November 7 – November 11 2017
Workshop Sessions: Tuesday, November 7; Wednessday, November 8; and Saturday November 11
Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Panels & Roundtable: November 8 – November 11
For more information go to http://www.aect.org/events/call/
Invitation To Present
Is your work changing the way people learn and live today? Yes! Many of our members are increasingly taking leadership roles in so many contexts. For nearly a century, AECT members have been key leaders in learning technology thinking. Our world is well into the information age so it is time that we come together in Jacksonville to explore fresh ideas and to celebrate the impact of our work in a changing world. You are invited to present at the 2017 AECT International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida to share your expertise and knowledge with global peers whose ideas, directions, and discoveries are leading change in our field. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers in sunny Jacksonville!
Theme: This year’s convention theme is Leading Learning for Change. The goal of the convention is for participants from around the globe to network and to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their lives and their professional and practical skills. Of particular interest at our Jacksonville Convention is a focus on leading learning for change in an interconnected world. Your proposals should clearly indicate actual or hopeful leadership, change and learning impacts from your work:
- Leadership: Taking responsibility for your work: What are the impacts of your teaching, research and learning environment designs? Publications? Consulting? Innovations? Your implicit or direct leadership should be recognized!
- Change: How is your work changing one person, a classroom and/or networks of people, institutions, policies or societies connected to your work? What systems are you impacting, or could you hope to change over time via this work of yours?
- Learning: Who could benefit directly from your implicit leadership by such important work in the information age? Who learns what from your work?
AECT members and publics are very interested in your teaching, research and design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. Jacksonville 2017 is a time to account for, recognize and celebrate the many ways we are leading change in education.
AECT’s mission includes promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and leadership of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. The AECT International Convention provides a unique opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we strive to advance the knowledge base of our field and develop future leaders within the profession. We impact learning systems tremendously – let’s learn together about how we can advance leading learning for change through your presentations and sessions in Jacksonville.
Proposals Open December 6th, 2016
Proposals Close February 6, 11:59PM (EST), 2017
The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed by the end of April. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific peer review process and dates.
To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. A complete online proposal submission consists of:
1. Presentation title
2. A Description of the Session (Maximum of 75 words)
3. An Anonymous Abstract (750-1,000 words)*
4. Equipment request
5. List of presenters
* Except for the new AECT-Impact Talks – this session type requires a 2 minute YouTube video URL submission in place of #3 – an abstract (See Session Types for more information).
In addition, research-based proposals should include findings in order to be considered complete. Additional guidelines exist when submitting a Featured Research or Presidential Session Proposal or for the Design and Development and Emerging Technologies Showcases. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines on the Featured Research Call for Proposals or the Design and Development Showcase submission guidelines before submitting to one of these groups. Presidential Session proposals will be submitted via the online Allacademic ™ proposal system. Contact Dr. Eugene Kowch directly for Presidential Session submission guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found in the AECT Policy Manual and available on the AECT website.
To assure diversity and equity among our expected 1000 presenters, AECT members have requested that your name may appear as a presenter a maximum of 3 times or less in peer reviewed presentations published in the 2017 Jacksonville program.
A double-blind per review of your proposal will be performed by a panel of reviewers. As such, it is important that you keep your identity secret in the proposal. You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, at the appropriate time, whether it has been accepted for the program. This information will be provided to you by your division’s conference planner.
Proposals will be reviewed using the following proposal criteria:
- Match to the overall theme (Leading Learning for Change) and any relevant Division theme: Leading Learning for Change – What’s changing or what could change from your work or thinking? How are you this leading us forward? Who will learn from your work?
- Clarity of proposal and quality of the writing.
- Relevance, timeliness, and general interest level of topic.
- Suitability for division/organization mission and membership.
- Quality for proposed session’s content, organization and format.
- Organization and Member Benefit: your session length and type matches your content and you state clearly the explicit value of the event for specific members attending (who should attend?).