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OER and Textbook Alternatives: Spring 2023 OER Newletter

MATC Upcoming OER Events


Summer 2023: June 11 - July 30

Want to learn more about OER? MATC is offering ZERD 209: Exploring Open Education Resources (OER) this summer. Join us!

MATC OER Faculty Feature

Join us as Dr. Krystia Nora talks to MATC Part Time Instructor Thomas Haslett, who teaches art history and is an OER Pathway Facilitator for Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation. He talks here about how OER has helped his students. Of particular note is how he has used OER to help his MATC students in the Second Chance Pell Program.

Celebrating 3 Years of OER at MATC

MATC OER Grant Recipients

Faculty OER Grant Spring 2023 Recipients:


Peter Burzynski


Traci Neuman


Kathleen (Kathy) Bates


Angela Gole


Carla Brot


Veronica Torres


Ted Wilinski 


B Marco O'Brien


Angela Gole


Susan Nusser


Faculty OER Grant Summer 2023 Recipients: 

1 Paul Carrier
2 Jack Forbes
3 Tanekeya Word
4 Liana Odrcic
5 Krystia Nora
6 Nhat Nguyen
7 Jacqueline Robinson
8 Christine Ryan
9 Mary Bromwell
10 Sara Gunderson
11 Elizabeth Wallace

Calls for Proposals / Papers for May 2023

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is currently accepting applications for the OLC Accelerate 2023 conference, which will be held virtually on October 3-5, 2023 and in-person in Washington, D.C. from October 24-27, 2023. This year’s conference theme is “Creating Connections: Uniting Learners through Collaboration and Creativity.” In order to highlight open education’s thriving community of practice, OLC is searching for projects that promote theory, research, methodology, or utilizes successful online, blended, and digital teaching and learning strategies. The submission deadline for proposals is MAY 8, 2023.

The Open Education Global 2023 Conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Amiskwaciwâskahikan), from October 16-18, and invites proposals for conference sessions. Proposals are due May 15. 

National OER Opportunities

Attend the MAY 10, 2023, 1 pm webinar Understanding Student Experiences of Renewable and Traditional Assignments by the National Consortium of Open Educational Resources (NCOER) and hosted by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). THis webinar will "share [a] recent study's findings on the role of open pedagogy in increasing student engagement." Click on the link to Register.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Wisconsin Open Education Symposium happening on October 27. A call for session proposals and registration will be coming in the summer. Check the symposium's website for information and to view the 2022 session recordings.

OER in the News

Textbooks: pricing the future of open education
The Mac Weekly | April 6, 2023

Filling in the gaps in dual enrollment
Community College Daily | April 4, 2023


Using OER for equity and more
Community College Daily | March 30, 2023 

Opening textbooks for all: open education
The Clarion (Madison Area Technical College) | March 21, 2023

OER Research Recently Published

Adedoyin, O. B., & Altinay, F. (2023). Open educational resources: Evaluation of students' intention to use and motivation to create. British Journal of Educational Technology. 24 March 2023

Allen, T. (2023). Awareness and future use of open educational resources by music faculty. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 41(2), 48-59.

Brusilovsky, P., Ericson, B. J., Horstmann, C. S., & Servin, C. (2023). The Future of Computing Education Materials. In CS2023: ACM/IEEE-CS/AAAI Computer Science Curricula, Curricula Practices. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Clinton-Lisell, V., & Gwozdz, L. (2023). Understanding Student Experiences of Renewable and Traditional Assignments. College Teaching, 1-10.

Connolly, T., & Svoboda, E. (2023). Open Educational Resources in Nursing Curricula: A Systematic Review. Journal of Nursing Education, 62(3), 147-154.

Ghosheh Wahbeh, D., Burgos, D., & Affouneh, S. (2023). Adopting the GHOSHEH Model to Create Innovative Open Educational Resources Based on Rogers’ Process for Diffusion of Innovations. Sustainability, 15(6), 5427.

Rets, I., Coughlan, T., Stickler, U., & Astruc, L. (2023). Accessibility of Open Educational Resources: how well are they suited for English learners?. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 38(1), 38-57.

Student PIRGS (2023). Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution. Second Edition. 

Zulaiha, D., & Triana, Y. (2023). Students’ perception toward the use of open educational resources to improve writing skills. Studies in English Language and Education, 10(1), 174-196.


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