Call for Submissions

 

We invite the following types of submissions: 

  • Refereed paper
  • Practice paper
  • Postgraduate Student paper
  • Poster
  • Workshop


Please Note: All submissions will be notified by 5.00pm Friday 27 October 2017 at the latest. Abstracts of all accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings. 


Please read the following
thoroughly before submitting your abstract. Submissions should follow the guidelines in the templates provided on the tabs below.  When completed use the submission tabs at the bottom of the page to submit your abstract.

If you are intending to submit a Refereed paper, a Practice paper or a Postgraduate Student paper, you must also use the relevant template provided to complete the additional information required. The completed template is to be submitted using the online abstract application procedure by 5.00pm Friday 29 September 2017 at the latest.
 

NB: Upon acceptance of the submission type, at least one named author/presenter must complete registration. .

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON or BEFORE 5.00pm FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017



THE SUBMISSION TYPES ARE...

REFEREED PAPER

(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.



PRACTICE PAPER (not peer reviewed)

(30min session: 25 min present max; 5 min discussion time) A practice paper centres on an application in an educational setting. This might be research focused, a great idea, or an innovation. Regardless, there will be some evidential information to draw on to demonstrate its impact. 
This submission type requires you to complete a number of sections by using the Practice Paper Submission Button below. The required sections are: Title, Outline, Introduction, The practice under scrutiny, Discussion and Conclusion.  A Practice Paper is a total of 1,500 words including a 250 word outline.

You have the option of expanding your paper (between 3000 to 6000 words) for submission to the FLANZ journal, Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning. This extended paper will undergo the usual review process.



POSTGRADUATE PEER REVIEWED STUDENT PAPER (for postgraduate students only)

(30min session: 20 min present max; 10 min discussion including changeover of rooms) To qualify for a PostGraduate paper submission, you must be an enrolled student (either part-time or full-time) at the time of submission. You will be asked to cite your student ID number when you register for the conference for confirmation of your student status. 

This submission type requires you complete a number of sections by using the Postgraduate Student Paper Submission button below. The required sections are: Title, Abstract, Introduction, The problem being addressed, Study design/Approach, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion.  A Postgraduate Paper is a total of 2,000 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.
 


POSTERS

All posters will be displayed in a prominent place, and a dedicated time for poster presenters to discuss their work is included in the programme.

This submission type allows you to present research/practice in visual form. 

You will need to bring your completed poster with you to the Conference for display at the time and location specified in the Programme. Your final poster needs to follow the following guidelines:

  • Sizes: AO portrait
  • Type: Minimum of 16 point font size for body text 
  • Include images where possible to illustrate key ideas. For technologically enhanced poster presentations, you will need to bring your own display device.
  • A PDF will be submitted during the submission process


WORKSHOPS

(Presentation length: 65 or 95mins includes 5 min changeover time) A workshop is a ‘hands-on’ session or ‘a how-to’. The conference has space for a small number of active workshops. Please indicate the length (65 or 95mins) you require on the required submission form. 
 

Abstracts

  • Call for Submissions - Practice Paper

    Opens: 1/08/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 29/09/2017 05:00 PM

  • Call for Submissions - Postgraduate Peer Reviewed

    Opens: 1/08/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 29/09/2017 05:00 PM

  • Call for Submissions - Refereed Paper

    Opens: 1/08/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 29/09/2017 05:00 PM

  • Poster Submission

    Opens: 1/08/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 2/02/2018 05:00 PM

  • Workshop Submission

    Opens: 1/08/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 29/09/2017 05:00 PM