Preparing Effective Paper Submissions: World Conference Workshops

The deadline for papers for the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning (#WCOL2019) is fast approaching. To help people prepare submissions we are offering a number of workshops, a face-to-face one at DCU and two online webinars open to prospective authors around the globe. The workshops will consist of the following aspects:

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  • Overview of the WCOL, overarching questions, key themes and submission types
  • Tips and hints on what makes a good submission
  • Brainstorming in groups on ideas for submissions
  • Sharing of ideas and refinement of topics
  • Making the most of the conference and use of social media
  • Converting conference presentations into articles

During the conference one of the highlights will be our special interactive knowledge forum on the topic of “Getting Your Research Published: Meet the Editors” where delegates will have an opportunity to discuss publication opportunities with Editors from many of the leading journals in the area. Also as part of our “Best Paper” awards we have negotiated the opportunity where recognised authors will be invited to submit their outstanding work for publication in a special issue of a well known journal. But the foundations to a good paper begin with the title and abstract and we hope many people planning on submitting a paper for this year’s World Conference join one of our webinars. Slides for the workshop are already online, with dates and further instructions appearing below.

 

Webinar Dates: 

Wednesday 13th February, 9.30-10.30 am (GMT)

Wednesday 27th February, 9.30-10.30 am (GMT)

Webinar Login: 

http://dcu.adobeconnect.com/wcol2019/

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World Conference Webinars: Preparing your Submission

Over the month of February the local conference team in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) will be offering a number of webinars to help explain the World Conference themes, describe the different paper categories and provide advice and support on how to prepare a successful paper submission. If this is your first ICDE World Conference on Online Learning or you are a relatively new and emerging researcher in the area, then participating in one of the following webinars should be of particular benefit. They will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the conference and help you to prepare a successful paper submission.

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Title: World Conference Webinar: Preparing Your Paper Submission

Dates: 

Wednesday 13th February, 9.30-10.30 am (GMT)

Wednesday 27th February, 9.30-10.30 am (GMT)

FacilitatorProfessor Grainne Conole

How: Login to the webinar using Adobe Connect…

http://dcu.adobeconnect.com/wcol2019/

Each webinar will explore some of the conference sub-themes and will provide guidance on the kinds of submissions that might relate to each of these. In addition practical advice will be provided on how to submit good abstracts, such as the importance of having a good title, a clear abstract providing a summary of the presentation and an indication of how it relates to the conference sub-themes. The sessions will be engaging and interactive and participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the conference questions:

  • What is the future of online education?
  • How can online education contribute to better futures?
  • What is required to harness the potential of online education?
  • What are the implications of online learning for educational leaders?
  • How should governments and policy-makers respond to online education?

On other World Conference news we are pleased to report that a dedicated Inter-faith room will be available at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) for the duration of the World Conference. You also have a few days left to go into the draw for January by following the World Conference on Twitter (@WCOL2019) to win a free tour of the famous Guinness Storehouse during your time in Dublin. Look out for further information about registration options and the pre-conference workshop programme in the next conference update.