Call for Papers
MADLaT 2008 International Conference
"E-Learning Comes Together,"
the MADLaT 2008 conference, will address the blend of
information and communication technology with the wisdom
of educators in learning environments.
Our audience, a diverse community of practitioners,
reflects this coming together--teachers, professors,
instructors, designers and those involved in student
support, planning and administrative issues, all sharing
their knowledge and experience.
We are inviting you to Manitoba,
May 8-9, 2008.
The Conference Program Planning Committee is accepting
submissions for presentations, panel discussions, facilitated
discussions, and poster sessions. These will enable
participants to investigate, evaluate, rethink, and
connect with contemporary trends in information and
communication technology, new media, and distance and
We invite you to submit proposals for conference sessions
that creatively address the theme “E-Learning
Who Should Submit?
This is an international conference.
Submissions are strongly encouraged from individuals
and groups working in education, training, business,
industry, government, and military at all levels, including
K-12, post-secondary, and adult education and/or training.
Graduate students’ submissions in all formats
are very welcome.
Conference Session Formats
- Presentations: Session presentations
can be 20, 40, or 60 minutes in length and can include
one or more presenters. The selected time should include
time for audience questions.
- Panel Discussions: Panel discussions
must be 60 or 90 minutes in length, including time
for audience questions, and should include between
3 and 6 panelists.
- Facilitated Discussions: Facilitated
discussions focus on audience participation throughout
and are 60 minutes in length. They may have one or
more facilitators but should be limited to a single
- Poster Presentations: Poster presenters
will only be available to discuss their posters with
conference participants at one pre-determined time.
- All submissions must address the
Conference theme, “E-Learning Comes Together”,
and one of the streams.
- You are also invited to indicate if you wish your
paper submission to be adjudicated for potential
publication in a journal. If you make this
request, you need to submit the final paper to the
respective journal and the paper will go through the
established peer-review process for the targeted journal.
Presentations, Panel Discussions,
and Facilitated Discussions are
invited in the following streams:
Stream 1: Participative Web
Focus on the use and uncertainties of emerging technologies,
such as social networking tools, and the education and
training challenges created by the way the participative
web is influencing many of the social and communication
processes of society.
Stream 2: Teaching and Learning in a Changing
Focus on addressing issues related to teaching and learning
in environments of continual change.
Stream 3: Research
Focus on research about the implications of millennial
learners' immersion in technology on teaching and learning.
Stream 4: Educational Resources
Focus on the added value and on the issues regarding
the development and use of new media educational resources.
Stream 5: Organizational Planning for e-learning
Focus on issues and potential solutions that face education
and training leaders, administrators, and service and
support providers when integrating information and communication
technology within the local, national, and international
Poster Presentations are invited
in the following stream:
Poster presentations provide an opportunity
to share innovative ideas and new applications of information
and communication technology and distance and distributed
They may present a report of a research
study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort,
a description of an international project, or the description
of an innovative program that relates to the conference
The official language of the conference is English.
Proposal Selection Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated by the Proposal
Selection Committee based on the following criteria:
Complete the form below and mail, e-mail or fax your
Kathy Joss, Registrar
MADLaT 2008 Conference
34 Gardner Cove
Winnipeg, MB Canada R2C 4X8
Fax: (204) 224-0304
The MADLaT 2008 Conference Presentation
1. Primary contact‘s information
Title (select one):
Dr. Prof. Ms Mr. Mrs. Miss
Postal code/zip code:
Co-presenters (list the names of co-presenters with
2. Submission title:
3. Session type (select one):
Presentation (Select preferred length):
- 20 minutes
- 40 minutes
- 60 minutes
- Panel discussion (60 or 90 minutes)
- Facilitated discussion (60 or 90 minutes)
- Poster presentation
4. Abstract: Brief account of the
content of the session (300 words maximum):
5. Stream (select one):
- Stream 1: Participative Web
- Stream 2: Teaching and Learning in a Changing World
- Stream 3: Research
- Stream 4: Educational Resources
- Stream 5: Organizational Planning for e-learning
6. Intended audience (Select all that apply):
7. Focus (Select all that apply):
8. Do you intend to submit a paper, based on
this proposal, for peer review in the following journals?
a. Journal of Distance Education
Yes / No
(Submission Guidelines: http://www.jofde.ca)
b. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
(Submission Guidelines: http://www.cjlt.ca/authors.html)
9. Biographical note for each presenter (75
words maximum for each person).
Deadline for Submissions
Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2008
Results of the Selection Process
Those who submit proposals will be notified of the
results by February 28, 2008. Conference presenters
are expected to register and pay the conference registration
fee, as well as their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Note: The Conference Program committee
may request presenters to revise their submission and/or
present jointly with others who have submitted proposals
on similar topics. To ensure a balanced program, the
committee reserves the right to solicit presentations
in addition to those received through this Call for
After your abstract has been
Paper Deadline: April 15, 2008
Format: If you have indicated in your
submission that you wish your paper considered for publication,
submit your paper to the respective journal web site.
Be sure to use the appropriate style outlined by the
journal to which you have chosen to submit.
Requirements Deadline: February 28, 2008
After your abstract has been accepted, you will be notified
to submit your technology requirements.