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Submission Information

Paper Submissions

Timeline
November 15, 2005 - Submissions due by 11:59pm EST
January 15, 2006 - Notification of acceptance/rejection emailed to primary contact submitter
March 6, 2006 - Final, camera ready copy is due

The final, camera ready copy is the paper that will go in the proceedings which will be distributed at the conference and through Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

Single Paper Submission Guidelines
We invite papers on the entire range of topics relevant to the Learning Sciences. Consistent with the theme, reports addressing the impact of the learning sciences on policy or teaching practices are favored.

Conference sessions will be 90 minutes and will include a presentation by a discussant and at least 15 minutes for audience discussion. Papers submitted individually will be bundled by the conference organizers with up to two additional papers. A discussant will be identified to comment on the papers before open discussion.

Submission is online; click the submission tab to submit a proposal. When you are ready to submit, the following information will be required:

  • Identification of primary contact including name, affiliation, address, email, phone number
  • Name and affiliation of up to 4 multiple authors
  • Title of the paper
  • Identification of 3 keywords (in decreasing order of relevance). The keywords will be used in the index for the proceedings.
  • Abstract ' text only, 150 word maximum We recommend that you prepare your abstract as a Word document, make changes, corrections and revisions on that document; then cut and paste in to the text box provided.
  • Full Paper: It is recommended (but not required) that you use the formatting guidelines that will be required should your submission be accepted. Download guidelines (pdf). At a minimum, the following formatting is required
    • Submitted in PDF format
    • Must not contain names of any authors
    • Title and abstract must be on the first page
    • Maximum length of seven (7) additional pages (8.5 x 11), including figures and references.
    • 1" margins
    • Single spaced
    • APA style citations
  • Identification of audio-visual equipment required for your presentation.

Evaluation
To create a high-quality program representing the newest ideas and results in the field, submitted papers will be evaluated in a blind peer review process with respect to:

  • Originality
  • Quality
  • Significance of research
  • Relevance to a broad audience of learning sciences researchers
  • Clarity
  • Consistency with the conference theme