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SoTEL will provide a platform for both the beginner and expert practitioner to inform and enlighten colleagues and peers of the positive outcomes of technology enhanced learning.

Showcasing and sharing knowledge, skills, innovations and results from evidence-based practice, collaboration and co-operation will definitely be encouraged and supported.

You are cordially invited to make a submission for the first SoTEL symposium to be held at Auckland University of Technology—South Campus in February 2018 on the 15 and 16th. There are a variety of presentation formats and ways you could get involved—outlined below.


Brief Presentations (Presentation Time: 20 minutes plus Q&A 10 minutes)

A Brief presentation should discuss and/or demonstrate strategies, techniques, issues, solutions, associated with learning with the use of technology. It should describe:

  • the context/motivation for the topic
  • what will be shown or discussed
  • what are the implications for future practice.

Case Studies (Presentation Time: 20 minutes plus Q&A 10 minutes)

Case studies are related to institutional or individual experiences and should describe:

  • how the technology was used to enhance learning and in what context for the case study
  • who was involved in the development and presentation
  • what are the implications for future practice.

Demonstrations (Presentation Time: 20 minutes plus Q&A 10 minutes)

Demonstrations will enable participants to review innovative developments in practice or progress and should describe:

  • the major  learning and technology aspects of the innovation to be demonstrated
  • the context and motivation for the innovation
  • what are the implications for future practice.

Round Tables (Time allocation: 30 minutes)

Round Tables allow maximum interaction in informal discussions on a single topic focussing on learning enhanced through technology and should:

  • describe the topic to be explored
  • why the topic is important
  • involve all participants in discussion
  • record positive ‘takeaways’
  • determine how the debate will be continued.

Tutorial (Time allocation: 100 minutes)

Tutorials must be designed to explore the effective use of technology for learning and teaching. The abstract should describe:

  • the outcomes of the session
  • the technological enhancement aspect of teaching and learning
  • how the session will be organised
  • the resources to be distributed.

Workshop (Time allocation: 100 minutes)

Workshops must be designed to actively engage participants in authentic settings. The abstract should describe:

  • the intended outcomes of the session
  • the major features to be investigated
  • how the session will be organised
  • the resources to be distributed
  • details of expectations and requirements of participants.

POSSIBLE Committee initiated activities
  • ‘Cracker Barrel’
  • SIG’s
  • Debate
  • GAMING
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