L2DL Symposium: Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange

a hybrid symposium on research and practice

October 19th - 24th, 2020


Digital Presentation Guidelines

Digital presentations for L2DL 2020 will be posted online beginning October 19 through October 24. Symposium participants may visit and post comments or questions to the presentation authors, all of whom will need to visit their page and respond to questions at least once daily for that week. We will also schedule times for live discussion of some presentations (authors who wanted to engage in this synchronous discussion let us know of their interest to do so by responding to an inquiry sent to all virtual presentation authors in August). At the symposium on October 24, the program includes a presentation by invited discussants who will also summarize the digital presentations for the live audience.

Presentations must be shared with the symposium organizers by September 27 (see below about how to get them to us).

The preferred format for the virtual presentations is a video file with audio annotation, no more than 20-25 minutes long. If your file is longer than this, it will need to be trimmed. If there is no audio on your presentation, it should take a reader no more than 20 minutes to go through it, however we strongly encourage audio since we know from past experience that presentations with sound tend to receive more traffic. (Also, if there is no audio on your work, you must email us to tell us so, when you submit your presentation.) We invite participants to be creative in their presentations; please do not submit a presentation consisting solely of video of yourself speaking. You may want to consider viewing the digital presentation playlist from the 2018 symposium, to see examples of this kind of format.

Getting your work to CERCLL

The proposal acceptance email that authors received requested that presentations be submitted to CERCLL in MP4 format with audio (recorded PowerPoint presentations can be saved as MP4 files). If there is no audio in your presentation, please be sure to tell us that in the email in which you deliver your presentation. Files should be no more than 40 MB in size.

You can share your work in two ways:

1.  Our preferred method: Presenters should place their files in the google drive folder that was sent to presenters by email on September 1st. Please start your filename with the first author’s last name, and when you place your presentation in the google folder, email us at cercll@email.arizona.edu and send us the link to your presentation. If you did not receive the google folder link or have lost it, please email us and request it to be sent again.

2. Presenters may have their presentation hosted elsewhere and email us with its URL. 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. (Please note that these presentations will not be able to be included in the L2DL playlist that is shared on our website for public viewing; the only way to do that is to turn your presentation into an MP4 and share that with us before the symposium.)

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 when they are preparing their work.

Authors should 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 and your video may be removed or blocked by the platform.

In the spirit of the theme of the symposium, we may consider an alternate configuration for remote, asynchronous presentation besides the above. Please contact us with your specifics before September 14, and we will try to accommodate you.

This event is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education that supports the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) and organized with the Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Initiative. It is sponsored by the College of HumanitiesCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program, and other units at the University of Arizona.

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