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2016 SSP Regional Event: Open Access in Education: Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the Open Syllabus Project in the Context of Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
615 Chestnut St, 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

As the Open Access movement continues to accelerate, it is also broadening in scope. OA in the context of scholarly communication and scholarly publication is moving beyond journals, monographs, and data to encompass additional varieties of content tied to higher education and scholarship.

This SSP Community Engagement regional event will look at two areas in education that illustrate this shifting landscape: Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the Open Syllabus Project (OSP). How can open strategies support education in the most effective way possible? What are OERs and who is publishing them (or thinking about publishing them)? What are the opportunities, challenges, and risks posed by these resources? What is the goal of the Open Syllabus Project? How is the OSP working with publishers already and what are future plans? And how can these initiatives offer new perspectives on publishing, learning, scholarship, and research? This panel brings together representatives from Temple University and The American Assembly at Columbia University to lead a discussion about these questions and opportunities in developing and linking OERs and OSP at local campuses and beyond.


Rebecca Kennison, K|N Consultants


Joe Lucia, Dean of Libraries, Temple University
Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Temple University
Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director, Temple University Press
Joe Karaganis
, Project Director, Open Syllabus Project, Columbia University