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Monday, November 9
 

9:00am EST

Join Discord
Click the "Video Stream" button above from your logged in account to join our Discord space! Discord is a private server where conference participants can engage in text and video conversations. It's organized into a series of channels with different themes, and you can share pictures, links, and reactions. If you've ever used Slack, it might feel familiar. But there are several features of Discord that make it a great place to gather.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Monday November 9, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Discord
  Community Connections, Activity

9:00am EST

Welcome Desk
Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! We're so pleased that you're joining us, and we hope you have a wonderful virtual experience.

The Welcome Desk will be open most of the day to anyone who would like to stop in with questions, comments, or just to say hello. During breaks, there will be open breakout rooms that you can enter to connect with other attendees.

If you're here looking for help, here's a few additional resources you might find helpful:
You can also reach us in the following ways:

Monday November 9, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Virtual Lobby
  Community Connections, Help

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Monday November 9, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together

10:30am EST

Choose Your Own Adventure
Following the conference opening, there will be an open hour to "choose your own adventure" to prepare for the conference. These informal breakout sessions are intended to offer space to mentally prepare for the conference in the way that makes the most sense for you.

Check out the available options by heading back to the schedule.

Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

10:30am EST

Explore "View Anytime" Content
Given this year's virtual format, the conference decided to maximize the viewing possibilities by inviting asynchronous contributions. Between the 10 minute Lightning Talks and the multi-format "Showcase Gallery" content, there's about 100 asynchronous sessions for you to browse and enjoy throughout the conference.

Browse"View Anytime" Sessions

You may have noticed the Lightning Talk and Showcase Gallery sessions scheduled at the end of each day. Because conference agenda tools haven't yet adapted for the virtual conference era, we're not able to schedule sessions without putting them at a specific time. So, the program committee decided to offer a set of featured asynchronous sessions each day—but all are available right now to watch in any order you want.

Don't quite know where to start? Here's a few suggestions...

Lessons Learned:Got Data?:​​​​
STEAM Driving:

Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
Concurrent 2
  Community Connections, Activity

10:30am EST

Get to Know Discord
Come to the Discord Playground!

Just finding out about Discord? Learn more about how to download or use in your browser here https://discord.com/.

In addition to learning about how to navigate the OpenEd20 Discord server and connect with open education advocates from around the globe, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about how to create your own Discord server, and how it can be used as a powerful communication, community, and educational tool. At the beginning of the session, I'll get you onto the OpenEd20 conference server and into a Discord Playground server to test a few tricks of your own!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton

Head, Student Success and Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
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.


Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
Concurrent 4
  Community Connections, Activity

10:30am EST

Open Education Orientation
Do you consider yourself new to open education? Welcome! We're excited you're here.

The reality is that open education is a relatively new field that is still working to define itself, so everyone here is new in some respect. That said, there are some things that can be helpful to know, so you don't have to spend the first half of the week trying to figure out terminology, acronyms, or who's involved.

This session will be structured as an informal conversation among those who feel newer to the space. We'll explore some key information about open education and answer questions—and no, there isn't any such thing as a question that is too simple to ask! Bring them on.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Director of Innovation and Compliance, Barton Community College


Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

10:30am EST

Speed Networking
Does your sense of adventure involve meeting new people? Then this session is for you! This session will leverage Zoom breakout rooms to facilitate a speed networking session. Here's how that will work:
  • Click the yellow button above to join the Zoom meeting (shows up 10 min before start time to logged in users).
  • The session host will start the meeting and go over the ground rules for the session. 
  • The group will be split up into breakout rooms of 2-3 people for 5 minutes to exchange answers to the question "What is your superpower?"
  • After the first breakout sessions end, the group will come back and split out again!

Monday November 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:25am EST
Concurrent 3
  Community Connections, Activity

11:30am EST

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, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Student Focused:
Integration of Student Perception Data with Multi-mode Learning Analytics for Continuous Improvement of Course Materials
Sustainable Textbooks through Curation of Student Work



Monday November 9, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With A-F
If your last name starts with the letter A-F, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With G-N
If your last name starts with the letter G-N, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Community Connections, Conversation

12:30pm EST

Story Circles: Last Names Starting With O-Z
If your last name starts with the letter O-Z, join this room when the introductory portion of the plenary session ends to participate in a breakout storytelling exercise.

When you enter, you'll be placed in a breakout room with ~8 other participants and have a chance to share your origin stories with each other. Each person has 5 minutes to reflect on the meaning of open education and answer the question "What brought you to where you are now?"

Within your group designate:
  • A facilitator who will go first 
  • A timekeeper who will ensure everyone keeps to 5 minutes


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Community Connections, Conversation

1:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Creation:
Creating an OER: 101
Creating Open Resources: An Example

Monday November 9, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Break
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

Tea Time Yoga (aka yOERga!)
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.

Monday November 9, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

3:30pm EST

"Mad Tea"
For this tea time, we are going to do a Mad/Wild Tea networking session. Based on one of the community-building activities in Equity Unbound, this activity promotes small group intimacy and collaboration and makes a large group session feel interactive.

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

3:30pm EST

Tea Time
Whew! We've made it through the first six hours of programming. Time to take a break and reflect on all you've learned so far. If you're ready for more action, join Mad Tea with Maha Bali. If you'd like to relax, take in some of the some of the asynchronous sessions below.

Language Focused:
Campus Innovation, System Support, and External Partners: Building a Sustainable Spanish Project
French-Language OER in Quebec: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday November 9, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
Break
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

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, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Talk Politics?
​​Cracking the Disciplines Open: How I'm Bringing Open Into Political Science, and Why You Should Consider Cracking Your Field Open, Too​​​​​​
Attenuated Democracy: A New OER Textbook for U.S. Government Courses​​​

Monday November 9, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
Break
  Community Connections, Break

6:00pm EST

Opening Reception
Monday November 9, 2020 6:00pm - 6:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

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 theme for the first day of the conference is introduction to Open Education, and we’ll wrap up the first day experience with some reflection and a conversation with two young professionals who bring a student advocacy perspective.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Speakers
avatar for Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
avatar for David Draper

David Draper

Vice President Academic, University of Alberta Students' Union
Talk to me about Student Advocacy and university governance!

Planners
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


Monday November 9, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

9:00am EST

Join Discord
Click the "Video Stream" button above from your logged in account to join our Discord space! Discord is a private server where conference participants can engage in text and video conversations. It's organized into a series of channels with different themes, and you can share pictures, links, and reactions. If you've ever used Slack, it might feel familiar. But there are several features of Discord that make it a great place to gather.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Discord
  Community Connections, Activity

9:00am EST

Welcome Desk
Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! We're so pleased that you're joining us, and we hope you have a wonderful virtual experience.

The Welcome Desk & Virtual Lounge will be open all day. Stop in with questions, comments, or just to say hello.

During breaks, there will be open breakout rooms that you can enter to connect with other attendees. If you've downloaded Zoom 5.3+, you'll be able to see who's hanging out in breakout rooms and be able to "choose your own" to chit chat with others.

If you're here looking for help, here's a few additional resources you might find helpful:
You can also reach us in the following ways:

Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Help
  • Session Type Help
  • Session Delivery Live
  • Captioning n/a

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Stephanie Pierce

Stephanie Pierce

Head, Physics Library, University of Arkansas
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

11:30am EST

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 official programming during this time.

During this break, you can choose to take your tea time with Maha Bali and Mia Zamora to continue the conversation from their keynote talk.

Alternatively, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. After tuning in to these short presentations, free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Collaboration:
Our Powers Combined: An Open Ed Collaboration Between a Librarian and a Professor
Unlikely Partners: Harnessing Student Enthusiasm to Create an OER Grant
Collaborative Creation Between Librarians and English Faculty: Communication and Planning OER Textbooks

Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

11:30am EST

Tea Time with Maha Bali and Mia Zamora
Follow up Maha Bali and Mia Zamora's interactive keynote with a "tea time" conversation. Grab the beverage of your choice and log in for a virtual conversation. 

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Planners
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

1:30pm EST

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 official programming during this time.

During this break, you can choose to participate in VConnecting at tea time with Maha Bali, Mia Zamora and Terry Greene.

Alternatively, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. After tuning in to these short presentations, free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Everything COVID:
Striving for Affordability and access: Reimagining Undergraduate Courses in Times of COVID-19
Pushing Open During and Unprecedented Pandemic
They Made it Look Effortless: OER in Faculty Professional Development in a Pandemic

Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University

Planners
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

3:30pm EST

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, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Looking Toward the Future:
Global Perspectives in Open Ed: Opportunities for the Present and Future​​​
Open at the Edges, or the Edges of Open​​​
Journeys through OER Past,Present, and Future Adventures and Understandings​​​

Tuesday November 10, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
Break
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

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 official programming during this time.

During this break, you can choose to participate in Tuesday Tea Time Trivia! Test your knowledge and have a chance at winning prizes from the #OpenEd20 store.

Alternatively, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. After tuning in to these short presentations, free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Social Justice:
Transforming the Lesson
Learner Empowerment through Canada's 94 Calls to Action
Classroom Culture: Fostering Inclusivity in the Digital World of ESL

Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

Tuesday Tea Time Trivia
Trivia! Come play and win a prize.
The game will played through Kahoot, www.kahoot.it

Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

7:00pm EST

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. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Our Tuesday late show with showcase exciting OER work happening at Ohio State and CUNY.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Katz

Stacy Katz

Open Resources Librarian, Lehman College, CUNY
avatar for Amanda Larson

Amanda Larson

Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, The Ohio State University

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
avatar for Jasmine Roberts

Jasmine Roberts

Lecturer/Teaching Professor, The Ohio State University
Jasmine Roberts is an educator, speaker, writer and strategic communication professional. She joined the School of Communication at The Ohio State University in 2012, where she teaches upper level undergraduate courses in the areas of communication campaigns and strategic communication... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:29pm EST

Taco Tuesday
Share your favorite taco recipe on Discord and/or vote for the one you want to see made by liking/reacting to the posts! Tiffani will livestream cooking the recipe with the most likes from that day for dinner that night, and the winner will receive a prize!
Where: Discord/Zoom
Submissions due: Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET
Taco Tuesday livestream: Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET

Planners
avatar for Tiffani Reardon

Tiffani Reardon

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


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:29pm - 7:44pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

9:00am EST

Join Discord
Click the "Video Stream" button above from your logged in account to join our Discord space! Discord is a private server where conference participants can engage in text and video conversations. It's organized into a series of channels with different themes, and you can share pictures, links, and reactions. If you've ever used Slack, it might feel familiar. But there are several features of Discord that make it a great place to gather.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Discord
  Community Connections, Activity

9:00am EST

Welcome Desk
Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! We're so pleased that you're joining us, and we hope you have a wonderful virtual experience.

The Welcome Desk will be open during breaks to anyone who would like to stop in with questions, comments, or just to say hello. There will be open breakout rooms that you can enter to connect with other attendees. ​Welcome Desk Zoom​​​

If you're here looking for help, here's a few additional resources you might find helpful:
You can also reach us in the following ways:

Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Virtual Lobby
  Community Connections, Help
  • Session Type Help
  • Session Delivery Live
  • Captioning n/a

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Akanksha Bhatnagar

Akanksha Bhatnagar

Communications & Public Relations Officer, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
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 Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together

11:30am EST

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

This tea time we'll have an open Zoom room you can join to chat with other attendees about what sessions you're attending or anything else you'd like! Just click the Video Stream link to join.

If you'd like something quick to watch, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Student Focused:
Integration of Student Perception Data with Multi-mode Learning Analytics for Continuous Improvement of Course Materials
Sustainable Textbooks through Curation of Student Work

Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

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 official programming during this time.

During this break, you can choose to take your tea time with VConnecting. Guests include Karen Cangialosi, Tanya Elias, Ariana Santiago, and Cynthia Orozco.

Alternatively, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. After tuning in to these short presentations, free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

All About the Humanities:
Teaching Lysistrata in an Age of Protest
Student-created Open Educational Resources in a First-year Writing Context

Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
avatar for Karen Cangialosi

Karen Cangialosi

Professor, Keene State College
I am Professor of Biology and Open Education Faculty Fellow at Keene State College. I incorporate Open Pedagogy into my courses because of its great value in revolutionizing teaching and learning, and the ways in which it resonates very clearly with my passion for social justice... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Elias

Tanya Elias

Student, University of Calgary
I have been a open and distance education student for close to 25 years. I've seen a lot and learned a few things in that time. I'm currently working on an EdD at the University of Calgary (at a distance of course!) that is considering the implications of scale within Open Education... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Santiago

Ariana Santiago

OER Coordinator, University of Houston
avatar for Cynthia Orozco

Cynthia Orozco

Librarian, East Los Angeles College
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University

Planners
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

3:30pm EST

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.

Click the Video Stream button above to join an informal follow-up conversation from this afternoon's plenary session.

If you choose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Faculty Focused:
Faculty Cohort Program: Semester-Long Learning Community on OER​​​
Libraries and Centers for Teaching and Learning: A Match Made in OER Heaven​​​
KQED Media Academy: Designing Open PD that is Truly Open to All Educators​​​

Wednesday November 11, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

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, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Luck of the Draw:
Write Once, Publish Everywhere: Developing an Efficient Workflow for Multiplatform OER Publishing
Boots on the Ground: Leveraging Practitioners Perspectives on Open Education in New England
Education Without Borders

Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

Dungeons & Dragons
UPDATE (Wednesday evening) - 
This game is being rescheduled for Saturday afternoon so that more people can attend. If you're interested in joining the Saturday game, please add your contact info in the Google Doc below.


Are you a fan of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game? Let’s play together! 
We’re running a short adventure for level 1 characters, using the virtual tabletop program Roll20 (free, account required). Sign up for a session in this D&D at Open Ed Google Doc, so that we can contact players ahead of time.  Do so early if you want to create your own character. Otherwise, we have premade characters ready to go. 

About the session:  
For decades, Ellaria Feywing, known as the Master of Merriam Vale, has trained and mentored groups of young adventurers in exploration, magic, and fighting. When you and your friends completed your training and bade Ellaria farewell just three days ago, you didn’t know that you would be her final students. She died in her sleep that very night, but she left you a message in her will...it appears she has one more task for you.


Planners
avatar for Matt Ruen

Matt Ruen

Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
avatar for Michelle Goodridge

Michelle Goodridge

Liaison Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University


Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Concurrent 5
  Community Connections, Activity

6:00pm EST

Choose Your Own Adventure
Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00pm - 6:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Activity

6:00pm EST

Self-Care
Feeling the effects of three days of virtual conferencing? Take this time just for yourself to practice self-care. Depending on your time of day and relevant safety considerations, here are some suggestions to think about. What other ideas do you have? Share them here!

  • Take a walk outside and get some fresh air
  • Make a pot of your favorite tea (or other beverage) and sip it somewhere quiet with book or magazine
  • Take out a pen and do a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or other game to stretch your mental muscles away from the computer
  • Do some yoga, meditation, or mindfulness exercises
  • Call or message a friend who you haven't had time to connect with lately

Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00pm - 6:55pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Community Connections, Activity

6:00pm EST

Wednesday Trivia
You asked for it! Tuesday Tea Time Trivia was such a hit that there's a redux. Join to play trivia and win a prize.

Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00pm - 6:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Community Connections, Activity

6:00pm EST

“Among Us”: OER Edition
Among Us is a hit party game about teamwork and betrayal! You and your crewmates can play this game online and attempt to keep your spaceship together. It's important that each of you cooperate with one another in order to return back to civilization.

The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map; the Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks.

You will need to download the free App (works on Android, iPhone/iPad, and Windows, but for Mac OSX you'd need to download an emulator like Bluestack).

Planners
avatar for Ethan Senack

Ethan Senack

Chief of Staff, ISKME


Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Community Connections, Activity

7:00pm EST

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. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

The Wednesday late show will feature information about Creative Commons from a long-time Creative Commons Certificate facilitator, Jonathan Poritz, and updates about some awesome OER efforts in Colorado from Spencer Ellis and Massachusetts from Bob Awkward. 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Poritz

Jonathan Poritz

OER Coordinator, Colorado State University Pueblo
Talk to me about: open pedagogy, making OER the default, OER and student success, OER and academic freedom, FLOSS, OER and equity, JITERs, crypto (ask me about blockchains if you want to see someone's head explode in slow-motion), quantum computation, differential geometry, number... Read More →
RA

Robert Awkward

Assistant Commissioner for Academic Effectiveness, Mass. Department of Higher Education
Robert J. Awkward, Ph.D.Biographical SummaryDr. Robert J. Awkward currently directs a state-wide learning outcomes assessment program at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The mission of the learning outcomes assessment program is to advance and deepen the culture of... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
Thursday, November 12
 

9:00am EST

Join Discord
Click the "Video Stream" button above from your logged in account to join our Discord space! Discord is a private server where conference participants can engage in text and video conversations. It's organized into a series of channels with different themes, and you can share pictures, links, and reactions. If you've ever used Slack, it might feel familiar. But there are several features of Discord that make it a great place to gather.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Thursday November 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Discord
  Community Connections, Activity

9:00am EST

Welcome Desk
Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! We're so pleased that you're joining us, and we hope you have a wonderful virtual experience.

The Welcome Desk will be open during breaks to anyone who would like to stop in with questions, comments, or just to say hello. There will be open breakout rooms that you can enter to connect with other attendees. ​Welcome Desk Zoom​​​

If you're here looking for help, here's a few additional resources you might find helpful:
You can also reach us in the following ways:

Thursday November 12, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Virtual Lobby
  Community Connections, Help
  • Session Type Help
  • Session Delivery Live
  • Captioning n/a

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, English and Communications, Houston Community College
avatar for Danyal Hayat

Danyal Hayat

Manager Industrial Linkages & Technology Transfer, CECOS University
Danyal Hayat is an Engineer, Open Education advocate & a blogger who uses National/International platforms to run awareness campaigns & contribute to the Pakistani government policies being a stakeholder & member of the working groups in different policy making processes. Danyal has... Read More →
avatar for Tiffani Reardon

Tiffani Reardon

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

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Thursday November 12, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

11:30am EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Open Pedagogy:
Using Open Pedagogy to Support Inclusive, Student-Centered Open Educational Practices: Lessons from the Field​​​
Open-Source Digital Tools in Open Pedagogy projects at B and Y Colleges, CUNY​​​
Open Pedagogy, or How to Save the Open Educational Resource Movement​​​

Thursday November 12, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

State-Wide:
Sharing OER Adoptions Statewide: Open Oregon Resources and Z-Degree Applications
Bigger is Better: Collaboration and Codification of OER in Colorado

Thursday November 12, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

VConnecting at Tea Time
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Williamson

Daniel Williamson

Managing Director, OpenStax, Rice University
Daniel Williamson manages the day to day operations of OpenStax, using his extensive experience in academic e-publishing to guide content development, technology integration, and overall project coordination. A Rice University graduate, and passionate advocate of equity in education... Read More →
avatar for MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, 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 Spencer Ellis

Spencer Ellis

Director of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education
avatar for Terry Greene

Terry Greene

eLearning Designer, Trent University


Thursday November 12, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

3:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Student Focused 2:
Moving from OER for Students to OER with Students
Peer-Assisted Learning Through Open Research Education: A Medical Student's Perspective

Thursday November 12, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

3:30pm EST

Tea Time Yoga (aka yOERga!)
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.

Thursday November 12, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

5:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Science Anyone?:
High Quality Figures for an OER Course in Chemistry on Libretexts
Navigating Creating Upper Level OER for Science Electives​​​
Use of Digital Reusable Assignments to Supplement and Support OER Adoption and Increase Student Engagement in a Human Physiology Course​​​

Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

5:30pm EST

Tea Time with Jacquelyn Meshelemiah and Jessie Loyer
Follow up the back-to-back keynotes from Jacquelyn Meshelemiah and Jessie Loyer with a "tea time" discussion. Grab the beverage of your choice and log in to continue the conversation.


Speakers
avatar for Jessie Loyer

Jessie Loyer

Librarian and Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Jessie Loyer is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She's a librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, on Blackfoot and Treaty 7 territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and building capacity... Read More →
avatar for Jacquelyn Meshelemiah

Jacquelyn Meshelemiah

Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University
Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah is the Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University. She is also the Director of Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and an Associate Professor in the College of Social... Read More →

Planners
avatar for Jasmine Roberts

Jasmine Roberts

Lecturer/Teaching Professor, The Ohio State University
Jasmine Roberts is an educator, speaker, writer and strategic communication professional. She joined the School of Communication at The Ohio State University in 2012, where she teaches upper level undergraduate courses in the areas of communication campaigns and strategic communication... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30pm - 5:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:00pm EST

Late Show
Thursday is our final late show and features a wine tasting lead by Nicole Allen and Daniel Williamson! This is a great warm up before the 7:30 Kara-OER-Ke session.

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.

Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Williamson

Daniel Williamson

Managing Director, OpenStax, Rice University
Daniel Williamson manages the day to day operations of OpenStax, using his extensive experience in academic e-publishing to guide content development, technology integration, and overall project coordination. A Rice University graduate, and passionate advocate of equity in education... 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 →

Planners
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 Hailey Babb

Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC


Thursday November 12, 2020 7:00pm - 7:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

7:30pm EST

Kara-OER-Ke: Come and Sing (or Watch!)
The long-standing Open Education Conference tradition of Kara-OER-ke has gone virtual! Come join us to sing, or just hang out with the OpenEd community while we sing! Please check the Kara-OER-Ke Guidelines for rules, advice, and up-to-date links.

Planners
avatar for Jeff Gallant

Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia


Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity
 
Friday, November 13
 

9:00am EST

Join Discord
Click the "Video Stream" button above from your logged in account to join our Discord space! Discord is a private server where conference participants can engage in text and video conversations. It's organized into a series of channels with different themes, and you can share pictures, links, and reactions. If you've ever used Slack, it might feel familiar. But there are several features of Discord that make it a great place to gather.

We encourage you to give it a try!


Friday November 13, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Discord
  Community Connections, Activity

9:00am EST

Welcome Desk
Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! We're so pleased that you're joining us, and we hope you have a wonderful virtual experience.

The Welcome Desk will be open during breaks to anyone who would like to stop in with questions, comments, or just to say hello. There will be open breakout rooms that you can enter to connect with other attendees. Welcome Desk Zoom

If you're here looking for help, here's a few additional resources you might find helpful:
You can also reach us in the following ways:

Friday November 13, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual Lobby
  Community Connections, Help
  • Session Type Help
  • Session Delivery Live
  • Captioning n/a

9:30am EST

Early Show
Each day will start with an informal conversation with the organizers and members of the conference community. The Early Show will provide a look at the day ahead, highlights so far, and opportunities to get to know different members of the community. Tune into the Zoom meeting to participate!

Planners
avatar for Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Dean, English and Communications, Houston Community College
avatar for Jeff Gallant

Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →
avatar for Winni Zhang

Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC


Friday November 13, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation

11:30am EST

Spiral Journal at Tea Time
Bring paper and pen/pencil along with your tea/coffee. We will do a "Spiral Journal" in this Tea Time session. This activity promotes focus and reflection while allowing individuals to compose responses thoughtfully and calmly in writing. This can help generate and gather large amounts of data quickly and can amplify or punctuate large group interactions.

Student Success:
Comparative Analysis of an Open Education Resource Textbook and Commercial Textbook on Student Outcomes in an Online Nursing Course
The Use of Open Educational Resources and the Effect on Student Success
An Examination of the Impact of Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Project on Instruction, Learning, and Student Achievement

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, School of English Studies, Kean University
Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Planners
avatar for Regina Gong

Regina Gong

OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University
I'm the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU). I've had extensive experience leading an OER program from the ground up at a community college where I used to work, and now at a land-grant, research university. You can ask me... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Break

1:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Let's Talk About Feelings:
Empathy is the New Design for OER Development
Learning about Health Equity through Platicas as Introspective Healing
Does Relationship Building Hold the Key to the Traditional Knowledge in OERs? 

Friday November 13, 2020 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

2:00pm EST

Dungeons & Dragons
UPDATE (2020-11-113):
This game will now take place on Saturday (11/14)  from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

If you haven't already, please provide your contact info in the sign-up document so we can send you the Roll20 game link. Thanks! - Matt & Michelle

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Are you a fan of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game? Let’s play together! 
We’re running a short adventure for level 1 characters, using the virtual tabletop program Roll20 (free, account required). Sign up for a session in this D&D at Open Ed Google Doc, so that we can contact players ahead of time.  Do so early if you want to create your own character. Otherwise, we have premade characters ready to go. 

About the session:  
For decades, Ellaria Feywing, known as the Master of Merriam Vale, has trained and mentored groups of young adventurers in exploration, magic, and fighting. When you and your friends completed your training and bade Ellaria farewell just three days ago, you didn’t know that you would be her final students. She died in her sleep that very night, but she left you a message in her will...it appears she has one more task for you.


Planners
avatar for Matt Ruen

Matt Ruen

Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
avatar for Michelle Goodridge

Michelle Goodridge

Liaison Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University


Friday November 13, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Community Connections, Activity

3:30pm EST

Tea Time
"Tea time" is a break in scheduled programming when attendees can rest, practice self-care, or dive into networking or asynchronous sessions. If you chose, here is a set of themed lightning talks to consider. So, grab a favorite beverage and tune in to these short presentations. Feel free to take the conversation to Discord and share your thoughts with others.

Friday Surprise:
The 5Rs+2, the Rights of Learners to Read and Reach OER
How To Get Support For OER From Campus Leaders
Applying OE to Faculty Support & Program Management: The Instructor's Workbook​​​

Friday November 13, 2020 3:30pm - 3:55pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Break

4:00pm EST

Closing Reception
Friday November 13, 2020 4:00pm - 5:25pm EST
All Together
  Community Connections, Conversation
 
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