Virtual Research Symposium: Call for Proposals
Overview of the AECT Research Symposium.
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Transdisciplinary Learning Experience Design: Futures, Synergies, and Innovation
Editors: Matthew Schmidt, Brad Hokanson, Marisa Exter, Andrew Tawfik, & Yvonne Earnshaw
The Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) is soliciting research-supported papers for a symposium on Transdisciplinary Learning Experience Design. Writings selected will be included in a published book.
Starting in 2020, the symposium alternates each year between a virtual and a face-to-face event. This year’s will be held virtually July 13 and 14, 2023 [Thursday and Friday]. Our virtual event allows for greater participation by international colleagues and helps to reduce costs for graduate students.
Proposals are solicited in multiple areas of Learning Experience Design (LXD), including participatory and co-design, innovative LXD methods, and learning-focused usability research. Design cases, theoretical papers, and conceptual contributions are also welcome. We are particularly interested in submissions that explore the transdisciplinary nature of LXD and synergies among disciplines. We therefore specifically invite perspectives from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology.
The Symposium will begin Thursday morning and end at the end of the day on Friday. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. Networking and semi-structured knowledge sharing events will be developed to engage the participants more fully with this year’s topic of the symposium, and structured online group activities will be used to examine LXD from different viewpoints.
The conference fee is expected to be around $40. Proposals of 750-1000 words will be accepted from January 1, 2023, through March 31, 2023. Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision in late April.
Should a proposal be accepted, the author is expected to commit to:
- Strictly adhering to the presentation and discussion guidelines for the online symposium.
- Advancing the initial proposal through a 2,500 word [maximum] draft suitable for discussion by June 1, 2023. Failure to provide the first draft paper by June 1, 2023, may result in a rescinding of the proposal acceptance.
- Reading at least half of the accepted papers from other presenters prior to attending the symposium and participating in peer review in Fall 2023 (attendees will be given initial access to all of the presenters’ papers for review after June 10, 2023).
- Attending the full symposium and actively participating in all collaborative and/or group activities.
- Based on feedback and collaboration from symposium attendees: (1) adjust initial draft and resubmit for review by September 15, 2023, (2) review other chapters, (3) comment, and (4) submit final draft by December 1, 2023.
- Review author’s proofs in a timely manner in preparation for publication in an upcoming SpringerPress symposium book with an anticipated publication date of November 2024.
Matthew Schmidt, Ph.D.
University of Florida