Promises & Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education Conference (proposals 12/10/18)

deadline for submissions: 
December 10, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Nova Southeastern University
contact email: 

Call for Proposals

Presentation proposals for the Going Deeply Digital: Promises and Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education conference, to be held at Nova Southeastern University’s Fort Lauderdale campus, are sought from faculty, staff, teachers, administrators, instructional designers, students, and vendors. Proposals are due December 10, 2018 and should adhere to the information presented below. The Conference program will be available in early January 2019.

Learn more about the conference at https://www.nova.edu/digitalconference/index.html and submit your proposal at https://www.nova.edu/digitalconference/proposals.html. Please direct questions to nsudigital@nova.edu.

Possible Presentation Topics Might Address:

  • The meaning of deeply digital teaching and learning
  • The motivational influence of low threshold feedback
  • The implementation of an online digital curricula
  • What researchers are saying about technology in higher education
  • Costs associated to technology in higher education
  • Game theory and makerspaces as guides for going digital
  • Organizing higher education for a digital curriculum
  • Going digital in my classroom
  • Social media and the digital curriculum
  • Impact of tools from MyMathLab to Google Docs to Adobe
  • What is a digital curriculum
  • The impact of e-books
  • The changing role of the university instructional designer
  • Managing an increasingly digital curriculum
  • Vendors and the digital curriculum
  • Directed vs. discovery learning in higher education
  • Student technology expectations
  • Showcasing digital curriculum materials for higher education
  • Industry-standard software
  • Preparing faculty, adjuncts, and students to work with digital technology

Presentation Formats 

Concurrent Sessions: We welcome proposals for whole sessions (50-minute session consisting of three or more speakers) as either a series of individual presentations, a panel, or a roundtable. We also welcome individual proposals (one-two speakers), which will be combined into a panel or series of solo presentations by the Program Committee. Presenters may propose separately titled papers or visual presentations in whatever format best delivers the presenters’ ideas and engages the audience.

Posters: We welcome proposals for visual poster presentations to be displayed on foam boards. During poster sessions, which can feature a work in progress, new concepts, research results, and more, presenters stand or perform beside their displays to explain content and answer questions.

Workshop Sessions: We welcome proposals for workshop sessions (50-minute sessions) that actively engage conference participants with hands-on activities or demonstrations. Successful workshop proposals explain clearly how participants will engage in workshop activities.