Digital presentations will be posted online during the week before the live webcast and in-person symposium takes place on October 8. Visitors may visit and post comments or questions to the presenters, who will be asked to visit their page and respond to questions at least once daily for the week; we will also schedule times for live discussion of each presentation. At the symposium on October 8, invited discussant(s) will summarize the digital presentations for the live audience.
Presentations must be shared with the symposium organizers by Monday, September 26 (see below about how to get them to us).
The preferred format for the online posters is a video file with audio annotation, no more than 15 minutes long. If there is no audio, it should take a reader no more than 20 minutes to go through the presentation. We invite participants to be creative in their presentations. The video on (new) digital L2 (multi)literac(y/ies) is an example of a short (though perhaps not all that creative) online poster–it is an 11 MB m4v file and was generated using PPT and QuickTime Pro. In addition, authors may view the poster presentations from the 2014 symposium, to see links to other examples of this kind of format.
There are two preferred options:
1. Presenters may send their files to us (at email@example.com) in mp4, m4v, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, 3gp, or 3g2 file formats. Files should be no more than 40 MB in size. Popular presentation applications such as PowerPoint or Keynote allow addition of voiceover annotations, and export as wmv or mov files.
2. Presenters may have their presentation hosted elsewhere and provide us with a URL to link to. Some applications like Prezi and Google Presentation, which also allow audio voiceover, store presentations in the cloud, and provide users with a URL or other means to share their work.
Each application, version, and platform has different means of creating audio-enhanced video or presentation files. Because of this diversity, we ask presenters to search Google, Youtube, or the application websites for tutorials.
We ask authors to make sure that they have rights to use any material in their presentations; please be aware that if you are linking to Youtube videos, for example, you may be infringing copyrights.
In the spirit of the theme of the symposium, we are happy to consider any alternate configuration for remote, asynchronous presentation besides the two above. Please contact us with your specifics, and we will try to accommodate you.