Thank you for attending this year’s Kentucky Convergence Conference! Next year’s conference will be November 7-8, 2024, so save the date and be on the look out for more information in the spring.

November 9-10, 2023
University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at ShelbyHurst Campus
450 North Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education.

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Thursday, November 9 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Open Education: A Q&A Roundtable Discussion

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Open Education (OE) is a rapidly growing educational ecosystem that touches on all the themes explored at KY Convergence (Pedagogy, Technology, Processes and Policies, and Design) and has the potential to expand access to learning, disrupt inequitable structures in higher education, and increase engagement in the classroom. OE includes a spectrum of activities from teaching with open educational resources (OER), to using open pedagogy, to adapting and authoring OER, to co-creating OER with students, to open SOTL. This roundtable discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges of OE.  After the moderators share a brief introduction to OE, a diverse group of Kentucky open education practitioners will discuss these issues with each other and with the audience.

Colleen Deel, Open Educational Resources Librarian, NKU
Leah Halliday, Coordinator-Affordable Learning, KYVL
Courtney Jordan, Library Director, BCTC
Stephen Krueger, Affordable Course Content Librarian, UK
Kathleen Richardson, Technical Services Librarian, BCTC
Micah Logan, Associate Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, WKU
Dorothea Browder, Associate Professor, Department of History, WKU

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Kelly Smith

Director of Collections & Discovery, Eastern Kentucky University
Kelly Smith is the Director of Collections and Discovery at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994, and a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science degree from Simmons... Read More →

Todd Seguin

West Kentucky University

Thursday November 9, 2023 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
Room 14