Wisconsin Open Education Symposium

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The third annual WI Open Education Symposium will be held online on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9am to 4pm. This Symposium is a space for inclusive and open sharing and conversation, and creating meaningful collaborations to advance OER work. All are welcome to attend and contribute. There is also an in-person Workshop Day for interested participants on October 26, 2023 from 10am-4pm at Madison College, this year’s Symposium host. You can register for this in-person workshop within the Symposium registration form. For questions regarding the Symposium, please email Rachel Becker.

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See below for information about presentation topics and formats. Proposals are due September 15, 2023 by 11:59PM (Central time).

Call for Presentation Proposals

We are looking for engaging presentations that address, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Finding, adopting, adapting, creating OER 
  • Faculty experience with OER or open pedagogy 
  • Advocating for Open Education
  • Innovative approaches to reducing learning resource costs 
  • Student perspectives on Open Education in the classroom
  • Other related topics focused on equity or student success

Proposals can be submitted for the following presentation formats:

  • Lightning Talk: 5 minute presentation with one or more speakers that is action-oriented. These presentations will be presented in the lightning talk session during the lunch hour (12pm-1pm central time)
  • Panel: 45 minute panel presentation with a designated moderator and two or more panelists. This session should have at least 3-4 predefined questions to help start the conversation and then allow audience members to ask their own questions.
  • Presentation: 45 minute presentation with one or more speakers that provides at least 5 minutes at the end for audience questions.

Presentations will be recorded and posted to this webpage for viewing after the Symposium. Presenters will be asked to share their presentation slides and other materials (e.g., handouts) prior to the Symposium so that these can be posted and shared with participants. Presentation slides and materials should be accessible for individuals with diverse abilities. Please see accessibility guidance for Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and accessibility Quick Cards. We can also provide technical assistance to presenters for ensuring accessibility of presentation content. In the spirit of OER (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute), the presentations and content will be provided on this webpage under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY).

To submit a presentation proposal, please fill out our online proposal survey by September 15, 2023 at 11:59PM (central time).

In-Person Workshop Day at Madison College

October 26, 2023 at 10am-4pm. Faculty who are interested in adopting OER are encouraged to attend. OER are readily available to adopt within courses for general education, business management, finance, information technology, early childhood education, nursing, health and wellness, college success, and more! Check out the WTCS OER Repository.

Come for a day of learning, including OER basics, faculty tips, networking and coaching to find OER for your courses.

Symposium Keynote Panel

Keynote Speaker Panel

Meet our Keynote Speakers:

  • Ellen Range, Librarian at Western Technical College
  • Lori Ann Simmons, Mathematics Instructor and Department Chair at Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Paul J Carrier, MS CCC CFBE, Lead Faculty and Department Chair of the Culinary Arts Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Kimberlee Soldier, Nicolet College Student Ambassador

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To view recordings from prior years, see our Past Symposia page.

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