2018
June 18-20
Anaheim, CA

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2018 Online Teaching Conference is NOW OPEN!

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present a session at OTC’18!
Speakers are a large part of what makes a conference successful. Help us make this our best OTC yet!

(We recommend you read all information provided here before scrolling down to the bottom of the page for the link to submit a proposal)

Conference participants expect to be challenged and engaged by in-depth examination of relevant topics including equitable and culturally responsive strategies.  We are particularly looking for engaging and creative proposals under the following “Tracks”:

  • Effective Practices
  • Support and Resources
  • Technology Innovation
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership and Evaluation

We find that the most sought after sessions are those from which participants feel they can take away skills that can be used in the real world teaching environment.  We encourage you to submit a proposal that incorporates one of the following to actively engage participants:

  • How to…
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Best Practices
  • Hands On

Please note:

  • Deadline for submissions is January 26, 2018.
  • Notifications will be sent in February 2018.
  • Non-commercial presentations only please.
  • Each session is 50 minutes, generally 40 minutes of content / 10 minutes Q&A.
  • No more than 2 proposals per presenter (or co-presenter) will be accepted.
  • No more than 4 presenters per submission.
  • Presentation time slots fill quickly; early submission is recommended.
  • Proposal must be submitted electronically.

Once submitted, proposal receipt confirmation will be sent to the primary presenter’s email address within a week.


Tips for developing your proposal

As you develop your proposal, we suggest that you create your draft submission in a Word file and be prepared to
provide responses to the Proposal Questions listed below. 

We have listed the Proposal Questions below. We suggest you create a Word document with your responses (especially the title, description, and your bio) before beginning the actual online proposal process, (there is no option from within the online process to ‘save’ and return to finish at a later time). Once you have your proposal information ready, it generally takes about 10-15 minutes to enter your contact information, co-presenter information, and cut/paste your written responses into the dialogue boxes.)

Proposal Questions:

  • If my proposal is accepted, I understand that presentation information, images, video and materials may be used for conference promotional efforts through conference marketing channels including the registration website, conference web portal, social media and print materials. You must agree in order to have your session considered.  Agree
  • Contact Information –

    • First Name:
    • Last Name:
    • Professional Title:
    • College/Institution:
    • Role on Campus:
    • Address:
    • City:
    • State:
    • Zip Code:
    • Email address:
    • Primary Phone number:
  • My contact information can be shared with the conference sponsors:  Yes or No
  • Indicate your primary role on campus.
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • DE Coordinator/Administrator
    • Other (Please specify)
  • Short Bio (100 words or less)
    (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)

          As a guide, here are some examples of previous Bios:

    • Sean is the Web Accessibility Instructor/Training Specialist at the High Tech Center Training Unit for the California Community Colleges. The HTCTU conducts trainings and provides technical assistance to higher-education faculty and staff on the use of assistive computer technology for students’ with disabilities, the creation of alternate media, and improving Web access. As part of this continuing mission to improve access for students with disabilities, Sean conducts workshops and trainings in the area of accessible web design, web usability, captioning of web-based multimedia, and the use of assistive computer technologies.
    • In 1989 Donna completed a BA in Computer Music Composition from Clark University. She received an MFA in Electronic Music Recording from the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music in 1993. In 1996 she completed a MFA in Integrated Electronics Arts from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Since then Donna has been teaching multimedia in the Bay Area. Her Digital Media Skills course has won awards for online learning from both @ONE and the U.S. Distance Learning Association. In 1999 she became a multimedia artist for Apple Computer, designing online training. She recently “retired” from Apple Computer to raise her daughter, but continues to teach part-time.
    • Patricia guides faculty in the process of learning how to develop and teach online courses at one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. During her tenure, she has obtained several national and statewide awards for faculty teaching online courses. Patricia is a frequent speaker at conferences and is also an international e-learning consultant.
  • Session Title (please provide a brief title clearly stating the nature of your session in 10 words or less)
    (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)

          As a guide, here are some example titles from previous years:

    • DE – The View from 35,000 Feet
    • Tips for Success in Developing Your First Online Course
    • Online Student Success: Making a Difference
    • Virtual Integrity
  • Session Description (500 words or less) – This information will be used to evaluate your proposed session.
    (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)

          As a guide, here are some example previous abstracts:

    • You’ve been asked to develop an online course … now what? This session will offer some practical tips for the beginning stages of course development from “just thinking about it” to “I’m going to start developing a course next semester!!” These tried and true tips have helped many faculty enjoy the course development process as well as work effectively and efficiently. This session will be presented by the instructional designer who has helped many faculty receive awards for their online course.
    • Preparation is critical to supporting student success in an online learning environment. This project assesses whether taking a class that teaches how to learn online makes a difference in how well students do in that environment. The research process will be presented along with an overview of the project. This project was sponsored as part of the 2005-06 @ONE Carnegie Scholar program.
    • How does one ensure integrity in the online environment? How can faculty promote ethical conduct in the online environment, make cheating a challenge for students, and provide mechanisms for detecting illicit activities? Come to this session to learn, and share, best practices for virtual integrity.
  • Please elaborate if needed and describe any method you plan to use to actively engage participants in your session. This may involve using an app to promote collaboration (a Google Doc, Twitter, TodaysMeet), polling your audience (PollEverywhere, Nearpod), designing a small group activity/discussion, etc. (Optional)
  • Presentation Outcomes – List up to 3 outcomes that the participants will gain by attending your session by completing the following statement: “At the end of this session, participants will be able to…”
    (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
    • outcome 1
    • outcome 2
    • outcome 3
  • My presentation is primarily intended for (Please choose only one):

    • Novice
    • Experienced
  • Which of these tracks does your proposal best fit under?
    • Effective Practices
    • Support & Resources
    • Technology Innovation
    • Professional Development
    • Leadership and Evaluation
  • What format do you propose for your presentation?
    • Transformative session (presenting your topic in a transformative manner – specifically applying a classroom concept to everyday experiences in a way that facilitates a change in perception of that experience)
    • Presentation / Lecture (one presenter)
    • Panel / Lecture with Co-presenter (s) (presenter tables will be set up with a maximum of two chairs)
    • Bring Your Own Device (laptop, tablet, etc. is required for attendees)
    • Other (please specify)
  • Presentation meeting rooms will have the following set-up (please note, use of personal laptops will not be permitted): Laptop Computer (Windows 7, Office 2013), Podium with mic, Projector and screen, Presenter Table (next to podium), WiFi Internet Access, Computer Connections: USB 2.0 (Qty 1), USB 3.0 (Qty 2).  If your proposal is selected and you will require something additional, please specify here:

 

  • If my proposal is accepted, I allow my session to be considered for LIVE Webcasting at OTC’18. Presentation may not contain copyrighted material. (If selected for webcast, session will also be available for viewing post conference on OTC Website Archives.):
    • Yes
    • No
  • If my proposal is accepted, I allow my session to be considered for an encore presentation at OTC’18 (Note: Session could be offered at 2 different times over the course of 2 days):
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have a co-presenter? (Max. of 4 presenters allowed per session)
    • If Yes, proceed to enter Co-Presenter/s Information
    • If No, proceed to end of survey and submit

 Co-Presenter Information – if applicable (up to 3 co-presenters allowed per session):

  • Co-Presenter’s Contact Information –

    • First Name:
    • Last Name:
    • Professional Title:
    • College/Institution:
    • Role on Campus:
    • Address:
    • City:
    • State:
    • Zip Code:
    • Email address:
    • Primary Phone number:
  • Co-Presenter’s contact information can be shared with the conference sponsors:  Yes or No
  • Indicate Co-Presenter’s primary role on campus.
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • DE Coordinator/Administrator
    • Other (Please specify)
  • Co-Presenter’s Short Bio (100 words or less)

Questions? Please contact us:

speakers@onlineteachingconference.org or (760) 744-1150 x1519

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