Meet the first #OER20 featured speaker: sava saheli singh

This year the conference is going to have a number of featured speakers for our plenary sessions. Instead of traditional keynotes this year’s plenary sessions will have different formats and include more than one individual, inviting conversation and collaboration. Meet the featured OER20 speakers as we announce them:

sava saheli singh

sava saheli singh is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. Previously, as a postdoc at the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University, she conceptualized, co-created, and co-produced “Screening Surveillance”—a knowledge translation program for the Big Data Surveillance project. “Screening Surveillance” is three short near-future fiction films that call attention to the potential human consequences of big data surveillance. Specifically, this project extends existing research from the SSC to examine the intersections and implications of big data systems, risk, and surveillance. Previously, sava completed her PhD on Academic Twitter from New York University’s Educational Communication and Technology program. Her research interests include educational surveillance; digital labour and surveillance capitalism; and critically examining the effects of technology and techno-utopianism on society.

 

The conference will be co-chaired by Mia Zamora, Daniel Villar-Onrubia and Jonathan Shaw.  Read more about the conference co-chairs.

Covering issues of privilege, equity, precarity, power relations and public interest, OER20 will put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of care in Open Education.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have an interest in the following indicative areas of practice:

  • Openness in the age of surveillance
  • Sustainable open education communities
  • Open education for civic engagement and democracy
  • Criticality and care in open education
  • Caring pedagogies and designing for diverse communities of inclusion

Wildcard proposals that specifically address the conference themes in relation to open practice, research and policy are also welcome.

The Call for Proposals is closing soon!

Deadline for submissions: 08 December 2019.

Make a submission: https://go.alt.ac.uk/OER20Submission