The Open 2030 Working Group, comprised of thought leaders and educational innovators and funders, focuses on building educational equity and social justice through Open Educational Resources (OER). While we celebrate 20 years of free access to knowledge through OER content production and OER use, educators still grapple with growing disinformation and social division as well as the lasting legacies of racism and systemic oppression. What communities and cultural practices around OER can we develop and strengthen in order to achieve justice and equity goals? How can we create deeper connections and collaboration between OER communities of practice and justice and equity movements?
Dear Open 2030 Working Group Members and Friends:
The Fall/Winter meeting of the Open 2030 Working Group will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Together with CMU’s Open Learning Initiative we are hoping to welcome as many of you as possible in person once again. It will be a hybrid meeting - the option to join via Zoom will be available.
A tour of CMU’s open initiatives and a welcome dinner hosted by CMU’s Norman Bier will be scheduled for in-person participants arriving on Monday, December 11.
A draft agenda is below. We look forward to gathering soon!
Monday, December 11 – Tours, visits, dinner
Tuesday, December 12 – Working Group meeting
8:30 AM Breakfast and coffee
9:00 AM Meeting opens
9:30 AM AI and Open Education - SPECIAL FOCUS: AI, Equity, and OER
10:15 AM From Access to Equity
11:00 AM Exemplar Courseware
11:30 AM Diamond Open Access –> Diamond Open Education
12:00 PM CMU’s Year of Open Science
1:00 PM Replacing Automatic Textbook Billing
1:30 PM Open Climate initiatives - Community updates
2:15 PM Breakouts & Breakthroughs: Next steps
3:30 PM Meeting ends
Hybrid meeting, at MIT Open Learning and on Zoom, 10:00am - 3:30pm ET
10:00 AM - Introductions and new members
10:30 AM - New collaborations and community updates - Part 1.
HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions OER program
Wikimedia - impact topics, especially climate change
Community College OER programs, and new collaboration with OCW
12:15 PM - Funder briefings
12:45 PM - New collaborations and community updates - Part 2.
Generative AI and open knowledge
Open textbooks updates: EnCOREage, LibreText
Community of practice for open knowledge and climate change
2:30 PM - What’s next? Takeaways from today, things we’ll work on before next meeting
Curt Newton: Open Climate Knowledge Community of Practice
Hybrid: at MIT Open Learning & on Zoom, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm ET
Introductions and new member welcome
New collaborations and community updates
Creative Commons + Arcadia: Open Climate Campaign
Reports from the field
Publishers’ update: OpenStax, MIT Press, PubPub
Open Syllabus: new progress
New collaborations - generative space
Open & inclusive scholarship
Repository sharing of adapted materials
OER discovery through UN SDG framing
<< The Open 2030 Working Group, comprised of thought leaders and educational innovators and funders, focuses on building educational equity and social justice through Open Educational Resources (OER). While we celebrate 20 years of free access to knowledge through OER content production and OER use, educators still grapple with growing disinformation and social division as well as the lasting legacies of racism and systemic oppression. What communities and cultural practices around OER can we develop and strengthen in order to achieve justice and equity goals? How can we create deeper connections and collaboration between OER communities of practice and justice and equity movements? >>
Deb Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Norman Bier, Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) & Executive Director, Simon Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Rachel Brooke, Interim Executive Director, Authors Alliance
Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries, MIT
Amy Brand, Director of The MIT Press, Founder of MIT Open Publishing Services, and Co-founder of the Knowledge Futures Group
Christopher Capozzola, Senior Associate Dean for Open Learning, MIT
Cathy Casserly, Advisor, strategist, leadership coach
Angela DeBarger, Education Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Kaitlin Donovan, Program Manager, Social Impact, Filecoin Foundation for the Distributed Web
Monique Earl-Lewis, Associate Professor of Africana Studies/ Director of the Faculty Development Teaching and Advisor Center, Morehouse College
Ryan Erickson-Kulas, Programs Director, Michelson 20MM Foundation
Maria Feith, Director, MERLOT-SkillsCommons
James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA)
Mark Graham, Director of the Wayback Machine, Internet Archive
Cable Green, Director of Open Knowledge, Creative Commons
Gerry Hanley, Executive Director, MERLOT-SkillsCommons
Sarah Hansen, Senior Manager, Open Education & Strategic Initiatives, MIT Open Learning
D. Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence and Director, Center for Advanced Virtuality, MIT
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Associate Director for Research and Learning, MIT Libraries
Joe Karaganis, Director, Open Syllabus Project
Peter B. Kaufman, Senior Program Officer, Resource Development & Strategic Initiatives, MIT Open Learning (co-chair)
SJ Klein, Underlayer, Board Member, Knowledge Futures Group
Sharon Leu, Senior Policy Advisor, Higher Education Innovation, U.S. Department of Education
Nick Lindsay, Director for Journals and Open Access, MIT Press
Jami Mathewson, Director of Partnerships, Wiki Education
Mark McBride, Associate Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R
Veronica McEachin, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Innovation, Southern University at Shreveport
Robbie Melton, Associate Vice President and Graduate Dean, Tennessee State University
Ryan Merkley, Managing Director, Aspen Digital
John Mohr, Chief Information Officer, MacArthur Foundation
Ross Mounce, Director of Open Access Programmes, Arcadia Fund
Cailyn Nagle, OER Program Manager, Michelson 20MM Foundation
Curt Newton, Director, MIT OpenCourseWare (co-chair)
Anthony Palmiotto, Editorial Director, OpenStax
Alison Pendergast, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Lisa Petrides, CEO, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Hal Plotkin, Consultant, College Promise Campaign
Krishna Rajagopal, Chair, MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee
Nichole Saad, Senior Program Officer, Education, Wikimedia Foundation
Philipp Schmidt, Director of Learning Innovation, MIT Media Lab
Richard Sebastian, Director, Open and Digital Learning, Achieving the Dream
Alex Stinson, Lead Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation
Peter Suber, Director, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
Loic Tallon, former Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jeff Ubois, Vice President, Lever for Change | MacArthur Foundation
Willem van Valkenburg, Executive Director, TU Delft Extension School and Past-President Open Education Global
Ben Vershbow, Director, Community Programs, Wikimedia Foundation
Clarissa West-White, Reference Librarian, Bethune-Cookman
John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Lisa Young, Faculty Administrator for Open Education and Innovation, Maricopa Community Colleges; Board of Directors, Open Education Global
Logistics contact: Yvonne Ng, Annual Giving and Donor Relations Officer, MIT Open Learning
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