General sessions

Submission
Your submission must include a descriptive title and description, not to exceed 250 words, that clearly states your goal, purpose, or objectives of your session.

Additionally, you will be requested to submit contact information for your collaborators including, name, affiliation, and location.

Submit a proposal for a general session using the online form:

http://bit.ly/tcc2017proposal

Proposal Description
The description should be easily understood by the reviewers without having to review additional material. Acronyms should be written in longhand on the first occurrence. Make sure that URLs are accurate. Use the APA style guide for citations.

Each description must clearly indicate how conference participants will benefit from the presentation and how they may apply the knowledge gained from it. 

Presentation Formats
The following list is intended to provide guidance with planning your proposal. The formats are not intended to be exclusive, and indeed, may overlap with one another.

All presentations will be delivered in a live, real-time format. A session will be removed from the conference program when this is not possible.

Pre-conference activity. Similar to workshop (see below), this event is held during the pre-conference. Live sessions are held during the pre-conference that provide participants with an opportunity to learn new concepts, increase their skill for using relevant technologies in teaching and learning, or collaborate to produce a product such as a white paper or other publication. Details will be arranged pending the nature of the proposal.

Forum. A live, 20-minute (brief) or 45-minute (full) interactive session that may be accompanied by slides, web tours, a shared whiteboard, or multimedia, including audio and video segments. Generally, visual aids and multimedia components will be delivered from a server while the audio component is broadcast.

Forums should engage the audience in a highly interactive manner. Participants interact with the presenter through available tools such as a whiteboard, text messaging, voice, and polling. DO NOT give a lecture.

Panel discussion. A 45-minute live, interactive session hosted by a panel of individuals, preferably three or more. After the session, post a brief summary of the key points discussed along with key references to solicit additional comments in the asynchronous discussion area.

Roundtable. A 20-minute, live session intended for a limited number of people. The roundtable session should address a key question, issue, concern, technology or practice relevant to the conference theme. Example: “How can collaboration tools be used to enhance student learning in an online class?”

The session is briefly summarized by the presenter(s) and posted on the conference website. All conference participants will be encouraged to review the session recording after the session.

Workshop. A live session, web-based, or other interactive mode to provide participants with an opportunity to learn new concepts, increase their skill for using relevant technologies in teaching and learning, or collaborate to produce a product such as a white paper or other publication. Details will be arranged pending the nature of the proposal.

Other. We encourage the use of any creative format since the online environment is emerging, and we expect to see new forms of communication styles and methods. Contact Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu> to discuss other alternatives.

NOTE. All proposals to present a full 45-minute session must contain plans for audience interaction in the proposal submission form.

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