Presentation Type


OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Administrator, Staff, Other

Planting in Rocky Soil: Helping OEP Thrive

Presenter Bios

Jennifer Jordan is the Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian in the office of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC) at the University of New Mexico. She is also an assistant professor at UNM and a writer. During the 2022-2023 school year, she served as an Open Education Fellow through the Open Ed Group. Currently, she is the principal investigator on a grant program funded by the Department of Education, which is tasked with developing the first OER Consortium in the state of New Mexico. Before working at UNM, Jennifer developed strong experience with creating and adopting OER, including serving as a Presidential Fellow in Central New Mexico Community College’s OER Initiative where she co-created the English department’s open source textbooks, currently used in multiple English courses. Jennifer writes scholarly and creative work. Her writing has been published in numerous journals and sites including Open Praxis, Creative Nonfiction, In the Library with the Leadpipe, Cutbank, New Mexico English Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, Ascent, and This American Life. She applied her creative writing skills while structuring, rewriting, revising, and re-envisioning OER materials for her students.

Publishing Permission


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Start Date

5-4-2024 12:00 PM

End Date

5-4-2024 1:00 PM

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Planting in Rocky Soil: Helping OEP Thrive