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 first presenter is allowed. This limit does not apply to other association conferences being hosted at Congress.
- Enter the names of ALL authors and presenters plus the 150-200 word abstract into the submission system
- Upload ONE session proposal in word document format (e.g., .docx, .rtf) and NOT PDF, using the provided "Session Proposal Template" with all parts completed.
- OPTIONAL: Upload a SECOND file to be considered for publication in the proceedings, 1) the author(s) must follow the author guidelines for proceedings, 2) for text-based submissions, use the appropriate template provided in word document format and NOT PDF, and 3) the work being considered has not been previously published, nor is it before another review board for consideration.
- All identifying author information must be 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 checked "Reviewer" under Roles on your profile in the submission system and added keywords for reviewing interests.
- In the "Comments to the Editor" section: Please list any material, digital, or accommodations needs related to your proposal or your presence at OTESSA.
- Please make sure you have added the firstname.lastname@example.org email and @otessa.org as a safe domain from which to receive emails to ensure it does not end up in your junk mail.
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)
Session (50 minutes)
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)
Panel (50 minutes)
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)
Workshop or Demo (60 min or as proposed)
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: 60 minutes by default, but longer or shorter times can be proposed in proposal and by including a note in the "comment to editor" section
Alt-Format (10 minutes)
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
Poster (60 minutes)
This category includes posters that are available at scheduled times to browse (online via breakout room and screen sharing or in-person with a printed poster). Presenters and conference delegates will have opportunities to comment and engage in an asynchronous forum as well.
Time: Presenters to be available for 60 minutes for attendees to drop in
Design Showcase (60 minutes)
These presentations feature an actual design solution (artifact or otherwise) and highlight what principles and considerations (ethical, etc.) a designer or design team intentionally considered or encountered naturally. Design Showcase presentations include a discussion of how the designer or team brainstormed various possible solutions and navigated any conflicting considerations and describes design decisions - both those taken as well as those not pursued - and captures the iterative nature of a given design project.
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