20th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training

The Largest Global E-Learning Conference for the Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors

Call for Proposals

Whether you are developing an educational app, upskilling your workforce, drafting local, national or international policy, determining the effect of serious games or networked learning, using data to predict learning trends, co-creating the education ecosystem, researching the impact of portfolios or learning from a successful MOOC, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN’s well-connected, international audience wants to hear about it!

Click through the format descriptions below and submit your proposal online before June 2nd, 2014.

The online forms can also be reached by using this link.

The content selection process will be overseen by the Conference Steering Committee and the Conference Advisory Committee.

The quality of proposals is defined by their relevance to the themes of the conference, the extent to which they are grounded and supported by clear reasoning, their conceptual clarity and their evidence and references. Proposals should also be directed towards a target audience and have a strong participatory focus (e.g. concentrate on engaging participants, promote collaboration and provide knowledge about [free] tools and resources). 

Please note that the expertise of those submitting proposals, whether or not the proposal has been included in the agenda of previous years' conferences and the practicalities of including the proposal within the conference format are also taken into consideration.

Applicants should also be aware that, if accepted, they will need to register for the two-day ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN conference (excluding pre-conference workshops and /or associated events). Accepted speakers will be eligible for a significantly reduced conference registration fee.

Accepted applicants will be notified in August.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Learning practical skills

 

• Working sessions with activities to develop practical skills or knowledge in a particular area

• Take place on the pre-conference day of Wednesday, December 3, 2014

• Are half-day or full-day

• Provide space for 20-150 delegates

• Require separate registration

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Pre-Conference Seminars

Interactive knowledge sharing

 

• Interactive knowledge sharing and dissemination focused on a specific topic to provide in-depth insight

• Take place on the pre-conference day of Wednesday, December 3, 2014

• Are half-day or full-day

• Provide space for 20-150 delegates

• Require separate registration

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Presentation Sessions

Engaging talks on a specific topic, grouped to form a conference session

 

• Address particular practical experiences, activities, approaches, opinions, case studies and views

• Each presentation lasts 8-10 minutes, followed by 7-10 minutes of dialogue and Q&A

• Allow a maximum of 5 power-point slides per presentation

• A session lasts 60 to 120 minutes

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Research Domain Presentation Sessions

In-depth talks, grouped to form a conference session

 

• Address particular academic theoretical experiences, approaches and case studies in depth

• Each presentation lasts 15-20 minutes

• Allow a maximum of 5 power-point slides per presentation

• A session lasts 60 to 120 minutes

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Discovery Demos

Show and Tell

 

• Take place in a room with bistro tables

• Each delegate and presenter has the opportunity to discuss products and projects of interest on a one-to-one, informal basis at the table

• Showcase advanced tools, cutting-edge solutions, breakthrough materials and only the very latest projects and products

• Each presentation at each bistro-table lasts 60 to 120 minutes

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Knowledge Exchange Sessions

Multiple topics, several hosts

 

• Take place in a room with multiple round tables

• Each table focuses on a different topic relevant to the conference themes

• Are designed for interaction and actively developing and expressing opinions

• Are led by 1 facilitator per table with a maximum of 8 delegates who actively take part discussing the topic, staying at their particular table

• Audio equipment, projectors and screens are not provided/used during the session

• Require separate sign-up, as places are limited

• A Knowledge Exchange Session lasts 60 to 120 minutes

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Discussions and Debates

Viewpoints and engagement

 

• Feature a panel of 1-6 speakers with varying viewpoints, linked to a specific conference theme. Usually, the panel submits one proposal on behalf of all speakers.

• The panel has prepared for interaction, inviting delegates to take part in the conversation/discussion

• A Discussion and Debate session lasts between 60 to 120 minutes

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LAB Sessions

Learning practical skills

 

• Take place in a room equipped with computers and/or technical equipment

• Train delegates to use specific tools and applications

• Are led by 1-4 facilitators providing necessary software and supporting materials

• Require separate sign-up, as places are limited

• A LAB Session lasts 60 to 120 minutes and provides space for 10-20 delegates

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Learning Cafés

One theme: sharing and creating knowledge together

 

• Take place in a room with round tables

• Are designed for interaction and actively developing and expressing opinions

• Delegates either stay or circulate from table to table with 1-4 moderators recording points, developing the content of the dialogue.

• Require separate sign-up, as places are limited

• A Learning Café lasts 60 to 120 minutes

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Suggest a format

Delegate-driven and highly interactive

 

Alternative delegate-driven and highly interactive formats such as Unconference Sessions, Fishbowl Sessions and Featured Sessions revolving around specific themes, which support knowledge exchange and self-directed learning, will be on the agenda as well.

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