OpenCon Conference Schedule (May 17, 2024)

Keynote 1: Strategic Synergy: Open Education, AI, and the Imperative for Innovating Opportunities

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby

Author Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby is a former 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 and an adjunct professor at Southern University at New Orleans. She served on the advisory board for the monograph series Pedagogy Opened: Innovative Theory and Practice and was a 2022-2023 OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. At Southeastern, Elizabeth 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 serving as the 2023 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.

Program Type

Keynote speaker

Start Date and Time

17-5-2024 10:45 AM

End Date and Time

17-5-2024 11:45 AM


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COinS Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby
May 17th, 10:45 AM May 17th, 11:45 AM

Keynote 1: Strategic Synergy: Open Education, AI, and the Imperative for Innovating Opportunities

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