Call for Proposals - Open Educational Practice Conference OEP@TWU

Audrey Lundahl Announcement
Subject Fields
Educational Technology, Composition & Rhetoric, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

Call for Proposals - TWU Open Educational Practices Conference 2022

April 20-21, 2022 | Online | Attendance is free!

OEP@TWU: Working toward a More Equitable Classroom

The TWU Open Pedagogy Community is excited to announce our first Open Educational Practices Conference, scheduled for virtual delivery on April 20-21, 2022. We are accepting proposal submissions for presentations until March 15, 2022.

The conference covers 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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) refer to publicly available educational resources free of charge or low cost. By incorporating OER, instructors often experience the pedagogical shift to focus on inclusive materials with culturally responsive texts.

For more information, continue reading or contact if you have any questions.

Proposal Topic Ideas

  • Share OEP assignments/activities and student responses
  • Discuss your journey toward OER/OEP
  • Share ideas about how using OER can contribute to a more open, inclusive, and accessible classroom
  • Present on using culturally responsive OER/OEP content
  • Demonstrate digital tools and technologies that help create an open and inclusive classroom
  • Discuss the impact of OER on student access and success
  • Share ideas about how to get started incorporating both OER and OEP in courses


Presentation Types

OEP@TWU will take place virtually. All sessions will be delivered via synchronous Zoom sessions and include Q&A sessions facilitated by a moderator.

30-minute Presentations

  • Timeframe: 30 minutes total; 20 minutes for presenting and 10 minutes for Q&A
  • 1-2 presenters 
  • If you would like to submit a proposal for a presentation, please include a 250-word abstract and a brief outline of the presentation.

45-minute Roundtable Discussions

  • Timeframe: 45 minutes total; Q&A throughout
  • 3-5 presenters
  • If you would like to submit a proposal for a roundtable discussion, please include a brief description and an outline of the conversational touchpoints.

55-minute Workshops and Demonstrations

  • Timeframe: 55 minutes total; 40 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A
  • Any number of presenters
  • If you would like to submit a proposal for a workshop or demonstration, please include objectives/outcomes for the session, and a brief description.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit proposals using our SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL link by March 15, 2022. The link will open a Google Form, which will ask for the following information: 

  • Primary presenter's name and contact information
  • Additional presenters’ names and contact information
  • Proposal title
  • Presentation type
  • 250-word Abstract (for workshops, please include objectives/outcomes in addition to the  description) and outline
  • Technology Requirements

Contact if you have any questions about submitting a proposal.

Conference Accessibility

Live transcriptions will be provided for all presentations in addition to Zoom automatic captioning. We also ask that presenters follow TWU's Document Accessibility Best Practices for any handouts you plan to use. If you have any additional accessibility needs, please contact

Conference Attendance

If you are not ready to present but want to attend the conference, please use this form to be added to our email list to receive updates about the conference. Attendance is free.

Contact Information

Audrey Lundahl - Conference Organizer

Instructor Designer, Texas Woman's University

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