The Open Education Professional Directory

John schoppert, Director of Library Services


Columbia Gorge Community College
The Dalles,
United States

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Open licenses
Fundraising for open education projects
Research in open education
Accessibility in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
OER project management
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Open Access
Implementation of open access practices
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America


Personal statement

As the Director of Library Services at Columbia Gorge Community College, I've been the project manager for implementing and directing our OER program. I believe that through effective outreach and stakeholder partnership, OER can save students money, change courses from a textbook driven model to an engaging curriculum, and reinvigorate faculty instruction.

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