ASCILITE 2017 is not all about papers. It’s about opportunities for engagement. This means we are looking for a diverse range of session types. You get to choose the format that works best for your topic. If your preferred format is not listed, please get in contact to discuss your ideas: ascilite2017@usq.edu.au

Submission Requirements

All submissions must use the template indicated for the submission type using the submission tool EasyChair. We’ve created a guide to using EasyChair [PDF] to help you with the submission process.

Formatting Requirements

For the main text of your submission, please use:

  • Arial 10 point font
  • Single line spacing
  • APA 6th style for referencing

Update 19 April 2016: Please note the committee revised the formatting requirements (originally specified as Arial 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing) in response to feedback from authors. Requirements are now as indicated above.

File Types

Submissions can be made in Microsoft Word, RT or OpenOffice Document file format, but must preserve the table at the top of the submission template.

Double Blind Peer Reviewed Submissions

Full Paper

Full Papers may feature significant theoretical reviews, research studies in areas of emergent or innovative educational practice, case studies, evaluations 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.  Accepted Full Papers will be allocated a 25 minute presentation slot in the final program. Full Paper submissions are a maximum of 10 pages, including references.

File type Microsoft Word, RT or OpenOffice Document file format
Double blind peer review All full papers are double blind peer review. All authoring identifying information must be removed from submissions (Guide to removing personal information from Word documents) 
Length Max 10 pages including references
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double blind peer review submission template [.docx]

Concise Paper

Concise Papers are around work in progress for pilot studies, small-scale exploratory projects, and reports on highly specialized topics or conceptual papers on recent development. 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. Accepted Concise Papers will be allocated a 15 minute presentation slot in the final program. Concise Paper submissions are a maximum of 5 pages.

Double blind peer review All concise papers are double blind peer reviewed. All authoring identifying information must be removed from submissions to facilitate blind review. (Guide to removing personal information from Word documents)
Length Maximum 5 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double blind peer review submission template [.docx]

Digital Poster

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. Digital Poster submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references. A poster session will be scheduled as part of the final program.

Double blind peer review All Digital Posters are double blind peer review. All authoring identifying information must be removed from submissions to facilitate blind review. (Guide to removing personal information from Word documents) 
Content Extended abstract for conference poster.
Technology requirements Please include details of any special equipment/plugins that will be required.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double blind peer review submission template [.docx]

Double Peer (Not Blind) Reviewed Submissions

Debate

A Debate involves two debaters critically explore a hot topic. Each debater presents his or her opposing view about the topic.  The audience votes on which debater provided the most compelling view or argument. For example a hot topic could be “technology has made universities redundant”. Accepted Debates will be allocated a 25 minute presentation slot in the final program. Debate submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

Double peer review All Debate submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed.
Content Please ensure your submission includes:

  • the question to be debated
  • a brief explanation of the issue
  • short biographies of the two debaters
  • an overview of
    • what attendees will get out of your session
    • who the session is aimed at
    • how the session fits the ASCILITE 2017 theme.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Lightning Talk

Lightning Talks are opportunities to provide a very short overview of a project, showcase a technology or implementation, or highlight a key issue. Presentations are strictly limited to 5 minutes. Lightning Talk submissions are a maximum of 1 page, including references.

Double peer review All Lightning Talk submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed.
Content Provide a 1 page overview of your presentation.
Length Maximum 1 page including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Lightning Round

A Lightning Round features 3 to 4 short presentations (for example 5 minutes) by different speakers all critically exploring the same topic, from different perspectives. Accepted Lightning Rounds will be allocated a 25 minute presentation slot in the final program. Lightning Round submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

Double peer review All Lightning Round submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed.
Content Please ensure your submission includes:

  • the main topic to be explored
  • the list of speakers including short bio
  • title and brief descriptions of each speaker’s talk
  • an overview of
    • what attendees will get out of your session
    • who the session is aimed at
    • how the session fits the ASCILITE 2017 theme.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, all authors will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Fishbowl

Open Fishbowl sessions create a space for dialogue on a topic of broad interest to the ASCILITE community.  Details on how to run an Open Fishbowl session can be found here. Accepted Open Fishbowl sessions will be allocated a 50 minute presentation slot in the final program. Open fishbowl submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

Double peer review All Fishbowl submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed.
Content Please ensure your submission includes:

  • a brief statement on the core idea or theme for the fishbowl
  • names and short biographies of a maximum of 5 initial participants (‘fish’)
  • an overview of
    • what  attendees will get out of your session
    • who the session is aimed at
    • how the session fits the ASCILITE 2017 theme.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, both authors will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Experimental Sessions

Experimental sessions are about going beyond the traditional ‘sage on the stage’ format. These sessions have a primary focus on encouraging delegate engagement and participation. Examples may include demonstrations, performances, installations, design sessions, unsessions, maker or hackathons, or interactive experiences. Sessions might result in the creation of outputs such as videos, learning objects or writings, to further emphasise engagement. The time slot allocated to accept Experimental Sessions in the final program can span a 25 to 50 minute timeframe, depending on type of session proposed. Experimental Session submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

Double peer review All Experimental Sessions submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed. The submissions will also be reviewed by the conference committee in order to ensure their feasibility in the local setting of the conference.
Content Please ensure your submission includes:

  • a brief statement on the goal or idea of the session and how it will operate
  • names and biographies of the organisers of the session
  • an overview of
    • what  attendees will get out of your session
    • who the session is aimed at
    • how the session fits the ASCILITE 2017 theme.
Logistics The organisers of experimental sessions will be responsible for supplying any necessary equipment beyond that usually provided for conference presentations, and should be prepared to coordinate closely with the conference committee as necessary to enable a successful presentation of the alternative format.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, all authors / organisers will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Workshop (Post Conference)

Workshops contribute towards professional development in educational technology related topics. In many cases 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 perspective. Workshops will take place post ASCILITE 2017 conference on Thursday 7 December. Workshop submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

Double peer review All Workshop submissions are double peer reviewed; they are not blind reviewed.
Content Please ensure your submission includes:

  • title of workshop
  • description of workshop including purpose and intended audience, proposed format, workshop goals or outcomes
  • names and biographies of the organisers of the workshop
  • an overview of how the session fits the ASCILITE 2017 theme.
Length Maximum 2 pages including references.
Registration Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, all authors / organisers will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2017.
Submission template Double peer review submission template [.docx]

Before you present the final version of your submission, please make sure that, in addition to adhering to the guidelines outlined above for each type, the submission fulfils the following criteria:

  • All URLs in the text are activated and ready to click.
  • The authors must have the copyright to all the material used in the submission or have received written permission to use the protected material.
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Key Dates

  • 30 October 2017: Early bird closes; standard registration opens
  • 6 November: Final program available
  • 6 November 2017: Proceedings released on website
  • 27 November: Registration closes
  • 4-6 December 2017: Conference

EasyChair Guide

We’ve created a guide to using the paper submission tool EasyChair [PDF] to help you with the submission process.

Questions

If you have any questions or have any issues in making your submission please email ascilite2017@usq.edu.au