Call for Presentations

Sustaining the momentum gained over the previous two Designs on e-Learning events, Designs on e-Learning 2008 invites the members of the arts , design and humanities disciplines to submit abstracts for consideration for presentations in the upcoming conference.  Each presentation will last thirty minutes and aims to cast light on established practice in the field, on innovations in teaching and learning with technology, on the challenges and successes presented by the unique natures of our disciplines, and on the benefits of online and blended learning.

This year's conference themes will include:

  1. Challenges Arts, Design and Humanities faculty face 
  2. Redefined relationships between faculty and students
  3. Instructional technology impact
  4. Funding strategies
  5. Instructional innovations in the Arts, Design, and Humanities

For detailed information on the themes, visit the CONFERENCE THEMES page.

How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals should be submitted online. Please be accurate and avoid typos. Persons submitting abstracts must first agree to give nonexclusive rights to Designs on e-Learning 2008 for the submitted work to appear in the official proceedings of the 2008 conference. The authors of the papers accepted for publication in the Designs on e-Learning 2008 proceedings will retain ownership of their copyrights. Thus, the authors are entitled to submit their papers to other publishers, post their papers on Web sites of their choosing, negotiate re-use arrangements with other publishers, and enjoy all the other rights normally belonging to holders of copyright. The online form requests the following information:

  • Primary Presenter Information:  contact information and bio of session presenter
  • Co-Presenter Information:  Should your paper be accepted, we will ask you for  names, titles, and institutes of any co-presenters. Please note that all correspondence will go through the primary presenter.
  • Presentation Title:   title of your proposed paper.
  • Academic Discipline:  Indicate the discipline(s) that the proposal will address.
  • Theme:  Select the theme that the proposal best fits under.
  • Abstract:   In 500 words or fewer, describe the proposed presentation, including reference to the problem, methodology, and conclusions of the work. Avoid jargon; clarity is paramount in describing what your audience will learn or be able to do at or after your session. The abstract should not contain references to any of the authors of the presentation.
  • Paper Submission:  Indicate whether you plan to submit a formal paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  • Copyright Agreement – Indicate that you agree to the terms and conditions of the copyright agreement for submissions.

Proposal Submission
Submit presentation proposal electronically. 

Selection Process Criteria
All proposals will go through a double blind per-review process. Each Proposal will first be reviewed on-line by a diverse selection of professionals from the arts, design and humanities disciplines.  The initial review of proposals will be evaluated by two reviewers and will be based on a five-point scale which will be scored using the following criteria:

  • Appeal:  The proposed talk must be relevant to the interests of arts, design and humanities academicians.
  • Clarity of Proposal:  The session description and title must be clearly defined. Presentations cannot be used to promote specific products or companies.

After all the proposals have been rated, a committee will make the final selections, based on the following criteria:

  • Initial Review Score:  the proposal final score (out of 5) from the initial review and comments by the reviewers
  • Appeal:  the proposed talk's relevance to the interests of arts, design and humanities  academicians
  • Clarity of Proposal:  The session description and title must be clearly defined. Presentations cannot be used to promote specific products or companies.
  • Diversity of Speaker:  a variety of speakers, including practitioners who bring different perspectives to the subject and/or disciplines.

The entire review and selection process will take approximately six weeks from the submission date. You will be notified via e-mail of your proposal's status.