As one of the affiliates of AECT, SICET convention theme will be the same as AECT’s – Learning in the Age of Globalization. In keeping with the conference theme, we look forward to proposals that explore current practices and future innovations in the Age of Globalization. We are especially looking forward to proposals that feature relevant issues related to global learning including cultural differences, technology adoption, communication issues, design and development consideration, and so on. Traditional proposals that present findings and discuss important developments in research and practice are also welcome.
The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen academic international connections, exchanges, research, and studies in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to promote the application of educational technology in Chinese education. SICET especially encourages proposals from international Chinese scholars in order to improve research in this community, mentor those new to the field, and enhance connections and relationships between Chinese and international scholars. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences, expertise and knowledge with international scholars in the field of educational technology. In order to involve all members in SICET development and build members’ ownership, conference proposal review will also call for reviewers. Any member who is interested in serving SICET can apply to participate. Applicants’ qualifications will be reviewed by the Board. Conference Chair and the Board will lead and facilitate the review process.
The review process will be completed within six weeks of the proposal Closing Date. Please feel free to distribute this call for proposal to any relevant communication channels.
These 30- or 60-minute sessions are primarily in presentation format and have comprised the majority of convention sessions in past years. The focus of these sessions is on sharing information such as best practices and research results. Proposals for 60-minute sessions may include more than one presentation (as in a symposium or panel discussion). In addition, two 30-minute concurrent presentations of related content may be bundled together to form one 60-minute session.
Roundtables are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics with the presenter leading the discussion. This participatory format allows for a highly interactive 60-minute presentation. Typically, several roundtable discussions are scheduled simultaneously in one large room, with minimal audiovisual use. Handouts containing key ideas and related information are strongly encouraged for roundtable sessions.
Reflection paper sessions are designed to showcase a project, program, process, activity, or the like in an informal setting, similar to former poster sessions. A small table is provided to support a display board, laptop, handouts, and the like. Presenters will directly interact with participants by providing an elaboration of the product (project, program, process, activity, etc.); feedback and insights of colleagues on these innovative developments are especially welcome.
Submit a proposal electronically-To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted electronically. A complete online proposal submission consists of:
After you submit your proposal, you will receive electronic notification that it has been received. The peer review process begins shortly after the submission deadline. This process is discussed in the next section.
Each division will convene its own panel of peer reviewers. This panel recommends which proposals should be accepted for the convention program. They review proposals using the following rating scale and criteria:
To prepare an excellent proposal, be sure to use concise language. Identify your target audience – those attendees who will find your presentation relevant and timely. Pay attention to the way you format your proposal on the electronic page. Use paragraph breaks, capital and lower case letters, standard fonts, and correct punctuation and mechanics. Be accurate. Proofread your narrative for correct spelling and eliminate typographical errors. Poorly presented proposals often do not find their way into the convention program, regardless of the worth of the content.
In order to involve all members in SICET development and build members’ ownership, conference proposal review will call for reviewers. Any member who is interested in serving SICET can apply to participate. Applicants’ qualifications will be reviewed by the Board. Conference Chair and the Board will lead and facilitate the review process.
You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, within two months of the last date for submissions, whether it has been accepted or rejected for the convention.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to complete an Acceptance/Verification Form acknowledging receipt of an acceptance letter and verifying your commitment to make the presentation at AECT. Recognizing that all convention attendees are part of a shared community of research, practice, and professional growth and that convention registrations enable us to provide a strong convention, accepted proposers who do not register will not be scheduled for presentation (and thus will not appear in any printed program or other document).
It is the responsibility of the key presenter to notify all individuals involved in the presentation as to the status of the proposal. All presenters participating at convention must register in order to present. Only those who are present at the convention may submit papers that will be considered for publication in the convention proceedings.
Should your presentation be accepted for the convention, you will be asked to give permission to record your session for future AECT podcasting.
For the hotel reservation, please go to AECT Hotel Reservation page at: http://www.aect.org/events/Registration/login.asp?clientid=.
See AECT's convention website for the details.
Student members can apply for volunteer's position to receive the reduced registration rates. Continental breakfast and break refreshments are provided to the volunteers. For details, please visit AECT Convention Volunteers page at: http://www.aect.org/events/volunteer/default.asp?clientid=
This is a great opportunity to join dual membership with SICET. For details, please go to:http://www.sicet.org/join/join.html
To recognize our members' scholarly endeavors and academic contribution to the community, SICET will present the following awards at the annual convention.
For additional information, please contact:
2012 SICET Convention Planner