Free Open Education Virtual Conference: OEP@TWU April 20-21

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April 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Educational Technology, Humanities

OEP@TWU: Working toward a More Equitable Classroom

April 20-21, 2022 | Virtual | Attendance is free

The TWU Open Pedagogy Community is excited to announce our first Open Educational Practices Conference, scheduled for virtual delivery on April 20-21, 2022, featuring Keynote Speaker, author and librarian Jessie Loyer. 

The conference features conversations about Open Educational Practices (OEP), including Open Educational Resources (OER) and other relevant topics. OEP create learner-driven educational environments involving students co-writing course sections, such as assignments, schedules, rubrics, and policies. OEP might also include students writing or editing Wikipedia articles or developing video clips to share on YouTube. Students can participate in these public scholarship activities with instructor support.

A range of presenters will discuss topics, such as: 

  • Collaboration in OEP
  • OER Accessibility
  • Addressing gender/cultural gaps
  • Community based learning
  • OEP/OER Instructor Resources
  • Inclusive Access 

Keynote by Author and Librarian, Jessie Loyer. 

Jessie Loyer is a Cree-Métis writer and librarian. 

Loyer is a librarian at Mount Royal University and writes poetry, fiction, commentary, and theory.  She has published in journals and periodicals  such as Canadian Art, the Montreal Review of Books, the Capilano Review, Room Magazine, and ndncountry. As an academic librarian, Loyer’s research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and developing ongoing, reciprocal research relationships using nêhiyaw and Michif conceptions of kinship.

In her keynote, Considering Reciprocity in Open Education, Loyer will explore how, at its most aspirational, open education promises a way to lower barriers for access to information, build collaboration, and address inequality in education. Yet the ways that academia and academic publishing approach these projects often replicate our structural biases. We'll consider how reciprocity, particularly from a Cree perspective, might animate these projects beyond their current communities of practice, reflect on ways that open education pedagogy falls into patterns of saviourism and colonialism, and dream the ways that we might embrace Indigenous futurisms to expand open education to care for the knowledge systems that have experienced epistemicide. 

Register to Attend

Attendance to OEP@TWU 2022 is free and limited to the first 250 registrations. Please be sure to register. After clicking the link, click Sign Up in the top right corner. 

Conference Accessibility

Live transcriptions will be provided for all presentations in addition to Zoom automatic captioning. All handouts will follow TWU Accessible documents best practices. If you have additional accessibility needs, please contact OEP Conference Organizer Audrey Lundahl at 



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Audrey Lundahl

Conference Organizer, Texas Woman's University


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