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Building a Sustainable World through Open Education
Wednesday, October 18 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Considering Your Positionalities in Conjunction with Open Education, Sacred Knowledge, and Indigeneity

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In conducting IRB research on faculty adoption of open educational resources (OER) at an international campus in the Pacific, we prepared a rigorous and collaborative all-day training we were sure would fire up faculty to link arms with us on all things open. We wanted to not only help them find and use OER and other open access (OA) materials, but to help them create and license their own works. What we didn’t fully consider, in all our enthusiasm and desire to co-create, and from our positionalities, was just how hesitant many Indigenous faculty members would be about openly sharing their work. This immediately pivoted our Saturday training into a more meaningful discussion about open, Indigeneity, what should and can be shared when it comes to diverse and/or sacred knowledge, and why. In considering how to build a more sustainable world through open education, we must first confront our positionalities and how we move about the world in order to truly create, share, remix, and revise materials that can and should be shared globally. This presentation will outline the most valuable takeaways from our IRB study with international and Indigenous faculty, illustrate how to more sustainably share materials from diverse cultures, and participants will walk away with resources for next steps in building a sustainable world through open education at their own institutions.

Keywords: open educational resources, indigenous, sacred knowledge, open access, faculty adoption

Session outcomes and takeaways: Participants will be able to:
1.outline the most valuable takeaways from our IRB study with international and Indigenous faculty
2. illustrate how to more sustainably share materials from diverse cultures
3. walk away from the presentation with resources for next steps in building a sustainable world through open education at their own institutions

Presenters
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Stephanie Robertson

Outreach Librarian, BYU-Hawaii JFS Library
Stephanie Robertson is an Outreach Librarian and Assistant Professor at BYU–Hawaii. She is also an OER Fellow and wishes to thank them for the funding that made it possible to attend this conference. Her MA is in English with an emphasis in Composition & Rhetoric and her MLISc is... Read More →
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Emily Bradshaw

student, Curriculum Development Manager MTC
Localization of OER.



Wednesday October 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
Bear (S8/10) Edmonton Convention Centre