CUE is a grassroots organization that strives to offer conferences that celebrate the classroom and learning with technology.
Proposal target, to quote:
Concurrent sessions are one-hour, lecture-style presentations that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Sessions may be given by a single speaker, team or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional."
According to the CUE Conference Speakers Selection Process:
"This is the predominant session of the conference. Sessions are one hour in length. Once the CUE office receives applications, the originals are kept and the strand, title, and abstract are copied to a file and sent to the Speaker Selection Committee. Proposals are evaluated on the abstract content. (They are read blind, the reader does not know the submitter's name.) Three reviewers read each abstract. The volunteer Speaker Coordinator reviews any proposals with discrepant scores. Reviewers use the following rubric to rate proposals."
- One person get an account to submit the proposal and receive the dead-tree acceptance/rejection letter (quaid)
- Make sure proposal includes:
- submission form
- Write a good abstract. Focus on a solid presentation
- Get in by 1900 UTC 2008-09-12
Using the Open Source Two-way Street in the Classroom
While the history of open source has been about a highly technical few making excellent software for the many, the future of open source is dependent on ordinary users contributing to make a difference, and the tremendous returns on investment available to the students and institutions who contribute.
Open source projects are real world efforts that involve collaboration, accountability, and follow-through. In this talk, the panel presents how educators can contribute to open source projects in their classrooms and the benefits that accrue.
This talk also focuses on why educators want to bring the teaching of open source in to the classroom. This is much more than using open source, this is about finding ways to contribute to open source so that students gain valuable experience similar to an internship without the overhead and hassles. Educators gain access or become involved in communities where they can force multiply their contributions into a large return. At the same time, they provide their students with multi-national collaboration experience and work within technology projects that are of a far larger scale than they'd otherwise have access.