The Online Seminars and Hot Seat discussions will be run through the forums /community area on the site. If you are interested in hosting an Online Seminar or Hot Topic discussion on a specific networked learning topic or seminar please download and read the 'Guidelines for organising an online seminar' . Do not hesitate to contact Maarten De Laat (m.f.delaat(ad)uu.nl) for further information.
How Online Seminars works
First you should read the 'Guidelines for organising an online seminar' and then contact Maarten De Laat (m.f.delaat(ad)uu.nl) to propose a Seminar topic. This topic will then become a separate seminar space within the forum area, which you will host. You can use this space to have an open discussion or you can try to collaborate in order to prepare a symposium or paper submission for the conference.
Within this space you have several tools to work with.
- you can invite researchers that will take part of this seminar
- you can start discussions on topics or papers that could lead to the submission of a symposium or conference paper
- visitors can leave comments and become actively involved in your seminar
After the review panel decision you can use this space to further prepare and deepen your symposium together. We hope that this might lead to more advanced and informed symposia discussions during the conference itself.
Similarly to the online seminars you can propose a hot seat. The idea of hot seats is that you can raise attention about an idea, theme or question you are working on and have the opportunity to discuss this with peer researchers in the field of networked learning. You can use this opportunity also to develop the paper your are hoping to submit or interest people to start an online seminar or symposium. A hot seat will be scheduled in the community calendar and you will have a couple of days for an (a)synchronous discussion on this topic.