CARE: Collaborating & Adapting/Adopting Resources for Equity
The theme of this year’s Symposium will be centered around the idea of CARE, an acronym for Collaborating and Adapting/Adopting Resources for Equity. We would like to explore how the A&OER community cares for others by advocating for accessibility and equity of materials. With many conference themes centered around Covid-19 and its impact on students and faculty, we thought we would take this concept one step further and explore how the use of A&OER can address the issues of unequal access to educational materials on college campuses that have become so apparent during the pandemic. This theme is inspired by the importance of using Affordable and Open Educational Resources as a means to champion social equity by ensuring accessibility of materials to all students.
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.