Event Date/Time: Feb 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 01, 2008
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The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) third annual Educational Technology Research Symposium will be February 3, 2009, in Austin Texas. The event will provide a venue for educational technology researchers to present formal papers in educational technology areas.

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 A paper longer than eight pages will be returned to its author for editing and may not be published in the proceedings.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 cravey@tcea.org as an e-mail attachment no later than August 1, 2008. 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 cravey@tcea.org no later than November 1, 2008 (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 August 1, 2008
Papers sent to reviewers September 1, 2008
Reviews of papers due October 1, 2008
Final paper submission November 1, 2008
Registration (for inclusion of paper in proceedings) December 1, 2008
Educational Technology Research Symposium February 3, 2009

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 thompsjt@buffalostate.edu or Dr. Stephen Rainwater, at Steve_Rainwater@uttyler.edu. Full details will be sent to you.


500 E. Cesar Chavez St
United States

Additional Information

The registration fee for the Symposium also will entitle Symposium registrants to attend the TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition, Accelerate Technology, February 2-6, 2009, at no extra cost.