OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Friday, October 13 • 1:30pm - 2:25pm
The More Complicated, The Better: Supporting and Sustaining OER at the System Level

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Developing and maintaining successful OER programs in higher education is always challenging, even as it leads to great rewards. This panel discussion will look at OER program administration from the system level perspective, particularly focusing on how to unite diverse institutions and attitudes around OER adoption. Panelists from the University System of Maryland, SUNY, and CUNY will address the roles these systems are playing in the widespread deployment and scaling-up of OER initiatives. We will explore common challenges and unique circumstances among the three systems and invite conversations with attendees around best practices for operations, as well as lessons learned so far. We look to find common wisdom and build upon system strengths for widespread OER implementation practices.

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MJ Bishop

Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM's position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates... Read More →
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Alexis Clifton

Senior Instructional Support Specialist, SUNY Geneseo
In my role with the State University of New York (SUNY), I help our 64 colleges and universities establish, support, and expand their OER programs. I'm a passionate advocate for making higher education more accessible, more affordable, and more meaningful for both students and faculty... Read More →
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Ann Fiddler

Open Education Librarian, City University of New York

Friday October 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm PDT