BLTEC 21 Call for contributions

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  • For 2021, the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference will transform into the online Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference. This new format will encompass a multi-media exhibition for ten days, alongside a new look one day conference event. ‌‌ This is a fantastic and creative opportunity to share how you have reimagined learning and teaching during these Covid times to support digitally mediated and socially distanced learning and teaching. 

    We are seeking contributions to the online exhibition and event day that make best use of the affordances of a digital platform for sharing your teaching and learning practices. This call is open to ‌staff‌ ‌across‌ ‌Brookes,‌ ‌our‌ ‌Associate College Partners (ACPs) and‌ ‌our‌ ‌global‌ ‌partners.‌ 

    Online exhibition space

    The online exhibition space will enable you to contribute in a myriad of formats and interact with delegates visiting the different exhibits. The exhibition will open on Wednesday 16 June and daily short events will take place until Friday 25 June aligned to the exhibits (for example, a lunch time panel discussion on a theme associated with the exhibits where contributors may be invited to be part of a panel). 

    Conference event day

    The conference event day (Thursday 17 June) will provide spaces for synchronous activities including workshops, panel discussions, special interest groups and keynote speakers. Event day contributions will also have artefacts within the exhibition and will form part of the legacy of the BLTEC 2021 that will continue to be available on the website. 

    To preview the exhibition space with examples of potential contributions please visit BLTEC exhibition 2021.

    The‌ ‌conference‌ ‌organisers‌ ‌welcome‌ ‌proposals‌ ‌for‌ ‌contributions‌ ‌that‌ ‌speak‌ ‌in‌ ‌some‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌conference‌ ‌theme‌ ‌of‌ The‌ ‌Art‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Possible:‌ ‌Re-imagining‌ ‌Learning and Teaching‌ ‌in‌ ‌Covid-shaped‌ ‌Times.‌ ‌‌The ‌deadline for ‌the call for contributions is ‌Monday 12 April.

    Contributions can‌ ‌be‌ ‌discipline‌ ‌focused,‌ ‌interdisciplinary‌ ‌or‌ ‌multidisciplinary‌ ‌in‌ ‌nature.‌ ‌Contributions‌ ‌are‌ ‌welcomed‌ ‌from‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌or‌ ‌teams‌ ‌from‌ ‌across‌ ‌a‌ ‌single‌ department/faculty/institution,‌ ‌or‌ ‌involving‌ ‌multiple‌ departments/faculties/institutions,‌ ‌employers‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌partners,‌ ‌and‌ ‌especially‌ ‌from‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌of‌ ‌underrepresented‌ ‌groups.‌ ‌Contributions‌ ‌are‌ ‌also‌ ‌strongly‌ ‌encouraged‌ ‌from‌ ‌students,‌ ‌student‌ ‌unions‌ ‌or‌ ‌other‌ ‌student‌ ‌bodies.‌ ‌The‌ ‌exhibition‌ ‌and‌ ‌conference‌ ‌aims‌ ‌to‌ ‌highlight‌  ‌a‌ ‌diverse‌ ‌range‌ ‌of‌ ‌teaching‌ ‌and‌ ‌learning‌ ‌practice in current times.‌ ‌Individuals‌ ‌may‌ ‌submit‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌one‌ ‌contribution.‌

    We are looking for the following contributions: (deadline Monday 12 April)

    To embed inclusion in the BLTEC 2021, we ask that each contribution to the exhibition has a text and audio/visual format.  


    • A‌ ‌poster‌ ‌(with short audio/video file presenting the poster)
    • A‌ ‌podcasts/vodcasts‌ (with transcript) ‌A‌ ‌blog‌ ‌or‌ ‌link‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌blog‌ (‌with short audio/video to read the blog in full)
    • A‌ ‌collection‌ ‌of‌ ‌photographs‌ ‌or‌ ‌other‌ ‌artefacts‌ ‌(with short audio/video file presenting the poster)
    • A‌ pre-recorded video paper presentation‌ ‌
    • A‌ ‌video demonstratin‌g ‌your use of a learning‌ ‌technology‌ ‌in teaching

    Event day

    • A‌ ‌workshop‌ ‌‌
    • A‌ ‌panel‌ ‌discussion‌ ‌
    • Special interest group discussion

    Required formats

    • Documents: PDF, DOCX, PPTX, Google slides  
    • Images: JPG, PNG, GIF (non animated)
    • Videos: All videos are created/uploaded to Panopto with closed captions added.  
    • Audio files: MP3, WAV, OGG and transcript provided.
    • 3D Objects: GLB, GLTF, OBJ (with MTL and any texture file)

    To submit your proposal for a contribution, please complete the proposal form by Monday 12 April. 


    • Deadline for proposal/s - Monday 12 April
    • Notification of accepted proposals - w/c Tuesday 4 May 
    • Deadline for submission of exhibits - Monday 7 June 

    BLTEC cafes and Padlet - Opportunities to ask any questions or clarifications regarding potential contributions and/or post questions on the BLTEC 2021 Padlet