MI OER  Mini-Conference

MI OER Mini-Conference: Gather, Network, Learn

October 6, 2023 at Wayne State University

Held October 6, 2023 at Wayne State University. This one day in-person mini-conference brought together OER advocates, users, and policy makers to dive into timely topics, network, and learn from one another, discussing topics such as AI, course markings, and other current, notable projects taking place in Michigan. 

Registration is $50, and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration has closed - we look forward to seeing you Oct 6th.  


Keynote Panel: New and Notable in Michigan OER , 9:00am - 10:15am

A panel discussion highlighting some important and exciting initiatives across the state. Hear from open education practitioners in Michigan - ranging from K-12 through university speak about what’s exciting, what’s challenging, and what’s next.

Amy Dirlam (she/her/hers)

Technology & Innovation Consultant, Berrien RESA

President, MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning)

Kaylynn Mortensen (she/her/hers)

Instructional Designer, Schoolcraft College

Arlene Weismantel (she/her)

Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Faculty Affairs,

Michigan State University Libraries

Lauren Woolsey (she/her)

Assistant Professor

Grand Rapids Community College

Presenter Session: The Wide Open Future, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform education by enabling more adaptive, personalized, and accessible teaching and learning experiences. This session will explore how recent developments in artificial intelligence might impact the development and use of open educational resources and explore possible challenges and areas for opportunity.

Justin Bruno

Assistant Director of District Programming, Michigan Virtual 

Presenter Session: OER Course Marking Landscape Analysis and Institutional Perspectives, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Jenny Parks (she/her/Ms.)

Vice President, Policy and Analysis, Midwest Higher Education Compact (MHEC)

Julia Rodriguez

Associate Professor
Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Oakland University

Molly Ledermann

Faculty Librarian, Washtenaw Community College