Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference 2019

Welcome

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference 2019

Calling all students!!!

For details of our student keynote competition and how to enter please click here!

The call for conference proposals is now open!!!

We are proud to announce that the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference 2019 is coming to Edge Hill University.

The 2019 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference (@socmedhe) is for anyone interested in discussing, learning and sharing ideas and innovations around the use of social media to support student learning in Higher Education.

This year our theme is ‘Policy, Pedagogy and Practice’ and we welcome submissions from anyone with a role in supporting students in Higher Education! All educators, both academic and support services, staff and their students or students and their staff!

We welcome diversity and encourage creativity and innovation, and to support this inclusivity there are five formats for conference sessions: 

  • Poster presentations (Unmanned on display for the duration of the conference)
  • Interactive Workshops (30 minutes or 1 hour. Please specify when submitting your abstract)
  • Research Paper Presentations (45 minutes. 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions)
  • Virtual Presentations (10 minutes. Please note conference attendance is NOT required, however a reduced registration fee still applies)
  • Innovation Snap Shots (5 minutes. Verbal or virtual – you decide!)

Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

This is an overarching, inclusive theme and we welcome submissions from we welcome submissions from anyone with a role in supporting students in Higher Education! All educators, both academic and support services that showcase the ways in which research informed, scholarly work connects to students through innovative pedagogies.

We would particularly welcome staff and student collaborative presentations that demonstrate approaches which enhance student engagement, foster their ‘sense of belonging’ and authenticate the benefits of working with students as partners in the construction of their own learning. To facilitate collaborative staff and student presentations we have a limited number of ‘Buy One Get One Free’ (BOGOF) places available.

We welcome innovative abstracts which include images and video but the ‘formal’ submission form doesn’t enable us to capture and share these. 

So to help give a ‘flavour’ of things to come, which is especially valuable to those who haven’t been to a @scomedhe conference before we encourage you to ‘TWEET’ your proposal ideas using the hashtag #socmedhe19

If you are exploring any of these areas and would like a friendly and hospitable forum to present your work, please submit a proposal and we look forward to extending a warm welcome you to on our award-winning campus in December!

Kindest Regards and warmest wishes                                                                                       

Dawne and Sarah and Ed (The Gingerbread Person)

Information for Presenters

Call for Posters, Presentations and Workshops

The 2019 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference (@socmedhe) is for anyone interested in discussing, learning and sharing ideas and innovations around the use of social media to support student learning in Higher Education. This year our theme is ‘Pedagogy and Practice’ and we welcome submissions from anyone with a role in supporting students in Higher Education! All educators, both academic and support services, staff and their students or students and their staff!

We welcome diversity and encourage creativity and innovation, and to support this inclusivity there are five formats for conference sessions: 

  • Poster presentations (Unmanned on display for the duration of the conference)
  • Interactive Workshops (30 minutes or 1 hour. Please specify when submitting your abstract)
  • Research Paper Presentations (45 minutes. 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions)
  • Virtual Presentations (10 minutes. Please note conference attendance is NOT required, however a reduced registration fee still applies)
  • Innovation Snap Shots (5 minutes. Verbal or virtual – you decide!)

Pedagogy and Practice

This is an overarching, inclusive theme and we welcome submissions from anyone with a role in supporting students in Higher Education that showcase the ways in which research informed, scholarly work connects to students through innovative pedagogies.

We would particularly welcome staff and student collaborative presentations that demonstrate approaches which enhance student engagement, foster their ‘sense of belonging’ and authenticate the benefits of working with students as partners in the construction of their own learning.

We welcome innovative abstracts which include images and video but the ‘formal’ submission form doesn’t enable us to capture and share these. 

So to help give a ‘flavour’ of things to come, which is especially valuable to those who haven’t been to a @scomedhe conference, before we encourage you to ‘TWEET’ your proposal ideas using the hashtag #socmedhe19

Abstract Style Guide:

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and align with the following requirements:

  • The type of presentation and duration
  • Include a Presentation Title (of no more than 12 words)
  • Include up to 5 key words if appropriate
  • Outline of the context and intended audience
  • If abbreviations are included these should be clearly defined
  • If references are included, please use APA referencing
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • File Type: MS Word (.docx)
  • Font: Arial 11 point
  • Spacing: Single

Accompanying information where possible please provide:

    • Presenter(s) information: Presenter(s) name/s, Presenter(s) affiliation, & email addresses
    • A short bio for each presenter (50-100 words to be used in the conference programme)
    • Photograph (optional)

Generic Information for Presenters:

Workshops will take place in classroom-style conference rooms unless the lecture theatre is requested at the time of proposal submission. Presentation rooms will have a PC and data projector. We suggest that you load your presentation in the cloud or bring your presentation on a USB drive or similar. For other hardware and /or software needs please ask at time of proposal submission. Presenters are responsible for their own materials and set-up. Please clearly indicate the specific activities that will take place. IT support will be on hand. Finally, if applicable please specific maximum delegate numbers.

For posters displays boards will be available to accommodate submissions A1 in size and offered in a portrait format. Drawing pins will be available to secure posters to the boards.

Virtual submissions must be submitted in advance of the conference. For the specific details please see the requirements under ‘Virtual Presentations’.

Also for those colleagues arriving the day before we invite you to visit our campus, tours can be arranged. Also, echoing our ‘Retreat Yourself’ writing workshops, from 12 noon the day prior to the conference (18th December) we have set aside a quiet space specifically for our conference guests with access to complimentary light refreshments.

Presentation Detailed Requirements

Poster Presentations

Unmanned on display for the duration of the conference.

Ideally poster presentations should be A1 and in portrait format. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own work and will be supported (if required) to display their work using the display boards which will be provided. Posters will be on display (unmanned) for the duration of the conference, in break out spaces. Posters should be removed on the Thursday afternoon as the conference closes.

Poster Presentation Abstract Proposals should include:

  • An abstract no longer than 300 words (please see generic guidelines)
  • Presenter information: Name, Presenter(s) affiliation and email addresses
  • A short bio for each presenter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • Description including relevance, content and intended audience
  • Poster authors are requested to submit a PDF version of their completed poster for inclusion in the conference proceedings

Interactive Workshops:

30 minutes or 1 hour, please specify when submitting your abstract.

Workshops should be interactive and welcoming to participants with varying levels of technological skills, teaching or research experience. Longer workshops will provide an opportunity to ‘dig deeper’, exploring a new skill or innovation that can be ‘taken away’ to enrich learning experiences.

Interactive Workshop Abstract Proposals should include:

  • An abstract no longer than 300 words (please see generic guidelines)
  • Presenter information: Name, Presenter(s) affiliation and email addresses
  • A short bio for each presenter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • Description including relevance, content and intended audience

Research Paper Presentations

30 minutes with 15 minutes for questions.

Presentations will provide an opportunity to discuss scholarly activity, research, case studies, and projects. We welcome creative, innovative presentations that veer away from traditional ‘lecture-style’ paper presentations. Conference research papers should be in the region of 3,000 words and adopt the APA referencing format. All research papers will be peer-reviewed and published within the conference proceedings.

Research Abstract Proposals should include:

  • An abstract no longer than 300 words (please see generic guidelines)
  • Presenter information: Name, Presenter(s) affiliation and email addresses
  • A short bio for each presenter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • Description including relevance, content and intended audience

Virtual Video Research Presentations

10 minutes.

Structured in the ‘virtual world’ presentations may discuss technology education research, case studies, and projects. Presentations will operate on a loop and run in breakout areas throughout the day.

Presentations may include ideas and strategies related to aspects of teaching and learning. Please note conference attendance is NOT required, however a reduced registration fee still applies. Once the abstract has been accepted and the conference fee has been paid, the presenter should send a link to their presentation (this could be via drop-box, google drive etc) no later than 1st November 2019.

Virtual Research Proposals should include:

  • An abstract no longer than 300 words (please see generic guidelines)
  • Presenter information: Name, Presenter(s) affiliation and email addresses
  • A short bio for each presenter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • Description including relevance, content and intended audience
  • These should be submitted in xxx format

Innovation Snap Shots

5 minutes.

Verbal or virtual – you decide! An opportunity to share creative, innovative ideas in an innovative way.

Innovation Snap Shot Proposals should include:

  • An abstracts no longer than 300 words (please see generic guidelines)
  • Presenter information: Name, Presenter(s) affiliation and email addresses
  • A short bio for each presenter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Confirmation of approval for public viewing of any images
  • Description including relevance, content and intended audience

Ready to submit? Here is the link.

Looking to submit your entry for the student competition? Please click here.

Key Dates

Call for presentation and conference registration opens 1st April 2019
Submission for proposals and abstracts closes 30th September 2019
Final date of notification of acceptance 21st October 2019
BOGOF conference booking closes (subject to available places) 1st November 2019
Virtual conference presentations submitted 1st November 2019
Conference booking closes 12th December 2019
Conference 19th December 2019

Submit your proposal here!

Ready to submit? Here is the link.

Posters, Presentations and Workshop information

This year our theme is ‘Pedagogy and Practice’ and we welcome submissions from staff, students, staff and their students or students and their staff!

We welcome diversity and encourage creativity and innovation, and to support this inclusivity there are five formats for conference sessions: 

  • Poster presentations (Unmanned on display for the duration of the conference)
  • Interactive Workshops (30 minutes or 1 hour. Please specify when submitting your abstract)
  • Research Paper Presentations (45 minutes. 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions)
  • Virtual Presentations (10 minutes. Please note conference attendance is NOT required, however a reduced registration fee still applies)
  • Innovation Snap Shots (5 minutes. Verbal or virtual – you decide!)

Specific submission requirements can be found under information for presenters.  

Notification of Outcome:

All proposals submitted will be peer-reviewed and applicants notified of the outcome no later than 21st October 2019.

 

Looking to submit your entry for the student competition? Please click here.

Booking

Please click here to visit our online store.

To book your place to attend The Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference to be held on 19th December 2019 at Edge Hill University please click here.

Conference Package Fee Book by
Full conference registration £70.00 12th December 2019
BOGOF!

Full conference registration with free student place

(Limited places) 

£70.00 1st November 2019
Subsidised conference rate for Students £35.00 12th December 2019
Subsidised conference rate for Edge Hill University Staff (Limited places)  £35.00 1st November 2019
Virtual Attendance (Conference Presenters) £35.00 1st November 2019

Conference registration includes welcome, mid-morning catering and afternoon refreshments.  A full hot lunch (served in Sages restaurant) with vegetarian/vegan options (please specify your dietary needs when booking) and a wonderful conference goodie bag!

To book please click here to visit our online store!

If you experience any difficulties when visiting our online store please do not hesitate to contact our Conferences and Events Team by clicking this link.

If appropriate please also make the co-chairs (Dawne or Sarah) aware of any difficulties experienced when booking so we can help to get them ironed out!

Getting here

Getting Here:

Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire. L39 4QP

Website: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/

Our award-winning campus is located in Ormskirk, in the heart of the North West.

For details of how to find us please follow this link: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/location/

For a printable map: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/documents/ormskirk-campus-map/

Taxi:

For transport to and from the train station Ormskirk Taxis are reliable.

Their number is: 01695 575757

Arriving by car?

Facilities Management are aware and upon arrival please let the staff know you are attending the conference and you will be directed to your reserved parking space.

Arriving early?

Arriving Early?

For those colleagues arriving the day before we invite you to visit our campus, tours can be arranged. Also, echoing our ‘Retreat Yourself’ writing workshops, from 12 noon the day prior to the conference (18th December) we have set aside a quiet space specifically for our conference guests with access to complimentary light refreshments.

18th December – Pre-Conference Get Together

For those able to join us we will be gathering for a pre-conference social get together from 7pm in the Briar’s Hall Hotel, Briars Lane, Ormskirk L40 5TH.

Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation available locally. Typically, one night’s accommodation including breakfast is likely to be in the region of £60-70. We have list three of the closest here for you:

  • The Briar’s Hall Hotel, Briars Lane, Ormskirk L40 5TH
  • Premier Inn Southport Ormskirk, 544 Southport Rd, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RG
  • Innkeeper’s Lodge Ormskirk, Miller & Carter, Springfield Rd, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 6ST

We have arranged a conference rate for those delegates wishing to stay at The Briar’s Hall Hotel for the evening of 18th December. Please contact the hotel directly to access more information and to book a bed, breakfast and evening meal conference package.

When booking please let the hotel know you are attending SocmedHE19.

FAQ's

How and where do I submit my conference proposal(s)?

Please follow this link which will take you directly to our conference abstract proposal submission page.Also we welcome innovative abstracts which include images and video but the submission form doesn’t enable us to capture and share these. 

So to help give a ‘flavour’ of things to come, which is especially valuable to those who haven’t been to a @scomedhe conference, before we encourage you to ‘TWEET’ your proposal ideas using the hashtag #socmedhe19

Where can I find out more information about the student keynote and student competition?

For more information about the student keynote, student competition and how to enter please follow this link which will take you directly to the student competition page.   

We look forward to watching your submissions! 

How and where can I book my place?

To book please visit our online store. 

Please follow this link to book your place on this years conference.

If you experience any difficulties when visiting our online store please do not hesitate to contact our Conferences and Events Team by clicking this link.

If appropriate please also make the co-chairs (Dawne or Sarah) aware of any difficulties experienced when booking so we can help to get them ironed out!

I am planning on arriving the evening before, where can I stay?

There is plenty of accommodation available locally. Typically, one night’s accommodation including breakfast is likely to be in the region of £60-70. We have list three of the closest here for you:

  • The Briar’s Hall Hotel, Briars Lane, Ormskirk L40 5TH
  • Premier Inn Southport Ormskirk, 544 Southport Rd, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RG
  • Innkeeper’s Lodge Ormskirk, Miller & Carter, Springfield Rd, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 6ST

We have arranged a conference rate for those delegates wishing to stay at The Briar’s hall Hotel for the evening of 18th December. Please contact the hotel directly to access more information and to book a bed, breakfast and evening meal conference package.

When booking please let the hotel know you are attending SocmedHE19.

 

What are the key dates I need to be aware of?

The Key Dates:

All of the key dates are listed here:

Call for presentation and conference registration opens 1st April 2019
Submission for proposals and abstracts closes 30th September 2019
Final date of notification of acceptance 21st October 2019
BOGOF conference booking closes (subject to available places) 1st November 2019
Virtual conference presentations submitted 1st November 2019
Conference booking closes 12th December 2019
Conference 19th December 2019

If you have any questions or queries please contact us on Twitter: @socmedhe or please email Dawne or Sarah who will be happy to help address any queries that you may have!

How much is it to attend the conference?

Conference Package Fee Book by
Full conference registration £70.00 12th December 2019
BOGOF!

Full conference registration with free student place

(Limited places) 

£70.00 1st November 2019
Subsidised conference rate for Students £35.00 12th December 2019
Subsidised conference rate for Edge Hill University Staff (Limited places)  £35.00 1st November 2019
Virtual Attendance (Conference Presenters) £35.00 1st November 2019

There are a number of booking options, and when budgeting one of our central aims has been to make the event as accessible as we possibly, particularly to encourage sharing of staff and student collaborations.

For all deletes conference registration includes welcome, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments.  A full hot lunch (served in Sages restaurant) with vegetarian/vegan options (please specify your dietary needs when booking) and a wonderful conference goodie bag.

Please follow this link to book your place on this years conference.

If you experience any difficulties when visiting our online store please do not hesitate to contact our Conferences and Events Team by clicking this link.

If appropriate please also make the co-chairs (Dawne or Sarah) aware of any difficulties experienced when booking so we can help to get them ironed out!

When will I be notified about the outcome of my proposal(s)?

All proposals submitted will be peer-reviewed and applicants notified of the outcome no later than 21st October 2019.   

How and where can I find you on Social Media?

Who are the organisers and how can I get in touch?

After successful events at Sheffield and Nottingham we are proud to announce that this years conference is being hosted by Edge Hill University.

Details of this years conference organising community can be found on the @socmedhe website.

Edge Hill University contacts are Dr Dawne Iriving-Bell and Sarah Wright. If you need to get in touch please click here to email Dawne or here to email Sarah.

Or for further information about this year’s conference please get in touch via Twitter! @SocMedHE