Intersection of Education and Technology for Learning Design
June 16-18, 2020
Kochi, India

  - AECT-India Symposium

  - Invitation/Guidelines

  - Proposal Form

Intersection of Education and Technology for Learning Design


 Session Strands/Tracks

  • Emerging Technologies for learning
  • Online/Blended Learning
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • Culture, Equity, and Access
  • Assessment and Evaluation

 Session Types

  • Digital Poster Session
  • Research Presentation (20 minute presentation)
  • Research Study - Full Paper (30 minute presentation)
  • Workshop - (2 hour presentation)

 Electronic Submission Guidelines

Please read these guidelines before submitting your proposal.

  1. Make sure you have all the required information. Record the Title, Short Description, Abstract, and the Presenter(s) information on the separate document in order to copy/paste into the submission form. This will save you time and frustration, and help assure error-free processing of your proposal.
  2. An AECT member should login using their membership number to submit a proposal. If you are not a member, please send an email to requesting login credentials for the 2020 Symposium Call for Papers. Included your name, address, phone, email, and institution in the your message. Your login credentials will be established on the same or next business day.
  3. So that AECT can communicate relevant information to all presenters in a timely manner, please provide names, institutions (if any), and email addresses for all co-presenters. If this information is not available at the time of submission or if one of the co-presenters' information changes after the submission, the key presenter will be expected to update the co-presenter's information.
  4. After the proposal has been accepted, AECT will notify the key presenter to confirm participation. Once the key presenter has confirmed participation, the session will be scheduled.
  5. All presenters must register for the symposium. Acceptance of a proposal for presentation does not imply a waiver of symposia registration fees, and each individual is responsible for his/her own registration fees.
  6. Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found on the AECT web site (

Required Information for Proposal Submission

Style Guidelines:
Presenter's Affiliation - Avoid abbreviations regarding universities and institutions.
Title - Capitalize the first letter of every word all except the articles.
Acronyms - spell out the words and enclose the acronym in parentheses the first time the word(s) appear; the acronym can then be used in the rest of the article.

Title of proposal - This is the title that will appear on the AECT web site and within the printed program. Capitalize the first letter for every word except the articles, and do not enter HTML tags. After the proposal rating process begins, 'Title' changes may be made only at the discretion of the Symposium Chair.

Short Description - (75 words). This is the short summary that will appear on the AECT web site and within the printed program. Do not enter HTML tags.

This summary should clearly indicate the content and scope of the session, giving the reader a good idea of who would benefit from attending. Good descriptions lead to better decision making on the part of satisfied attendees as to which sessions to attend.

After the proposal rating process begins, 'Short Description' changes may be made only at the discretion of the Symposium Chair.

Digital Poster (100 word abstract)
The Digital Poster option allows you to present your work on one of our unique digital posters which will be on display throughout the symposium. This format is ideal for generating interest in your project and/or research and engaging in personal conversations with symposium delegates. Instructions with precise size and format of Digital Posters will be provided when submissions have been accepted.

Research Presentation (500 word abstract and 20 minute presentation)
The Research Presentation option is ideally suited to smaller projects, new and emerging areas and interesting works in progress. Authors of Research Presentations only need to submit an Abstract and you will have 20 minutes to present the main findings of your project and/or research during the symposium.

Research Study - Full Paper (1000 word abstract and 30 minute presentation)
The Full Paper option allows you to present a longer written version of your project and/or research. Authors of full papers will have 30 minutes to present their work during a relevant conference strand. Authors of selected papers will be given the option to publish in the conference proceedings.

Workshops (1000 word abstract and 2 Hour session)
The goal is to provide workshop attendants an opportunity to learn best practices in Educational Technology and Learning Design. Guidelines for workshops:

  • A concise title
  • 5-7 workshop learning objectives
  • Explanation of why the proposed workshop is a good match for symposium and how it will be presented.
  • Provide an overview of your proposed workshop schedule including presentation segments and planned activities.
  • In addition to presenting content, workshop presenters must provide participants with opportunities for active and interactive learning (e.g., individual/group projects, large/small group discussions, hands-on practice with technologies/tools).

Key presenter contact information - The person submitting this form is considered the key presenter for this proposal. In order for AECT to process this proposal efficiently, accurate contact information for the presenters is required. The key presenter will be the primary contact for matters concerning this proposal.

Copresenter contact information. AECT must be able to contact your co-presenters; in order for us to do so, provide the co-presenters' names, institutions, and e-mail addresses.

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