EdTech Conference 2019

Dundalk IT, May 30th and 31st 2019

Call for Abstracts

The organising committee of the 20th Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, EdTech 2019, invite you to participate and look forward to welcoming you in Dundalk this summer.

Conference Topics

The conference will accept papers related to, but not necessarily limited to the following topics:

  • Active learning strategies and pedagogies including; experiential and inquiry based learning approaches; playful and game-based learning and project and problem based learning 
  • Design of learning spaces (both physical and digital)  
  • Digital transformation
  • Enabling digital learning and teaching policies 
  • Further Education and Training
  • Impact of Brexit
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Student engagement through technology
  • WILDCARD (any TEL topic of interest)

 

Contribution Formats

Submission of abstracts are accepted for inclusion within 5 presentation formats:
(i) Research – 500 word abstract
(ii) Practitioner – 300 word abstract
(iii) Connect and Converse – 300 word abstract
(iv) *Gasta (brief rapid-fire micro presentations) 300 word abstract and
(v) Poster 150 word abstract.  

Submission

Please note that Ed Tech 2019 is using the Exordo system to process submissions.  You will have to create a new login/password for this system, and will then be able to upload your abstract, based on the tracks and guidelines below.

Further details on tracks and presentation formats:

Research

Please submit a 500 word abstract describing research (methodology, findings and results) on new or emergent ideas, technology or practice, and the benefits of this research to teaching and learning.

Your presentation slot will be 20 minutes. Q & A for all presenters of a session will take place together at the end the session.

You are also invited to submit a full article to the the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

Practitioner

Please submit a 300 word abstract describing an application or evaluation of technology-enhanced learning, and the benefits of this initiative to teaching and learning.

Your presentation slot will be 10 minutes. Q & A for all presenters of a session will take place together at the end the session.

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Connect & converse

Please submit a 300 word abstract describing an application or evaluation of technology-enhanced learning, and the benefits of this initiative to teaching and learning.

Your presentation will be designed to be delivered to multiple small groups in a speed dating style format to encourage discussion. This strand is also practitioner focused and learning technology artefacts or outputs and live demonstrations may work well with this style of presentation. Each Connect & Converse slot will be 10 minutes. Active learning is encouraged.

Gasta

Please submit a 300-word abstract outlining the idea you used and the lessons / challenges for teaching, learning, training or assessment.

Gasta (the Gaelic word for fast, clever, quick, smart, snappy) is a short concise presentation with slides for practitioners to present on an activity or research idea that they are implementing with students or their colleagues.

Your presentation slot will be 5 minutes. The presentation can come in a variety of forms that may involve flipped classroom, role-play, interactivity and new lecture styles & learning environments. We invite you to be creative with this one. Q & A for all presenters of a session will take place together at the end the session, where a panel of all speakers will get the chance to address questions from the audience.

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Poster Presentation

Please submit a 150-word abstract outlining the key messages and the significance of the topic that the poster will detail.

The poster may outline research in the field of learning technologies; specific innovations in teaching, learning, training or assessment; or a wild card topic.

Accepted posters should be produced in A1 portrait size for the conference (594mm x 841mm high or 23.4 inches wide by 33.1 inches high) in electronic or printed format.

Abstract submission requirements:

The abstract should contain the following information: –

  • Title– a maximum 40 words
  • Authors– please include affiliations and designated presenters
  • Track– specify a relevant track for your presentation e.g. Practitioner , Research, Gasta etc.
  • Topic– select a maximum of two topics
  • Keywords– provide a list of 3 – 5 key terms for indexing etc.
  • Your Abstract– please check the maximum word count for your paper format – e.g. 500 words for Research abstract; 300 words for Practitioner or Gasta abstract.
  • Citation and referencing- This should be produced to conform with the Harvard / APA (author/date) style.
  • Style– Your abstract should be single-spaced text; 12-point sans serif font; and any illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please use British English spelling and idiom throughout. Ensure that the manuscript has been fully spell-checked and proof-read for grammar, punctuation etc., before submission.
  • Web Hyperlinks– If including links to resources external to the manuscript, please ensure these are embedded and associated with relevant link text using the appropriate native mechanism of the electronic format in use. In general, web addresses (URLs) should not be exposed in the normally visible text. Where references are available online, the title in the reference list should be hyperlinked as appropriate.

 

Publication:

Should your abstract be accepted, you will be asked to confirm any edits suggested by reviewers and final versions for publication within the electronic book of Abstracts (with ISBN) as part of the conference pack and electronic conference proceedings.

Selected submissions, particularly to the research track, will be invited to submit a full article to the open access journal of ILTA: the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

How to submit your abstract in 5 steps  to https://edtech2019.exordo.com

1. Select a track for your submission
2. Select the presentation format for your submission
3. Enter the title and text for your abstract – please refer to the author guidelines below
4. Provide information for authors
5. Select a topic for your submission (maximum of 2 conference themes that best reflect your submission)