OpenCon Virtual Conference – May 19, 2023

OpenCon Ohio will be hosting asynchronous activities virtually starting May 19, 2023. This is an annual regional event that acknowledges the great benefits of open education to student learning. All are welcome to virtually attend the free event of presentations and discussions.

Keynote Speaker via Zoom: Maha Bali, Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo.

From CSU website: Maha Bali is a Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences) and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound (an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum), which has also branched into academic community activities Continuity with Care, Socially Just Academia, a collaboration with OneHE: Community-building Resources and MYFest, an innovative 3-month professional learning journey. She writes and speaks frequently about social justice, critical pedagogy, and open and online education. She blogs regularly at and tweets @bali_maha

“The OpenCon Ohio 2023 Planning Committee invites you to register at this time with the folllowing link by May 10, 2023”

Register for opencon ohio 2023

OpenCon Schedule:

Conference Schedule [May 19, 2023]

Asynchronous Pre-Recorded Lightning Talks and Viewing Discussions 2023

OpenCon Ohio 2023 Planning Committee

Cleveland State University:

  • Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Barbara Loomis, Digital Scholarly Publications and Programs Administrator, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Marsha Miles, Head, Collections and Resource Management, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Ben Richards (Committee Co-Chair), Business and Communication Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library
  • Laura Ray (Committee Co-Chair), Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Heather Caprette, Sr. Media Developer/Instructional Designer, Center for eLearning
  • Melanie Gagich, Senior College Lecturer, First-Year Writing Program

Cuyahoga Community College:

  • Kevin Dranuski, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Learning Excellence (CLE)

Ohio Dominican University:

  • Anna Davis, Associate Professor & Department Head, Mathematics Department


  • Anna Bendo, Director, Affordable Learning Initiative

The Ohio State University:

  • Amanda Larson, Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, University Libraries

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