2019 MI OER Summit - October 18, 2019

About the Summit

Join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources (OER) at their institutions.  This year's event is hosted by Delta College, University Center, MI.

Join our conversation at #MIOERSummit.


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Inclusive Design in Education - Breaking Down Barrier to Access

Jess Mitchell - Senior Manager, Research+Design at Inclusive Design Research Center, OCAD University, Toronto Canada

We design our experiences.  Education is no different.  All aspects of our education are designed by us, by administrators, by instructors by culture, by society.  When we begin to peel the layers away we reveal spaces for innovation, change, and a radical shifting of perspective.  Are we teaching the right way?  Are we reaching all the students?  Are assessments giving us meaningful answers?  What are we doing and why?

Summit Schedule

8:30  am           Registration &

                          Continental Breakfast


9:00  am           Welcome


9:15  am           Keynote Address 

Inclusive Design in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Access

                          Jess Mitchell

10:30 am         Break

10:45 am         Breakout Sessions #1

  • What does "Textbook" Really Mean?
  • Textbook Fluidity:  Adaptability of OER Texts in the Developmental Classroom
  • Infusing OER into K-12 Education
  • Getting an OER Grants Incentive Program Off the Ground
  • Search and Deploy:  How the Library and Educational Tech Help Faculty Find and Implement OER

11:45 am        Lunch

                        Faculty/Peer/Subject Roundtables



1:00  pm         Breakout Sessions #2

  • Twists & Turns Along the Way:  OER for the Community College Classroom
  • OER in the Teaching of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • High Quality OER to Enhance Teaching and Learning
  • Planting the OER Seeds:  Using Deep Listening to Conduct a Textbook Listening Tour
  • "Let Me Get That For You" - Holding the Door OPEN for Faculty in OER Adoption Process


2:00  pm         Break

2:15 pm          Breakout Sessions #3

  • Beyond the Textbook:  The Possibilities of OER
  • Leveraging the Raspberry Pi as an OER
  • Assignments with OER
  • OER in Psychology:  A Research Review of Cost, Outcomes, Use & Perceptions (COUP)
  • #OpenEssayProject

3:15 pm          Conference Wrap-up -

                         Evaluation - Door prize


3:45 pm          Conference Close




Location & Hotel Accommodations


Delta College

1961 Delta Road

University Center, MI  48710

Campus Map and Directions

Hotel Accommodations

This list is for convenience only. No room blocks have been reserved. 


Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City

3901 Traxler Court, Bay City, Michigan, 48706

TEL: +1-989-778-2555


Comfort Inn Bay City - Riverfront

501 Saginaw Street, Bay City, MI, 48708

Phone: (989) 892-3501


DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI  48707

Phone (989) 891-6000





Registration fee - $60.00

Click here for to Register Online


Special thanks to the Planning Committee

Tammy Douglas - Kellogg Comunity College

Ronda Edwards - Michigan Colleges Online

Edie Erickson - Bay College

Regina Gong - Lansing Community College

Kendra Lake - St. Clair County Community College

Ann-Marie Mapes - Michigan Department of Education

Michele Pratt - Delta College

Tina Ulrich - Northwestern Michigan College



Past Events


2018 MI OER Summit - September 21, 2018

Hosted by St. Clair County Community College


2017 MI OER Summit - September 22, 2107

Hosted by Kellogg Community College

About us

The Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) OER Initiatve seeks to increase student success, decrease student costs and foster inter-institutional sharing through the use ot open educational resources.  The MI Open Summit supports the goal of fostering inter-institutional sharing, networking and learning.