OER Community Conversations: Equity and Accessibility Panel

OER Community Conversations: Creating Equity Through Connection

The 2022-2023 OER Community Conversations consisted of four presentations that represent how we can use Open Educational Resources (OER) to address equity through connection, the Network for Educational Development theme for this academic year. View previous OER Community Conversation recordings on the OER Community Site (sign in with StarID@MinnState.edu).

Join the final presentation of this series on April 6 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. by Registering on the NED Events Calendar.

The final presentation features a panel of OER Learning Circle faculty that have intentionally focused on equity and accessibility as they worked on their OER Learning Circle projects.

Faculty will share examples of that focus using OER and again highlight how the OER Learning Circle process and philosophy closely aligns with ideals of the four strategies of equity and inclusion through connection. 


Carrie Miller

Carrie Lewis Miller is an instructional designer and OER consultant at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She has been an adjunct instructor at multiple institutions where she has implemented textbook affordability measures and OER for the last 6 years and saved her students over $150,000.

Sarah Kath

Sarah Kath has been a philosophy instructor for over 13 years at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota. During her time at Central Lakes College, Sarah has taught a wide range of courses in philosophy, including Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Logic, World Religions, and Medical Ethics. She is committed to helping students develop critical thinking skills and enjoys looking for innovative ways to do this in the online environment.

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Heather McIntosh is an associate professor in mass communication at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches courses on social media, game design and criticism, and traditional and interactive media production.


Contact Karen Pikula, Minnesota State OER Faculty Development Coordinator.

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