One of my favorite things to do after a good conference is to collect the resources acquired in a blog and re-share it with others. It is also a great way for me to tag a resources to a specific event (in my blog) in case I want to go back to it in the future. Don’t ask me why, my brain just works that way. Any who, last week I attended OTESSA 2022 which was her virtually and is organized by the Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA).
Here are a few thoughts on the conference:
- Really enjoyed the conference sessions, social events, and the schedule.
- I was also really appreciative of the active efforts to promote all sessions via social media, at times it served as a reminder to a session I wanted to attend.
- I was not sure how the sessions were going to relate to theme of the conference “Critical Change” but at least based on the sessions that I was able to attend, there were several critical conversations happening about “what is next” and “how we do it in a meaningful, critical way”.
- Going back to the schedule, it was a bit more challenging to catch the evening talks but glad I can catch the recording until the beginning of June.
- The conference organizers did a phenomenal effort running is smoothly (i.e., sharing updates daily, the pre-conference info to check login information, and just attending sessions to make sure everything was going as planned).
At the beginning of the week I made a post on Twitter stating that I would be sharing resources during the week but honestly it was too much for me to tweet out every day. Trying to attend sessions, tweet giving proper credit (important to me), and trying to keep up with what is going at home was too much. So, instead I bookmarked and hope to proper share in this blog post. I will include the session the resource was mentioned or shared.
Metaphors of Ed Tech, Martin Weller
- #OTESSA22 Keynote: Metaphors of Ed Tech (Book) by @mweller: https://www.aupress.ca/books/120309-metaphors-of-ed-tech/
- Book: 25 Years of Ed Tech @mweller published by @au_press #OTESSA22: https://www.aupress.ca/books/120290-25-years-of-ed-tech/
- #OTESSA22 You can also listen to the audio version and accompanying podcast (of the 25 Years of Ed Tech by @mweller) at http://25years.opened.ca
Surveillance in the System: Data as Critical Change in Higher Education (Research-Oriented), Bonnie Stewart (University of Windsor), Samatha Szcyrek (University of Windsor)
- @bonstewart and @samanthaszc discussed findings on research related Surveillance in the System: Data as Critical Change in Higher Education. What do you know about datafication in your institution?
- Resource: Polisis gives you a glimpse of what websites actually say in their privacy policies: https://pribot.org/polisis
- Also, for your afternoon entertainment “YouTube Terms of Service Rap” #OTESSA22 (Thank you @greeneterry): https://youtu.be/diI1LE8sCOo
Online or Remote Learning and Mental Health (Research-Oriented), Stephanie Moore (University of New Mexico), Michael Barbour (Touro University California), George Veletsianos (Royal Roads University)
- Wrapped up the first day of #OTESSA22 with a session discussing Online or Remote Learning and Mental Health @steph_moore @mkbtuc @veletsianos. Looking forward to reading the final results!
Hide and Seek: On Kids, Power, and Resistance in Education, Sherri Spelic, American International School Vienna
- Hide and Seek: On Kids, Power and Resistance in Education (OTESSA 22 Keynote): https://edifiedlistener.blog/2022/05/17/hide-and-seek-on-kids-power-and-resistance-in-education-otessa-22-keynote/
- There were some many words of wisdom and amazing poetry in the keynote by @edifiedlistener at #OTESSA22. One of my favorites words of wisdom was on her initial slides “my students are tireless teachers”
Outside-In: Openness as Subversion, Maha Bali, American University in Cairo
- Community Building Online Activities: https://onehe.org/equity-unbound/
- Equity Unbound: http://unboundeq.creativitycourse.org
- Virtually Connecting: http://virtuallyconnecting.org
Embracing Feminist Pedagogies in Learning Design, Enilda Romero-Hall, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
- Huge thanks to #OTESSA22 @otessa_org for the opportunity to participate and contribute to the conversation on Critical Change. Here are the slides from my talk today on “Embracing Feminist Pedagogies in Learning Design”: https://bit.ly/38C25Q6
- Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Digital Guide: https://feminists-teach-online.tulane.edu
- Feminist Critical Digital Pedagogy: https://edtechbooks.org/feminist_digital_ped
Taking Experiential Learning Online During COVID-19 (Research-Oriented), Theodora Kapoyannis, Astrid Kendrick, Patricia Danyluk (University of Calgary)
- Journal Article: https://onlineinnovationsjournal.com/streams/scholarship-of-online-teaching-and-learning/4ad25b285a63c16d.html
Exploring university teaching during a pandemic to derive recommendations for post-pandemic times (Research-Oriented), Joerdis Weilandt, Sandra Dixon, Richelle Marynowski, Lorraine Beaudin, Rumi Graham, Stavroula Malla, Angeliki Pantazi (University of Lethbridge)
- Presentation Slides: OTESSA Investigating University Teaching during a Pandemic
- Venet (2021): Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education (book)
Multi-Section Open Course Design: Design and Implications for Faculty, Sessional Instructors, and Learners (Practice-Oriented), Valerie Irvine, Michael Paskevicius, Colin Madland, Rich McCue, Verena Roberts (University of Victoria)
The social events were lots of fun! The Bhangra dance with @GurdeepPandher was a great workout and I definitely need more of it my life. I was a bit uncoordinated at first and too shy to turn my camera on but I finally got it and still too shy to turn my camera on. The DJ session so much fun too! I didn’t participate in the trivia challenge but I enjoyed all the beats. Thank you again to all involve with planning and organizing the conference (Valerie, Aras, and Terry!) .