We welcome abstracts or proposals which should fit one of the following conference sub-themes, or any others which are interesting and important to the world-wide community of educational and academic developers.
(I) Strategies for enhancing learning for the next generation of students
(II) Policies and practice in institutional and organizational development
(III) The development of higher education across the globe
Please review the areas of interest under “The Conference Sub-theme” before choosing one of the options above.
Oral presentations will be 15 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
Poster session should provide the opportunity to inform and discuss self-explanatory issues related to the conference theme with the audience. Each presenter gives a brief summary, followed by a group discussion. Poster viewing session will last about 120 minutes.
Symposia will last 60 minutes and consist of three 15-minute presentations, leaving around 15 minutes for discussion and summing-up. A symposium might be used to present contrasting approaches to, or perspectives on, theory, concepts or practice in academic development.
Workshops will last 120 minutes and consist of a series of interactive presentations or selected activities, followed by a discussion period. The emphasis will be on active participation and sharing diverse experiences and ideas. Workshops may explore theoretical or practical issues in academic development focusing on the processes used in practice. A mixture of individual, small group and plenary activity may be accompanied by a very limited amount of formal presentation.
Network Exhibition should be a space designed to meet people interested in networking, leading perhaps to a common future activity or output. All interested networks and participants will fill out a form (to be found in the documentation) that will be managed and distributed so that future relationships can be built according to common research interests.
Guidelines for Abstract or Proposal submission
- Authors must register for ICED account before performing submission. The author will receive confirmation email from the system after registration.
- How to submit: All Abstract or Proposal must be submitted in English, following the directions given where you will have to enter the required data via the Online Submission page by February 29, 2012
- The abstract length must not exceed one A4-page and word limit is maximum 500 words or 1500 characters (including title, names and affiliations).
- The abstract should cover 4 parts: Rationale/Objectives, Summary of work, Outcomes, Conclusion and Discussion, References (optional).
- 3-5 keywords should be included.
- Symposia or Workshop proposal
- Describe your proposal with maximum 500 words or 1500 characters (including title, names and affiliations).
- The proposal should cover Session Objectives/Learning Outcomes (What will delegates be able to do on completion of the session?), Session Activities (An indication of how the session will be structured, how activities and discussion will be facilitated and what participants will do) and References (Optional).
- References: For conformation do use APA Reference Style Guide, details can be acquired at http://library.nmu.edu/guides/userguides/style_apa.htm#top .
Some examples are given below
Arakji, R. Y., & Lang, K. R. (2008). Avatar business value analysis: A method for the evaluation of business value creation in virtual commerce. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9, 207-218. Retrieved from http://www.csulb.edu/journals/jecr/
Hartley, J. T., Harker J. O., & Walsh, D. A. (1980). Contemporary issues and new directions in adult development of learning and memory. In L. W. Poon (Ed.), Aging in the 1980s: Psychological issues (pp. 239-252). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
McKibben, B. (1992). The age of missing information. New York, NY: Random House.
Moore, C. (1991). Mass Spectrometry. In Encyclopedia of chemical technology (4th ed.) (Vol. 15, pp. 1071-1094). New York, NY: Wiley.
- Author (please, indicate your contact details)
Contact Person details
1) Contact Name: (The name which you wish to appear on the
2) Title: Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, Prof, other
5) Address for correspondence:
8) Email Address:
- Abstract and Proposal are peer reviewed as they are submitted. Notification of acceptance or rejection of the Abstract and Proposal will be sent to all authors by March 15, 2012.
- Once notified of Abstract acceptance, authors are invited to submit full papers and the presenting author must register as an active participant for the full conference between February 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.
Considerations for the Evaluation of Proposals:
- Relevance to the theme of the conference “Across the Globe Higher Education Leaning and Teaching” and the relevant sub-theme.
- Clarity of session objectives/ learning outcomes
- Appeal to an international audience
- Contribution to scholarship, new or innovative practice, and evaluation and enhancement of academic development
- Opportunities for delegates to listen, talk and reflect; enabling them to take away the lessons learnt and apply them in their own context.