About

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Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA) is a non-profit association founded in June of 2019 to provide an inviting community to drive innovation, research, and practice in areas where either technology or openness intersect with education, research, and, more broadly, within society.

Statement on Equity

OTESSA values diversity and strives to champion policies and practices that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable association. Many existing systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, and equity is crucial to a strong and just society. A more diverse community of researchers and professionals makes our work more diverse and stronger.

Our Vision

OTESSA is an association that supports and shares new knowledge from both academic and professional research and innovation in practice as it pertains to the application of technology and openness across K12, post-secondary, and other relevant sectors where learning and knowledge sharing are required.

Our Mission

The mission of OTESSA is to support networking between and among researchers, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians, designers, educators from K12 or post-secondary, administrators, policy-makers, and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally, to build relationships, support professional partnerships, enhance communications, share resources, and encourage innovation. OTESSA will support the development of new research and practice, promote research opportunities, and disseminate and apply research results. We will strive to inform policy and practice regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.

OTESSA values diversity and strives to champion policies and practices that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable association. Many existing systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, and equity is crucial to a strong and just society. A more diverse community of researchers and professionals makes our work more diverse and stronger. We encourage people not currently represented in our board or committees to contact us with expressions of interest to join our team. Our goal is to see a broad representation across geographic regions and inclusion of genders, LGBTQ2IA, Indigenous, visible minority, persons with disabilities, and Francophone members.