(Presentation length: 30min session: 20 min present max; 10 min discussion including changeover of rooms) A peer reviewed refereed paper can be research/evidence based, theoretically based, or a significant literature review related to any of the conference sub themes.
This submission type requires you to complete a number of sections by using the Refereed Paper Submission button below. The required sections are: Title, Abstract, Introduction, The problem being addressed, The study design/Approach, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion. A Refereed Paper is a total of 2,500 words including a 250 word abstract.
Once your initial submission has been accepted, please submit the final version by Friday 2nd February 2018 using the online abstract procedure.
After the conference, (at which feedback can enhance and develop your thinking about your paper) please consider extending it (between 3000 to 6000 words) for inclusion in a peer review process for the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning by 30 May 2018. This journal is available online and is open access.
NB: All papers submitted to the Refereed Paper category will be entered for the Best Refereed Paper Award Certificate, presented at the 2016 conference. This award is for a paper that represents significant and innovative work in research, development, or applications related to any of the main conference sub themes.