ascilite2015 | Submission information

Submission information




Global Challenges in Education
  • Digital equity and social justice
  • Learning ecosystems
  • Digitally enabled learning for a global society
  • Regional and international research
  • Cross-cultural education
Analytics and Visualisation
  • Data science in higher education
  • Learning analytics research and development
  • Learning analytics for 21st century learning skills
  • Big data ethics and privacy in higher education
Innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Digital media learning in formal and informal settings
  • MOOCs and other population activation tactics
  • Media integration across platforms
  • Game and challenge based learning
  • Internet of things (digital fabrication, 3D printing)
  • Research on 21st century technology skills (e.g. creativity, critical thinking, transmedia navigation)

Submission types

Full Paper Full papers may feature significant reviews, report on medium-large scale research studies, evaluations, developments or projects. Full papers are expected to present quality research and require that the paper be original and have the potential to produce results that are sufficiently general for theoretical and/or practical knowledge to be recognisably increased. 10p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Concise Paper Concise papers are around work-in-progress for pilot studies, small-scale exploratory projects, reports on highly specialised topics, or conceptual papers on recent developments. Concise papers also encompass reviews of key new directions for developing research-based best practices and for conducting research into practices in technology supported teaching and learning. 4p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Discussion Paper Discussion papers describe work-in-progress and thought-papers to reach-out for feedback, discussions, and connecting and collaborating with like-minded delegates. ascilite 2015 is showcasing these ideas throughout the conference in different formats; i.e. information boards, organization of discussion groups (e.g., lunch meetings) and round tables formats. 3p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Poster Proposal Posters offer visual representations of projects and development initiatives that provide opportunities for conference delegates to discuss the topic with presenters. Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities in an informal, interactive environment. More details in the template. 2p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Panel Proposal A panel/symposium submission will describe an area of current interest and will provide a summary of ideas to be explored (with reference to relevant theoretical frameworks, research, studies and references), including panel members and intended audience. An important component of the panel/symposium submission is a description of the format, addressing the strategies that will be used to engage the audience, and a short biography of the panel members. 2p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Sharing Practice Sharing Practice abstracts and conference sessions will enable delegates to learn from each other. Your Sharing Practice session at the conference will enable you to share insights and exchange ideas and examples of best practice with conference delegates.  1p incl. references
Workshop Workshops contribute towards professional development in educational technology related topics. In manycases workshops are derived from staff development activities conducted previously at the presenters’ own institutions. Workshops enable participants to engage with colleagues and experts in specific fields, to acquire knowledge, enhance skills and develop broader perspectives. More details are stated in the template. 2p incl. references fileDownload template [.docx 2MB]
Working Group TBA

Formatting requirements

Before you submit the final version of your paper, please make sure that you fulfil the following criteria:

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenOffice document file format.
  • The text is formatted based on the relevant template.
  • All URL addresses in the text is activated and ready to click.
  • All authors’ names are removed from submission, with author and year used in the bibliography and footnotes instead of the authors’ names.
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