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Thursday, April 8
 

8:00am EDT

Welcome and Opening
Welcome to the 2021 M.O.S.T. State Summit: Using OER to Advance Equity and Inclusion. This session will welcome attendees and describe Maryland's commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through OER. 

Speakers
avatar for MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. 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 →


Thursday April 8, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
A. Main Stage

8:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 1: Spotlight on STEM
Evaluating a Two-Semester Sequence of OER-Based Precalculus Courses
Marianna Gleger, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Baltimore City Community College and Nataliya Reznichenko, Professor, Mathematics, Baltimore City Community College

In this lightning talk, participants will learn about the evaluation of a two-semester sequence of OER-based precalculus courses. The talk will focus on the following aspects of OER: a) cost in comparison to other resources (Pearson’s MyLab Math, McGraw Hill’s ALEKS); b) student satisfaction using surveys; c) course-level effectiveness, using grades, attendance, persistence, and retention metrics; and d) learning objective effectiveness, using the following student learning outcomes data. In addition, participants will learn about a vision, plan, and commitment to develop an OER pathway across courses.

Social Justice Problems within a Statistics Course using MyOpenMath
Mark Shore, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, University of DC & JoAnna Shore, Associate Professor, College of Business, Frostburg State University

In this lightning talk, participants will view a Statistics course developed on MyOpenMath, which incorporates recent relevant social issue problems using elementary data analytics procedures. Students use large Excel files to research topics such as police killings and Covid19 deaths for different races, salaries based on gender, and many other topics. Students use real data from Excel files to answer these questions. This course is available to be copied from MyOpenMath.

Recognizing Our Diversity: Scientist Spotlight Features
Dan Ferandez, Professor Physical Sciences, Anne Arundel Community College

A team of Anne Arundel Community College Earth Science instructors participated in a grant project this past semester through the “Supporting & Advancing Geoscience Education for 2-Year Colleges” (SAGE 2YC) program. The project culminated in a workshop and a summary of our discoveries & experiences, of which the “scientist spotlight feature” was a portion. This presentation focuses on that portion, which aimed to have students learn more about scientists from diverse backgrounds. In this lightning talk, participants will a) get introduced to a simple strategy involving diversity, equity, & inclusion; b) explore activities focused on scientist spotlights so students can become more aware of scientists from different backgrounds; c) help students identify with scientists that may share similar backgrounds, situations, & challenges; and d) share insights & any prior experiences with this type of assignment/project.



Speakers
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Mark Shore

Professor, Mathematics, Allegany College of Maryland
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Nataliya Reznichenko

Professor Mathematics and Engineering, Baltimore City Community College
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Dan Ferandez

Meteorology & Oceanography Professor Physical Sciences Department, Anne Arundel Community College
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Marianna Gleger

Assistant Prof. Of Mathematics Mathematics and Engineering, Baltimore City Community College
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JoAnna Shore

Associate Professor Management, Frostburg State University


Thursday April 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:15am EDT
Lightning 1: Spotlight on STEM

8:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 2: Using OER to Address Anti-Racism, Internationalization, and DEI Principles
Using OER for BLM
Forrest Caskey, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Anne Arundel Community College & Kellie McCants-Price, Professor, Psychology, Anne Arundel Community College

After the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, we felt compelled to join the chorus of educators and scholars to create courses centered around anti-racism, specifically institutional racism. Using all OER materials, our course, "Why Black Lives Matters Too," centers around the history of racial injustice and racist ideology in the United States.

Reconceptualizing Internationalization and Diversity in Higher Education through OER and Distance Education
Liliana Meneses, Professor, Business School, University of Maryland Global Campus

This lightning talk will highlight how OER and distance education can help our vision of DEI expand to encompass a more global vision. Distance education is a platform which lends itself to developing global competencies and knowledge through the use of focused OER materials and approaches. Suggestions for practices in OER and distance education that may foster this vision will be presented.

DEI and OERs...Research, Course Design, and Editorial Considerations
Laureece Hymes, Assistant Director, Digital Rights, Course Development, University of Maryland Global Campus & Ray Bossert, Senior Learning Designer, University of Maryland Global Campus

This lightning talk will highlight practices UMGC has employed to ensure that key principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are embraced when we select, edit, adopt, and deliver OER in our courses. The focus will be on practical, real-world experiences of the UMGC Course Dev team, with special attention to the research, design, and editorial practices we've implemented related to DEI and OERs. UMGC is uniquely poised to address this topic because of its academic-wide adoption of OER.


Speakers
avatar for Laureece Hymes

Laureece Hymes

Assistant Director Of Digital Rights, University of Maryland Global Campus
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Forrest Caskey

Professor Interdisciplinary Studies, Anne Arundel Community College
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Ray Bossert

Senior Learning Designer, University of Maryland Global Campus
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Kellie McCants-Price

Professor Psychology, Anne Arundel Community College
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Liliana Meneses

Professor, Business School, University of Maryland Global Campus


8:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 3: How to Make OER More Accessible, Engaging, and Culturally Responsive
Just Google It: Automating Student Textbook Delivery
Erin Nunnally, Assistant Professor, Co-coordinator of INFO 100, Certified Google Instructor, English and World Languages, Howard Community College

This lightning talk will share a process of housing and delivering OER to students using tools in Google Suite, including Forms, Sheets, and Docs. This system allows students to claim a copy of their textbook by filling out a quick survey and allows faculty to gather information from students by creating custom survey questions to include. Once students have their copy of their text, they are able to use highlighting and annotating features to take notes and interact with their text. This system was created and piloted with the Information Literacy and College Success course at Howard Community College. Participants will receive links to a set of YouTube videos detailing the steps to create this system.

Creating Interactive OER
Zachary Townsend, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator School of Health Sciences, Salisbury University

OER provide educators with the opportunity to better engage students in the learning process. This lightning talk will provide a brief overview of different strategies that may be used to stimulate student interaction using OER. Strategies covered in this session will include H5P (a free tool that allows users to create rich interactive content), widgets, and embedded multimedia on the Rebus Press platform.

Acknowledging Educational Gaps while Addressing Diverse Cultural Experiences
Tracy Worley, Adjunct Instructor, Humanities, Coppin State University

This lightning talk will address how to integrate contemporary issues and events into the constructive analysis of rhetoric and discourse by discussing cultural relevance, competence, appropriateness, and sensitivity as strategies for advancing equity and inclusion at postsecondary institutions and statewide. The presenter will offer perspectives on how cultural beliefs influence behaviors and practices as well as on designing culturally competent materials tailored to meet diverse student needs.


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Worley

Tracy Worley

Adjunct, Humanities, Coppin State University
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Zac Townsend

Instructor, Exercise Science, Salisbury University
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Erin Nunnally

Assistant Professor, Co-coordinator of INFO 100, Certified Google Instructor English and World Languages, Howard Community College


9:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 4: Spotlight on Health Pathways
Reflections in the Use of OER in Nursing

Reflections in the Use of OER in Health and Wellness

Reflections in Supporting Implementation of OER


Sara Cano, Acting Chair of Nursing Program, The School and Science and Health, College of Southern of Maryland, Melissa Fleming, Instructional Designer, College of Southern Maryland, & Petita Rentz, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, College of Southern Maryland

This set of lightning talks will share reflections on the use of OERs in two disciplines, along with an instructional designer expert used for support and collaboration for the development and implementation of OERs in the college’s learning platform. Participants will learn about how OER can impact equity and inclusion in health pathways, the process to develop an OER for the nursing and wellness disciplines, and the importance of instructional support in the implementation of OERs.


Speakers
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Sara Cano

Professor & Acting Chair Nursing Program School of Sciences and Health, College of Southern Maryland
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Melissa Fleming

Instructional Designer Distance Learning and Faculty Development, College of Southern Maryland
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Petita Rentz

Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor Wellness, Fitness, and Sports, College of Southern Maryland


Thursday April 8, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
Lightning 4: Spotlight on Health Pathways

9:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 5: Spotlight on Humanities
Worldwide Representation: The Opportunity of OER
Carolyn Shuttlesworth, Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies, Bowie State University

In vaccines, gold, and the humanities, equity and inclusion must be, not just goals, but operating standards. For this reason, I developed the open educational resource, African American Literature 1619-1926, which seeks to add female voices to the male-dominated canon and present a spectrum of images (five videos produced for the project begin with elders and end with an adolescent). In this lightning talk, participants will learn about the text and the development process, where scholars give context to the messages of the writers, who in turn represent the spirit of African Americans. In this way, OER becomes an opportunity to augment the narrative and increase world communication and understanding.

Link to African American Literature materials on M.O.S.T. Commons

Expository Writing Boot Camp OER
Tracy Worley, Adjunct Instructor, CASE Humanities, Coppin State University

This lightning talk will feature an OER created by the presenter as a means to enhance the learning experience of Coppin first-year students through the use of culturally relevant and appropriate readings and discussion.

Link to Expository Writing Bootcamp OER

Creating Adaptable OER Assignments for Literature Courses
Matthew Marafino, Professor, English, Allegany College of Maryland & Lucy Manley, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Garrett College

Most instructors prefer to use literary works that have worked in the past or fit a specific theme for that course. Therefore, designing OER learning resources that deal with specific literary works is challenging. However, in most college introductory literature courses, the learning outcomes regarding essential literary terms are similar. This lightning talk will highlight how faculty from Garrett College and Allegany College of Maryland have collaborated to locate existing OER instructional resources and design a variety of graded assignments that can be adapted by any instructor for any work of literature.


Speakers
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Carolyn Shuttlesworth

Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies, Bowie State University
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Tracy Worley

Adjunct, Humanities, Coppin State University
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Matthew Marafino

Professor English, Allegany College of Maryland
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Lucy Manley

Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Garrett College


Thursday April 8, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
Lightning 5: Spotlight on Humanities

9:30am EDT

Lightning Talk Room 6: Strengthening OER Use through Planning, Collaboration, and Assessment
Purpose, People, Process: Building OER Sustainability
Erin Durham, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland Baltimore County & Susan Biro, Acting Manager of Online Learning, Division of Instructional Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

What are best practices for strategic OER planning? Our presentation focuses on three areas--purpose, people, process--that have been key to our efforts in drafting a 3-year Open Education Strategic Plan. In order to leverage expertise, we organized the research and writing process to take into account each group member’s role on campus as it impacts sustainability. After attending the session, participants will be able to identify and implement best practices for OER strategic planning. Participants will also receive links to templates and resources that aided our information-gathering and strategic plan drafting processes. Sustainability Planning Templates and Resources

Why Do OER Alone? Collaboration across Institutions and Departments
Christa Bowser, Associate Professor, Biology, Garrett College & Peggy Biser, Professor, Chemistry, Frostburg State University

One way to alleviate barriers to OER use is to form great partnerships! This lightning talk will describe the path taken between the biology department of a 2-yr institution and the chemistry department of a 4-yr institution as they created web-based lab activities for use during a pandemic. Participants will learn about the benefits of collaboration; be encouraged to seek content connections outside their own fields and institutions; and realize the value of crosstalk between regional institutions.

Assessing Learning Outcomes in OER Courses
Audra Butler, Associate Professor and Director of Assessment and Instructional Innovation Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Assessment, Anne Arundel Community College

Faculty and staff from five courses have been engaged in adopting, adapting, and creating OER at Anne Arundel Community College this academic year. This lightning talk will focus on the methodology used to assess learning outcomes in terms of course success rates. A collaborative approach to using an equity, diversity, and inclusion framework for data analysis will be discussed. The presentation is appropriate for all educators and administrators involved in the implementation of OER.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Durham

Erin Durham

Reference & Instruction Librarian Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Erin Durham works as Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She graduated in 2018 with an MA in History and MLS from the University of College Park. Her research interests include reflective librarianship, academic library and Writing... Read More →
avatar for Audra H. Butler

Audra H. Butler

Associate Professor and Director of Assessment and Instructional Innovation, Office of Planning, Research and Institutio, Anne Arundel Community College
I’m Dr. Audra Butler and I'm an Associate Professor and the Director of Assessment and Instructional Innovation at Anne Arundel Community College. I help faculty connect subject matter curriculum and teaching practices to student learning with the goal of continuous improvement... Read More →
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Christa Bowser

Associate Professor Biology, Garrett College
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Susan Biro

Acting Manager, Online Learning, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Peggy Biser

Professor of Chemistry Chemistry, Frostburg State University


10:30am EDT

MyOpenMath: Math Content-Specific Learning Management System
This workshop will demonstrate the many features of the free learning management system, MyOpenMath (MOM). These features include those in top selling math learning management systems, such as MyLab Math. While both MyOpenMath and MyLab Math have homework questions that are algorithmically generated (allowing infinite versions of problems), MOM has additional features. The presenters will show how any teacher can have their entire course on MOM and the amazing features that even expensive learning management systems do not have. Participants will also have a chance to learn how they can write their own problems in MOM.

Speakers
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Mark Shore

Professor, Mathematics, Allegany College of Maryland


Thursday April 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Concurrent Block 1: Room 1

10:30am EDT

OER Matryoshka: Nested Communities of Practice for OER Content Creation
Panelists from the University of Baltimore will discuss collaboration across several departments that created the flexibility required to address different types of needs faculty have when creating their own OER. The panel will discuss the use of Open Pedagogy in the content creation process and how panelists are realizing their role and involvement in the larger OER community.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shochet

Michael Shochet

Associate Director for Reference and Faculty Affairs, University of Baltimore
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Kristin Conlin

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Online Learning Librarian Reference, University of Baltimore
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Brandy Jenner

Assoc. Dir. CELTT, University of Baltimore
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Nett Smith

Graduate Assistant, Robert L. Bogomolny Library, The University of Baltimore
they/them/theirs
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Harvey Sky

Graduate Assistant Robert L. Bogomolny Library, University of Baltimore


Thursday April 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Concurrent Block 1: Room 2

10:30am EDT

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship: Achieving Global Justice through Transformational Renewable Assignments
This moderated panel discussion will feature faculty/student partnerships focusing on open pedagogy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Those attending the session will be able to a) describe open pedagogy and the concept of renewable assignments, b) employ open pedagogy into their own classrooms, and c) determine the best way to engage students in the learning process through open pedagogy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers
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Michael Mills

Vice President, Montgomery College
avatar for Shinta Hernandez

Shinta Hernandez

Department Chair, Montgomery College


Thursday April 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Concurrent Block 1: Room 3

10:30am EDT

Using the M.O.S.T. Commons to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in OERs
This workshop will address Librarians interested in supporting OER efforts at their institutions. The M.O.S.T. Commons is a customizable, interactive online platform built to support the creation, collection, and sharing of OERs within Maryland Higher Education. This workshop will demonstrate how the M.O.S.T. Commons can be used by institutions to support DEI and OER initiatives, the tools available to help share resources and collaborate within and across institutions, and the opportunity to connect with other Librarians working on similar projects.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen McKnight

Colleen McKnight

Director of Library Services/M.O.S.T Commons Library Fellow Library, Frederick Community College
Colleen has worked as a librarian at Frederick Community College since 2011 and was named the Director of Library Services in 2017. Named the M.O.S.T. Commons Library Fellow in 2019, she provides leadership and support for the implementation and administration of the M.O.S.T. Commons... Read More →


Thursday April 8, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Concurrent Block 1: Room 4

3:00pm EDT

Opening Plenary: Putting Equity into Practice in Open Education
In this session, participants will examine what it means to take action to address equity in open education. The session will explore questions such as: How can learning experiences look and feel different? How can we work collectively to change educational systems? What can we each be doing on a personal level to prepare ourselves for deeper work on equity and inclusion?

Speakers
avatar for Angela DeBarger

Angela DeBarger

Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Angela Haydel DeBarger is a Program Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Her portfolio addresses open education, with the aim of democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive and engaging experiences for learners, and advancing racial equity in education... Read More →


Thursday April 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage

4:30pm EDT

M.O.S.T. Grantee Poster Showcase
Learn from the 2020 M.O.S.T. OER Grantees across Maryland postsecondary institutions who have successfully adopted, adapted, created, evaluated, and advanced OER at their institutions.

Humanities
STEM
Education
Arts and Languages
English and Composition
Business and Communications
Health and Wellness
Instructional Design

Speakers
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Tolulope Oladipo

Instructional Technologist & Systems Administrator, Bowie State University
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Fabio Chacon

Director Academic Computing Academic Computing, Bowie State University
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Nataliya Reznichenko

Professor Mathematics and Engineering, Baltimore City Community College
avatar for Marianna Gleger

Marianna Gleger

Assistant Prof. Of Mathematics Mathematics and Engineering, Baltimore City Community College
avatar for Nancy Edmonds

Nancy Edmonds

Instructional Designer, Anne Arundel Community College
avatar for Bob Slevc

Bob Slevc

Associate Professor Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
avatar for Tracy Worley

Tracy Worley

Adjunct, Humanities, Coppin State University
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Zac Townsend

Instructor, Exercise Science, Salisbury University
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Dan Ferandez

Meteorology & Oceanography Professor Physical Sciences Department, Anne Arundel Community College
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Robin Armstrong

Adjunct music, Carroll Community College
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Emily Bailey

Assistant Professor Religious Studies, Towson University
New to the OER process as a professor in the humanities.  OER resources for my field (religious studies/religious history) are piecemeal, so my grant process has largely been one of exploration.
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Paul Bernhardt

Associate Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, Frostburg State University
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Mark Branson

Associate Professor Mathematics, Stevenson University
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Tammy Cameron-Allen

Adjunct Assistant Professor Technology, Engineering, and Construction, Prince George's Community College
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LaPorchia Davis

Assistant Professor Family and Consumer Sciences, Morgan State University
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Christine Dubowy

Adjunct Faculty, Hagerstown Community College
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Katharine Fernstrom

Adjunct Faculty Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University
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Pallavi Guha

Asst. Professor Mass Communication, Towson University
Dr. Pallavi Guha is an Assistant professor of journalism at Towson University.She is the author of Hear #Metoo in India: News, Social Media, and Anti-Rape and SexualHarassment Activism, published by Rutgers University Press. Her research includes anti-rapeand sexual harassment activism... Read More →
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Jennifer Hawley

Assistant Professor of Psychology Social Science, Chesapeake College
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Elena Klimova

Chair Mathematics, Bowie State University
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Barbara Maestas

Associate Professor, Teacher Education Teacher Education, Howard Community College
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Maria Manni

Senior Lecturer MLLI, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Patsy McKenzie

Associate Professor Psychology, Allegany College of Maryland
avatar for John McMullen

John McMullen

Associate Professor Sociology, Frostburg State University
avatar for Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Professor English and Reading, Montgomery College
avatar for Mari-jo Ulbricht

Mari-jo Ulbricht

Lecturer, English & Modern Languages, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Felix Afolabi

Lecturer Business Administration, Morgan State University


Thursday April 8, 2021 4:30pm - 5:15pm EDT
A. Main Stage

5:15pm EDT

Instructional Designers and Technologists Meet and Greet
Informal networking time for instructional designers/ technologists to talk about their work in OER/ challenges, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

Director, USMx, University System of Maryland
Paul works with the University System of Maryland's institutions to expand access to affordable, high-quality educational opportunities. Through USMx courses and programs, Paul collaborates with system institutions to scale online offerings, instill a culture of innovation, and promote... Read More →


Thursday April 8, 2021 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage

5:15pm EDT

Librarians Meet and Greet
Informal networking time for librarians to talk about their work in OER, successes, and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Steinhoff

Cynthia Steinhoff

Director of the Library, Anne Arundel Community College
Libraries. Books. Needlework.


Thursday April 8, 2021 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage

5:15pm EDT

M.O.S.T. Commons Q&A
The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Commons is an easy-to-use digital platform, designed to support Maryland faculty and staff in adopting, adapting, creating, and sharing open educational resources (OER). During this session, Colleen McKnight, M.O.S.T. Commons Fellow, will provide participants with an overview of the M.O.S.T. Commons functionality and answer participants’ questions.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen McKnight

Colleen McKnight

Director of Library Services/M.O.S.T Commons Library Fellow Library, Frederick Community College
Colleen has worked as a librarian at Frederick Community College since 2011 and was named the Director of Library Services in 2017. Named the M.O.S.T. Commons Library Fellow in 2019, she provides leadership and support for the implementation and administration of the M.O.S.T. Commons... Read More →


Thursday April 8, 2021 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage

5:15pm EDT

OER 101: Getting Started with OER
New to open educational resources? Learn the basics of OER including what they are, where to find them, and how to use them for teaching and learning. This session will also introduce Creative Commons licenses and how to search for openly licensed materials.



Speakers
avatar for Jessica Young

Jessica Young

Instructional Technologist School of Education, Mount St. Mary's University


Thursday April 8, 2021 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage
 
Friday, April 9
 

8:15am EDT

Community College Libraries Supporting Open Educational Resources
In this workshop, Librarians from five community colleges in Maryland will discuss how they support open educational resources at their institutions. Participants will learn about strategies to help faculty find and evaluate open textbooks and other open resources for use in courses, promote the use of open materials in their institutions, take part in grant writing and grant administration, address copyright and licensing questions, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Steinhoff

Cynthia Steinhoff

Director of the Library, Anne Arundel Community College
Libraries. Books. Needlework.
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Mary Johnson

Interim Library Director LTR LIB, College of Southern Maryland
Having worked in Library Services at the College of Southern Maryland for over 30 years, it is my pleasure to present at the M.O.S.T. Summit.  Encouraging faculty members to help advance equity and inclusion by example or via more overt means ought to be a priority for all academic... Read More →
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Cynthia Roberts

Senior Director of Library Services, Community College of Baltimore County
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John Bartles

Interim Director Library and Learning Resources, Prince George's Community College
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Floyd Csir

Head of Instruction and User Services Library, Howard Community College


Friday April 9, 2021 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 2: Room 1

8:15am EDT

Equity and Inclusion Measures in a Mixed-Methods OER Assessment
Participants in this panel session will learn about planning and design for assessments of OER pedagogy in the context of equity and inclusion. The panel will present a mixed-methods assessment plan for courses participating Towson University’s in OER Teaching and Research Initiative. The assessment aims to measure the influence of OER on pedagogy and student success. This panel will focus on specific measures for a) accessibility and cultural relevancy of texts and pedagogies and b) success of nontraditional students.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Slade

Mary Slade

Professor, Early Childhood Education, Towson University
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Samuel Collins

Professor Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University
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Karla Kubitz

Associate Professor Department of Kinesiology, Towson University
Karla Kubitz joined the Towson University Exercise Science faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 1998. Dr. Kubitz’s teaching interests focus on the psychological aspects of sport and exercise. Her scholarly interests include understanding the psychophysiological aspects of... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Professor, Towson University


Friday April 9, 2021 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 2: Room 2

8:15am EDT

OER+R: OER That's Relevant
Adopting OER materials is more than just replacing a textbook with comparable material. It gives faculty an opportunity to make the course materials more meaningful to students. Four faculty members on this panel will discuss their strategies to add additional resources that extend the relevance of OER materials, including two faculty from very different disciplines--Communication and Mathematics--who are working together to add a social justice component to their respective courses.

Speakers
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Donna Sperry

Associate Professor, Mathematics MTH+EGR, College of Southern Maryland
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Christopher Ankney

Associate Professor of English SLA, College of Southern Maryland
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Joseph Bowling

Instructor Mathematics & Engineering, College of Southern Maryland
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Michelle Brosco Christian

Professor Communication, College of Southern Maryland


Friday April 9, 2021 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 2: Room 3

8:15am EDT

Strategies to Reduce Barriers for a Successful OER Implementation
The OER initiative at Prince George's Community College has been a work-in-process for two years. In this panel presentation, participants will learn about the strategies incorporated at Prince George's Community College to engage faculty in the creation of OER courses. The presenters will talk about the barriers they encountered and outline the steps put in place to address barriers for a successful OER initiative. Some of the barriers that will be addressed include lack of time, lack of knowledge regarding OER, lack of resources, and concerns about the quality of OER and their impact on student success. The panel will also identify key stakeholders to involve in a successful OER initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Bowles

Deborah Bowles

Coordinator of Professional Development Professional and Organizational Development, Prince George's Community College
avatar for Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Co-Chair of the OER Steering Committee and Chair Technology, Engineering and Construction Department, Prince George's Community College


Friday April 9, 2021 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 2: Room 4

9:15am EDT

Being Invited to Dance at the Party: Accessibility and OERs
Verna Myers stated that “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” The use of OER provides our students with many benefits and promise. The promise of OER, however, can only be achieved if every student is able to fully engage with the content. An inclusive digital environment enhances the learning opportunities for everyone. This session will explore strategies and tools for embracing digital accessibility when using OERs.

Here’s the link to my presentation: http://tinyurl.com/MOST2021
Here’s the text link to the presentation: http://tinyurl.com/MOST2021Text


Speakers
avatar for Wendy Vélez-Torres

Wendy Vélez-Torres

Senior Instructional Technologist, Coppin State
Wendy Torres has been teaching for over 21 years and has a BA in Special Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership in Instructional Technology. She has taught at all levels from Kindergarten to Higher Ed. She is currently the Senior Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Friday April 9, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 3: Room 1

9:15am EDT

Creative Ancillary Materials to Enhance Existing OERs.
While many open educational resources are available at no cost, faculty continue to choose published textbooks via First Day (automatic billing program). One big reason is the availability of ancillary material with the traditionally copyrighted textbooks. The purpose of this workshop is to present a variety of ancillary OER materials in hopes of attracting more faculty to the decision to use OER. Examples include self-check quizzes, short videos, test banks, interactive content, and library links. The presenter will be using software like H5P, softchalk, google forms, etc. to showcase interactive media.



Speakers
avatar for Jamie Witman

Jamie Witman

Online Learning and OER Librarian Library Services, CCBC
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Patricia Rhea

Professor Health and Wellness, Community College of Baltimore County


Friday April 9, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 3: Room 2

9:15am EDT

Fellowship of OER
This panel session will introduce an inter-institutional OER collaborative model formed by three higher education institutions in western Maryland. The purpose of the model is to strengthen use of OER both in and across institutions, and to maximize impact, we focused on OER for faculty development as well as for Math, Bio-Chem, and English general education courses. Session takeaways will include ideas related to structuring an OER partnership and benefits and challenges met by the project teams: faculty, library, instructional design/technology, and administrators.

Speakers
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Doris Santamaria-Makang

Associate Professor, M.Ed. Coordinator-Interdisciplinary Program College of Education, Frostburg State University
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Fred Stemple

Academic Director of STEM/Coordinator of Distance Learning & Instructional Design, Garrett College
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Pam Deering

Director eLearning & Ed Tech Services, Allegany College of Maryland
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Mark Shore

Professor, Mathematics, Allegany College of Maryland
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Peggy Biser

Professor of Chemistry Chemistry, Frostburg State University
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Matthew Marafino

Professor English, Allegany College of Maryland
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Rita Thomas

Manager, Instructional Design & Technology, Instructional Design & Technology, Frostburg State University
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Jenny Meslener

Director of the Library & Learning Commons Learning Commons, Garrett College
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Michelle Hixson

Instructional Technologist, Instructional Design and Technology, Frostburg State University
I am an enthusiastic practitioner of collaborative activities using various platforms to advance student outcomes.


Friday April 9, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 3: Room 3

9:15am EDT

Is OER Right for My Technology Students?
This workshop will address the use of OER in Cybersecurity and IT disciplines. The workshop presenters will: a) discuss how the fast pace of technology would benefit from OERs; b) demonstrate how to use course objectives to drive modules, not chapters; c) provide ideas on creating cybersecurity-related assignments using OER resources; and d) examine the use of open source software and other cyber-specific tools to help educators create unique and innovative hands-on experiences in both virtual and physical environments.

Speakers
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Daphne Powell

Professor Tech Studies, College of Southern Maryland
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Lakisha Ferebee

Associate Professor, Cybersecurity, College of Southern Maryland
Ms. Lakisha Ferebee has been teaching cybersecurity courses at the College of Southern Maryland for 3 years. Courses taught are: Computing Essentials (A+), Computer Security, Linux, Digital Forensics I &II, and Networking I, II, & III. Ms. Ferebee as obtain an AAS in Cybersecurity... Read More →


Friday April 9, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Concurrent Block 3: Room 4

10:15am EDT

Closing Plenary: Promoting Social Justice via Open Educational Practices
In this session, participants will explore the different dimensions of social justice: economic, cultural and political, and how a variety of open educational practices can help promote various dimensions of social justice. This will also be an exercise in imagination: in what ways can we tweak our current practices so that they promote social justice more transformatively within our context and for our marginalized communities.

Presentation Slides

Speakers
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Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American university in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic... Read More →


Friday April 9, 2021 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
A. Main Stage

11:30am EDT

Looking Ahead: How Can M.O.S.T. Support You?
Speakers
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MJ Bishop

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. 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 →


Friday April 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
A. Main Stage
 
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