Open Education Practices – Free Virtual Conference – OEP2024

Registration is open for OEP@TWU 2024! Join for a free virtual conference on Open Educational Practices that includes speakers with expertise in Open Educational Resources, AI, open-access collaboration practices, open assignments, and more. This conference is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.   

The Texas Woman’s University  Center for Development, Design, and Delivery is excited to announce their second Open Educational Practices Conference, scheduled for virtual delivery on Thursday, April 4, 2024 9am CDT (7am PDT) to 4:30pm CDT (2:30pm PDT)

The conference is free and covers Open Educational Practices (OEP), including Open Educational Resources (OER) and other relevant topics. OEPs create learner-driven educational environments where students can collaborate on course content, exercise agency in course decision-making, and create renewable assignments.

Conference Keynote Speaker: 9am CDT (7amPDT)

Dr. Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby is an Assistant Professor, Fay Warren Reimers Endowed Professor in the Humanities, and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. She serves on the advisory board for the monograph series Pedagogy Opened: Innovative Theory and Practice and is an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. At Southeastern, Elizabeth has led a redesign of the master’s curriculum, taught over 20 online courses, and contributed to online course quality processes. Through a statewide grant, she has co-authored a Fundamentals of Communication dual-enrollment OER and is currently authoring OER content for undergraduate and graduate strategic communication programs. Elizabeth has been involved in multiple initiatives related to online teaching and OER across the University of Louisiana System, including currently serving as the University of Louisiana System’s Content Expert in Online Teaching and Learning. She believes that integrating AI thoughtfully into OER can promote student success if designed to enhance human relationships and interactions in education. Elizabeth has presented nationally, regionally, and locally and published in several journals on communication, media studies, and pedagogy. She is committed to exploring the potential of AI in OER while considering ethical implications.