IDEAS for Change
Ignite Develop Engage Advocate Stimulate
The 12th annual Innovations in Online Learning (IOL) Conference seeks proposals for interactive and engaging presentations related to changes and innovations in online education. Proposals that address the unique challenges and opportunities with the delivery, support, evaluation, and management of online teaching and learning are encouraged.
The conference theme is I.D.E.A.S. for Change in Online Learning. Ideas are sparks that drive innovation and represent visions for the future. As ideas guide toward new scenarios or technologies they create a thread that connects people and generations. Join online learning professionals at the 2016 IOL (Innovation in Online Learning) Conference to Ignite, Develop, Engage, Achieve, and Stimulate ideas for change.
IOL Conference 2016 Call for Proposals is now closed.
Notifications for accepted and declined submissions will be sent by Tuesday, February 23rd.
Presenters are invited to address persistent and new teaching and learning challenges. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following list of topics:
Learning Models and Pedagogical Processes
Teaching and Learning
Institutional and Administration Policies
These three hour sessions allow presenters to go in-depth into a topic or skill and include time for questions, discussions, and hands-on practice.
A 50 minute presentation focused on demonstrating a topic in an engaging and active learning environment. Participants may receive handouts or resources to further their understanding of the topic.
Presenter(s) have 20 minutes to share one unique, effective teaching practice from their classroom or excitement about a new tool that sparks creativity with their fellow faculty in order to raise awareness and stimulate discussion among the audience. Each Ignite presenter shows 10 or fewer slides for a total 5 minute time frame. The session is then opened for a 15 minute Q & A.
An opportunity for the participants to get together in an informal setting to discuss a topic given by the presenter(s). There is no formal agenda: the participants will determine the discussion points.
The panelists will each give a short 5-10 minute presentation/speech and they will open the floor to the audience for an open panel discussion and Q&A. All panel presentations must have 2-3 presenters and a panel moderator. Share with the audience to make a change for online learning.
Peer Reviewed Research
This is a 20 minutes session focused on a project's findings or published research articles. This is an opportunity for researchers to present their work as well as collect different perspective and constructive feedback. The aim of this session is to enhance collaboration in the academic community as well as spark creativity, innovation, and awareness of best practices in higher education.
Proposals must include all of the following sections which are found in the online submission tool.
- Lead Presenter Contact Information
- Co-presenter Information (if applicable)
- Conference Track
- Title (10 words max)
- Abstract (50 words max)
- Full Description (300-500 words)
- Presentation Type (Pre-conference Workshops, Demonstration, Ignite Session, Roundtable Discussions, Panel Discussion, Peer Reviewed Research)
- Suggested Audience (beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
- Technology Requirements
All proposals must be submitted using the online proposal submission tool.
Proposal Key Dates
Lead presenters will be notified and asked to forward all information to their co-presenters
If you are a vendor/company and which to present at IOL, email Diana Amis at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities. All proposals will be blind reviewed by a sub-committee of three or more individuals from different institutions and backgrounds. All presenters and co-presenters are expected to register for the conference.
IOL Conference will provide a standard set up (LCD data/ video projector and screen). You will need to provide your own laptop computer. Please note that we are unable to provide audio resources (house sound or speakers) for concurrent sessions. If you need Internet access for your session, you must include that information below. We cannot accommodate a request made during the conference.