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Missouri A&OER Symposium

All the information attendees need for the March 2021 Missouri Affordable & Open Educational Resources Symposium.

Keynote Address

Open Education at the Center and Margins of Social Justice

Open education is commonly known for the advocacy of OERs (open educational resources), consequently framing the discourse as a textbook issue.  However, there is an increasing need to consider the intersections between social justice, inclusion, equity, and open education. The keynote will address the urgency of centering social justice approaches in open educational practices, the challenges of this process and provide recommendations for the audience to apply to their context.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jasmine Roberts

We are pleased to announce that Professor Jasmine Roberts is the keynote speaker for the 2021 Missouri A&OER Symposium. She is a professor in The Ohio State University's School of Communication.
Professor Roberts is a leader in the open education community and advocates for a more equitable system for disseminating affordable and open materials.
Professor Roberts' keynote, Open Education at the Center and Margins of Social Justice, will be held on March 3, 2021 at 11:30am. Her keynote speech will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend the live talk.

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Dr. Roberts' TEDTalk

If you are interested, please take some time to watch Professor Roberts' TED Talk on the emotional fatigue that accompanies discussing race with white counterparts and gives possible solutions for these continual conversations.