Session Schedule 

The WAHED 2020 event features a full day of sessions from the opening keynote, to lightning talks, long-form presentations, and a workshop.  All confirmed sessions can be found below, with more details added in the coming days.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details are correct, notifications for corrections can be emailed to the team.


Registration is now open.  When registering, you will have the choice to attend all sessions across the day, or a select few.  Registration is essential, and helps the organisers to commit staff facilitator ratios to support a successful day.  The entire day will be run in Microsoft Teams, and there is time on the day to become acquainted with the platform (and help is available throughout the day).

Sessions overview  [please note all times are in AEST]

Time  Activity details and links 
9.30-10.00am     Registration via Microsoft Teams
10.00-10.10 Welcome to WAHED 2020
10.10-10.50 Keynote: Open Education in North America: Learning from our Mistakes and Sharing our
Lessons, Abbey K. Elder (Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Iowa State University) 
10.50-11.00 Morning Tea break 


[linked event]

National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education [linked event, please register separately]

Information and registration here

The NCSEHE and Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) invite equity practitioners from Australia and New Zealand to a Zoom celebration on Tuesday 17 November.

Join us to hear from guest speaker Professor Sally Kift and a panel of students who have been impacted by the work of equity practitioners, as well as Zoom-friendly wellness activities.


Theme: Access, learning and teaching

13.10pm – 13.30pm Adaptable Resources for Teaching with Technology, Dr Mais Fatayer and Dr Suman Laudar, (University of Technology Sydney)

13.30-pm – 13.50pm Access to whose point of view? OER texts and content diversification at Australian universities, Dr Sarah Lambert (Deakin University) 

13.50pm – 14.10pm Enhancing student equity, engagement and employability with renewable assignments, Dr Eseta Tualaulelei (University of Southern Queensland).

14.10-14.25pm Questions for all presenters

14.25-14.35 Afternoon tea break 

Theme: Access and Content

14.40-14.50 – Towards Zero Dollars -whole of Library campaign to transition prescribed readings from print to e, Jay Alison Glaisyer (La Trobe University)

14.55-15.05 – Creatively together: Library Creative Commons accord, Wendy Ratcliffe (La Trobe University), Kat Cain (Deakin University), Karen Miller (Curtin University), and Sara Davidsson (CAVAL) –CAUL Digidex Community of Practice

15.05-15.15 Q&A session for both teams of presenters

15.20-15.50 – Pressbooks to support open textbook development (details forthcoming)
15.50-16.00 – Pressbooks session Q&A


Closing thoughts and end of Day One 

Day Two details can be found here.