Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ACRL e-Learning Proposal Submissions

ACRL e-Learning Proposal Submissions

Share your expertise as an ACRL e-Learning presenter

ACRL invites proposal submissions for our ACRL e-Learning program.  Submit a proposal for a live webcast or asynchronous online course and share your cutting-edge practices and innovative developments with your colleagues.  Time and time again, e-Learning is recognized as one of the most important professional development opportunities offered by ACRL. Much of the success of our e-Learning programs is due to the high quality presenters we have been able to attract each year.  We encourage your participation; the proposal submission deadline is July 7, 2014.

e-Learning Formats


ACRL webcasts are offered live and are 90 minutes in length, including participant Q&A.  Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board, and other interactive tools during the webcast.  We recommend having a few interactive elements incorporated throughout the session to keep the online audience engaged.  Participants can send questions (either via chat or audio) to which the  presenters can respond. 

ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast registration fees, less vendor fees, split between the presenters each time the webcast is offered.

Webcasts are offered via the Blackboard Connect/Elluminate platform.  Webcast presenters only need a computer with an Internet connection and microphone in order to present live.  Presenter orientation prior to the webcast and tech support during the webcast are provided. 

Online Courses

ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks.  Online courses are offered on the Moodle platform.  Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, weekly assignments, live chat sessions, and/or a final assignment. 

ACRL provides a one-time $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses.  In addition, course presenters receive a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.   

How to Submit a Proposal

Complete the online proposal submission form .  Please note the form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your submission materials before starting the online application.  You can cut and paste from Word into the text boxes on the form.  Please double-check all your data before pushing the ‘submit’ button.
1.  Program organizer contact information.  This person will be the main point of contact throughout the submission process.  Please include title, institution, address, e-mail address, and phone number.

2.  Type of event (webcast or online course)

3.  Presentation title

4.  Description (approximately 200-300 words).  The detailed description should outline your session’s main points, its relevance to attendees, how it is unique and different from others that may address the same topic, and the ways you will engage the online audience.

5.  Learning outcomes.  Think about the intended impact of the program and how it fills a need or solves a problem. Develop at least three learning outcomes that describe the end result in terms of the behavior of the learner.  

6.  Target audience

7.  Additional presenter(s) including contact information, if applicable

8.  Preferred presentation dates, if applicable


Proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2014.  Notifications will be issued in August 2014.


Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522.