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Tuesday, November 10

10:00am EST

Tuesday Plenary: Maha Bali & Mia Zamora
Equitable Emergence: Telling the Story of “Equity Unbound” in the Open

How do we co-create an emergent, open community centered around equity in order to resist the exclusions of the hierarchical, hegemonic spaces we inhabit? How do we continually become what we and our communities need? These values are at the heart of Equity Unbound. Join us on a journey to explore this approach to open educational practice.

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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 →
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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.

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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 10:00am - 11:25am EST
All Together
  Plenary, Keynote
Wednesday, November 11

2:00pm EST

Wednesday Plenary: Sharon Leu & Dr. Harrison Keller
This session will feature two keynote talks offering perspectives on open education initiatives at different levels of government—from the U.S. Department of Education's Open Textbook Pilot to the Texas OER Grant Program. This session will explore the "bigger picture" of how OER can contribute to opportunities to improve educational practice, especially relating to the impacts of COVID-19. 

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Harrison Keller

Commissioner of Higher Education, State of Texas
Dr. Harrison Keller is the Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Texas. He is a sixth-generation Texan with more than two decades of experience in educational budget and policy, digital learning, senior university administration, management, fundraising, and building effective... Read More →
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Sharon Leu

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology
Sharon leads the Office of Educational Technology’s higher education innovation initiatives that explore the complex ecosystem of lifelong, lifewide postsecondary learning and the opportunities technology provides to broaden access to education for all learners. Most recently, these... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:25pm EST
All Together
  Plenary, Keynote
Thursday, November 12

4:00pm EST

Thursday Plenary: Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah & Jessie Loyer
This session will feature two keynote talks offering perspectives on open education and its intersection with social justice. Each talk will be 25 minutes, followed by questions and moderated discussion.

An Examination of How Open Educational Resources Fall Short of Being Equitable, Inclusive and Disruptive
Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah

The goal of open educational resources should be to create educational environments where all learners have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. In this session, the presenter will discuss the importance of creating open educational resources that are truly accessible, inclusive, and disruptive. She will demonstrate:
  • How innovations around open educational resources may actually perpetuate inequity
  • How OER facilitators can disrupt traditional ways of educating learners

Open Education Can Support "Land Back"
Jessie Loyer

Right now, Indigenous people are asking questions about how we can live well together and take care of each other; Indigenous youth articulate a simple call to action: "land back." How can open education contribute to "Land Back" and other Indigenous sovereignty movements? As well as an introduction to this concept, we will consider how Open Education creates tools in response to these issues, and ask how these tools might avoid tech solutionism and instead, might be used as tools for justice and liberation.

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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 →
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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 →

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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 4:00pm - 5:25pm EST
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  Plenary, Keynote
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