Deadline for Proposals: 15 February 2018
Proposal submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waad2018
Notification of acceptance: 25 February 2018
Please share your research with us. We invite contributions addressing the following questions:
• What kind of data are actually being used for the development of curricula and teaching practices? What data is construed as actionable data?
• What are writing analytics? What sorts of analytics are being used across academic disciplines to reach a point of action? Based on your experience, what are the best practices for adapting data mining approaches to the educational domain, with specific attention to teaching and assessing writing?
• What policies and resources encourage understanding of data gathering and analysis practices?
• What parameters define ethical uses of learning analytics?
• Why are writing analytics important for academics and university assessment experts? How can writing analytics provide actionable data to improve student learning and student success? How can writing analytics promote student retention?
• How can data mining and analytics be leveraged to better meet the needs of students and educational institutions?
• How can writing analytics help prioritise and scaffold feedback? How can researchers detect and assess students’ affective and emotional states while engaging the writing construct?
• Who is using writing analytics? How are they challenging disciplinary assumptions and methods?
Individual papers: 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute discussions. Abstracts for papers should not exceed 250 words excluding session title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, reference list and 3-5 keywords.
Thematic paper sessions: 90-minute sessions consisting of 3-4 related papers. Abstracts for thematic paper sessions should include the rationale for the session and individual contribution abstracts, altogether not exceeding 1000 words excluding session title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, reference lists and 3-5 keywords.
Posters: The conference will hold a poster session. Abstracts for posters should not exceed 250 words excluding poster title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, reference list and 3-5 keywords.
Software demonstrations: 30- or 60-minute demonstrations. Abstracts for software demonstrations should be no more 250 words excluding demonstration title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, reference list and 3-5 keywords.
Workshops: 90-minutes workshop activities with audience participation. Abstracts for workshops should not exceed 500 words excluding demonstration title, author names, affiliations, email addresses, reference list and 3-5 keywords.
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