About the Partner Summit

On April 30, 2024 ISKME hosted a virtual Summit for OER Hub and Microsite Leads to develop connections across OER initiatives and provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other, share best practices and explore how OER Leaders have designed innovative solutions to meet the specific needs of their communities, and inspire new ideas to expand and improve OER initiatives.

The videos below include the speakers from our opening session on expanding and improving OER, and different project showcases from OER Hub and Microsite Leads in both K-12 and Higher Education, including Utah Education Network, Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre, OERizonaTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UNESCO, Colorado Department of Education, University of North Carolina System & NC Community Colleges, Open Massachusetts, OhioLINK, Virgin Islands Department of Education, and United States Capitol Historical Society.

OER Project Showcase Round 1

OER Project Showcase Round 2

2024 Partner Summit Program

Agenda Overview

Welcome & Introductions

Opening Panel - Expanding & Improving OER
Katie Blunt, Product Manager and Trainer, Utah Education Network
Kelli Boklaschuk, Superintendent of Student Programming, Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre, Resource Bank
Megan Crossfield, Manager, Academic Initiatives & Special Projects, Yavapai College, OERizona
Exploratory Discussion - Using an evaluation framework to inform how we expand and improve our OER initiatives with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Senior Director of Digital Learning, Kylah Torre, Ph.D., and ISKME’s Product Manager of OER Platforms & Services, Michelle Brennan 

OER Project Showcase - Learn directly from OER Leaders who have designed creative OER solutions to meet the specific needs of their educators and learners. The OER Project Showcase will feature new ideas and approaches related to relevant OER topics. Presenters will share:

  • information about their OER Project (including goals and who they serve)
  • the different ways they are supporting their community
  • the impact they have seen thus far
  • plans to advance this work in the future
  • any tips for folks that are interested in expanding and improving their OER initiatives

Round 1 Projects 
UNESCO Hub, OERColorado, UNC System Hub & NC Community Colleges, Open Massachusetts

Round 2 Projects 
OER Commons Collection Policy, OhioLINK, GoOpenUSVI, We the People Hub

Closing Session