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OER Community Conversations: April

April 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Finish off this academic year of OER Community Conversations with a panel of OER Learning Circle faculty that have intentionally focused on equity and accessibility as they worked on their OER Learning Circle projects and have them share examples of that focus using OER and again highlight how the OER Learning Circle process and philosophy closely aligns with the four strategies of equity and inclusion through connection.


Carrie MillerCarrie Lewis 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

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

Heather McIntosh is an associate profession 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.


Open Educational Resource (OER) Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, these conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest.

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April 6
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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