Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies invites you 

to submit a proposal for presentation at RUOnlineCon 2020, to be held March 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This year’s theme is “Vision 20/20: A View to the Future

Step 1. Submit Presenter(s) Information
Please include as much information as possible in your RUonlineCon profile, including your biography, a profile picture, and most current contact information. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 22, 2019.

Step 2. All additional co-presenters should be added to the proposal at the time of submission. Please have all information possible on additional presenters, including biography, profile picture, and most current contact information (including social media)

The Rutgers Online Learning Conference seeks proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning.

Step 3. Submit Your Proposal
Proceed to the proposal submission link after you have submitted all presenters, you will be able to submit a proposal by clicking on the pop-up link or click here RUOnlineCon Presentation Submission.

Step 4. Click “Submit” to save and submit the submission form. You will receive an email confirmation of your successful presentation submission to RUOnlineCon 2020


Essential Information

Be sure to read through all of the information before you submit your proposal.  Ensuring alignment with submission requirements and guidelines will positively affect the quality of your proposal.

Please pay close attention to the Selection Criteria located on this page. Presentations are selected according to ratings in five major categories:

  • Relevance to the conference
  • Clarity
  • Audience Appeal
  • Interactivity (Active Engagement)
  • Alignment to Session Specific Criteria

* Presenters should include active engagement methodology during presentations to encourage audience/participants to ask questions

Presentation Tracks

Review the Track Descriptions listed below to ensure your proposal aligns with the correct conference track.  We have updated a number of the tracks for RUOnlineCon 2020, so you will want to carefully review the track descriptions and keywords before you ensure you submit your proposal to the correct track.

Image Representing track look into the mind's Eye: Teaching and learning

Look into the Mind’s Eye: Teaching and Learning

Image Representing track Look Both Ways: Student Engagement and Retention

Look Both Ways: Student Engagement and Retention

Image Representing track A Broad Field of Vision: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

A Broad Field of Vision: Accessibility and Inclusion

Image Representing track Telescopes to Microscopes: Instructional Tools and Technology

Telescopes to Microscopes:  Instructional Tools and Technology

Image Representing track Envision the Future: Extended Reality (XR, VR, AR, MR) and Immersive Learning

Envision the Future: Extended Reality (XR, VR, AR, MR) and Immersive Learning

Image Representing track Hindsight is 20/20: Data Informed Design

Hindsight is 20/20: Data-Informed Design-NEW!

Review the Keyword selections below. You will be asked to select 3 keywords that best describe your presentation:

  • Active Learning
  • Adaptive Learning 
  • Applications of Computer Vision
  • Assessment 
  • Assistive technology
  • Augmented Reality
  • Badges and Micro credentialing 
  • Blended/Hybrid Learning 
  • Collaboration 
  • Competency-Based Learning 
  • Continuing Education 
  • Course design
  • Emerging technologies (Next-gen learning)
  • Equity and Excellence
  • Experiential learning
  • Faculty Training 
  • Flipped Pedagogy 
  • FOV (Field of view)
  • Gamification 
  • Haptics
  • HMD (Head-mounted display)
  • Holography
  • Immersive Design 
  • Immersive technologies
  • Inclusion
  • Instructional Design & Development 
  • Instructional Technology Tools 
  • Intellectual Property & Copyright 
  • K-12
  • Learner Experience Design
  • Learner-Analytics 
  • Learning Management System
  • Library & Open Educational Resources 
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Learning 
  • MR (Mixed reality)
  • Online Pedagogy 
  • Problem-Based Learning 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Regulatory Challenges 
  • Role-play Based Learning
  • Simulation-Based Learning
  • Social Media 
  • Student Authentication & Verification
  • Universal Design for Learning 
  • Usability & Accessibility 
  • Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Reality

Standard Presentations (45 minutes)
These sessions are 45 minutes long; presenters and panels are asked to allocate at least 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A with the audience. Standard presentations are opportunities to present in detail on a project. 

Selection Process
Proposals will be reviewed by the RUOnlineCon Annual Conference 2020 Program Committee and Session Proposal Reviewers using the following criteria:

Quality of Topic:

Is the topic of importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the targeted area of information resources in higher education?

Proposed Topic Coverage:

Does the proposal cover the topic adequately

Speaker Knowledge:

Does the speaker appear to have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic?

Speaker Presentation Style:

Has the speaker provided sufficient evidence of his or her ability to effectively present on the topic?

Event-Specific Criteria:

Has the speaker included strategies that will effectively engage the attendees and result in effective learning?

Overall Rating:

What is your evaluation of this proposal overall?

Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive, noncommercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the theme and key topics. Applicants will be notified of proposal status in mid-December.  Presentations will take place Monday, March 16 at the RUOnlineCon Annual Conference 2020 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Speaker Expectations
Important: Presenters are responsible for registering in advance for the conference, paying the discounted conference registration fee of $75.00, and securing and paying for travel and lodging. Presenters are also asked to upload related resources (documents or links) prior to the presentation and to upload presentation materials and additional related resources after the presentation to their session's entry in the online program. These resources provide support for the presentation and then become a part of the conference proceedings so that your valuable information is accessible beyond your session.


Please compile all of the following information before submitting your proposal:

Title of Presentation (limit of 120 characters):

Please select a title that accurately describes your presentation content. Please use title capitalization for your proposal title. 

Program track:

Please select the track that most closely aligns with your proposal. 

Keywords:

Select up to 3 “Keywords” in the submission process.

Who might benefit from the presentation?

You will be asked to select the audience level, and target audience for attendees:

  • Indicate Audience Level: All, Expert, Intermediate, Novice

Short Abstract (limit of 50 words) inclusion in the conference website and mobile app listings

Extended Abstract (up to 1500 words for inclusion in the conference website and mobile app). Please provide a longer description and goals of the presentation. The extended abstract should:

  • Be concisely written, accurate, self-contained, and coherent
  • Identify how you plan to engage the audience. This can be accomplished through a number of techniques including small group moments, interactive question and answers, audience contribution,
  • interactive handouts, games, partner exercises etc.
  • Use a clear and direct writing style with active voice rather than passive
  • Give a clear statement of what participants will learn from this presentation
  • List what materials—slides, handouts, web links—will be provided during the presentation, posted on the conference web site, or submitted to the conference proceedings
  • Give participants a good idea of the content and format of your presentation
  • Persuade the proposal reviewers and conference attendees that you are going to present something unique, valuable and engaging
     

Step 1. Submit Presenter(s) Information
Please include as much information as possible in your RUonlineCon profile, including your biography, a profile picture, and most current contact information.

Step 2. All additional co-presenters should be added to the proposal at the time of submission. Please have all information possible on additional presenters, including biography, profile picture, and most current contact information (including social media)

Step 3. Submit Your Proposal. Proceed to the proposal submission link after you have submitted all presenters, you will be able to submit a proposal by clicking on the pop-up link or click here RUOnlineCon Presentation Submission.

Step 4. Click “Submit” to save and submit the submission form. You will receive email confirmation of your successful presentation submission to RUOnlineCon 2020