OTESSA 2022 Call for Proposals

Call for proposals is open for the OTESSA22 conference taking place May 16-19, 2022:

The Open/Technology, Education, Scholarship and Society Association (OTESSA) is excited to announce the call for proposals for the online conference of the OTESSA association hosted by the Congress Conference hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences between May 16 to 19, 2022. Congress is a “meta conference” which facilitates dozens of concurrent association conferences (see ‘about Congress‘ and explore all the association members should you wish to present or attend more than the OTESSA conference). Information on our reciprocity agreements can be found at the bottom of this Call for Proposals.

OTESSA welcomes thinkers, tinkerers and designers from across disciplines and contexts who are exploring the role of open and digital technologies in education, society, and scholarship to be part of this conference gathering.

As part of Congress, the OTESSA Conference encourages researchers and practitioners to share their scholarship on the complexities that technology and open educational 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, educators from K12 or post-secondary, administrators, and policy-makers 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.

The Critical Change theme is in response to the transitions that education continues to go through in the midst of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that we all hope to move past. What inequities became more apparent or were created through the global response to pandemic? What opportunities have been created? How can we be critical of the change that we have gone through, but also make the critical changes that we need to make? The theme speaks to coming together to address these transitions and how to go about it. The Congress theme (Transitions) “invites participants to reflect on the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to lead challenging new conversations that can help us understand and shape our changing reality… so that together we can build a future that is more diverse, sustainable, democratic, and just.”

OTESSA invites a particular focus on the complexities that technology and open education practice raise for education, society, and scholarship.

Learn more https://otessa.org/2022/