Types of contributions

The organisers welcome three types of contributions:

1. Brief contributions to showcase work in progress, tools or successful approaches:

    • extended abstract (1-2 pages)

2. Paper contributions (max 6 pages, using the Companion Proceedings format, see below):

    • short paper (1-4 pages) to showcase work in progress for successful approaches to feedback at scale, focusing on students’ reception of this feedback
    • short issue papers (5-8 pages) provoking the audience to think about key issues and problems related to scaling feedback and the use of analytics to support the process

Suggested topics

Some ideas of possible topics in each submission include, but are not limited to:

    • Challenges and successes (as well as failures)
    • How students perceive and respond to personalised, data-driven feedback
    • Stakeholder engagement, buy-in, and impact (especially faculty, students)
    • Overview of tool(s)/approach(es) to personalise feedback
    • Implementation process (e.g. infrastructural, staff capacity, etc.)

Important dates

  • 31 October 2019 – Open call for submissions
  • 15 December 2019 – Deadline for all submissions
  • 5 January 2020 - Send out notifications of acceptance
  • TBC - (early bird registration deadline) confirmation of attendance
  • TBC - Deadline for submission of final camera-ready papers for Companion Proceedings

Proposal format & submission process

Submissions for extended abstracts and short papers should be done using the Companion Proceedings template (same as LAK workshop submissions format).

All submissions are done via EasyChair, following these steps:

  1. Prepare a submission using the Companion Proceedings template (above).
  2. Access the EasyChair submission system for this workshop and register or sign in.
  3. Click the “New Submission” menu tab, follow the on-screen instructions and select the “Full and Short Research Papers” track. NOTE: Please copy and paste the presenter information, title, abstract, keywords and deployment summary into the online form, and include them as well in the PDF.

Reviewing process

Each submission/contribution will be reviewed by at least two reviewers designated by the workshop organizers. The review process is single blind (i.e., reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to those submitting). The comments for each paper will be shared among the reviewers of that paper and the program chairs. Submissions with the highest evaluations will be accepted for presentation in the workshop, pending final review by the program chairs.

During & after the workshop

After a brief introduction and conceptualisation of the workshop, a series of short presentations will provide a backdrop and provocation to think about ways in which we normally provide feedback: this will consider both the typically sparse provision in Higher Education as well as the continuous provision typical of schools. We will look specifically at successful approaches, what they have in common and, most importantly, consider how students receive the feedback and do something with it (i.e. the ‘closing the loop’).

In the second half, breakout groups will be guided with a semi-structured approach to discuss key themes and issues surfaced during presentations (e.g. use of data-informed feedback by students, types of feedback made possible through data, challenges of faculty professional learning, data sources needed for personalisation, etc.).

All accepted submissions will be included in the LAK Companion Proceedings. Some of the presentations in the conference may be recorded and made available after the event via this website (slideshare, google slides or pdf).