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OER23: Call for Proposals
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OER23: Call for Proposals

OER23 Conference: Advancing Open Education Practices, 4 - 6 April 2023, Inverness, Scotland is organised by the Association for Learning Technology in partnership with GO-GN and hosted by UHI, we invite you to take part in the 14th Annual Conference for open education research, practice and policy.

OER23 takes place in person, and also offers opportunities to present online.

OER23 Conference Themes

The conference will put the spotlight on Advancing Open Education Practices through five themes:

How to submit

All submissions are made via EasyChair:

Deadline for submissions is 10 January 2023 - 23:59 Anywhere on Earth time.

Important information for authors

We now invite proposals for:

30 min Reflective practice or Research presentations

Reflective practice presentations offer a contribution towards the practice of open education, e.g. case studies, descriptive accounts, etc., but with a reflective and critical component.

Research presentations offer a theoretical and/or empirical contribution towards open education; located clearly in the field through, for example, a literature review.

60 min Workshops

Workshops may follow a variety of formats, but all are hands-on, engaging and interactive. Priority will be given to workshops that clearly demonstrate how participants will engage and what the outcomes of the workshop are.

15 min
short sessions

Short sessions are designed to share work in progress, to have an informal get together and to explore recent work.

This is an ideal format if you are a first time speaker.

30 min
online sessions

The majority of conference sessions will take place on site. Choose this format if you wish to present wholly online.

Submission, reviewing, and acceptance process

All submitted proposals will be peer-reviewed by members of the Conference Committee. After review and one cycle of revision and resubmission, the Conference Committee will select proposals for inclusion in the conference.

Submission criteria

Note for proposals with a commercial focus

We do not accept proposals with a primary focus on demonstrating services or products offered by a commercial provider and which do not explicitly address the conference theme(s) in a learning context. If you are unsure of how best to submit your proposal, we encourage you to attend our author webinars or contact us directly.

Review criteria

Proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

Education is considered broadly, incl. formal and informal learning settings in schools, colleges, universities, the workplace, homes and communities, at any stage in learners’ lives.

Acceptance and registering to attend

Accepted authors will be expected to register to attend the conference. The conference will be a paid for event and we offer a discounted rate for accepted speakers. Speakers in need will be able to apply for a limited number of free scholarship places.

Registration and application for scholarships will open in January 2023.

Increasing impact and widening dissemination

Resources and recordings from the event will be made available openly to all post-conference.  If you are seeking to increase the impact of your work or looking to disseminate research beyond the conference, we encourage you to make a submission to the Research in Learning Technology journal. The journal is a Gold Open Access journal and we do not levy any charges to ensure researchers can disseminate new work in learning technology as widely as possible.

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