Track Session Type

Teaching and Learning with Free and Open Educational Resources, Sustainability: Grant Acquisition & Management, Sustainability, Engaging Student Leaders, OER for Resilience, OER Community Building, OER and Technology

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, Administrator, Staff, Other

Session Abstract

Your colleagues in Connecticut have taken a multi-pronged approach to encouraging and enabling OER use in that state, from grant funding to the recent launch of a repository that helps connect the OER efforts of schools and universities. Join us to learn more and take away exemplars that may help advance OER in your institution, region, or state.

Objectives of the Session

  • Gain an overview of the grant, training, and platform advances to OER in Connecticut
  • Become better equipped to support and expand OER development and adoption in your institution or state

Full Description of the Session

This session will provide participants with updates from Connecticut on the coordinated efforts to enable and expand the use of OER in schools and universities. This novel approach seeks to empower these two constituencies with OER tools, funding, and supports and to encourage collaboration across K – 12 and higher education.

Kevin Corcoran will update attendees on the state’s OER Coordinating Council grant program, with progress to date and lessons learned that will inform the work of colleagues running similar programs in other states. Doug Casey will tie this OER collaboration, creation, and curation work to the launch this year of the State’s OER repository, Go Open CT (www.GoOpenCT.org).

Participants will gain valuable takeaways on how state leaders garnered the funding and support for the portal, how the site supports both school and university OER development, and plans for expansion for the coming months and years. Doug will also tie the work in Connecticut to broader efforts among the national #GoOpen network (www.GoOpen.us), where he serves as a member of the Steering Committee.

Special Zoom Requests

None

Presenter Bios

Doug Casey

As Executive Director for the CT State Commission for Educational Technology, Doug designs and manages strategic plans that ensure the successful integration of technology in Connecticut's schools, libraries, universities, and towns. The Commission oversees statewide programs such as its flagship research and education broadband network, the CEN. He also sits on numerous national leadership boards and serves as the current Board Chair for the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

Kevin Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran is the Associate Vice-President of Digital Learning for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System. Kevin is responsible for the development and support of system-wide strategies for the effective use of digital learning tools and content that focuses on quality standards and practices, student engagement, accessibility and affordability. He currently chairs both the statewide Connecticut OER Coordinating Council and the systemwide CSCU OER Council. Kevin was also a founding member of the Northeast OER Summit.

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Start Date

26-5-2022 3:00 PM

End Date

26-5-2022 3:30 PM

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Go Open CT: Platform and Pedagogy for OER

This session will provide participants with updates from Connecticut on the coordinated efforts to enable and expand the use of OER in schools and universities. This novel approach seeks to empower these two constituencies with OER tools, funding, and supports and to encourage collaboration across K – 12 and higher education.

Kevin Corcoran will update attendees on the state’s OER Coordinating Council grant program, with progress to date and lessons learned that will inform the work of colleagues running similar programs in other states. Doug Casey will tie this OER collaboration, creation, and curation work to the launch this year of the State’s OER repository, Go Open CT (www.GoOpenCT.org).

Participants will gain valuable takeaways on how state leaders garnered the funding and support for the portal, how the site supports both school and university OER development, and plans for expansion for the coming months and years. Doug will also tie the work in Connecticut to broader efforts among the national #GoOpen network (www.GoOpen.us), where he serves as a member of the Steering Committee.