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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

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

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
 
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

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

7:29pm 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

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
 
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

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

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

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
 
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