Open Education Week 2017 @ UH

UH OER and Open Education Week logos

We are proud to take part of the global Open Education Week 2017 events to encourage the awareness of OER and open textbooks among faculty and staff. 2017 is the Year of Open according to the OE Consortium, and all campuses within the University of Hawaii system are invited to participate in activities taking place at UHM.

Events listed below will take place Monday, March 20th at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa campus and will be streamed via Google Hangouts.

Session recordings will be made available by CTE soon.


Register for all sessions here:


Printable schedule here

Monday (3/20) Morning Sessions

Location: Kuykendall 101 Auditorium

9:00AM – 9:25AM
Welcome and Opening Message
William Chismar
Dean, Outreach College

Dean Chismar will offer opening marks for our celebration of Open Education Week 2017.

9:30AM – 9:55AM
OER Strategy at UHM
Billy Meinke
OER Technologist, UHM Outreach College

This presentation will introduce new movements for UH OER initiative including open source tool development, workflow and collaboration processes, and a call for participation.

10:00AM – 10:40AM
OER & Zero Cost Textbooks Success Panel
Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian (LCC), Leanne Riseley, EMC Coordinator (LCC),
Carol Hasegawa, Assistant Professor/Librarian (HCC), Sunny Pai, Digital Initiatives Coordinator (KCC)

This panel will share data and statistics around their successful OER and zero cost textbook initiatives at campuses throughout the UH system. Moderated Q&A to follow.

10:45AM – 11:15AM
Academia as a Culture of Sharing
Deborah Halbert
Professor, UHM College of Social Sciences

A talk discussing why educational exceptions and fair use are not enough and how open educational resources can create new pathways for innovation and learning.

Monday 3/20 Lunch Sessions

Location: Hamilton Library 301

11:30AM – 12:00PM
OER Commons Repository and Authoring Tool Demo
Mindy Boland
Manager, OER Products and Services

An overview of the popular OER Commons learning content repository, and a look at OER authoring tools built into OER Commons for publishing your own content.

*Free Sandwiches with RSVP

12:15PM – 12:45PM
OER Impact on Students
Roxie Kamoshida,
President, ASUH

An opportunity to talk about the situation UHM students face with textbooks today, and a roundup of potential cost savings for faculty that choose OER for their students.

*Free Pizza with RSVP

Monday (3/20) Afternoon Sessions

Location: Hamilton Library 306

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Pressbooks and OER Publishing Demo
Billy Meinke
OER Technologist, UHM Outreach College

A walkthrough of the UH Pressbooks content platform, including planning document and workflow/management tools for faculty to develop their own OER.

3:00PM – 4:00PM
OER 101 Content and Certificates Sprint
UH OER Community

What are the essential training needs for the UH system to be able to sustain an OER initiative? In this session we will talk about competencies, certificates, and training to strengthen our capacity.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Looking Ahead > OER at UH

A conversation about OER at UH. What would we like to see happen? Where shall we go from here?

*Refreshments for Faculty/Staff


Morning talks will take place in Kuykendall 101 Auditorium.

Kuykendall 101 Auditorium / Image copyright UHM CIS

Lunch sessions will take place in Hamilton Library 301.

Hamilton Library room 301

Afternoon sessions will take place in Hamilton Library 306.

Hamilton Library 306 classroom

Map of UH Manoa campus (click to enlarge):

Map of UH Manoa campus


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See you there!