We are inviting proposals to facilitate breakout sessions and workshops about various topics related to projects, initiatives, or insights involving Open Education. Proposals should keep the conference theme in mind and directly address one or more of the suggested breakout topics/tracks. At the same time, you are encouraged to shape your proposed breakout sessions to best communicate your unique experiences with and ideas about open education at the local, regional, national, and/or global level. Workshops should actively engage participants, ideally such that they walk away with a specific plan or material they can use.
Choose one of the following session formats:
- Presentation -- 30 minutes -- Friday
- Hands-On Workshop -- 60 minutes -- Friday and Saturday
Conference Theme: Connections to Grow and Sustain Open Education
- Opportunities for collaboration across colleges/institutions
- Institutional OER initiatives: successes and lessons learned
- Engagement with students about OER and textbook costs
- Obstacles to OER adoption (and maybe how to overcome them)
- Technologies to support dissemination of OER
- Local, regional, national, and global arguments for OER
- Connecting K-12, community colleges, and universities
- “Hindsight is 2020” - what we wish we knew when we got started with OER
Hands-on workshops might be focused on any number of practical topics, such as ensuring accessibility, demonstrating/creating with specific tools, understanding licensing, modeling best practices for attribution. The really cool idea you have that we didn’t just list is also a possibility!
Proposals (for either breakout sessions or workshops) with a commercial or product-centered focus will be considered, but only if the reviewers determine that it will be valuable to attendees. In other words, skip the sales pitch.
Call for Proposals Due: Sunday, December 1, 2019
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org.