OER Workshop at the Enriching Scholarship event

On Wednesday, May 5th members of the Open Educational Resources (OER) group of the Open.Michigan initiative will be presenting a session at the 2008 Teaching and Technology Collaborative’s Enriching Scholarship Event.

This session will introduce participants to the OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Open Educational Resource (OER) movements and focus on our current Open.Michigan project. We’ll explain the pilot OER program within the U-M health sciences schools and discuss the development of the “dScribe” initiative – our sustainable, student-centered publishing model that connects motivated students and interested faculty in a collaborative teaching / learning environment.

We’ll also demonstrate the OER publishing software tools we are currently developing and will lead a workshop where participants will be able to interact with these software tools and provide feedback. In addition, we will likely engage in a discussion of various pertinent OER topics, including intellectual property issues, open content licensing, fair use of educational materials, and a potential research agenda.

To learn more about the event, visit the Enriching Scholarship website here.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Welcome to the Open.Michigan blog – a collaboration and discussion space of the Open.Michigan community. Here’s a short explanation about what you’ll find on this part of the site.

Authors & Posts:

The Open.Blog draws upon voices from across the University of Michigan’s Open Community. When you visit the site, you’ll see posts from people involved in helping publish the course materials of various U-M schools and departments; you’ll read posts from individuals working to create alternative models for academic publishing and archiving; you’ll see updates on discussions around open standards, open source software development, and general posts about interesting things being thought about by the Open Community. If you’d like to register as an author on the site, visit this link to sign up for new account:

Blogroll & Links:

Open.Michigan truly is a collaborative initiative that draws upon the insight and effort of a great number of individuals and organizations. The Blogroll and Links portion of the site will introduce you to some of these people.


Navigate the posts on the site via the categories section and use them to classify your bog entries.

Open.Michigan Blog goes live!

Welcome to the Open.Michigan Blog!

This is a collaboration and discussion space for the Open.Michigan community. It’s a space where we can stay informed about our various projects, share experiences, and ask for feedback.

We invite you to join in this exciting discussion by registering here.

If blogging isn’t your thing, visit our other Open.Michigan collaboration spaces.

  • Check out the Open.Michigan Wiki for more information about the Open Educational Resources / Open.Education portion of the initiative. You’ll find explanatory media about the dScribe publishing process, descriptions of the software tool we’re developing to manage the course ware publication process, and other documents related to our analysis of copyright.
  • Join the Open.Michigan Facebook Group! Meet other members of the Open Community, upload photos and videos, and share with others how you’re involved or interested in the participatory culture of Open.
  • Visit the Open.Michigan EduCommons site to view and download some of the first dScribed course materials. You’ll currently find material from the University of Michigan Medical School, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Information.
  • Stay up to date on the latest Open.Michigan news and events by adding us to your RSS feed or, better yet, follow us on Twitter at open_michigan.


– garin