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Call for Proposals

Theme Reckonings and Re-Imaginings

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As part of Congress 2023, OTESSA encourages researchers and practitioners to share their scholarship on the complexities that technology and/or open practice raise for education, society, and scholarship, as well as to come together to build connections, collaborations, and critical conversations at this year’s conference. Scholars, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians, designers, makers, policy advisors, and educators or administrators from K12, post-secondary, or workplace settings are all welcome! Whatever your current role and wherever you are located in the world, we invite you to join us and contribute your experience, expertise, and insights to timely discussions about openness and technology in education, society and scholarship.  

As OTESSA is a member within Congress, which is the larger multi-association meta-conference for the social sciences and humanities, we situate our OTESSA conference within the Congress theme, Reckonings and Re-Imaginings, which “will focus on new reckonings for how to live in non-hierarchical relationships that respect our human differences, while protecting the environment we depend on.” OTESSA invites a particular focus on the complexities that technology and/or open practice raise for education, society, and scholarship. 

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This year’s four subthemes for inviting submissions and discussions include:

The Transitions of Online Learning and Teaching

Online learning and teaching has come to the forefront since the start of the pandemic. What can we learn from our rich history of online, blended, and multi-access learning as we navigate our way forward? In what ways can we build and extend upon existing research and education with technology to increase ethical, inclusive and diverse policies and practices?

Addressing Inequities

Who is advantaged or disadvantaged by the human and technological infrastructures and processes we design? In what ways do we confront issues such as surveillance, privacy and security? What innovations and changes in assessment, open educational resources, participatory pedagogies, collective and co-design of knowledge, inform, serve to enhance or limit the democratization of knowledge?

Sustaining Positive Change

In what ways can we take what we have learned about openness and/or technology in education, society, and scholarship and enact change toward a more diverse, sustainable, democratic, and just world.

Wildcard

We also offer a wildcard category for innovative and inventive ideas that go beyond the three broad subthemes, as long as a relevant connection is made to OTESSA. 

Timeline

 
  • November 15, 2022

    Submission Deadline

  • December 2022 - February 2023

    Decisions

  • Feb-March, 2023

    Program Published

  • March 1, 2023 (TBD)

    Asynchronous Content Deadline

  • March 1, 2023

    Full Paper (Soft) Deadline

  • May 27 - June 2, 2023

    #OTESSA23

    York University and Online

  • Summer - Fall 2023

    Publications

    OTESSA conference proceedings and journal articles published continuously within approximately 3 months of submission.

Thank you!

Thank you for the work you all do to advance openness and technology in education, scholarship and practice. We are excited to gather with you to recognize your contributions to the field. 

 

Fondly, from the OTESSA community

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