Denise Dejonghe

Resources from the Open Education Conference 2018

Blog Post created by Denise Dejonghe on Oct 15, 2018

Last week, I attended the 15th Annual Open Education Conference in Niagara Falls, NY to learn how to support student success using educational content that is free, diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible. Using open educational resources (OER), colleges and universities are providing degree programs that do not require the purchase of textbooks. For example, Central Lakes College in Minnesota offers Z-Degree courses in which students begin learning without waiting for (or purchasing) a textbook. Instructors are finding that they have more academic freedom. They customize open content to focus on their course outcomes and are able to ensure textbooks reflect the diversity and geographic location of their students.


Canvas was a sponsor of the Open Education Conference, so I'm sharing some of the presentations and resources that might be helpful to others in the Canvas Community. At the conference, K-20 institutions described how they implement OER by considering:

  • Students with differing levels of access to technology
  • Textbooks and content that are diverse, inclusive and accessible 
  • Open pedagogy to engage students in active learning
  • Protection of student data and privacy 


Open Education Conference Presentations/Videos/Webinars


Education is sharing - Lumen Learning OEROpen Courses, Content, Textbooks, Tools


Professional Development ResourcesCC by Faculty Sticker (Attribution 4.0)


 A great resource for OER that is available in the Canvas Community: Open Content Providers 


If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow key people in Open Education including:

@jesshmitchell @actualham @tararobertson @amcollier @actualham @Bali_Maha @audreywatters @hypervisible @safiyanoble @catherinecronin @OtterScotter @thatpsychprof (Rajiv Jhangiani on Twitter: "One of my resolutions for 2018 is to participate regularly in #ScholarSunday (a wonderful i… ).

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I'm new to creating and using OER, but will share what I learn on Twitter @dejonghed07


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