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Monday, November 9

4:30pm EST

Designing a Modular Statewide Open Education Resource for College Writing
In this session, the authors of Write What Matters, OPAL fellows for the Idaho State Board of Education, share best practices for creating a modular open education resource in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We used the state general education outcomes and partnered with the Idaho State Board of Education and Rebus to create a resource in Pressbooks that is open, accessible, and relatable to a variety of audiences including students in first year composition courses, dual credit students, and students in first year experience courses as well as more advanced students in literature and analysis courses. Rather than focusing on an institution-specific resource with a single “voice,” we chose to create a book that incorporated a variety of existing open education resources while also preserving the original authors’ voices. The book is enhanced with H5P exercises, ready-made essay and discussion prompts for instructors, and video resources helpful to students. The book (still in beta form) is available here: https://idaho.pressbooks.pub/write/

We are excited to share what we learned in the process and to explain how OERs like the one we created can benefit students in rural states, especially in times of crisis.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand how the modular approach to OER adaption and creation meets a variety of stakeholder needs.
2. Learn about online collaboration tools that are important to successful OER projects, especially in the COVID-19 environment.
3. Appreciate the importance of including diverse voices and experiences in OER content, which benefits students and teachers.

avatar for Liza Long

Liza Long

Assistant Professor of English, College of Western Idaho
I'm an assistant professor of English at the College of Western Idaho. My book, The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness, was a 2014 "Books for a Better Life" award winner. 
avatar for Amy Minervini

Amy Minervini

Instructor of English, Lewis-Clark State College
I teach for Lewis-Clark State College as an instructor in the Humanities Division. My passion is teaching rhetoric and composition courses (English 101 & English 102) and helping students to become stronger writers and critical thinkers. I also teach a content methods, intro to literature... Read More →
avatar for Joel Gladd

Joel Gladd

Instructor of English, College of Western Idaho

Monday November 9, 2020 4:30pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 5
  Collaborations, Presentation
Tuesday, November 10

4:00pm EST

From Users to Creators: Making and Sharing Open Labs for Online STEM Courses
This presentation from the University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS), composed of a lead course instructor and 2 instructional designers, will explore the collaborative process behind creating and making accessible open lab assignments for an online Introductory Physics course in response to COVID-19. Introductory Physics has been redesigned using the OpenStax College Physics textbook, but lab assignments have relied on lab kits from a commercial vendor. When this lab vendor experienced significant delays in shipping to students, our team of adjunct Physics instructors tasked themselves with creating alternative lab assignments that could be completed by students safely in their homes as affordable remote labs. Instructional designers then incorporated these alternative labs into online course sections, ensuring students in geographically isolated locations were able to complete their full course without significant interruption or loss in educational quality. Building from CGPS’ commitment to adopting more OER in courses, instructional designers proposed openly- licensing these new instructor-created labs, in order to properly credit instructors for their individual contributions and to share back resources to the wider educational community. We will discuss how we seek to support instructors throughout the OER creation process and how we ultimately intend to share these materials out. Finally, we will talk about the unexpected challenges and additional labor requirements that have presented in our attempts to convert these lab assignments into fully open materials, and how we intend to mitigate these issues in future projects by planning for openness as an explicit project goal.

Learning Outcomes:
Explore a project framework for instructor-created, open labs in an online physics course; Identify opportunities and challenges present in applying this framework to other online STEM courses

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Natalie Hill

Instructional Designer, University of New England
avatar for Corbin Brace

Corbin Brace

Lead Instructor, Physics I, University of New England
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Michael Trombley

Instructional Designer, University of New England
Hey there! Since 2015, I have worked as an instructional designer at the University of New England's Online College for Graduate and Professional Studies. In my work at UNE Online, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with wonderful subject-matter experts and instructors on courses... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:00pm - 4:25pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Collaborations, Presentation

6:00pm EST

Tackling a Mammoth in Physics with the Help of Co-op Students
First- and second-year physics and engineering students enrolled in classical mechanics (statics and dynamics) courses have long been burdened with the cost of commercial textbooks and homework systems. Not only has the financial cost to students in North America been astronomical, but both teaching and learning have been impacted. Since classical mechanics has not changed in centuries, open textbooks seem like an obvious solution, however existing options lack enough practice problems of the quality and complexity found in commercial textbooks. Practising problem-solving is essential to learning these topics, so large sets of problems are required (e.g. a typical textbook contains 3000+ unique problems). Creating quality mechanics problems is very time-consuming, however. Students and educators have been forced to pay dearly for commercial textbook problems without the ability to modify or reuse them.

In this session, participants will hear from students and educators taking on the challenge of creating OER to ultimately eliminate the need for commercial textbooks. The presenters will discuss the approach, lessons learned and the important collaboration both cross-institutionally and cross-jurisdictionally.

Since June 2020, more than 400 problems have been developed for the Open Problem Library (OPL) in the open homework system (OHS) WeBWorK (currently being piloted for release in 2021) and integrated into the MechanicsMap open textbook (http://mechanicsmap.psu.edu). The presenters will discuss the rationale behind choosing this OHS.

But did we mention that all of this work has taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic?! With government subsidies to hire co-op students plus funding through BCcampus, six co-op students were hired to develop problems with supervision from two faculty members. This opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, earn an income and work remotely has been pivotal to their education and development during this difficult time. 

The presenters will share the larger goals and next steps of the project and how others can get involved. We hope to demonstrate that, through collaboration, student involvement and creativity, the goal is achievable.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to consider and appreciate the:
-benefits of student participation in OER creation
-benefits of engagement in cross-institution and cross-jurisdiction collaboration
-use of open source platforms (open homework systems in particular) for OER development and learning
-phased approach that can be taken to accomplish larger goals
-lessons learned in embarking on a large scale, dynamic OER project

Live Q&A info:
On Twitter #mammothOER
Google sheet:  http://bitly.ws/ao8t

avatar for Jennifer Kirkey

Jennifer Kirkey

Instructor, Douglas College
I have been teaching physics and astronomy for more than 30 years at the community college level. I do science outreach to elementary schools. I became an advocate for open textbooks about five years ago and am currently working on a project to make open physics and engineering problems... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Meyers

Melanie Meyers

Project Manager, BCcampus
I'm a Project Manager at BCcampus with responsibility for STEM and Business programs. My projects focus on developing Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs in British Columbia as well as other OER initiatives that work toward eliminating textbook costs for students and support faculty... Read More →
avatar for Agnes d'Entremont

Agnes d'Entremont

Associate Professor of Teaching, University of British Columbia
Dr. Agnes d’Entremont is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC. She teaches courses in mechanics, including orthopaedic biomechanics and injury biomechanics. Her teaching-related interests include open educational resources (OER) and... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:25pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Collaborations, Presentation

7:30pm EST

Unlikely Partners: Harnessing Student Enthusiasm to Create an OER Grant
In 2019, following the Carnegie Foundation's reclassification of Elon University as a national research university, Elon's Carol Grotnes Belk Library made growing the understanding and presence of OER on campus a chief priority. Despite some individual success with faculty receiving state-funded grants, Belk Library struggled to translate those discrete achievements into significant, widespread interest.

Unbeknownst to Belk's librarians, Elon's Student Government Association (SGA) was working in parallel to address textbook costs. However, their attempts to manage those concerns stalled due to annual membership turnover and a lack of exposure to the open education movements and their foundational precepts. A chance meeting between two librarians and a persistent SGA representative brought the two campaigns together. Combining the librarians' experience and knowledge with student enthusiasm and influence proved to be a successful formula: in the spring of 2020, Elon approved their joint proposal for a faculty OER grant program.

We offer lessons learned about earning administrative buy-in and maintaining that support; focusing student interest and enthusiasm by expanding their understanding of OER; and building multi-interest coalitions to create sustainable open education initiatives.

Learning Outcomes: Students sense the value of free, open resources; lack of support for OER may stem from an insufficient vocabulary for articulating these ideas. If educators provide that missing context, students can voice their support and faculty/staff can grow their OER coalition. Our case study demonstrates a 180-degree turn from failure to success in implementing OER initiatives when students act as co-leaders.

avatar for Betty Garrison

Betty Garrison

Business Research Librarian, Elon University
Hello! I'm the business librarian at Elon University. I've spent 22 years learning how students become information literate, what makes them curious to learn more, and how to use in-class hands-on exercises to stimulate interest in accomplishing better research.
avatar for Jesse Akman

Jesse Akman

Science Research Librarian, Elon University

Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Collaborations, Lightning Talk
Wednesday, November 11

10:00am EST

Collaboration Across Contexts: Reframing OpenEd for a Post-Pandemic World
In this session, we will offer a reframing and decolonizing of “OpenEd" to include diverse, global perspectives. Too often we assume that adopting an open practice is all about cost savings for students. While making education affordable is critically important, we argue that offering students an expanded world-view and setting them up to succeed as consumers (of information and goods) in the global economy is of equal importance. As practitioners, we can lead by example through intentionally fostering opportunities for global engagement and by welcoming diverse perspectives into our unique fields and disciplines.

We believe #OpenEd20 should be about helping to situate learners in a broader, global context; one honest about the complexity within which we all find ourselves (climate change, culture wars, pandemics, etc.) but one receptive to the promise of new opportunities. Join a panel of educators and practitioners as we explore what it means to reframe OpenEd in 2020 and beyond. We will explore a collection of perspectives and projects including:


Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss the value of offering learners a diverse, global perspective and why it should be considered a critical pillar of OpenEd.
- Offer strategies for decolonizing the educational canon.
- Demonstrate that Open Education is about more than cost savings.
- Provide strategies for acknowledging students’ diverse backgrounds by discussing issues across cultures and borders.
Discuss how government and social entities are driving open educational initiatives.

avatar for Dominic Regester

Dominic Regester

Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar
avatar for Taylor Kendal

Taylor Kendal

Chief Program Officer, Learning Economy
avatar for Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education
avatar for Sherry Jones

Sherry Jones

Philosophy and Game Studies Subject Matter Expert and Instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
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Jo Hironaka

Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
Concurrent 1
  Collaborations, Interactive Discussion

10:30am EST

Collaborating Toward an Open Future in Education
Open education policymaking is a key area covered by the 2019 UNESCO Recommendation on OER, which invites member states to "develop or encourage policy environments, including those at the institutional and national levels, that are supportive of effective OER practices".

The OE Policy Hub (a new project of the OER World Map) is being developed to support activities being undertaken around the world to implement the Recommendation, especially those related to policymaking, cross border cooperation and monitoring. Following the approach of the OER World Map, the Hub aims at aggregating and connecting available information for the benefit of educational policymakers, policy advisors and researchers. The core element of the Hub is the OER Policy Registry, a collection of policy documents which was started by Creative Commons in 2015. One of the challenges of the project is to extend the data collection process to the activities leading up to, and triggered by, the publication of initial policy documents. Another challenge is to identify mechanisms to evaluate policy impacts, to support benchlearning.

The Policy Registry currently includes around 200 policy documents from all educational sectors and levels classified by a comprehensive metadata schema. The Hub aims to go one step further by providing a curated collection of tools and resources as well as a database of experts within the field of OE policy.

The Policy Hub is now collaborating with the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER), a growing consortium of U.S. Community and Technical Colleges committed to equity and student success through the adoption of open educational practices, policy, and resources. CCCOER is a regional node of OE Global. Through its Regional Leadership for Open Education (RLOE) initiative, CCCOER aims to collaborate across institutional and state boundaries to find solutions for issues impacting OER adoption in statewide programs and in large multi-institution systems. The collaboration with the Policy Hub aims to explore the feasibility of documenting and storing state-level policies and guidelines within the Policy Hub platform. Through partnering with U.S. practitioners, the Policy Hub team will develop the functionality, usability and relevance of the platform for the global OE community. This presentation will outline the core elements of the project, summarize key lessons learned so far, and sketch planned next steps.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will learn about the OE Policy Hub as a new service for policymakers, advocates and researchers and how it contributes to the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation. They will have grasped the different functionalities of the platform and how to use it. Also they will have an awareness of the challenges and opportunities involved and be able to participate in further discussions about the Hub's future development.

avatar for Jan Neumann

Jan Neumann

Projectmanager OER World Map, North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz)
avatar for Denise Coté

Denise Coté

Librarian, College of DuPage
CCCOER Regional Leaders in Open Education: Policy & Strategy Lead
avatar for Javiera Atenas

Javiera Atenas

OE Policy Hub (OER World Map), Researcher
Information Scientist with a PhD in Education and senior teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. She is the principal researcher in data and education at ILDA and co-coordinates the Open Education Working Group.@jatenas
avatar for Fabio Nascimbeni

Fabio Nascimbeni

Researcher, OE Policy Hub (OER World Map)
avatar for Leo Havemann

Leo Havemann

Digital Education Advisor / Postgraduate Researcher / Researcher, University College London / Open University / OE Policy Hub

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:30am - 10:55am EST
Concurrent 3
  Collaborations, Presentation

4:00pm EST

The Open Pedagogy Incubator as a Model for Building an Online Community to Support Open Pedagogy
How can we build sustainable open education programs that nurtures a growing community of faculty participants? How can we model the unique power of open-enabled pedagogy in the face of publishers’ co-option of textbook affordability with inclusive access programs? How can we introduce and support emerging models of open education that center faculty expertise and student agency in an environment of shrinking budgets and precarity? And how can we do all those things in the middle of a global pandemic? At our institution, one answer has been the Open Pedagogy Incubator - a Libraries program that brings together a cohort of faculty instructors to develop competencies in open pedagogy through a series of hands-on workshops, curated readings, and cohort discussions.

As a window into these questions about openness, community, and shared agency, a team of two librarian facilitators and two faculty participants will introduce the Incubator and situate it in the broader context of open education and open pedagogy. We will discuss the design and aims of this project and offer the Incubator as one promising model for sustainable open education work. We will also offer reflections on the successes and challenges we encountered in our pilot season and suggest strategies for bringing this model to other institutions in a way that reflects local needs and experiences.

With one model on the table, and more in the works, we will lead a discussion about different experiences of introducing and supporting open pedagogy as well as how to build open communities online. We will begin with small group breakout rooms where we will facilitate discussion about these issues and invite other models and approaches. These ideas and questions will be gathered in Padlet and shared with the full group. Next we will use those to frame a full group conversation about how the open community can engage with these models as a way to reimagine open education as a values-driven community of practice.

Participants will leave with new models for supporting open pedagogy as well as critical discussion on the opportunities and challenges of those models. After this discussion we hope we all will be better prepared to explore and evaluate open pedagogy as a set of practices and values that can be applied any time as well as tools for building a community that reflects local context and shared values of agency, equity, and openness.

Learning Outcomes:
Our attendees will be introduced to and invited to learn from the first iteration of our Open Pedagogy Incubator model as a precursor for a wider critical discussion about working with faculty to implement similar open pedagogical practices into their courses. Our session attendees will learn from our panel’s and other attendees unique experiences of stimulating and facilitating local interest in order to build a sustainable values-driven community.

avatar for Will Cross

Will Cross

Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, NC State University Libraries
I'm excited about the relationship between copyright, student agency, and open culture. Recently I've been focused on the Library Copyright Institute, the Open Pedagogy Incubator, the Scholarly Communication Notebook, and the Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education... 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 →
avatar for David Tully

David Tully

Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
Librarian at NC State University. Interests include Open Education, Development, Assessment and Outreach.As a Fellow I am leading a strategic initiative which places our Libraries at the heart of the University’s effort to support vulnerable students, especially those who are economically... Read More →
avatar for Erin McKenney

Erin McKenney

Assistant Professor | Director of Undergraduate Programs, North Carolina State University
I make science accessible and relatable, for students of all ages as well as the general public. I design innovative experiments that engage participants in authentic research, and translate the results into compelling stories about microbial ecology. As an educator, I cultivate critical... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Collaborations, Interactive Discussion

5:00pm EST

How a Multi-Institutional Collaboration Leveraged Undiscovered Expertise and Sparked Innovation

Collaboration across the provincial college system has been limited in practice because it has not been widely encouraged, explored, or supported. When funding models do not support cross-institutional opportunities then colleges miss out the benefits of collaboration. Subsequently, educators tend to gravitate to the familiar, siloed textbook and learning materials creation projects within the walls of their own institutions.

In this presentation we will reflect on what we learned from our project that took a multi-institutional collaborative approach to building open educational resources (OER). This project included students, faculty and support specialists working together to create resources that were meaningful to them. Explore with us this idea of people working collaboratively, building relationships, and influencing change as a way to reimagine and sustain OPEN education

Learning Outcomes:
Hear from two authors who led a team of remote collaborators through the curation, creation, and publishing of an OER during a Pandemic.

Contrast the benefits and challenges of a multi-institutional collaboration approach to building Open Educational Resources (OER).

Discuss the sustainability of this approach to building relationships and influencing change in open education.

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Marie Rutherford

Professor, Georgian College CAAT
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Kimberlee Carter

Professor/Faculty, Conestoga College ITAL
Hi I am a Professor in The Business School at Conestoga College ITAL in Kitchener, Ontario Canada. Prior to teaching, I worked in a variety of front-line health office administration roles in hospitals. I have been Influenced by education leaders like bell hooks and Stephen Brookfield... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:00pm - 5:25pm EST
Concurrent 5
  Collaborations, Presentation

7:30pm EST

Our Powers Combined: An Open Ed Collaboration Between a Librarian and a Professor
In 2018, GSU Associate Professor of Sociology Kathy Dolan and Assistant Professor Librarian Jennie Law were awarded an Affordable Learning Georgia mini-grant to support the creation of ancillary materials for the OpenStax Sociology textbook. This lightning talk includes discussion on the successful collaboration on the original project, the plan for ongoing stewardship of their materials, and the continual usage of the project materials in the classroom and library.

avatar for Kathy Dolan

Kathy Dolan

Associate Professor, Georgia State University
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Jennie Law

Assistant Professor & Librarian, Georgia State University

Wednesday November 11, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Collaborations, Lightning Talk
Thursday, November 12

10:00am EST

Changing the Narrative: Queens History as World History
Link to the NHPRCQIH Resource Guide
A librarian and historian established community partnerships with scholars of Global History, Queens Libraries’ Queens Memory Project, National Archives, and NYCDOE to develop open curriculum for grade 10 NYC Global History that challenges traditional, Eurocentric immigration narratives in New York City. NARA/NHPRC grant monies and university/partner in-kind contributions were leveraged to offer professional development opportunities for NYC teachers to create open curricula that encourages students to apply historical thinking principles to researching family and neighborhood cultural histories, including exploring the motivating world history factors that have contributed to shifting demographics in recent US history. Using a combination of freely-available globally-and culturally-relevant digital collections, the open curricula was developed to be replicable in other regions and allows students to be discerning users of, and contributors to, digital archives. Teachers were encouraged to adopt Open Pedagogy and Universal Design principles, allowing students demonstrate learning through projects ranging from GIS-maps, videos, shadow boxes, papers, podcasts, and video games. The project resources also encourage teachers to explore intellectual property, privacy, metadata and cultural knowledge issues around digital archives in order for students to determine if/how they wished to license their own archival-quality objects to local community archives, so that those archives might better reflect current immigrant and refugee communities and, in turn, become resources for future migration history researchers.
Learning Outcomes:
Open assignments developed for Global History, US Government, Economics, and Social Justice courses that help students apply historical thinking (complexity, causality, change over time, contingency, context).
Open Pedagogy assignments that encourage students to critically engage with digital archival materials, both as user and potential contributor.
Collection of freely available, globally- and culturally-relevant resources, that expand a resource-gap in personal, historical research.

avatar for Kathryn Shaughnessy

Kathryn Shaughnessy

Associate Professor and OER Librarian, St. John's University
Hello! I am an OER Librarian, serving in an OTN/OEN member institution, and a DPLA NYC community Rep (@LibKathryn).  While I teach primarily at the UG and Grad level, I’d love to connect about incorporating “OER literacy” into all levels of education, so that we prepare the... Read More →
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Elaine Carey

Dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS), Purdue University Northwest

Thursday November 12, 2020 10:00am - 10:25am EST
Concurrent 4
  Collaborations, Presentation

10:30am EST

Open Education STEM Initiative between Cambodian and USA Partners
This talk highlights the Open Education STEM initiative between Cambodia and US partners. The initiative is helping provide a better future for Cambodian youth, making STEM education more accessible, affordable, equitable, and inclusive. The talk will describe the importance of contributions by diverse voices, including formal and informal educational institutions, international development agencies, businesses, and community groups. Together they contributed to the development and implementation of open education resources that match the Cambodian context, used in both formal and informal settings. Highlights will include:
1. Specific contributions from diverse partners: The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; USAID; Carnegie Science Center; the Cambodian science museum, Kids City; University Professors in the USA, Wolfram Research, and Vernier.
2. The design of open education, student-centered, STEM resources for blended instruction in Cambodia. Differentiaton and computation thinking are significant factors in design.
3. The implementation of open education STEM resources, including teacher training and student curriculum.
4. Review of the impact of the open educational resources on skills and knowledge, accessibility, affordability, equity, and inclusivity.

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Katherine Prammer

International Advisor, Cambodian Mathematical Society
I work in Cambodia with the National Institute of Education and the New Generation Pedagogical Research Center, both under the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. With a background of a PhD in Biophysics, a BA in Chemistry, and Professional Teaching Certification in... Read More →
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Linus Anaka

Director, Lanaka Publications
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Dr Chan Roath

Center Manger, New Generation School Training Center

Thursday November 12, 2020 10:30am - 10:55am EST
Concurrent 4

3:00pm EST

Regional Leaders of Open Education (RLOE) Call for Collaboration
Join the Regional Leaders for Open Education (RLOE) to hear how open educators are collaborating on common solutions to challenges that are faced by project leads at diverse, multi-institutional college, university, and library consortia. RLOE was launched in 2019 by CCCOER members interested in exploring issues around open education as a profession, best practices for policy and strategy, stewardship of data and content, and sustainability. Many open education leaders face similar issues of advocacy and implementation beyond their home institution and desire the opportunity to craft common solutions and eliminate duplication of efforts. Leaders from colleges, universities, library consortia, and government agencies from across the U.S. were invited to participate.

Each workgroup developed a focus project for 2020 with a common goal to contribute guidelines and best practices for sharing with other leaders across the U.S. During this panel workgroup leaders will share progress and then invite audience members to provide feedback and propose future directions. We hope that our project outputs will help move Open Education from a collection of projects to a cohesive field, in a thoughtful and strategic manner.

• The Policy & Strategy workgroup is focusing on collaboration with the OER World Map Policy Hub to develop a collection of state policy documents, guidelines, case studies, and best practices to inform other regional leaders.

• The Stewardship workgroup is focusing on emerging frameworks for stewardship of open education resources and student privacy and data to provide a template for ethical and transparent professional practices.

• The Professionalism workgroup is focusing on defining skills and competencies for “open education” roles and their associated competencies to better identify needed professional development for continued growth of our profession.

• The Sustainability workgroup is developing a sustainability guide organized around examples of open education being integrated into higher education infrastructure in order to demonstrate that open education can be part of what we already do.

Learning Outcomes:

• Articulate common approaches to the evolving field of Open Education
• Share the RLOE outcomes and seek feedback from the Open Education community.
• Connect RLOE focal points to current and emerging Open Education initiatives
• Seek input on the next steps for RLOE outputs and workgroups.

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James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, 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 also co-coordinates Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James... Read More →
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Amy Hofer

Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Serv, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, 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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Denise Coté

Librarian, College of DuPage
CCCOER Regional Leaders in Open Education: Policy & Strategy Lead
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Quill West

Open Education Project Manager, Employee Learning and Development, Pierce College
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Una Daly

CCCOER, Director, Open Education Global

Thursday November 12, 2020 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Collaborations, Presentation

6:30pm EST

Lessons Learned from a Large-scale OER Initiative
In Summer 2020, Everett Community College received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create shared course shells using Open Educational Resources in several high-enrollment Humanities courses. This big project with a short timeline was the first major partnership between faculty and eLearning focused on using OER. It included several steps: choosing courses, faculty professional development, a focus on accessibility, collaboration with an instructional designer, and communication with other faculty who teach the courses.

In this presentation, EvCC Director of Educational Technology Heather Mayer will outline the project goals and timeline and share lessons learned on the project management side. Instructional Designer Jeff Iannone will discuss his role, and faculty member Kristina Jipson will share her reflections. This session will be useful for anyone working on department or large-scale OER initiatives in a community college environment.

Link to resources doc
Alternative link to recording of presentation

Learning Outcomes:
Strategies for partnerships between eLearning and faculty
Examples of professional development focused on Open Pedagogy/OER
Challenges of department-wide OER initiatives

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Heather Mayer

Director of Educational Technology, Everett Community College
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Jeff Iannone

Instructional Designer, Everett Community College

Thursday November 12, 2020 6:30pm - 6:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Collaborations, Presentation

7:30pm EST

Education Without Borders
Our main topic is "Exploring Intersections and Collaborations Across Borders and Contexts". In the post-COVID world when people are separated by spatial borders even more than before due to travel restrictions, with Lecturers without borders we value and aim at reaching more transparency, openness and simplicity of collaborations across borders.

We are organising regular webinars together with Professors without borders, 15x4 science engagement groups, where various associations around the globe already participated from more than 10 countries. This fostered many across border collaborations and we hope that this session will help to foster many collaborations across borders.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Learning about challenges of education across borders from participants from different countries.
2. Collecting ways to overcome these challenges
3. Documented brain storming of discussions btw people at the session grouped together at random in order to highlight main across-borders educational problems
4. Published white paper document with schemas and outcomes. We also make agreement of further strategies and common MOOCs or podcasts on open education across borders.

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Liubov Tupikina Bauer

researcher, cri, lewibo, city interaction lab
We are lecturers without borders, project to bring traveling scientists to schoolswww.scied.network

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Collaborations, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Global Perspectives in Open Ed: Opportunities for the Present and Future
See video here: https://youtu.be/8DXuvFLTqEo

Thank you to our contributors: Sadik Shahadu, Subha Dasmollick, Annapurna Madhuri, Paul Stacey, Mahesh Koltame, Seema Sharma and Ebba Ossiannilsson.

Open education offers a opportunity for international collaborations and collective problem-solving in a world demanding more and more cooperation for solving global challenges. Isolationist approaches to education, particularly the approach of the American education system, will put the learners at a disadvantage when they enter the now globally competitive job market. Thus, open education can be leveraged both in application and practice, to garner more global perspectives for students, teachers, and societies. Open education can be used as both a tool and strategy for fostering a more comprehensive educational system. In this video we will both highlight what Open Education looks like in different countries, and hear about how peers have leveraged such experiences in their current work.

This session will highlight Open Education in various educational contexts, including from the perspectives of global peers from around the world. The facilitators will provide the contributors with minimal prompts and will consolidate their answers. The video will consist of shorts snippets from our colleagues addressing two prompts.

No, we will not be asking national governments to answer these questions; rather, we'd like to hear from peers to understand the personal experiences and popular opinions and perspectives on Open Education around the world.

Learning Outcomes: As a result of "attending" the session, people will:
1) understand more about what Open Education looks like in other countries, according to those contributing to the video.
2) learn about existing opportunities for international involvement in open education.
3) be able to articulate the current state of Open Education as a global movement and strategy for modernizing the educational systems in various contexts.

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Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education
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Sandeep Patil

Assistant Professor, Dahiwadi College,Dahiwadi, India

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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Friday, November 13

10:30am EST

How the OERcamps reinvented Open Education (and where we failed)
This talk will be pre-recorded. The presenters will be available for Q&A afterward via Zoom immediately afterward. There will be a Zoom meeting via https://oercamp.de/opened20/  

The concept and ideas behind open education can only strive if sustained by a strong community of practitioners, and being continuously introduced to newcomers in a welcoming environment. OERcamps, a series of barcamps for practitioners of Open Education across all sectors and levels of experience provide just that. A strong base is provided for getting to know and sharing experiences on OER and open education. We will discuss our experiences with OER community-building events run in different formats including traditional workshops, unconferences, hackathons, and other alternative formats that have taken place over the past 8 years.

The OERcamps in Germany started in 2012 as an annual unconference. In the last years they have grown to more than 10 events per years, several formats, a book, a collection of CC BY licensed materials created by a community of practitioners.
We are building upon experiences that have been acknowledged by a UNESCO report on OER-related activities in Germany which stated: “Since OER activities are mostly driven bottom-up, there has been a need for sharing questions, experiences and materials between players, who have been isolated in their own institutions. These players found opportunities for sharing in cross-sector events and communities. Especially the barcamp/unconference format turned out to fit tremendously well developing a strong German OER community.” (Orr, Neumann, Muuß-Merholz 2017, 8). Our findings, driven by more than 8 years of experience in the field, show that cross-sectoral dialogue provides sustainability as it shows relevance of concepts such as OER and Creative Commons to a variety of communities.

OERcamps are events with participants from all sectors of education and can be transferred to all sectors. They follow open educational practices by means of participants and hosts creating content under a CC BY license, providing individual learning paths, and sharply reducing hierarchies. We want to share our experiences elaborating on the differences and commonalities of the formats.

We encourage our audience to build upon our experiences by hosting their own barcamps as excellent opportunities to foster peer to peer learning and build sustainable, diverse communities. To further promote this format, we will briefly introduce and invite to improve the translation into English of our openly licensed book and material on “how to barcamp”.

Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will learn how the unconference format barcamp works, in general and adapted for the OERcamps. They will know what learning goals can be supported for individual learners, for communities of learners and for a OE network. Sharing our experiences is meant to be an invitation and encouragement to try and use the format for p2p learning within your own communities. We will also share a book, that is currently available in German and as a draft translation to English (CC BY).

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Jöran Muuß-Merholz

COO, J&K - Jöran und Konsorten
Host of OERcamps since 2012, speaks and writes on OER and progressive forms of education.
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Gabi Fahrenkrog

program management, OERcamp / Agentur J&K
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Blanche Fabri

CEO, OERcamp / Agentur J&K
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Kristin Hirschmann

program coordination, OERcamp / Agentur J&K

Friday November 13, 2020 10:30am - 10:55am EST
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11:00am EST

Opening Education and the Open Government Partnership’s Local Program
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has been an important avenue to create open educational policies on the national level. Relatively recently, an OGP program for sub-national governments (cities and regions) was launched; by November 2020, approximately 50 *new* cities will join the OGP. This creates a significant opportunity for open education advocates to “onboard” local government leaders: now is the ideal time to share how open education efforts can strengthen open governance practices ranging from increased fiscal transparency to improving civil society engagement in policy making. OGP government leaders can use open education as a tool to maximize their impact in OGP-related projects, as well as other trans-national collaborations, such as the UNESCO OER Recommendation.

Session facilitators are former government representatives who worked on national level OGP commitments in Slovakia and the US. Facilitators will offer concrete suggestions from their own North American and European-centered perspectives for OGP local work with OER. Facilitators will also invite participants to brainstorm and contribute resources to fuel future open education commitments for OGP local members. The brainstorm will address a selection of the questions such as:

What are recommended practices, stories and examples of open education policy commitments from which cities can learn?
How might we inform policy conversations about open education at the local levels?
What might the local governments’ action plans include?
Without policy interventions at the national level, what open education-related policies at the local level might best support students and teachers?
What are the recommended ways to connect the local policies with national policies?
How might we best harness the connections/synergies possible between the local policies to SDGs, OGP priorities, UNESCO OER Recommendation?

This session provides an opportunity for participants to explore and actively contribute (primarily through active discussion and live collaboration on a shared document) to the development of the material that will later be shared with the leadership of the OGP Local team and shared with the cities that participate in the local program.

Because the local governments typically deal with elementary and secondary education (and not higher education), the session will focus accordingly.

Learning Outcomes:
Through the session, participants will co-develop examples of OGP Local action plan commitments (template language), ready to be adopted by OGP cities. The resource list will be edited collaboratively (through Google Docs or similar). Upon additional review and revision in 2020, facilitators will share the draft resource list and example commitments with the OGP Local team by January 2021.

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Jennryn Wetzler

Assistant Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
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Jan Gondol

Owner and CEO of Switzerlab, Switzerlab

Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am EST
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