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Conference: Friday, February 28th, 2020
Pre-Conference: Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Join us for our third annual OpenCon Cleveland event, back by popular demand! At this event we'll celebrate and explore open education and open access with speakers, panels, and activities. Librarians, library staff, instructional designers, and faculty are all welcome to attend.

REGISTRATION

Online registration is closed but walk-in registrations are welcome on Friday, February 28 beginning at 8:30 am. The Pre-Conference on February 27 is full.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jasmine Roberts
Keynote Presentation:
Critiquing Privilege Politics in Open Education

Jasmine RobertsJasmine Roberts is an educator, speaker, writer and strategic communication professional. She earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies and Spanish at the University of Michigan and her master's degree in communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 writing.

In conjunction with her communication expertise, Roberts is also an open education leader and advocate. She strives to ensure universities and colleges nationwide implement accessible and affordable learning practices. She is the author of "Writing of Strategic Communication Industries," a free, openly-licensed textbook and writing guide. She is also a member of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Ms. Roberts' keynote is generously sponsored by the Academic Library Association of Ohio.

Dr. Matthew Vetter
Keynote Presentation:
Wikipedia for Open Education: Pedagogy, Information Literacy, and Knowledge Equity

Dr. Matthew VetterDr. Matthew Vetter is an assistant professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research leverages technology and innovative pedagogy to create meaningful connections between academic and public communities. Vetter has published over a dozen articles and book chapters related to writing studies, information literacy, and Wikipedia-based education in premiere journals and academic presses. An early OER advocate, Dr. Vetter contributes to open-access projects as an associate editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and senior co-editor of Writing Spaces, a peer-reviewed, OER textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Dr. Vetter is a veteran instructor with the Wiki Education Program, and has been teaching Wikipedia-based assignments since 2011. With financial support from the Wikimedia Foundation, he has also planned and facilitated numerous Wikipedia Edit-a-thons aimed at tackling the encyclopedia’s gender and racial biases. As a researcher, educator, and higher education leader, Vetter is committed to sponsoring open and equitable educational practices that challenge members of the academy to become agents of public advocacy and social change.

Dr. Vetter's keynote is generously sponsored by OhioNET.

LOCATION

OpenCon Cleveland 2020 will be hosted at Cleveland State University.
The main Conference on Friday, February 28 will be held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law building (LB), in the Moot Courtroom. Access the Law Building from East 18th or East 19th Streets. There is no access from Euclid Avenue.
The Pre-Conference on February 27 will be held at the Michael Schwartz Library, located in Rhodes Tower (RT building).
Main Conference Schedule

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2020
Friday, February 28th
8:30 AM

Registration & Light Breakfast

Facilitators

CSU C-M College of Law Atrium

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Provost Zhu, Cleveland State University
Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University

CSU C-M College of Law, Moot Courtroom, LB 101

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Keynote Presentation: Critiquing Privilege Politics in Open Education

Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University

Moot Courtroom, LB 101

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Break

Attendees

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Concurrent Session 1: Designing for Open: Success Stories in Implementing Open Textbooks and Resources

Steve Kaufman, University of Akron
Sean Kennedy, University of Akron
Baomei Zhao, University of Akron
Naomi White, University of Akron
Scott Bible, University of Akron
Jeremy Spencer, University of Akron
Rosemarie Eichler, University of Akron
Michele Thornton, University of Akron
Sheri Schulte, University of Akron

Moot Courtroom, LB 101

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Cross-Campus Collaborations: Fostering a Culture of Open Education for Student Success

Melody Rood, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

CSU C-M College of Law, room 207

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session 3: Stages of Adoption: Obstacles and Solutions for OER Adoption

Candice Vander Weerdt, Cleveland State University
Donna Davvison, Cleveland State University
Zachary Suetta, Cleveland State University
John D. Gilbert, Cleveland State University

CSU C-M College of Law, room 208

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch

Attendees

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Keynote Presentation: Wikipedia for Open Education: Pedagogy, Information Literacy, and Knowledge Equity

Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Moot Courtroom, LB 101

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Break

Attendees

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Tracking the Success of Affordable Learning Efforts

Lindsey Mason, Ohio Dominican University
Michelle Sarff, Ohio Dominican University

CSU C-M College of Law, room 207

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Access to Justice: Freely Available Reliable Legal Research Resources

Laura Ray, Cleveland State University

CSU C-M College of Law, room 206

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3: Bringing Student Work into the Open: Open Pedagogy in Action

Shelley Rose, Cleveland State University
Adrienne Gosselin, Cleveland State University
Lisa Bernd, Cleveland State University
Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University

CSU C-M College of Law, room 208

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Wrap up

Facilitators, Cleveland State University

CSU C | M College of Law Moot Courtroom, LB 101

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM