlos Goller

RLOE Leadership Advisor, Open Education Global


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Building an institution-wide program to support and grow OER at Saginaw Valley State University
The OpenStax Institutional Partnership program works with schools directly to help them expand their OER programs. In this presentation, you will hear about what strategies have worked well this year, and learn about how Saginaw Valley State University is using mini-grants, student surveys, and other initiatives to expand OER use on their campus. This presentation is suitable for anyone who's interested in learning more about expanding campus-wide OER initiatives, whether you're a beginner or an expert!

Speakers
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Sonya Bennett-Brandt

Assistant Director of Institutional Relations, OpenStax
avatar for Tina Mullins

Tina Mullins

Research & OER Librarian, Saginaw Valley State University
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Gabrielle Likavec

Instructional Designer for Title III, Saginaw Valley State University


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Expanding Your Search Strategies
The pivotal point for librarians making the case to faculty for OER adoption is the ability to offer a list of viable alternatives to commercial textbooks. Depending on the nature of the course and the pedagogical approach of the instructor, these lists can be as simple as a single OER textbook and as complex as a painstaking spreadsheet of links to OER, public domain, library resources, and fair use materials to correspond with each topic in the course.

What do you do when there simply isn’t an OER textbook for an instructor who would like to trade their expensive commercial textbook for free materials? This session will cover lesser known OER collections and advanced search strategies for OER librarians. It will incorporate an OER Content Sharing Template (Abbey Elder, Iowa State University) as an organizational structure to convey details to faculty. Participants will receive a handout with links to more out-of-the-way sources for free text materials and search strategies for more difficult topics.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Ulrich

Tina Ulrich

Librarian/Consultant, Tina Ulrich
I am a freelance OER librarian currently working with Central Michigan University, Oakland Community College, and Michigan Colleges Online.  I am interested in the development of new OER text materials that I can recommend to the faculty I work with. I am also interested in the development... Read More →


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

Let's Hear It From Our Students: An Analysis of OER Feedback Survey
The 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 8,000 students enrolled in Fall 2020 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.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
avatar for Jason Almerigi

Jason Almerigi

Director of Assessment, Michigan State University


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

REMC Micro-credential for OER
REMC Association has implemented a micro-credential program, for educators to provide evidence of the application of their learning. One of our micro-credential domains is OER! Learn about this new program, how it works and how you (or other Michigan educators you know) can earn an OER micro-credential.

Speakers
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Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology Consultant, REMC Association


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

2:15pm EDT

The Open Textbook Initiative at Wayne State: A Conversation between Faculty, Library, and Student Partners
This self-moderated roundtable is intended for all audiences, particularly faculty authors, library publishers, and publishing interns. Our own authors, publishers and interns will detail their efforts to develop and successfully implement open textbooks at Wayne State University. Beginning with a history of open educational initiatives in the library and progressing to the current grant-funded project (currently supporting four new textbooks), participants will focus on prior efforts with associated successes and what fell short, expected present and future impact, and how libraries and faculty can support the success and wider dissemination of these textbooks going forward. Strategies to support open education in the university, identification methods of primary stakeholders involved in developing open textbooks, and motivations for and challenges in pursuing an open curriculum will be examined and discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in conversation with the presenters.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl E. Ball

Cheryl E. Ball

Director, Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University
Talk to me about Vega, a new academic publishing platform; or Kairos, the longest continuously running scholarly multimedia journal; or the Council of Editors of Learned Journals!
avatar for Joshua Neds-Fox (he/him)

Joshua Neds-Fox (he/him)

Digital Publishing Coordinator, Wayne State University Library System
I coordinate Digital Publishing for the Wayne State University Libraries in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where I oversee library publishing, digital collections, and the institutional repository.
avatar for Clayton Hayes(he/him)

Clayton Hayes(he/him)

Digital Publishing and STEM Librarian, Wayne State University
At my job I am the liaison for our Honors College and College of Engineering, along with the Departments of Urban Studies & Planning, Kinesiology Health and Sport Studies, and Mathematics. I also work with our publishing unit managing our IR and several journals published by the... Read More →
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Elizabeth McQuillen

Faculty, Wayne State University
avatar for Jogindra Wadehra

Jogindra Wadehra

Faculty, Wayne State University
I am a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Wayne State University.  For the last few years I have been teaching a course (PHY 3700: Mathematics for Biomedical Physics) which is a required course for undergraduate students majoring in our Department.  I just completed... Read More →
avatar for Kaitlyn Ziehm

Kaitlyn Ziehm

Student Intern, Wayne State University


Wednesday August 11, 2021 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom

3:20pm EDT

Student Panel
This panel of student government leaders from the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) will talk about OER advocacy and partnership with the MSU Libraries’ OER Program. Students will share their experiences in advocating for OER usage, adoption, and creation through the drafting of the OER Bill, leading the OER awareness week, and other strategies that will inspire others to take action.

Moderators
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University

Speakers
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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.
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Austin Grondin

College Of Arts And Letters Representative, Asmsu
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Jordan Kovach

Vice President For Internal Administration, The Associated Students Of Michigan State University


Wednesday August 11, 2021 3:20pm - 4:00pm EDT
Zoom

4:00pm EDT

Wrap Up
Let’s bring the day of learning and networking to a close. Come and share your OER Summit experience—what were the sessions you found interesting, inspirational, compelling.

Wednesday August 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, August 12
 

11:00am EDT

Welcome Day 2 & Keynote: What We Got Right, and Wrong: A 20 Year Retrospective
As the field of Open Educational Resources comes of age, the time is ripe to take an honest assessment of what we’ve gotten right, where we’ve failed, and what opportunities have yet to be realized. If we are to honor the ever-expanding potential of the Open Education movement, it is important to look at its historical antecedents within the current context of our educational systems, and with a solid commitment to a future in which equitable and inclusive learning environments contribute to the creation of a more just and humane society.

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 →


Thursday August 12, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Regional Compacts: Working Together for Equity in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has very starkly surfaced the benefits and challenges of open education and what it takes to provide quality open education opportunities. An essential component of open education is the availability of high-quality resources to support teaching and learning so that all students have better prospects for success. In the early months of the epidemic, education has been altered dramatically, and perhaps for years to come, as teachers, students, parents, and governments try to understand what is needed and how best to provide teaching and learning resources. This challenge is not limited to public or private institutions, to rich or poor areas, or to some states and not others. This is a challenge that knows no boundaries.

The four regional higher education compacts—Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)—share a common responsibility for assisting and promoting the adoption and scaling of open education resources. The regional compacts are well positioned to leverage long-standing relationships with leaders in state higher education executive offices (SHEEOs), system heads, legislators, and governors in each state. The compacts are effective partners because we work with other trusted organizations to help OER meet its unfulfilled promise by assuring that the necessary policy and sustainability structures are in place. In the time of COVID-19, improving quality for remote and online students and lowering costs has become even more important.

Join this session to learn more about what the four regional higher education compacts have accomplished together with their state, system and institutional partners.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Spilovoy

Tanya Spilovoy

Director, Open Policy, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)
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Liliana Diaz Solodukhin

Policy Analyst, WICHE
Liliana Diaz Solodukhin, as a policy analyst with WICHE works on a diverse range of activities including conducting and communicating policy research on a wide array of higher education-related topics, developing and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders, and conceptualizing... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Gumb

Lindsey Gumb

Fellow, Open Education, New England Board of Higher Education
avatar for Charlotte Dailey

Charlotte Dailey

Program Specialist-OER, Southern Regional Education Board
Charlotte Dailey is the Program Specialist for Open Educational Resources in Postsecondary Education at the Southern Regional Education Board. Before coming to SREB, Charlotte most recently worked in Higher Education where she managed federally funded grants to provide Farm Management... Read More →


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Going Beyond the Jargon: Research-based Messaging and Communications Guidance to Help You Scale OER
OER have the power to improve education, but the sad truth is that the most educators haven’t heard of open educational resources—and those who have often don’t fully understand their benefits. So, what’s the best way to introduce OER to those who aren’t aware of them? And how can you encourage those who are on the fence about OER to give them a try?

To answer these questions, GMMB, a full-service communications firm that supports the OER field, conducted messaging research with hundreds of educators across the country. They have used their findings to develop adaptable messaging and guidance that OER advocates and leaders can leverage to communicate about what OER are and their benefits in ways that will grow faculty’s interest in and use of OER.

In this session, which is intended for intermediate to advanced audiences, we’ll walk through GMMB’s communications guidance and provide examples of OER messaging in action. The session will include a fun, interactive online quiz to engage participants. We’ll also an employ an online chat to take participants’ questions, feedback, and contributions. After the discussion, we’ll follow up by providing every participant with a digital copy of the OER messaging guide as well as the slide presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Howe

Kelsey Howe

Senior Account Executive, GMMB
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Allie Chamberlin

Vice President, GMMB


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Introducing the MiALA OER Certificate
The Michigan Academic Library Association OER Interest Group tasked a newly created Faculty Education Committee with making an online Michigan OER Certification, the MiALA OER Certificate. The certification is made up of learning modules that cover copyright and Creative Commons licensing; finding, evaluating, and using OER content; communicating the value of OER to campus communities; and an overview of the Michigan OER landscape. The modules include embedded assessments, worksheet templates, and a summative quiz at the end.

The goal of the certification is to provide Michigan colleges with an out-of-the box professional development unit for faculty that can be paired with new or existing OER initiatives or incentive programs. Institutions can also use or adapt modules independently for OER education or promotion efforts.

This session will provide a background of the project's history, and an overview of the tutorial and automatic certification process. Attendees will come away with practical suggestions for promotion, faculty professional development opportunities, and ideas on how to pair the certification with campus OER initiatives.

Speakers
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Christina Radisauskas

Librarian, Aquinas College
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Tina Mullins

Research & OER Librarian, Saginaw Valley State University
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Molly Ledermann

Reference Librarian, Washtenaw Community College


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Partner Up: Raising OER Awareness at a Regional Campus of a Public Research University
For those beginning an OER initiative on your campus, come find out how Assistant Librarian of Access & Technical Services Beth South and Instructional Technology Consultant Zihang Shao have collaborated to create a series of introductory OER-focused webinars for their faculty and take other action steps to promote OER awareness and education at Indiana University East. This presentation will share how each presenter became involved with OER, how their departments, respectively the Campus Library and the Center for Faculty Development, work together to promote OER, and the various initiatives, both completed and planned, that they are pursuing to expand OER and open education at their regional institution. The presenters will go into detail on the design, development, and delivery of three OER-focused introductory webinars, looking at research opportunities and campus grants for OER education, conducting a campus wide faculty assessment on OER use, and future OER workshop and networking plans.

Speakers
avatar for Beth South

Beth South

Assistant Librarian of Access & Technical Services, Indiana University East
Beth South is the Assistant Librarian for Access and Technical Services at the Campus Library and the Archivist for Indiana University East. She earned her dual Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science, specializing in rare books, in 2012 from Indiana University and her... Read More →
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Zihang Shao

Senior Instructional Technology Consultant, Indiana University


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Valuing OER in Tenure and Promotion: The DOERS3 OER Contributions Matrix
Anyone familiar with the OER community knows that questions about the role of OER work in tenure, promotion and reappointment are constants at conferences and on listservs where OER practitioners and administrators congregate. However, as the criteria for tenure and promotion can vary wildly between different types of institutions and even between different departments within an institution, answering questions about the role of OER in the tenure and promotion process can seem daunting. In order to approach this conundrum, Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) has developed an adaptable advisory model to help guide faculty as they attempt to include their OER work in their tenure and promotion portfolios. DOERS3 is a collaborative of state, province, and system wide OER initiatives who work together to help its members and the larger OER community realize the potential of OER in a sustainable fashion. What we call The OER Contributions Matrix is the result of the research and collaborative work of the DOERS3 Capacity Building Work Group and the feedback of many faculty and OER stakeholders. In this presentation we will share the OER Contributions Matrix, discuss how we came to produce it, and share what we think are some potential uses of the document. We will also lead a short brainstorming session for how participants might adapt the document for their institutions.

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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Andrew Mckinney

OER Coordinator, CUNY


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

12:15pm EDT

Library Licensed Textbooks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This session will describe how the Michael Schwartz Library has included licensed e-books as part of its course material affordability efforts. The presenters will discuss how the program is implemented to faculty and students, the technical workflow and collaboration between the library and campus bookstore operation, and how the program has been integrated more tightly into the library’s and university’s affordability program. The presentation will also outline the important role of communication to faculty and students who can benefit from the program. Attendees who would like to replicate the program will receive an example process to follow, as well as recommendations for starting, assessing, and promoting a similar program, and advice about possible challenges and implications to consider. This presentation is best suited to an audience that is just beginning to consider incorporating library-licensed e-books into their course material affordability strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Pearson

Hannah Pearson

Collection Management & Acquisitions Librarian, Cleveland State University
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Mandi Goodsett

OER & Copyright Advisor, Cleveland State University
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Yuezeng Shen

Head of Cataloging, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University
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Vern Morrison

Digital Production Unit Coordinator, Cleveland State University
Hello, I must be going . . . after 30 years of employment here at the Michael Schwartz Library, I am retiring on Friday, August 13.
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Ben Richards

Business & Communication Librarian, Cleveland State University


Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT
Zoom

1:15pm EDT

Lunch and Network
Bring your own "lunch" and join us for an informal networking session where you can meet fellow summit attendees and chat.

Thursday August 12, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

OER as Professional Development: Building Bridges Among Faculty, Staff, and Students
For beginning or intermediate audiences. Three panelists--two English professors and a Manager of Library Services and Programs--discuss their collaboration in creating an OER textbook. The continuous development of OER was and is a means for professional development, opening the door for faculty to become leading voices for OER within their institution. Through the collaboration with library staff, faculty gain knowledge of research and copyright. Additionally, librarians open the doors to OER repositories and provide necessary information regarding Creative Commons licensing, which is pertinent to both collecting and publishing open resources. Working with technical support staff provides faculty the opportunity to develop advanced skills in academic technologies, including web-based publishing. These technologies assist faculty in creating effective instructional design, enhancing the pedagogical focus of their classes. Furthermore, faculty develop strong bridges with students through cultivating a strong understanding of students’ technical literacy and their ability to access open resources. Again, by assessing the student population, faculty increase their effectiveness as teachers. When implementing a new open text, faculty learn quickly to be adaptable. Changes within courses and students’ capabilities require faculty to continuously develop and strengthen their OER creations. Finally, as a result of the collaborative nature of OER, professional development continues outside the institution. Faculty make connections with other OER authors and contributors when researching and developing their own texts. With the momentum publication creates, faculty have the opportunity to participate in conferences and contribute in collaborative publications to share their experiences with the goal of continued growth.

Speakers
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Michele Pratt

Library Manager, Delta College
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Amee Schmidt

English Professor, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
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Donald Winter

English Professor, Delta College


Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

From Resources to Practice: Convening an Open Pedagogy Learning Community
Over the last decade, much of the focus of the open education movement has been around the creation and adoption of open educational resources (OER). OER are openly-licensed educational materials, usually, with Creative Commons licenses, that can be reused, retained, redistributed, revised, and remixed. Some of the most exciting frontiers in open education are in open pedagogy, widely understood to consist of teaching and learning practices enabled by the use of OER. It can also be called open educational practices, a site of praxis, where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures. The open environment empowers educators to step away from the confines of static textbooks and traditional assignments and opens the door to imaginative, collaborative, engaging educational experiences that can help transform teaching and learning for the better. We will talk about how we facilitated this learning community that brings together educators who have been using or thinking of adopting OER in their courses and would like to incorporate practices that leverage the affordances of these openly-licensed materials and open education more broadly. Specifically, involving students in the co-creation of knowledge as well as sharing practices that demonstrate effective student participation and engagement.

Speakers
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Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
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Andy Boyles Petersen

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University


Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

Introducing Quiz Exchange: A Collaborative Authoring Tool to Create Free, Textbook-Agnostic Test Banks
Introducing Quiz Exchange, a recently launched web-based tool that allows faculty to create, review, share and search for assessment items for their courses. Quizzes can be exported as a file that can be used with multiple learning management systems. Quiz Exchange also powers the collaborative test bank authoring of Content Camp, which connects instructors from across the country to create new test banks that can be populated with of thousands of peer-reviewed questions. This session will provide the opportunity for attendees to see a demo of this web app, gain access to its content, and learn about opportunities to participate in the next Content Camp. It is best suited for intermediate audiences who are looking to support the adoption of open educational resources.

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Alexis Duffy

ALX Project Coordinator, The Ohio State University
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Ashley Miller

Associate Director for Affordability and Access, The Ohio State University
Affordable Learning Exchange, The Ohio State University


Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

The Textbook You Want Is at Your Fingertips
LibreTexts is an OER online textbook platform with which you can create your own textbook, use an existing textbook, or modify existing material to meet your needs and your students needs. LibreTexts materials are flexible, adaptable, and accessible. Advantages of use will be discussed, and specific examples of textbook development and classroom use will be presented.

Contact Tom: tneils@retiree.grcc.edu

Speakers
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Tom Neils

Professor of Chemistry (retired), Grand Rapids Community College
I taught various chemistry courses over a 30-year career at Cornell University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College. I retired in December 2020 after teaching for 25 years at GRCC. Most of the courses I taught... Read More →


Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

Shaping the Future of the Open Education Conference
Over the course of 16 years, the Open Education Conference ("OpenEd") evolved into the largest North American-based conference for open education advocates and practitioners. In 2020, everything changed when the conference was left to the community to organize and a pandemic moved the event online for the first time.

Thanks to the dedication of hundreds of community members, #OpenEd20 was held virtually in November 2020. The event was supported by a 2-year interim organizing team built from the ground-up with input from the field. With many lessons learned, the team is gearing up to organize the conference again in 2021.

But what happens after 2021? That part has yet to be decided—and you are invited to help! Between now and September 2021, OpenEd is going through a strategic planning process to reimagine what its role in the field should be, and how to redesign itself sustainably with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the core.

This session invites attendees to participate in a conversation about the future of convenings in the open education field, and the place the OpenEd might occupy within it. We are particularly interested in adding new voices to the process and welcome those with all levels of experience in open education. Led by members of the strategic planning team, the session will seek to share some of our lessons learned, listen to the perspectives of others, and shape ideas together that can help chart the future of OpenEd.

Speakers
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Hailey Babb

Open Education Project Manager, SPARC


Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Zoom

3:00pm EDT

Wrap Up for the Day and Raffle Drawing
As we close another MI OER Summit, we will gather as a community to share our takeaways and call to action. We will also have a few raffle prizes to give away so come and join us for the conversation.

Thursday August 12, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Zoom
 
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