Conference 8.0 - Call for Proposals

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The Program Committee invites proposals for:

The 2011 NJEDge.Net annual conference will be held from November 16 to 18. Conference 8.0 is a forum for the NJ K-20 community to showcase, discuss and explore with colleagues on what is prevalent on the ubiquitous campus.

Pedagogy - instructional theory

Methodology - sage-on-stage, online, on ground, social media, CMS

Technology - system architecture, network, visualization

Proposals must be submitted by July 1st, 2011
(Conference registration will begin soon.)

Note: Breakout sessions speakers and poster presenters will receive a discounted registration.

Track Descriptions for 2011

Learning, Libraries and Assessment

This track explores the compelling challenges, opportunities, and solutions that are emerging as knowledge is increasingly networked. Successful and cutting-edge models of collaboration in the areas of teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communications will be presented. Presentations will demonstrate methods of

  • Integrating technology into curricula to support discipline-specific content while promoting eLearning to enhance and improve online, blended, and face-to-face classes,
  • Developing trusted repositories of digital content for multiple media formats,
  • Assessing learning outcomes, and
  • Ensuring the quality of distance learning programs while building a community of learners.

Emerging Technologies

This track features innovative uses of emerging technologies that facilitate the flow of information, services, knowledge and resources within the academic community including human interface devices, mobile broadband, video creation and mashups and new uses for "in place" technologies. This track will showcase examples pertinent to technology application developers, instructional designers and faculty on the cutting edge who are interested in incorporating these new technologies into their curriculum. Has the institution adopt open sources and other home-grown applications? Have faculty from different disciplines collaborated on emerging technologies that bolster their teaching and research?

Policy Issues and Institutional Strategic Planning

This track provides insight into technology and policy trends that impact planning and resource allocation at the institutional level. Given relatively new issues such as compliance, security and privacy that impact the CIO, president or provost, this track will focus on institutional actions towards setting standards, e.g. copyright and intellectual property, tenure, emergency notification, identity monitoring or new standards for students using technology on campus. It will also highlight opportunities for networking and community-building to enhance collaboration among New Jersey institutions and for partnerships with sectors outside higher education.

Video, Systems, Networking

This track focuses on current issues and cutting-edge solutions--bits and bytes--as related to infrastructure, networking, systems, and security. It foregrounds the increased functionalities, unique challenges, and enhanced opportunities for collaboration implicit in complex networks, and explores the potential for both intra- and inter- institutional community building in academe using among others Big Iron, virtualization, cloud computing and Cyberinfrastructure. It explores HD video, compatibility between desktop and room video systems.

ePoster Session

A poster presentation allows you to display your work, speak about it to conference attendees, and distribute handouts and/or business cards as well. Unlike short presentations, poster session presentations allow time for viewers to examine and question the work before them. You can be as formal or informal as you wish and use a variety of poster displays. You may use a physical poster, banner on a stand or even an ePoster. An ePoster simply means that you can use wireless Internet access and electronic media. Feel free to bring your laptop and connect to the Internet (wireless card required). Whether you use a physical poster or an ePoster, you will have the opportunity to showcase and discuss your work with all of the conference attendees. In addition, you will be entered into a competition to win a prize and have your winning poster presentation featured on the NJEDge.Net website.

Note: Presenter will receive a discounted registration.

Registration Form

Last Name*
First Name*
Middle Name/Initial
Address 1 *
Address 2
Contact Email *
* - Required fields
Please enter name, title, organization, address, phone, and e-mail address.
Second Presenter Third Presenter
(Short and precise)
Indicate the topic for which your presentation is suited. Note: The presentation selection committee reserves the right to determine the track to which your presentation will be assigned:
Indicate the format that you think would be most appropriate for your presentation. Note: The presentation selection committee reserves the right to determine which format your presentation will be assigned:
Indicate the technology to be featured in your presentation, i.e., Learning Management System (Bb, WebCT, etc.); PPT; Database; Web Interface; Video Conferencing, etc.
PRESENTATION ABSTRACT:* (An abstract of more than 100 words will not be considered.)
Submit an abstract of no more than 100 words. If your proposal is accepted, this abstract will serve as the basis for information that will appear on the NJEDge.Net Web site and in the onsite conference program. Please be concise, accurate, and specific. Use the abstract to state clearly what you will present.
Describe the substantive content of your presentation. Where possible, address each of the following four areas:
  1. Summary Statement: State in a few words specifically what you will present.
  2. Description of activity, project, or solution: This is the core of your proposed presentation and should include historical background; who was involved with the project; examples of what it took to identify and analyze problems and solutions; methods used to work toward solutions, and so on.
  3. Outcome: Here you present your outcomes and achievements. Did you accomplish what you set out to do? In addition to anecdotal evidence, include quantitative information if available. Talk about both successes and failures, especially with regard to what you learned from each.
  4. Importance or relevance to other institutions: Explain the overarching principles or lessons learned so attendees can better understand the relevance of your findings to their teaching or their institutions.
Who should attend the presentation?
Wireless Internet Access and electrical power will be provided for all presentations. For Pre-conference workshops, Plenary-session demonstrations, and Concurrent sessions, a PC and LCD will also be provided. For ePosters, presenters must bring their own laptops; projectors and screens are not necessary for ePosters. All presenters should list here any additional equipment / software that you will be bringing.
Briefly describe your experience and expertise in your proposed topic, and other relevant information about you.
All presenters will be asked to:
  • Complete the meeting registration form and pay the discounted early-bird registration fee.
  • Provide staff with biographical information (including photos) for inclusion in the printed and Web versions of our program, contact information for co-presenters, audiovisual requirements, and other information as needed.
  • Bring their presentations on CD or removable drive (flash drives etc.)
  • Cache any websites they may be using, abiding by all copyright restrictions in doing so.
  • Participate with co-presenters of the session in an organizational conference call initiated by Conference Planning Committee in late summer
  • Sign a release form permitting NJEDge.Net to videotape the session and disseminate its content
  • Provide an electronic copy of slides and/or other meetings materials for posting on the Annual Conference Website following the session.
At its Annual Conference, NJEDge.Net strives to present a stimulating, forward-looking program that represents the multiple perspectives and diverse expertise of its membership. The specific criteria used to evaluate all submissions are:
  • Quality of content (e.g. recognized best practice, innovative approach, cutting-edge thinking).
  • Appropriateness (e.g. level of expertise; replicability, scalability, or adaptability of the project; lessons learned; balance of perspectives).
  • Relevance to the conference theme.
  • Creative involvement of the audience in the presentation, as appropriate.
  • Balance across all tracks.
  • Balance across the membership's diverse interests and levels of expertise, types of institutions, and geographical areas.
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