The Women Interviewed

OERigin Stories would be nothing without the words of the six women who agreed to be interviewed. They are all leading Open Education efforts inside of institutions and organizations.

The six women interviewed in OERigin Stories and their affiliations.

Tonja R. Conerly Sociology Professor at San Jacinto College; member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education; founder of the Houston Area OER Consortium (HAOER); and Executive Council member of CCCOER
Angela DeBarger Program Officer for Education, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Liliana Diaz Solodukhin Policy Analyst, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Shinta Hernandez Department Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Montgomery College; and Executive Council member of CCCOER
Jessie Loyer Librarian, Mount Royal University
Ariana Santiago Open Educational Resources Coordinator, M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston

Defining Open for this project

For this project, the term “Open” will refer to the global Open Education movement. The Open Movement includes any effort to create, promote, use or reuse content with an open license. Abby Elder’s definition of Open Educational Resources (OER) will serve as the definition for OER: “openly licensed materials that are open and freely available to use and reuse online.” (Attribution: “An Introduction to Open Educational Resources” by Abbey Elder is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 International license.)


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