The Eleventh SICET Annual International Convention
Accelerate Learning: Racing into the Future
November 3 - November 7, 2015
As one of the affiliates of AECT, SICET convention theme will be the same as AECT's – Accelerate Learning: Racing into the Future. In keeping with the conference theme, we look forward to proposals that discuss the broad applications of our profession, new approaches to instructional design and learning, major shifts in learning, scholarship, research, and social networking and so on. We are especially looking forward to proposals that feature relevant issues related to International or Chinese community, such as cultural differences, influence of culture on learning/learning on culture, application of certain theories or principles in a specific setting, communication issues, 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. All members who are interested in serving SICET are welcome to participate. Conference Chair and the Board will lead and facilitate the review process.
Concurrent Session (Indy Car Oval):
These 20-, 30-, or 60-minute sessions are primarily in traditional presentation format or as panel discussion group 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 symposia). In addition, planners may “bundle” concurrent presentations with another of related content to form one 60-minute session.
Roundtable Session (NASCAR):
Roundtables are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics, with the presenter leading the discussion. This participatory format allows for a highly interactive presentation lasting 60 minutes. Typically, several Roundtable discussions are scheduled simultaneously in one large room, with minimal audiovisual use.
Poster Sessions (Eighth Mile Drag Races):
Posters are designed to showcase a project, program, process, activity or similar experience in an informal setting. Posters may be projects that are completed, in progress, or in their beginning stages. A small table is provided to support a display board, laptop, and handouts. Feedback and insights of colleagues on these innovative developments are especially encouraged. Posters are scheduled simultaneously with Roundtables in multiple large rooms.
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=.
Super EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION
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=
To recognize our members' scholarly endeavors and academic contribution to the community, SICET will present the following awards at the annual convention.
Dr. Andy-Guoqiang Cui
2015 SICET Convention Planner