Open Education Resources Symposium

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

The 2023 Symposium

On March 20–23, 2023, faculty, staff and administrators from universities and colleges across Utah convened for a virtual symposium to explore how OER can

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


Recorded Sessions:

Monday, 3/20/2023 @ 9 a.m.
Keynote: Valuing Open Teaching and Learning
Presenter: Andrew McKinney (DOERS3 and CUNY)
Discover how the DOERS3 consortium is working to improve institutional recognition of the value of OER in higher education faculty promotion and recruitment.

Monday, 3/20/2023 @ 3 p.m.
Introduction to OER
Presenters: Emma Lanners (UT) and Andrew Stapley (WSU)
Get empowered to start your journey with open education resources (OER).

Tuesday, 3/21/2023 @ 11 a.m.
Intro to PressbooksEDU with Canvas
Presenter: John McLeod (Pressbooks)
New to PressbooksEDU? Learn how Utah faculty and staff can use UEN's statewide license to create digital books that integrate with Canvas. 

Tuesday, 3/21/2023 @ 4 p.m.
Open OER Lab - Finding OER, License Requirements and More
Presenters: Members of the UALC OER Committee
Join this drop-in conversation for tips to quickly find relevant OER, choose the correct licenses and attributions for your projects and more.

Wednesday, 3/22/2023 @ 11 a.m.
Advanced Features & Accessibility with PressbooksEDU
Presenter: John McLeod (Pressbooks)
Power up your use of PressbooksEDU with interactive elements and integrations.

Wednesday, 3/22/2023 @ 12 p.m.
OER Project Q&A with BYU, USU and UT 
Host: Stephanie Western (USU) 
Join this live Q&A to learn more from the creators of our Virtual Showcase projects from BYU, USU and UT.

Thursday, 3/23/2023 @ 11 a.m
OER Project Q&A with SLCC, SUU and WSU
Host: Chris Younkin (SUU)
Join this live Q&A to learn more from the creators of our Virtual Showcase projects from SLCC, SUU and WSU.

Thursday, 3/23/2023 @ 1 p.m.
From OER Exploration to Building an OER Program: Open SLCC
Presenters: Andrea Scott, Brenda Gardner, Jen Hughes, Jason Pickavance (SLCC) and Justin Kani (WSU)
Learn from SLCC faculty, staff and administrators about lessons learned through the college's 10-year journey to build its OER program, Open SLCC.

Thursday, 3/23/2023 @ 2 p.m.
Learning from Colorado to Think Big About OER in Utah
Presenter: Deborah Keyek-Franssen (UU)
Discover how Colorado successfully coordinated a statewide OER initiative and engage in a brainstorming session on what might work–or not–in Utah.

Thursday, 3/23/2023 @ 3 p.m.
Using OERs to Enhance Teaching Practice and Student Success
Presenters: Chase Hagood and Donna Ziegenfuss (UU)
Learn about Open Pedagogy and how it can be combined with OER to enhance student success.



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