Posted by: Richard Schwier | September 16, 2009

CNIE-RCIE 2010 first call for papers

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education/le Réseau canadien pour l’innovation en éducation
www.cnie-rcie.ca/

Annual Conference 16-19 May, 2010
Saint John, New Brunswick

Conference theme:
Heritage matters: Inspiring tomorrow
Where have we come from regarding earlier legacy research and experience, and how might that legacy knowledge inform our future?

First Call for Contributions

The Conference Program Committee seeks submissions for summaries of intended contributions.

Two major strands apply:
** Theoretical development or critique, including reports of formal research projects
** Practice-based descriptions of action with post-action reflective thinking

Within each strand lies a choice of formats (see below).

Sectors typically represented in distance education, online learning and the planned use of technology in education:
Government
Corporate
Community Colleges
Universities
K-12 education
Health care organisations
Libraries, Museums, Art Galleries, other cultural agencies
National Defence Forces
Professional Associations/Non-Profit organisations
Any other sectors where flexible approaches to educating people of all ages are valued, and where old and new technologies may help those approaches.

Major topics
Course development processes
Content/learning resources development (including Open Educational Resources)
Designs/models for learning and/or teaching
Library & information services
Various literacies
Web 2.0+ trends and issues
Ethical challenges
Copyright and open access issues
Administration & leadership
Technical standards & interoperability
Generational/ethnic/other diversity issues
Accessibility issues
Technology and accompanying issues
Societal trends influencing flexible education
Retrospective, reflective views of practice
Personal learning networks
Professional values
Prior learning assessment

As befits the conference theme, the adjudicators will look for evidence of broad views of older knowledge (our intellectual heritage) as well as current knowledge of distance education practice, e-learning and the planned use of all educational technologies in education. The adjudicators’ decision will be final.

Format Choices
This year, the Program Committee wants to liberate concurrent presentations, where we can, from the same old PowerPoint (or similar) delivered from in front of the room. We want our 2010 event to be as interactive as CNIE members actually are in their professional lives. So here are some options, varying from formal to much less so.

Formal research paper
For reports of completed formal research studies, theorizing from relevant literature, and critically reflective analyses of practice.

If summary is accepted, a full paper of 2500-3000 words, with adequate references.

In the Conference: 15 minutes for summary, with text handout, then 15 minutes discussion. Two discussions per hour with chair to keep time.

Graduate Student papers
We welcome submissions from Master’s or Doctoral students with completed or almost-completed research projects. The same information applies as for formal research papers (above).

Practice-based reports
For descriptions of projects/innovations/with some evaluative reflection on the action.

If summary is accepted, a full paper of 1000 – 1500 words, with a few references.

In the Conference: 15 minutes + text handout, then 15 minutes discussion. Two per hour with chair to keep time.

Panel
For presenting divergent/competing views on a single topic.

Three panel sessions, of three to four people (including the chair) will be selected from submissions or designed by the Program Committee.

Panelists need to be chosen for their experience, differences in opinion and capacities to provoke lively debate.

In the Conference: 10 minutes max for each speaker, with handouts (20-30 mins); then 30 minutes for engagement with other delegates.

Showcase/Poster
Posters or demonstrations via laptops, with handouts, in display area at specified times in specified areas over three days. Topics may include practitioner projects and research studies.

Showcasers/Poster designers will responsible for bringing their own computers and posters.

Harbourside hangouts
The Program Committee invites delegates to propose informal discussions, relevant to our conference theme, to be held off-site- but nearby- to allow delegates to carry their deliberations into the community and its beautiful built heritage context, without missing subsequent conference sessions. Such a discussion might be led by one or two people, or might represent a more informal or spontaneous grouping, but it would be scheduled for the same, 30-minute time slot as more conventional concurrent sessions. Locations will be announced later.

Submission procedures

Formal research papers and Panels
A summary, with title only, of 1000 words only (including references). Author/s’ identification and phone & email contact details must be on a separate page (to ensure blind review).

Summary in Word format with 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced and 2.5cm margins all round. Title length 8-10 words.

Use this email: cniesubmissions1@unb.ca
Deadline for arrival of emailed summary: November 20, 2009

If summary is accepted, a full paper of 2500-3000 words, with adequate references and formatted to specifications sent in December, will be required by February 28, 2010.

Graduate Student papers
A summary, with title only, of 1000 words only (including references). Author/s’ identification and phone & email contact details must be on a separate page (to ensure blind review).

Summary in Word format with 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced, and 2.5cm margins all round. Title length 8-10 words.

Use this email: cniesubmissions2@unb.ca
Deadline for arrival of emailed summary: November 20, 2009

If summary is accepted, a full paper of 2500-3000 words, with adequate references and formatted to specifications sent in December, will be required by February 28, 2010.

Practice-based reports
A summary, with title only, of 800 words only (including a few references
Author/s’ identification and phone & email contact details must be on a separate page (to ensure blind review).

Summary in Word format with 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced and 2.5cm margins all round. Title length 8-10 words.

Use this email: cniesubmissions3@unb.ca
Deadline for arrival of emailed summary: November 20, 2009

If summary is accepted, a full paper of 1200-1500 words, with adequate references and formatted to specifications sent in December, will be required by February 28, 2010.

Showcases/Poster
A summary of 350 words only with intended size of poster and /or equipment needs beyond author’s own laptop.
Author/s’ identification and phone & email contact details must be on a separate page.

Summary in Word format with 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced and 2.5cm margins all round. Title length 8-10 words.

Use this email: cniesubmissions4@unb.ca
Deadline for arrival of emailed summary: November 20, 2009

Harbourside hangouts
As we’re testing the waters here, please send us some ideas for such informal gatherings. A summary, with title, of 350 words with proposer/s’ identification and contact details in the same document.

Summary in Word format with 12 pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced and 2.5cm margins all round. Title length 8-10 words.

Use this email: cniesubmissions5@unb.ca
Deadline for arrival of emailed summary: November 20, 2009

Deadlines
Deadline for receipt for submissions of summaries: November 20, 2009. Proposals which exceed the word limit or arrive late will not be included for adjudication.

Results of adjudications sent to all submitters: between December 18 -22. Those accepted will be emailed paper preparation specifications since delegates will gain a digital version of all the papers when they arrive.

Deadline for submission of accepted papers: February 28, 2010. Papers not meeting specifications given in December 2009 communication will be excluded.

Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 30, 2010

CNIE Conference in heritage-rich Saint John, NB: 16-19 May, 2010


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