2022 CT OER Summit

March 1st through March 4th, 2022 - Virtual


March 1, 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Leading and Transforming with Innovation, Equity, and Inclusion through Open Education

  • Dr. Shinta Hernandez, Montgomery College (MD)

As we continue working toward a more socially just landscape in U.S. higher education, it has become increasingly important to discuss and celebrate the core values of open education, and then lead and transform through open education. With continued uncertainties from COVID-19 and growing social justice concerns, our teaching practices and learning environments may be particularly challenging for our students. In this interactive virtual keynote, Shinta Hernandez, Ph.D. will share effective open education practices, cross-institutional collaborations, faculty and student engagement strategies, and professional development opportunities. She will also share what Montgomery College in Maryland is doing to advance its work in this space. Participants will ultimately learn about accessible, affordable, equitable, inclusive, and innovative methods to increase student success by way of open education.

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March 2, 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Open Technologies: The 3rd Pillar of Open Education

  • Clint Lalonde, BCcampus (CN)

The Open Education movement has gained a great deal of traction in higher education since the groundbreaking 2008 Cape Town Declaration on Open Education, due largely in part to the increasing acceptance and use of Open Educational Resources (OER), like open textbooks. Recently, a second wave of open educators have begun to emphasize the importance of a new emerging pedagogical model enabled by open education, referred to as open pedagogy.

In addition to OER and open pedagogy, a third pillar of the open education movement revolves around the importance of open technologies. The 2008 Cape Town Declaration states that, "open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues."

In this session, Clint Lalonde will talk about the connection between open education and open-source software, the importance of open technologies to the open education movement, and will demonstrate some of the open education technologies that the BC Open EdTech Collaborative have been exploring.

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March 3, 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM- 2021 CT OER Grant Program Awardee Spotlight

  • Nicole Colter, Three Rivers Community College

  • Di Luo, Connecticut College

  • Suzanne Marmo, Sacred Heart University

  • Asheka Rahman, Central Connecticut State University

  • Beth Johnson, Post University (Moderator)

Please join our panel discussion as the CT OER Coordinating Council spotlights efforts from some of our 2021 CT OER Grant Program awardees.

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March 4, 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Student Perspectives on Open Pedagogy

  • Nelly Gonzalez, Student, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Tyler Fairbanks, Student, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Kiyana-Nicole Smith, Student, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Maya Vanderber, Student, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Nicolas Simon, Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University

During this panel session, four students from Eastern Connecticut State University will share their perspectives on the different open pedagogy projects they were involved with as creator and consumer of Open Educational Material. They will discuss their initial reactions to the assignments, the efforts involved, the challenges faced, and reflections on the value of the completed works.

View the Student Open Pedagogy Session Recording