Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- Authors have reviewed and adhere to the submission guidelines and evaluation criteria for their relevant submission type (e.g., research-oriented or practice-oriented).
- Submitters are allowed to be first author or sole presenter TWICE for the OTESSA conference. Additional participation as co-authors not presenting as sole presenter is allowed. This limit does not apply to other association conferences being hosted at Congress.
- Proposal document indicates which subtheme your proposal aligns with the most: The Transitions of Online learning and Teaching; Addressing the New Inequities; Sustaining Positive Change; and Wildcard
- Authors must upload ONE session proposal file that contains: 1) abstract (max 200 words), 2) proposal (max 500 words, not including references), and 3) statement to address audience engagement and interaction (up to 200 words).
- OPTIONAL: For short paper submissions being considered for publication in proceedings, 1) the author(s) must upload a SECOND proceeding file using the appropriate template provided, and 2) the text being considered has not been previously published, nor is it before another review board for consideration.
- All identifying author information has been removed from the text and the file properties of the submission have been anonymized (e.g., Tools/Protection and check "Remove personal information from this file on save").
- OTESSA expects each author submitting to the conference to also participate in the review process. Please ensure you have updated your OJS profile to indicate your willingness to serve as a reviewer.
- In the "Comments to the Editor" section: Please list any material, digital, or accommodations needs related to your proposal or your presence at OTESSA.
Session (20 minutes)
20-minute sessions present research or facilitate critical reflections on practice. Typically, we will cluster sessions into 3 per hour, aligning themes where possible.
Time: 20 minutes (typically 15-minute presentation, 5 minutes Q+A)
50-minute sessions present research or facilitate critical reflections on practice.
Time: 50 minutes (can be used for presentation, but must include a portion for Q&A, or time may be fully used for interactivity)
Panels are structured discussions between multiple speakers offering diverse perspectives or approaches on a common theme. Panels should include three or four speakers, inclusive of a moderator if desired. Proposals should outline the topic of the panel along with how each panelist will contribute a different perspective to foster an engaging and informative conversation.
Time: 50 minutes (including at least 10 minutes for audience Q&A)
Workshops sessions may follow a number of different formats, and each will include a significant element of audience engagement and interaction. Proposals should outline the format and structure of the workshop and explain how the audience will be engaged. If there is high demand, we may need to restrict the number of workshop sessions for logistical purposes. We encourage workshops to full from one of the following area tracks:
- Research workshops (e.g., ethics, social media analysis, academic writing, stats with R)
- Pedagogy workshops (e.g., digital accessibility in online courses, teaching with OER)
- Technology workshops (e.g., aggregating blog feeds using Feedzy, H5P in Pressbooks)
Time: 90 minutes by default, but longer or shorter times can be proposed in proposal and by including a note in the "comment to editor" section
Alternative short formats are very welcome (e.g., demos, Pecha Kucha, spoken word, TED-style talk, multimodal presentations, performance, improvisation, screening a digital story, web content, etc.). This format asks you to be creative, to share an idea in a way that speaks to heart and mind.
Time: 10 minutes
Showcase Gallery - Asynchronous
This category includes asynchronous, openly licensed content in any format, including video, audio, blog posts, surveys, reports, papers, posters, infographics, resources, etc. The content does not need to be created specifically for the conference, but proposals should clearly address how the content relates to the conference topics or theme. If accepted, presenters will be required to submit the proposed content prior to the conference along with a featured image. The Showcase Gallery will be available to browse throughout the event. Presenters and conference delegates will have opportunities to comment and engage in a forum.
Authors contributing to the OTESSA conference agree to release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This licence allows this work to be copied, distributed, remixed, transformed, and built upon for any purpose provided that appropriate attribution is given, a link is provided to the license, and changes made were indicated.
Authors retain copyright of their work and grant OTESSA right of first publication.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the conference's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in OTESSA's Conference proceedings or OTESSA Journal.
The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the OTESSA conference, journal, and association, and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.