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Submission Information

Proposal for a Symposium

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.

Symposium Submission Guidelines
We invite submissions 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.

A symposium includes the submission of multiple papers organized around a common issue or theme providing a high level of coherence and focused discussion. Symposia should consist of up to three papers to permit time for discussion, but if properly organized, may consist of four papers.

Sessions will be 90 minutes and should be planned to allow ample time for 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 Session Organizer including name, affiliation, address, email, phone number
  • Title of the Session
  • Title of each paper
  • Name and affiliation of up to 4 presenters for each 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 ' clearly describing the rationale for the session as a whole. We recommend that you prepare your abstract as a Word document, make changes, corrections and revisions on that document; then cut and past in to the text box provided.
  • Full paper submission: This is an integration of all of the symposium presentations. 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
    • Unlike paper submissions, symposium submissions can contain names of 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, if any

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