Session Proposals: General Information
Session submissions closed on August 28, 2009.
From Digital Libraries to Cyberlearning
In 2008, the NSDL Annual Meeting highlighted activities that are pushing the boundaries of digital libraries by finding ways to weave together learning and technology in our highly connected world. Presentations also underscored the challenges of working within the evolving national infrastructure while producing real results in the classroom. For 2009, sessions explore issues and report on activities building on this transition from library to learning. The six categories for presentations include:
Evaluation and Impact: Focus on efforts and results to measure the effects of NSDL in real educational settings, and to document impacts as observed from the STEM teacher and learner audiences of NSDL projects;
Outreach and Professional Development: Outline
models, research or designs of activities implemented that promote the
use of NSDL in alignment with instructional practice;
Research Findings: Present cumulative experiences and compelling narratives about ongoing, or concluded, research (e.g., technology, education, policy) within the context of the NSDL goals to support effective usage of library materials;
Sustainability: Describe strategies for sustaining your work within a broader vision for NSDL while keeping pace the evolving national STEM research and education infrastructure;
Services and Technology: Demonstrate tools and technology developed to enable the creation and adoption of digital materials tailored for use with today’s learners;
Collection Development: Advance the craft of digital library building by presenting strategies and software for library building, working with standards, archiving and other library tools needed to ensure the utility and integrity of library collections.
Session Lengths & Formats
The following session types will be available for the 2009 meeting: Panels, Presentations, Computer Lab, and Lightning Talks:
- Panel or Presentation, up to 30 minutes: This time would support an update on several facets of one project's activities, or several projects could report on related activities.
- Panel or Presentation, up to 60 minutes: This time would support a panel presentation comprising several perspectives on an issue or an in-depth examination of one significant issue.
- Computer Lab: These sessions do not have to follow a specific format, though we ask that proposals describe an engaging and interactive session, resulting in tangible outcomes for participants. Possible session formats could include workshops or training on tools and technology, or hands-on demonstrations of site features or activities. We do not plan to provide computers this year unless specifically requested by the presenter, since most attendees bring their personal laptops to the meeting.
- Lightning Talk: Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations on any topic and are a great way to quickly share detailed information. The style is informal, focused, informative, and can be as prepared or as spontaneous as the presenter chooses.