July 25-29, 2022: Tools & Training for the Open Road Ahead

Welcome to the OEN Summit

The 2022 OEN Summit is an exciting, members-only opportunity for the OEN community. The 5-day online event promises to inspire and empower you with critical tools and training to help move your open education initiatives forward.

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Save the dates: July 25-29, 2022
All OEN members are welcome. 
No cost to participate. 
Registration is now closed for this event.  

2022 Event Lineup

► Summit Kickoff with Dave: Strategic Planning Action Pathways 11am - 12pm CT This past year has been one of strategic planning for the Open Education Network! Join Executive Director, Dave Ernst, as he introduces the four strategic planning action pathways centered around educational equity that the OEN will use as a roadmap to guide our community forward. Learn how you can engage more deeply with each pathway over the course of the Summit and beyond. Dave Ernst, OEN
► Community Conversation: Action Pathways & Shared Abundance 2:30 - 3:30pm CT The future success of our efforts will rely on us figuring out how best we can leverage the shared abundance of knowledge within our community for the greater public good. In this community conversation, we will turn to you to help us answer this question via themed breakout discussions with OEN staff that correspond to each of the four action pathways. Together, we want to support open education initiatives at institutions that have fewer resources. The OEN Team: Dave Ernst, Tanya Grosz, Karen Lauritsen, Barb Thees
► Creating a Socially Just Open Education 11am - 12:15pm CT Jasmine Roberts-Crews, Lecturer in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University and the OEN’s first Faculty Fellow, has created a video for advocates within our community who are curious to learn more about how to design open education programs with social justice in mind. After an introduction from OEN staff, watch the video recording of Jasmine discussing the intersection of open education and social justice and addressing key questions including: Why social justice? What does a “socially just open education” mean? Where do we begin? This session will include debriefing questions for our community to discuss after the session. Recording of Jasmine Roberts-Crews, The Ohio State University; Tanya Grosz, OEN
► Centering Social Justice in Open Education: The Certificate in Open Educational Practices 2:30 - 3:30pm CT In 2022, the OEN introduced the Certificate in Open Educational Practices, a professional development program that will create actionable pathways for faculty and librarians to implement open education for the transformation of learning. During this interactive session, engage with the Open Educational Practices team that designed the certificate, and learn how it came to be, why it is structured specifically for faculty-librarian teams, and how the team centered social justice throughout the creation of the program. Leave the session equipped with key takeaways and resources to apply to your own work. Racheal Brooks, North Carolina Central University; Michael Cawdery, Leeward Community College; Will Cross, North Carolina State University; Tanya Grosz, OEN; Heather Miceli, Roger Williams University
► Intro to the New Textbook Builder Tool 11am - 12pm CT The OEN has been collaborating with Editoria, a web-based publishing platform, on an IMLS-funded multi-year project to create a tool to support faculty authors in structuring their open textbook before they start writing. Join us for a demonstration of the new Textbook Builder Tool, which we developed with the guidance of an OEN community advisory group. Dione Mentis, Editoria Technical Manager, will show how the tool works within the context of the Editoria publishing platform, and highlight features that are designed to support authors in planning their book’s structure and pedagogical elements. We will also discuss how the OEN community can access the Textbook Builder Tool to experiment with it and Editoria. Dione Mentis, Editoria
► Meet the OEN Manifold Pilot Community 1 - 2pm CT The OEN launched a Manifold Pilot Group in early 2022. This group has been learning about Manifold and how it works, and experimenting with Manifold for a variety of open educational practices. Join us to hear about what the group has learned and accomplished so far. The hour will include an introduction to select member projects, and a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of sharing open educational resources (OER) in a variety of contexts. Al Kuslikis, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC); Karen Lauritsen, OEN; Amanda Grey, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Wayde Oshiro, Leeward Community College/University of Hawaii System; Kelly Smith, Eastern Kentucky University
► Workshop Demo: Modifying & Creating Open Educational Resources 2:30 - 3:45pm CT Members of the Open Education Network community manage a variety of OER publishing programs based on local context and capacity. At the heart of any program design is a desire to support faculty who want to create and share open resources. In this workshop, join us for an example of how Ariana Santiago at the University of Houston introduces library support for OER publishing to faculty authors. Ariana will deliver the workshop as though speaking to a faculty audience, providing an example of how you may wish to introduce OER publishing to your faculty, and Kathy Essmiller of Oklahoma State University will role play as a faculty member asking follow-up questions. This workshop is openly licensed, and offers a framework for you to host your own. Ariana Santiago, University of Houston; Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University
► OEN Faculty Workshop: The Refresh 11am - 12:30pm CT Hundreds of institutions have used the OEN faculty workshop as a foundational piece of their open education programs to raise awareness, educate, and engage faculty in the possibility of adopting open textbooks. The workshop has been revised to include introductions to ways that open education can improve educational equity beyond affordability. Join us for a walkthrough of the updated OEN Faculty Workshop slide deck. New members interested in learning how to deliver OEN faculty workshops, as well as those who want to familiarize themselves with the updated content are encouraged to attend! Tanya Grosz, OEN; Meggie Mapes, University of Kansas
► The Power of Community Data 2:30 - 4pm CT The OEN created the Open Education Data Dashboard to help members track the impact of their open education programs locally by collecting textbook reviews, adoption and enrollment information, and other local open education program data. Over the years, the OEN community has asked how this data could be used for the collective benefit of the community, for research, or for other purposes. The OEN Steering Committee has put together an OEN Data Sharing Task Group that has proposed a framework to allow OEN members to choose to share their data. Learn how your program can benefit from our community’s collective data, and how you can help. Elizabeth Clarage, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI); Dave Ernst, OEN; Kim Lynch, Minnesota State
► Cheers to Community: Coffee Hour Debrief 11am - 12pm CT Join your fellow community members for an informal opportunity to connect, reflect, and have some fun together as we cap off Summit week!

Host a Summit Watch Party! 

We invite you to host a local, in-person Summit Watch Party! For those of you who are ready to gather in person and want to use the Summit as an opportunity to build and strengthen connections with your colleagues in open education, visit the Hosting an OEN Summit Watch Party page to help guide you through this optional process.

Additional Information

Our OEN Summit Community Norms summarize our goals, commitment to attendees, and expected  behaviors to create a safe, welcoming event space for our community.

Questions? Reach out to Barb Thees, OEN Community Manager at thee0017@umn.edu for more information.

Reflections on 2021 OEN Summit

Catch lots of great content from last year's OEN Summit available on OEN's YouTube channel
  • "The speakers were fabulous and there was positive energy around our shared work!”
  • “These are the kinds of experiences that boost my advocacy and commitment to the Open community.”
  • “I truly feel that OEN is listening to community members and acting on the community suggestions. The sessions in this year’s Summit reflect this. Thank you!”

*This site's 2021 OEN Summit photography features randomly selected event participants. The photos are merely a partial representation of all those who generously contributed their time, effort, and expertise.