Paper Submission Guidelines

Please follow these general organization and format requirements to submit a paper for review.

Paper Sections

A paper may be submitted with a lecture or workshop proposal type, but not with the infographic type. If you are also submitting a paper, you must have it ready to upload at time of submission of proposal.

Proposals submitted without a paper cannot be changed to include a paper submission later, due to the strict schedule the peer review committee needs to maintain.

The recommended organization below allows for the flexibility to submit. Here are the sections required:

  1. Title and Abstract (due to blind review, no author identifiers on papers–identify authors only in presenter fields on the submission form)
  2. Introduction
  3. Background, Theory, or Literature Review
  4. Description of Project or Research Study
  5. Lessons Learned or Study Results
  6. Conclusions and/or Implications
  7. References or Bibliography

Paper Format

Submitted papers should meet the following formatting requirements:

  1. Length: 5-10 pages, single spaced
  2. Margins: 1 inch all around
  3. Font size: 10
  4. Paragraphing: one single space line between paragraphs, no indentations
  5. Style: any (APA, Chicago, etc.) as long as it is consistently applied

Reviewer Criteria

Those who also submit papers will undergo a peer review to be published in the proceedings. Submitted papers will be reviewed on the following criteria to determine inclusion in the proceedings.

  1. The purpose of the paper is consistently supported throughout all sections.
  2. The paper’s topic is clearly connected to one of the conference tracks.
  3. The paper describes a project or research completed or conducted using digital technologies for teaching, training, learning or instructional design.
  4. The paper presents logical and clearly defined lessons learned or study results.
  5. The paper’s conclusions or implications follow the lessons learned or study results to their logical and summative end.
  6. The paper is consistently formatted as per the above guidelines, and adheres to correct grammatical conventions and usage.