Second Annual Educational Technology Research Symposium (Ed Tech Symposium 20)

Venue: Austin, TX Convention Center

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 04, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 05, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 17, 2007
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Paper submission deadline is September 17, 2007. Submit a paper by August 1, 2007, and your name will be placed in a drawing for a free symposium registration.

Paper length: Four-eight single spaced pages. A paper longer than eight pages will be returned to its author for editing and may not be published in the proceedings. An abstract by itself will not be considered.

Presentation time: 20 minutes for each paper, including Q&A. Presentations will be grouped together by areas of interest and the presentation group will be assigned time slots of appropriate length.

AV equipment provided: PC with speakers, LCD Projector, Internet and microphone. The PC will have MS Office (including PowerPoint) installed and will contain a DVD drive and USB port. NO overhead projector or Apple computer will be provided. Presenters may use their own laptop computers.

Other information: Papers should consist of original (not previously published) or reported research on any and all aspects of Educational Technology. Papers will be peer reviewed using a double-blind referee process.

Conference Proceedings Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings book. These papers will serve as a source of information for educational technology research. Selected papers may be invited to be published in the TechEdge, TCEA’s quarterly journal. Authors of accepted papers are required to register for the symposium and present their papers in order to have their papers published in the Conference Proceedings publication.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

Applying New Technologies
Best Practices
Collaborative Learning
Community Building
Computer Science Education
Content Development
Courseware Development
Cultural Attitudes and Technology Acceptance
Curriculum and Instructional Design
Cyber Safety
Digital Libraries
Distance Education/Learning
Emerging/Innovative Technologies
Ethical/Legal/Social Issues
Evaluation and Assessment
Games and Simulations in Education
Gender and Diversity Issues
International Challenges
Leadership in Educational Technology
Learning Outcomes
Mobile Devices
Mobile Learning
Online Learning
Open Source
Policy and Law
Staff Development
Student Learning
Virtual Universities
Web-based Instruction
Women in Technology

Deadline for paper submission: An electronic copy (Microsoft Word format) of the paper must be sent to as an e-mail attachment no later than September 17, 2007. Papers are required to use American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines EXCEPT the paper will be single spaced. Additional format: single column, no page numbers, no footnotes, references included at end of paper. An Abstract is required.

Deadline for revisions: Any revisions to an accepted paper must be sent to no later than December 3, 2007 (Microsoft Word format, e-mail attachment). The deadline allows time for authors make any necessary changes to their papers as a result of the review process.


Paper submission September 17, 2007
Papers sent to reviewers October 1, 2007
Reviews of papers due October 22, 2007
Final paper submission December 3, 2007
Registration (for inclusion of paper in proceedings) December 15, 2007
Educational Technology Research Symposium February 4-5, 2008


500 E Cesar Chavez Street
United States

Additional Information

Registration for this event will be available starting October 19, 2007. A registration fee of $295 includes: Attendance to all Educational Technology Sessions on Monday and Tuesday Continental breakfast each day Symposium materials including one copy of proceedings Free registration for TCEA 2008, Discover your Destination ( Free one year TCEA membership Reception/social on Monday, February 4 Want to help? If you are willing to volunteer to be a reviewer for conference paper submissions, please contact one of the Conference Chairs, Dr. John Thompson, at or Dr. Stephen Rainwater, at Full details will be sent to you.