Open Education Resources Symposium

March 20-23, 2023 Teach & Learn with Open Education Resources a virtual symposium for Utah Higher Education

The Symposium

On March 20–23, join colleagues from universities and colleges across Utah for a virtual symposium to help you discover the power of OER to

  • Boost student retention and achievement
  • Find and adopt/adapt high-quality resources
  • Create digital books for print, e-readers, Canvas integration and more



Monday, 3/20

9 a.m.
Keynote: Andrew McKinney, DOERS3
Discover how the DOERS3 consortium is working to improve institutional recognition of the value of OER in tenure and recruitment.

3 p.m. 
Introduction to OER
Get empowered to start your journey with open education resources (OER). Presenters: Emma Lanners (UT) and Andrew Stapley (WSU)


Tuesday, 3/21

11 a.m.
Intro to PressbooksEDU with Canvas
New to PressbooksEDU? Learn how Utah faculty and staff can use UEN's statewide license to create digital books that integrate with Canvas. Presenter: John McLeod (Pressbooks)

4 p.m.
Open OER Lab
Drop in to exchange ideas, ask questions, find a potential collaborator and find more resources for integrating OER into your teaching practice. Hosts: Members of UALC and Jenn Gibbs (UEN)


Wednesday, 3/22

11 a.m.
Advanced Features & Accessibility with PressbooksEDU
Power up your use of PressbooksEDU with interactive elements and integrations. Presenter: John McLeod (Pressbooks)

12 p.m.
OER Project Q&A 
Join this live Q&A to learn more from the creators of our Virtual Showcase projects from BYU, USU and UT. Host: Stephanie Western (USU) 


Thursday, 3/23

11 a.m
OER Project Q&A
Join this live Q&A to learn more from the creators of our Virtual Showcase projects from SLCC, SUU and WSU. Host: Chris Younkin (SUU)

1 p.m.
From OER Exploration to Building an OER Program: Open SLCC
Learn from SLCC faculty, staff and administrators about lessons learned through the college's 10-year journey to build its OER program, Open SLCC. Presenters: Andrea Scott, Brenda Gardner, Jen Hughes, Jason Pickavance (SLCC) and Justin Kani (WSU)

2 p.m.
Learning from Colorado to Think Big About OER in Utah
Discover how Colorado successfully coordinated a statewide OER initiative and engage in a brainstorming session on what might work–or not–in Utah. Presenter: Deborah Keyek-Franssen (UU)

3 p.m.
Using OERs to Enhance Teaching Practice and Student Success
Learn about Open Pedagogy and how it can be combined with OER to enhance student success. Presenters: Chase Hagood and Donna Ziegenfuss (UU)




Presented by:

UEN Digital Press with Pressbooks and the Utah Academic Library Consortium

Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC)
UEN Digital Press with Pressbooks

in partnership with:

BYU Library
Salt Lake Community College
Southern Utah University - Gerald R. Sherratt Library
University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library
Utah State Univeristy Libraries
Utah Tech University Library
Weber State University - Stewart Library