A New Focus for Learning:
Educational Technology Beyond Content
July 16-17, 2018
Bloomington, IN

  - Registration

  - Symposium Sessions

  - Proposal Form

AECT Summer Research Symposium:
A New Focus for Learning: Educational Technology Beyond Content


 Electronic Submission Guidelines

Please read these guidelines before submitting your proposal.

  1. Make sure you have all the required information. Record the Title, Short Description, Abstract, and the Presenter(s) information on the separate document in order to copy/paste into the submission form. This will save you time and frustration, and help assure error-free processing of your proposal.
  2. An AECT member should login using their membership number to submit a proposal. If you are not a member, please send an email to memberships@aect.org requesting login credentials for the 2018 Symposium Call for Papers. Included your name, address, phone, email, and institution in the your message. Your login credentials will be established on the same or next business day.
  3. So that AECT can communicate relevant information to all presenters in a timely manner, please provide names, institutions (if any), and email addresses for all co-presenters. If this information is not available at the time of submission or if one of the co-presenters' information changes after the submission, the key presenter will be expected to update the co-presenter's information.
  4. After the proposal has been accepted, AECT will notify the key presenter to confirm participation. Once the key presenter has confirmed participation, the session will be scheduled.
  5. All presenters must register for the symposium. Acceptance of a proposal for presentation does not imply a waiver of symposia registration fees, and each individual is responsible for his/her own registration fees.
  6. Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found on the AECT web site (https://members.aect.org/Intranet/Publications/ethics/).

Required Information for Proposal Submission

Style Guidelines:
Presenter's Affiliation - Avoid abbreviations regarding universities and institutions.
Title - Capitalize the first letter of every word all except the articles.
Acronyms - spell out the words and enclose the acronym in parentheses the first time the word(s) appear; the acronym can then be used in the rest of the article.

Title of proposal - This is the title that will appear on the AECT web site and within the printed program. Capitalize the first letter for every word except the articles, and do not enter HTML tags. After the proposal rating process begins, 'Title' changes may be made only at the discretion of the Symposium Chair.

Short Description - (75 words). This is the short summary that will appear on the AECT web site and within the printed program. Do not enter HTML tags.

This summary should clearly indicate the content and scope of the session, giving the reader a good idea of who would benefit from attending. Good descriptions lead to better decision making on the part of satisfied attendees as to which sessions to attend.

After the proposal rating process begins, 'Short Description' changes may be made only at the discretion of the Symposium Chair.

Abstract - (1000 words max) Include an abstract for your proposal that provides a more detailed treatment of the session, what will be covered, who it is intended for, how it will be presented, etc. Upon submission you will able to review or edit your proposal. The display on the 'Review Proposal' page is very similar to page that the reviewers will use to read all the proposals. You may notice that formatting (new paragraghs, bulleted-list, line breaks etc..) of your text will be lost. If you wish to included some formatting, you may enter basic HTML tags (<p>,<br>,<ul>) upon editing your submission. Do not use HTML tags to change the font size or color.

Once the proposal rating process begins, the 'Abstract' may not be edited.

Equipment needs: If your proposal would require special equipment or facility needs, indicate these on the submission form. LCD projectors (to attach to and project from your laptop computer), easels and flipstands, and video equipment (VCRs and monitors) are among frequently needed presentation equipment.

Key presenter contact information - The person submitting this form is considered the key presenter for this proposal. In order for AECT to process this proposal efficiently, accurate contact information for the presenters is required. The key presenter will be the primary contact for matters concerning this proposal.

Copresenter contact information. AECT must be able to contact your co-presenters; in order for us to do so, provide the co-presenters' names, institutions, and e-mail addresses.

I understand and agree to these guidelines:


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