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Call for Paper is now open!


Would you like to play a part in the TLC APAC program? Do you have an interesting story to share? Are you working on a project that you want others to hear about? Well, we want to hear from YOU!

(Deadline for submission is 17th April and successful submitters will be informed by 25th May)

Presenting at TLC APAC 2019 is a chance for you to have a voice amongst your peers in the Asia Pacific region. Whether you’re experienced or brand new to presenting, planning to share challenges from the past or opportunities for the future, joining us from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong or anywhere in the Asia Pacific, we want to hear what you have to say. We hope to bring together the great ideas behind teaching and learning technologies where the community can learn from the ways other institutions have implemented their strategies, get creative with their executions and achieve their goals.

This year, we are looking for presentations that fit within these four themes below:

1. Maximising the Technologies

Institutions have invested heavily in various educational technologies, including Blackboard. Discover what institutions are doing, how they are using these technologies effectively and how these technologies can be further leveraged to have maximum positive impact on the learning and teaching experience. For example:

  • Integrating with other technologies
  • Leveraging technologies to promote inclusive practices for all
  • Responding to high impact institution or sector-wide crises (natural or human-made)
  • Emerging models of practice
  • Accessible media content development practices

2. Effective and Efficient Assessment Practices

Academics are continuously looking at ways to design and deliver their assessments that are closely aligned to their learning outcomes in a manner that enables them to mark and grade efficiently.  Hear best practices and tips from other academics about their approaches to assessment design, grading and marking. For example:

  • Incorporating authentic and work integrated assessment practices
  • Aligning assessment with future work practices
  • Using technologies to gain efficiencies in the Assessment and grading workflow
  • Designing active and collaborative assessment
  • Creative assessment design

3. Working with Quality Data

You make institutional choices every day that may change the course of a learner’s life. Now, find out how to make data-informed decisions to close achievement gaps and improve student learning outcomes. Learn how institutions and organisations are leveraging data to drive learner success. For example:

  • Using data to address critical educational challenges
  • Informing course design through data insights
  • Identifying and addressing learners’ achievement gaps
  • Drawing on data from other systems to create a fuller picture
  • Using data to inform pedagogy

4. Designing and Co-designing for Learning

Learners’ expectations are ever-evolving as the world and learning opportunities continue to rapidly change. Find out how leading instructors, learning designers and administrators are approaching learning and teaching at their institutions. For example:

  • Improving the student experience
  • Equipping teachers for a digital age
  • Preparing students for future work
  • Students as partners

Guidelines for Presentations

  • The content of submissions should relate to the use of any of Blackboard’s Teaching and Learning technologies to solve challenges on and off campus.
  • Share your recent innovations from across our full suite of solutions, what’s coming next and how they support your institutions visions and strategies into the future.
  • Breakout Sessions will be either 20 minutes or 40 minutes, and Workshop Sessions will be 60 minutes. These timings are inclusive of Q&A.
  • All presentations must be in  16:9 format.
  • Multiple submission entries may be made for different presentations.

How to submit your abstract

To be selected to present, you are required to submit an abstract via the website. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Presentation Portal Instructions:

  1. Create an author account
  2. Complete your contact details and the online submission form
  3. Upload your abstract

You will be requested to complete an online form and upload your abstract suitable for review a MS Word .doc or .docx file.

Please note, an email confirming your author account will be sent including a unique log in link. When you click on this link, it will direct you back into your personal presentation portal if you need to make updates or changes.

If you have any questions, please email the Conference Manager– tlcasiapacific2020@plevin.com.au or call +61 8 8379 8222.


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