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INFOhio Listserv Moves to Open Space Groups

Author // Sarah Mowery Monday, 22 November 2021

INFOhio places a premium on communication with our users and fostering communities of practice around INFOhio tools, resources, and services. INFOhio users can stay connected to INFOhio and other INFOhio users through a variety of channels including subscribing to INFOhio newsletters, connecting with us on social media, and participating in INFOhio's Open Space Groups. 

The platform that houses the INFOhio listserv is outdated and will be retired December 31, 2021. INFOhio will transition to the use of Open Space groups as a replacement for the INFOhio listserv. Open Space is Ohio's premier Open Educational Resources (OER) creation and collaboration space for Ohio's PreK-12 educators. Creating an Open Space account allows educators to build community through groups. Educators also have access to curated collections and a repository of OER, giving educators the ability to share instructional materials, create content, and assign quality content to students.

To continue consistent communications, stay connected with INFOhio news and updates in the following ways: 

Many subject-specific groups have already been created on Open Space. You can also create your own group by clicking "Create a Group." Creating your own group will provide new ways to grow your community of practice. For example, World Language teachers and could create a group to have discussions, share, and create content with other World Language teachers from other buildings in their district or across the state. High school district librarians could create a group to collaborate with other high school librarians. Use the Guide: Open Space Groups for Users to learn about the core features and functions of Open Space groups. 

To learn more about how to use Open Space groups, join us for a 30 minute Learn With INFOhio webinar, Community and Collaboration with Open Space Groups, on Thursday, December 2 from 3:30-4:00. Register for this event today!

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We are always happy to help! If you have questions about Open Space, please contact us at support.infohio.org.

About the Author

Posted by: Sarah Mowery

Sarah Mowery is a Professional Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. She has worked in education for 16 years as a school librarian and technology coach in elementary and middle school settings. While in these roles, she's been an integral part of the building leadership teams working as a curriculum connector and integrating web-based tools. She earned a BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and an MLS with a specialization in PK-12 schools from East Carolina University. Sarah was one of the original INFOhio ICoaches when the program first began in 2013 and has a passion for sharing how INFOhio resources can transform teaching and impact learning for students and educators across the state of Ohio. 

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