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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Who should submit?


Anyone who has a strong idea for the use of computer graphics and interactive techniques in education and is keen to share the idea with an audience of professional educators. This is an opportunity to disseminate ideas, stimulate analysis and discussion, provide resources to others, and receive professional recognition for your work.

What is the format for presentations at the conference?


There are five possible formats in which to present your ideas:
1. Educators Panel
You have a fully formed idea and a small group of presenters to support or challenge your thesis. You need one or two hours (including questions) in a panel setting to present your ideas.

2. The Forum
This popular format promotes ideas and discussion with the audience. Typically, one or two people will make a short presentation that raises questions and concerns that your audience can discuss. This format is encouraged for people who have strong ideas and want "in-depth" analysis and commentary from their peers. Pairing of presenters with contrasting views on the same topic is encouraged. Presentations in this format will last an hour.

3. Educators Paper
You want to present a well-formed idea, proven or theoretical, that will interest your audience and help them in their academic careers. These sesssions will last half an hour to an hour, including questions.

4. Incubator
Demonstrations of interactive educational products. Interactive displays that encourage attendee involvement and immersion are encouraged. (We would love to showcase toys and let the audience play with them.) These displays are not for commercial marketing of products, but for feedback from and the education of the community. Your audience will be educators from grade school, high school, and post-high school institutions.

Display size is to be determined. However, you will be expected to maintain your display and provide information to interested parties, as well as demonstrations of the product. The atmosphere will be casual, and it will encourage "play."

5. QuickTakes
The QuickTake format is used for submissions that the jury wants to present in the Educators Program, but that don't necessarily need the amount of time provided by the other program formats. Submitters do not typically propose QuickTakes to the program. Rather, at the Educators jury meeting, the jurors may reclassify certain submissions as appropriate for the QuickTake format. Authors of submissions that jurors feel are most appropriate for the QuickTake format will be approached after the jury meeting, at which time the submitter may chose not to have the work presented in the QuickTake format.

Unsure?


Perhaps you have a strong idea for a presentation but are unsure if or how it might fit in to our conference. Perhaps the idea shows promise, but is not fully worked out. Please send your ideas in and, let us try to fit it into the program!

What are the format and timeline for submissions?


All work must be submitted online, and must be received by 9 February 2005. All references and attributions must be acknowledged. You must have permission to use any images, etc. from commercial or private sources.

The layout of your text for publication should follow the guidelines for publication.

Accepted submitters will be notified by email in the second week of March.
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