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Open Textbooks/Open Educational Resources: Conferences and Opportunities

OpenEd22 Conference October 17-20, Virtual

Registration is open for the 2022 Open Education Conference. Join other scholars to explore open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. The OpenOKState program has some funding available to help reimburse registration costs. Email if you are attending. This is a really great conference, and usually has researchers from a wide range of disciplines sharing how they are incorporating open practices into their research and teaching. 


Open Education and Tenure, CfP (book chapters)

The DOERS3 Collaborative has issued a call for proposals exploring open education and retention, promotion and tenure. Abstracts of case studies (250 words or less) are due October 24, 2022. Learn more and submit a proposal here.

2022 Oklahoma OER Summit October 26-27, Virtual

The Oklahoma Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE) invites Oklahoma faculty, staff, and students to share their ground-breaking ideas, research and best practices in Open Educational Resources (OER).

Registration is open for the virtual event to be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 26-27 (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm CST).

This event is FREE for all speakers and attendees!

Presentations will focus on the following areas, all with an emphasis on cultivating a climate of collaboration:

  1. Inclusive Practices with OER: (culturally-responsive and equity-focused pedagogies and OER, publishing and printing, accessibility of OER content, data on the impact of OER, research on OER) All Levels
  2. The Value of Open: (includes introduction to OER, benefits, open licensing, shared examples of OER, and discussion of OER adoption models) Beginner
  3. Teaching and Learning with Open Educational Resources: (includes ways to find and use free, CC licensed and public domain content, and incorporating open pedagogy, improving student learning outcomes using OER) Beginner/Intermediate
  4. Collaborative Cultivation: (includes co-authorship, editing of anthologies, peer review, faculty tenure and promotion, and navigating shared projects) Intermediate 
  5. Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives: (includes group collaboration, starting your initiative, student engagement, policy, strategies, structure and process, institutionalizing and communicating about OER, COVID-19 and OER – its impact on the future) Intermediate/Advanced



Creative Commons Certificate Course

Planning ahead? Join Creative Commons in one of the 10-week online courses in open licensing, open practices and the ethos of our shared, digital commons. And, get CC-Certified as an expert in open licensing! 

Courses include readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills. Participants get personalized engagement with expert facilitators and copyright lawyers in the field, and offer a 1:25 (max) ratio of facilitators to course participants.

Currently they offer CC Certificate courses for Open Culture/ GLAM, Academic Librarians, and Educators. However, courses are open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science, education, and cultural heritage.

Learn more about the CC Certificate program.

From Kathy: I took this course a couple of years ago. It is well done, and I was especially grateful for the people I met and the ways in which it broadened my scholarly network. 

Michigan OER Virtual Summit

Michigan OER Virtual Summit

Took place September 29-30, 2022

Theme: "Looking Back, Looking Forward"

Cost: Free

The keynote speakers were Dr. Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, and Nicole Allen, Director of open Education for SPARC. This will be a really strong conference. Some of the recordings from this very strong conference are now available. Let me know if you went and what you thought! ~KE

SERB OER and Dual Enrollment Conference March 1-2, 2023

This conference will take place in Atlanta, GA. More info as it is available!

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10.3.2022 Kathy Essmiller