CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN FOR

The Northeast Regional OER Summit 2023

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Making Moves: Strategies for Success in OER

Tuesday – Wednesday, April 4 – 5, 2023
V
irtually through UMASS Amherst

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Monday, January 2, 2023

The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee invites you to share your ground-breaking ideas, research and best practices in Open Education Resources. UNESCO defines OER as “learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.” If it is not free for the user, it is not OER. 

This year we will spotlight assessment and sustainability.  

Submit a conference presentation proposal for Tuesday 4/4 – Wednesday 4/5. Please try to be available both days for scheduling purposes. Note that the conference will conclude at 2pm on Wednesday.

All presenters will be expected to register for this event. 

We invite proposals with a focus on the following areas:

  1. Assessment & Evaluation: Research in OER, Evaluation student of engagement, OER Impact and Programmatic Assessment, Future Assessment Projects, Applying assessment results
  2. Sustainability: Sustainability, Engaging Student Leaders, OER for Resilience, OER Community Building, OER and Technology
  3. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA):  Engaging Student Leaders, Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education, OER Community Building
  4. Creation: OER Creation & Management, Copyright, Licensing, and CC 101, Instructional Design and Ed Tech for OER, Open Pedagogy

We invite conference proposal reviewers. Please contact Nicolas Simon simonn@easternct.edu

Proposal Criteria and Submission Process

Reviewers use the following criteria when evaluating submissions:

  • Relevance – The topic is relevant to Open Educational Resources, Open Education, and contributes to research and/or effective practices in the field.
  • Connection – Connection to the theme of the conference. 
  • Coverage – The topic is clearly described and the session covers the topic adequately.
  • Innovation – The topic has innovative concepts.
  • Research/Outcome Based – The topic is research/outcomes based.
  • Takeaways – The session includes key takeaways for participants.
  • Improved Processes and Best Practices – The session could help improve processes and/or best practices in the field.
  • Knowledge – The speaker or speakers appear to have sufficient knowledge and expertise to address the topic.
  • Interaction – The proposal describes clearly how the public will be involved in the session (Q&A, survey, jam board…)

Submitting your proposal

Submit your proposal using the following link:

https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=neoer


Step 1: Identify the track that your session will address:

  • Assessment & Evaluation

For example: Research in OER, Evaluation student engagement, OER Impact and Programmatic Assessment, Planned initiatives (What will you assess? With what methods? How will you act on results?)

  • Sustainability

For example: Engaging Student Leaders, OER for Resilience, OER Community Building, OER and Technology, Tenure & Promotion, State Initiatives, Policies, Legislation

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)

For example: Engaging Student Leaders, Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education, OER Community Building

  • Creation

For example: OER Creation & Management, Copyright, Licensing, and CC 101, Instructional Design and Ed Tech for OER, Open Pedagogy

Step 2: Identify the type of session you are planning:

Presentation:  A presentation in which you share information related to one of the learning tracks (25 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A).

Panel Presentation: Two or more individuals addressing one of the tracks from multiple perspectives.  Inter-institutional panels are encouraged (50 minutes).

Round-Table or Special Interest Groups (SIG session): Propose and lead a discussion on an OER topic of interest to you (50 minutes).

Workshop: Action focused hands-on workshop focusing on techniques and skills (110 minutes).

Step 3: Identify the level of OER expertise this presentation is geared to:

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Step 4: Identify your audience: check all that apply

Faculty

Librarian

Instructional Designer

Administrator

Staff

Other: 

Step 5: Your Proposal

Title of Your Presentation: 

Session Abstract – Please explain in 150 words or less what you plan to present or discuss.  This abstract will be used in the conference program.

Objectives of the Session – List 1-2 objectives for this session. (What will your attendees know or be able to do after your presentation?) 

Full Description of the Session – Please state in 250 words or less what you plan to cover during your session and how you will incorporate attendee participation.  i.e. real time polls, Twitter feeds, small group discussions, etc.  Interactive sessions are strongly encouraged.  Include who should attend and what level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) the presentation is geared toward.  

Presenters:  Please attach a short bio for each presenter (150 words max). The first presenter will be considered the contact for your session.

Presenter 1

Name:

Email:

Phone:

Presenter 2

Name:

Email:

Phone:

Presenter 3

Name:

Email:

Phone:

Creative Commons License

All session materials will be shared in ScholarWorks, the UMASS Amherst Institutional Repository, after the conference.

In order to publicly share materials you produce for the session (Slideshow, handouts, etc.), a CC BY Creative Commons license will be applied unless otherwise assigned by you: Creative Commons licenses.

Our Timeline

  • Proposals are due by Monday, January 2, 2023 
  • Notifications of acceptance by Sunday, February 26, 2023 
  • Program available by Monday, March 13, 2023

Questions?

Dr. Kathy DesRoches or Dr. Nicolas Simon

kdesroches@granite.edu

simonn@easternct.edu

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