Office Hours: OER Policy Redux (31 January 2019, 11 a.m PST / 2 p.m EST)

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
Guest Speakers: Billy Meinke-Lau (OER Technologist, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa); Jessica Norman (eLearning Librarian, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology); Michelle Brailey (Digital Initiatives Project Librarian, University of Alberta)

By popular demand, we’re continuing the OER policy discussion we started during the July 2018 Office Hours session. Our guests will share details about working within their campus, system, state, and regional contexts to develop OER policy. This month’s session will discuss experiences developing OER publishing policy, rolling out institutional policy via training, developing institutional goals to support open pedagogy, pushing back against the collection and use of personal data, and more.

To join the call on the day of, please go to Please note that the session will be recorded.

Thanks to everyone who attended this session! :slight_smile:

The recording for Office Hours: OER Policy Redux is now available on Youtube. We had such a productive discussion, touching on the effects of working with legislators and students, how to introduce OER policy at an institutional level, and the efficacy of saying, “this is how to create and use OER,” rather than arguing for or against OER in principle.

Personally, I was struck by the stories shared about trying to implement OER policy at your institutions–the struggles, the successes, the aha-moments, and the unique tactics. Please share more below.

And thanks again to @billy-meinke -Lau, Jessica, and Michelle, as well as @zoe and @apurva from Rebus and @klaurits and Mark from the Open Textbook Network.

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