OpenCon Cleveland 2022 Conference
May 20, 2022
OpenCon Cleveland will be completely virtual again this year and will be held on May 20, 2022. OpenCon is an annual regional event which celebrates the benefits of open education to student learning. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators, especially in Ohio, are all welcome to this FREE series of presentations and discussions. The theme of OpenCon this year is Collaboration in Open Education.
Here’s what you can look forward to at the conference!
- The theme of our event this year is collaboration in open education.
- The event begins on Monday, May 16th when attendees can view lightning talks at their leisure via our Slack channel. Conference attendees are also encouraged to participate in asynchronous discussions via Slack.
- Faculty Perceptions of an OER Stipend Program – Christopher Hollister and Joseph Patton, University at Buffalo
- Let’s Join the Wagon: Awareness and Supporting of OER Initiatives among Librarians in Nigeria – Alkasim Hamisu Abdu, Yusuf Maimama Sule University, Kano-Nigeria
- Collaboratively Creating OER Resources: Faculty and Library Perspectives - Simon Ringsmuth and Kathryn Weinland, Oklahoma State University
- Arms Wide Open: Building an Inclusive Open Education Week at a Southeastern University - Chelsee Dickson, Kennesaw State University
- Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: How to Transform a Course with Open Pedagogy through Teamwork - Amanda Larson, The Ohio State University
- Fostering Collaboration in the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative – Shelley Rose, Molly Buckley-Marudas, Christopher Rennison, Cleveland State University
- Open Textbooks to Open Career Paths - Deborah B. Gaspar, Rowan University
- Let’s Get Together!: Librarian-Faculty Partnership on an Open Test Bank Project - Caitlin Balgeman & Michael Slavkin, Marian University
- Facilitating an Open and Affordable Course Content Publishing Internship - Barb Loomis and Mandi Goodsett – Cleveland State University, and Jaimeson Oakley – Kent State University
- Tailoring and Adapting Existing Open Access Course Material - Patricia Stoddard Dare, Cleveland State University
- Mandi Goodsett, (Committee Chair) Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
- Barbara Loomis, Digital Scholarly Publications and Programs Administrator, Michael Schwartz Library
- Marsha Miles, Head, Collections and Resource Management, Michael Schwartz Library
- Ben Richards, Business and Communication Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
- Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Heather Caprette, Sr. Media Developer/Instructional Designer, Center for eLearning
- Melanie Gagich, Senior College Lecturer, First-Year Writing Program
- Kevin Dranuski, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Learning Excellence (CLE)
- Anna Davis, Associate Professor & Department Head, Mathematics Department
- Amanda Larson, Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, University Libraries
May 16 – 20: Lightning Talk Presentations
These lightning talks were available on our Slack Channel for all registrants of this Conference and are now available here.
On Friday, May 20th the conference shifted to synchronous discussion in our three live panel events via Zoom. A keynote presentation, "Collaboration in Open Education", was given by Anita R. Walz. Videos for these sessions are now available (scroll down to Schedule for details)!
Keynote Speaker (May 20) via Zoom!
Anita R. Walz, Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech
Anita R. Walz is associate professor at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. In her role as Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian she aims to inspire faculty to choose, adapt, create, and publicly share learning resources which are more accessible to students and flexible to potential adopters. She holds a Master degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Philosophy from Wheaton College and has 20 years of experience working in international, government, school, and academic libraries. She recently led a multi-institutional team of faculty and librarians from Virginia Tech and Cleveland State University to generate and review a sharable test bank resource for the open textbook, Strategic Management. Her research interests include: library involvement in open educational resource initiatives, collaboration, library publishing, economics of higher education, and effective teaching practices for college-age and adult learners.
Thank you for joining us!
Thanks to those who made a contribution to this event! Please feel free to direct any questions to Mandi Goodsett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OpenCon Cleveland 2022 Planning Committee
Cleveland State University:
|Friday, May 20th|
Joanna Blair, Centennial College
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Anna Bendo, OhioLINK
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Danny Dotson, The Ohio State University
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Anita R. Walz, Virginia Tech
Via Zoom--Details will be sent to registrants of the event
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM