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Online Forum Description
- Each Online Forum is a two-day online event consisting of ten sessions.
- Each event focuses on a unique topic.
- Concurrent sessions are organized into two tracks.
- Sessions for each event address a specific area of the larger topic and track.
- We hold all Forums on Thursday and Friday.
- We hold five sessions each day.
- Each session is given once during the event.
- Each session is 75 minutes long, including the introduction and closing.
- The schedule is the same for each event (times listed in US/Canada Pacific Time)
Thursday 8:30am – 9:45am Opening Session 10:15am – 11:30am Two concurrent sessions 12:00pm – 1:15pm Two concurrent sessions Friday 8:30am – 9:45am Two concurrent sessions 10:15am – 11:30am Two concurrent sessions 12:00pm – 1:15pm Closing Session
- All sessions are recorded and stored in the Online Forums Archive.
- Sessions are viewed by registered participants—either live during the event or by viewing recordings after the event.
- Session recordings are also available to our Member-Plus and Premium Members.
- All sessions are presented using the Adobe Connect platform.
- Presenters must provide their own Windows or Macintosh computer.
- Presenters must provide their own connection to the Internet via DSL, cable modem, T1, or other high-speed, wired connection.
- Each presenter's computer must meet Adobe Connect System Requirements.
- Adobe Connect uses Voice over IP (VoIP); therefore, presenters must have wired headsets with microphones connected to their computers.
- Guild members and non-members are welcome to submit proposals.
- Sessions must be educational and informational in content.
- Vendors of eLearning products and services will be considered; however, NO marketing or self-promotion is allowed.
- Vendors/suppliers of eLearning/blended learning products and services are encouraged to submit a case study with a client, though this is not required.
- Although it is very helpful, presenters are not required to have experience presenting in an online environment.
- All presenters will receive coaching in Adobe Connect and online presentation skills from Guild staff.
Proposal Content Considerations
- We look for sessions featuring practical, proven solutions to common eLearning challenges.
- We are particularly interested in sessions that address intermediate and advanced levels.
- All proposals will be considered for inclusion in the program.
If Selected, Presenters Will Be Required To...
- Work with Guild staff prior to the event to ensure the presenter is comfortable with the online environment and structure — even if the presenter has previous experience presenting in an online environment.
- Dedicate time for preparation and delivery:
- 3& ndash; 4 sessions with the Guild-assigned coach/host.
- Each practice session will be 15 – 60 minutes long, depending on presenter ease/familiarity with technology, technical setup, and the complexity of the presentation (application share, number of polls, etc.).
- The 75-minute session. (Sessions are only presented once during the event, but are recorded, archived, and accessed after the event.)
- Refrain from promoting their own products or services during the presentation.
- Presenters receive a free registration to their specific Online Forum event, and may attend and participate in other sessions for that event as desired.
- This registration cannot be shared.
- Presenters will have access to the event recordings for one year after the event.
- Access to the recordings cannot be shared.
Proposal Due Dates and Topics for 2013 Online Forums
Descriptions for each Online Forum are available on the Schedule at a Glance page.
|Date of Forum||Topic||Submit by|
|Jan. 24 & 25||eLearning Software: Productivity Tips and Secrets||Closed
|Feb. 21 & 22||eLearning Instructional Design: Best Practices, Tips, and Techniques||Closed
|Apr 11 & 12
||Learning at the Moment of Need: Connecting Learning to Performance||Closed|
|May 9 & 10||Simulations for eLearning: Best Practices for the Almost-Real World||Closed
|Jun 6 & 7
||Using Technology Effectively for the Physical and Virtual Classroom||Closed
|Jul 18 & 19||eLearning Engagement and Interactivity: Tips and Techniques||Closed
|Aug 15 & 16
||Collaborative and Social Learning: Best Practices for Learning with Others||Closed
|Sep 19 & 20
||mLearning: Tips and Techniques for Planning, Analysis, and Design||Closed|
|Nov 14 & 15
||mLearning: Tips and Techniques for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
|Dec 12 & 13
||Graphics and Animations for eLearning: Best Practices, Tips, and Techniques||Jul 15
|Note: Proposals may be accepted after the due date if the program has not been filled.
Submitting Your Proposal
- Use the online Submission Form.
- You may submit more than one proposal for an event.
- You may submit the same proposal for different Online Forums, but we will consider your proposal for only one online event during a 12-month period.
- Complete all areas of the form.
- Be clear, concise, and complete when filling out the form.
Please contact Chris Benz if you:
- Have any questions about completing the submission form, these instructions, or the event.
- Are unsure about whether or not your proposal is appropriate for the event.
- If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Cheri Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.603.465.7786