Dear CSCL Authors/Presenters,
Below please find instructions relevant for preparing your
CSCL 2005 presentations. These instructions are consistent
with the instructions that were sent with your paper
acceptance notices, but provide much more detail in some
cases. We describe preparations for interactive, lecture and
plenary papers, in that order. It is especially important
that everyone (including session moderators and participants
as well as presenters) understand the interactive paper
session format, as it is new.
In all sessions, a computer connected to a data projector
will be provided.
Details about the configuration of the presentation
computers are at
You may also be interested in the room layouts,
Please contact Chen-Chung Liu ()
if you have any special A/V requirements. There will be a
speaker-ready room at the conference venue to test your
In these sessions
we are trying a format that is m
with the collaborative and interactive philosophy of
CSCL. Papers assigned to these sessions will benefit
from extended time for discussion with and/or
demonstration to an audience sharing your interests.
||Each presenter in the
session gives a 5
minute presentation advertising their
work to the full audience.
||After all presentations
are done, authors will then move to their
"stations," described below, and conference
participants will then choose and move to
the stations that interest them.
participants interact for the remainder of
the session. We recommend that presenters
plan for 20 minutes of interaction, and
provide participants with the opportunity to
move to a new station every 20 minutes.
There are 4 presenters in the one hour
sessions and 6 presenters in the 1.5 hour
1 hour session: 4*5 = 20 minutes for formal
presentations, followed by two 20-minute
1.5 hour session: 6*5 = 30 minutes for
formal presentations, followed by three
20-minute interactive sessions
Each station will
include a table and space for a poster. Although
electrical power may be available, this is not
guaranteed, and we recommend that you bring a fully
charged laptop if needed. There will be wireless
Internet. You may choose how to use your hour at the
* Demonstration of software or physical artifacts
* Presentation using a poster
* Presentation using a laptop
* Most importantly, discussion with audience based
of the above.
Come prepared to deliver a
5-minute introduction to your work. Adherence
to this timeframe is critical for enabling everyone
to have time for the interactive portion. (We know
it can be done: this format has been used quite
successfully at a series of CILT conferences in the
There will not be time for
hooking up a laptop. Please bring slides in a
platform-independent format on CDs or flash drives
for transfer to a shared computer, and do this
transfer during the break before your session
Additionally, we recommend that you put your
presentation on a web site. If you show up with a
laptop, the time to hook it up will be charged to
your presentation time (e.g., if it takes 4 minutes
to get it working then you will have 1 minute for
Also prepare and bring materials for further
tabletop/poster presentation and interaction.
Posters can be mounted on most of the walls using
long sewing pins (the wallpaper is designed for this
purpose); and rolling posterboards accepting
push-pins will also be available.
Comment on scheduling:
The assignment of papers to sessions is completely
different than in a traditional conference lecture
format. Unlike the lecture format, presenters in the
interactive format are not able to attend each
others' extended presentations, as they will be busy
running their own. Therefore, if we scheduled papers
on similar topics in the same interactive paper
session, that would prevent the very people most
likely to be interested in your work from being able
to interact with you! Because of this, we mixed a
diversity of paper topics when assigning papers to
the interactive paper sessions. If we have been
successful, you will be able to present your work in
one session and then attend the interactive
presentations of similar work in other sessions.
This will have the added benefit that participants
who come to a session for a particular paper may be
exposed (in the 5 minute presentations) to work and
ideas they might not have otherwise sought out,
increasing multivocal discourse and cohesiveness in
These sessions are also called "parallel"
presentations, and follow the traditional conference
lecture format. Session of this type are designed to
bring advanced or significant work to the attention
of specialist communities.
Each paper will be given a 20 minute presentation
period followed by a 10 minute discussion period,
led by a session discussant. Most sessions are 1.5
hours with three presentations; a few are 1 hour
with two presentations.
Please design and rehearse your presentation to fit
within a 20 minute slot.
We will be strict about this time limit in order to
allow adequate time for audience participation in
discussion and also for the next presenter to set
We strongly recommend that you bring any multimedia
materials on multiple media such as a CD-ROM and a
flash drive (bring both to be safe), and
additionally put your presentation on a web site
just in case. Setup your presentation on conference
computers before the session. If it is necessary to
use your own laptop, this may be possible, but you
should have alternatives available. Laptop setup
time will be charged to your presentation time.
Reviewers recommended a few papers for plenary
presentation because they address the theme of the
conference (The Next 10 Years of CSCL) in a manner
of interest to the entire CSCL community.
Format and Preparation:
See instructions for Lecture Track, but note the
following differences in time:
Wednesday afternoon: Four papers were assigned to
the 90-minute session:
Kienle, Hoadley, Jones, and Shaffer. We have asked
Kienle and Hoadley to coordinate their
presentations, which are on a similar topic, into a
single time slot. (Keinle may need a little more
time than Hoadley, which was a short paper.) Jones
and Shaffer will each have 20 minutes presentation
and 10 minutes discusison.
Saturday morning: Suthers, Wegerif and Stahl: as for
We look forward to seeing you in Taipei!