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Call for Proposals – World Conference on Online Learning

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Date(s) - 30/04/2017
12:00 am


The Call for Proposals for the World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning is now open!

We seek forward-thinking, novel and student-oriented submissions for the World Conference relating to one or more of the five tracks flowing from the conference theme of “Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning”:

  • Emerging Pedagogies and Designs for Online Learning
  • Expanding Access, Openness and Flexibility
  • Changing Models of Assessment
  • New Delivery Tools and Resources for Learning
  • Re-designing Institutional Business Models

All plenaries, practical workshops, interactive panels, hands-on demonstrations, academic paper presentations, and labs focus on one of these five tracks. This theme, and these five tracks, reflect extensive feedback from other conferences on online, open and flexible learning held around the world. We believe they capture the major developments and emerging trends in the field. Click here for a full description of the Conference Theme and Tracks.

All submissions must align to one or more of the five conference tracks.

Our Objective for the World Conference Program

Our objective is to develop a timely, informative and engaging program with a focus on:

  • Plenaries as platforms for open discussions;
  • Interactivity with built-in question and answer (Q&A) sessions and open dialogue between delegates and presenters;
  • Showcasing ground-breaking practices and research in online learning by faculty, instructors, students, practitioners, academic decision-makers, training providers, start-ups, educational industry leaders and policymakers;
  • Offering a display, launch pad and marketplace for new educational technologies, the latest online learning platforms and solutions; and
  • Profiling the new work taking place in online, open and flexible learning.

All proposals, including an abstract, must be submitted through the Oxford Abstract system configured specifically for the World Conference.

Please submit your proposal in English or French. No other languages are accepted.

Presentations will normally be in English to ensure a maximum audience; however, you may choose to present in French or Spanish. If you prefer to present in French or in Spanish, please indicate in your submission. Please note the World Conference does not translate presentations and we are exploring the option to make simultaneous interpretation available.

To submit your proposal, you must do the following:

Create an account in our version of the Oxford Abstract System, available in English only.

Download the template available upon login. Follow the instructions in the template and insert the title of your abstract (15-word maximum) and your maximum 600-word abstract, which outlines your content, proposed structure of your topic and how it aligns with one or more of the five conference tracks. Do not include references, bibliography, your identity or any other information. This template is used to create the Abstract Book after the Conference. Once complete, save the template as .doc or .docx file and upload to the Oxford Abstract System.

Create a second copy of your maximum 600-word abstract as a separate Word document. (Please do not use the template for this version.) Be sure to include relevant and recent references, a bibliography of these references according to the referencing style you prefer, five keywords related to your proposal, and any other information you wish to share with the reviewers. The limit of 600 words excludes your references, bibliography, keywords and additional information. Once complete, save as a .doc or .docx file and upload to the Oxford Abstract System.

Respond to the rest of the questions related to your submission in the Oxford Abstract System.

Upon submission of your proposal, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017.

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