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Stephanie Dowda DeMer: Open Education Resource: Creating Accessible and Equitable Photography Texts

This presentation calls for under-represented voices in art academics to create Open Education Resource (OER) texts in order to fill gaps in our traditional textbooks while generating an unparalleled level of access for our students and colleagues.  OER's are freely accessible and supportive learning resources for students who are facing increasing challenges to be successful in higher education. Studio and creative arts need contemporary texts to make bold, fresh, and divergent practices visual in our pedagogy. Dowda DeMer argues that OER's are a nimble way to present curious and conscious resources within a network for accessibility.

Stephanie Dowda DeMer is a Visiting Artist in Photography at The University of Iowa. DeMer received her MFA in Photography + Film from VCUUniversity and BA in Philosophy from GSU. Through the OpenHawkeyes Creation Grant, her forthcoming textbook, Material Encounters, will be published in 2021. Her first book, Oblivion Seekers, was published with Ultraterrestrial. DeMer is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Golden Dome Fellow, Hambidge Fellow, and Cabin Time Alumni. 

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