XLi 2013

MUS Extended Learning Institute

Call For Proposals Is Now Closed

Call for Proposals

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The XLi 2013 conference will focus on creating and delivering instruction within cultural changes and diverse learning environments. The increasing number of diverse students and the proliferation of web and application based technologies creates a challenging space within which faculty must develop and deliver their courses without barriers. The conference will also explore the changes in support structures and universal design provided by both faculty and student services. The entire university system needs to explore how it provides for the needs of current and future students at this critical juncture in education and in a changing culture.

Tracks for This Conference:

  • Identifying the Next: Discovering the cultural forces that will drive change in the learning environment.

  • Develop the Future: Using appropriate pedagogy in diverse environments.

  • Access Confirmed: Creating an accessible ecosystem from courses to content to cost.

Types of Presentations:

  • Interactive Presentation: These 60 minute sessions are in presentation (or information sharing) format. Proposals should explain how an interactive component (e.g.: 10-15 min. question/answer period) will be built into the presentation.

  • Panel Discussion: These 60 minute sessions offer an exchange of ideas and viewpoints, in response to predetermined questions, among a group of three to four panelists with expertise on the topic. Panel discussions will be moderated, and will include a short question/answer period with the audience.

  • Roundtable: This is a highly interactive format in which the presenter leads an informal discussion on the proposed issue or topic of interest. Roundtable sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Presenters should provide handouts, as appropriate, to participants.

  • Hands-on Workshop: These 60 minute sessions will provide participants with direct exploration of and interaction with the topic being presented. These sessions will take place in a computer lab, accommodating participants working 1:1 at a computer or other device.

  • Short Presentations: Short Presentations are lively 10 minute presentations that fall within the scope of the conference, but may not "cleanly" fit into one of the conference tracks. These presentations should be designed to provide an interesting and exciting way to close out the day for all conference attendees.

The Proposal Submission Consists of:

  1. Brief biographical sketch for each presenter (25 words maximum per presenter)

  2. Institution

  3. Presentation Title

  4. Short (fewer than 50 words) description, which will be posted on the XLi website and in the program

  5. One-page proposal explaining the session purpose, content, intended audience, and session type

Tips for Proposals:

  • Have a clear learning objective.

  • Make sure the proposal is relevant to the conference strands and best practices.

  • Make sure the audience can apply your strategies to relevant contexts.

  • Make sure your description is succinct, clearly written, and well-defined.

  • Make sure your presentation method is appropriate.

Submitting Proposals:

You may submit your proposals online through the XLi Call for Proposals Website. Proposals will be accepted until February 22nd.

You will receive notification of proposal acceptance by Friday, March 1, 2013. If accepted, you will be asked to verify, by email, your commitment to make the presentation. It is the responsibility of the key presenter to notify additional presenters of the proposal status. Conference registration fees are waived for presenters.


If you have any questions, you may address them to Bill Weber on the Proposal Review Committee at xli@msubillings.edu.

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