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MemberMichael Paskevicius

I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. My research focuses on learning design practices, the development of digital literacies, and supporting personal knowledge management in an environment of rapid technological change. I have worked in higher education institutions across Southern Africa and Western Canada since 2005, supporting collaborative, creative, and personalized approaches to learning. As an advocate for openness in education, my research explores the integration of open source tools, open educational resources, and the development of open educational practices among educators. My work supporting and advancing open education has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus. I am a member of the Global Open Education Graduate Network (GO-GN), held a Digital Learning and Social Media Research Fellowship (2016), and helped facilitate the African Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network (2009-2012).

MemberAbbey Elder


SPARC Open Education Advisory Group, Member (2019-Present)
SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, Mentor (2018-2019; 2019-2020)
SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, Fellow (2017-2018)
Iowa Library Association, Member (2018 – Present)
American Library Association, Member (2016 – Present)

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…, Manifold, 2020. https://cuny.manifoldapp.org/projects/the-oer-starter-kit-workbook

Elder, Abbey K. The OER Starter Kit. Ames, IA, Iowa State University Digital Press, 2019. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.31274/isudp.7

Elder, Abbey K. “Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources: A Crowd-sourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products.” Spreadsheet. 7 November 2018. https://t.co/xbNC7oVNQP

Elder, Abbey K. “Identifying OER Needs by Discipline: A User Guide & Survey Instrument.” Questionnaire…

I am the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University. For my work, I do a variety of activities related to outreach and education on open access, open education, copyright, and other scholarly communication topics. In addition, I also teach Iowa State University’s Information Literacy course, Library 160, and provide liaison support for the Anthropology and Sociology departments at the university. My main job duties at this time are related to open educational resources (OER). I have created guides, websites, and tools for users to learn more about OER, including a handbook, The OER Starter Kit, and a series of Youtube videos intended to introduce faculty to the world of open education. I have also coordinated the Iowa State Open Education Mini-Grant Program and chair our university’s Open & Affordable Education Committee. My personal and professional interests lie in open access in the humanities, open education across disciplinary lines, and the very broad category of “open science.” If you have a research project you are seeking collaborators for, feel free to reach out (aelder@iastate.edu) and I will let you know if I’m interested.

MemberAnna Newman

I am a librarian who is passionate about open knowledge and public humanities. Currently I’m a Librarian for Digital Academic Strategies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I previously worked as the Open Access Specialist at Boston University and received my M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. In my career as a librarian, I have advocated for open access to information, educated others about open access practices, and coordinated programming to promote the use of open educational resources. I am also active in a number of public humanities projects that promote community building, self-reflection, and social justice. I am a member of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program 2018-19 cohort.

MemberJosh Rose

I have worked in Museum Education at the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as having over fifteen years experience as a higher education instructor. I currently serve as Full-time Faculty of Art History and Art Appreciation at Brookhaven College. Additional projects include curatorial efforts, specifically on comics related exhibitions. Moreover, as an advocate for open-educational resources, I have contributed several times to the OER website Smarthistory.

MemberPerry Collins

Perry Collins is the Copyright & Open Educational Resources Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries, where she manages initiatives promoting open access in education, copyright literacy, and ethical approaches to digital scholarship. Before joining UF in 2018, Collins held a similar position at the Ball State University Libraries in Muncie, Indiana, and worked for six years as a program officer in the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Collins holds a M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.A. in American Studies from the University of Kansas.