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2nd Annual Virtual Conference: The Impact of Research

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April 21, 2020
4:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

Welcome and Overview

The Department of Online Learning at Tiffin University invites all graduate and undergraduate students to submit a proposal for the virtual conference titled, The Impact of Research on April 21, 2020 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm EDT. We welcome proposals from all disciplines.

Attendance and Registration Information

  • Attendees: If you would like to attend this conference, it will be free and a link will be sent out via email for you to access the conference sessions and materials mid-April.
  • Presenters: If you would like to present virtually, click Here to submit a proposal from now until midnight of February 15, 2020.

Submit a proposal

If you have questions or problems regarding your Virtual Conference registration, please contact Dr. Michelle Meadows (email: or Dr. Sami Mejri (email: For specific questions about your proposal or areas of interest, please feel free to reach out to your Faculty Advisor, Program Chair and/or Assistant Dean in your department.

Why Present?

  • Professional scholarship opportunities set you apart from other graduates
  • Applying content in your courses helps develop a professional identity
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues has a positive impact
  • Gain recognition for your contribution to the field of distance education
  • Gain insights to guide your future work and add experience to your resume

Key Dates

  • February 15: Proposal Deadline
  • March 1: Presenters Notified
  • April 15: Share Conference Agenda
  • April 21: Live Virtual Presentations

Proposal Requirements

Scholarly and creative proposals should describe the following:

  • Objectives or purposes of the inquiry;
  • The philosophical, theoretical, or practical argument and its bases;
  • Literature, sources, or evidence to support the argument/analysis;
  • Conclusions and implications of the argument; and

Note: An IRB needs completed if conducting research or prior data has been collected in order to legally share research findings in a conference setting.

Scholarly and creative proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Contribution to knowledge by addressing an important problem/gap in research;
  • Originality of the work and persuasiveness of the conclusions;
  • Quality of the analytical argument, how well it fits or challenges extant literature;
  • Overall clarity of the proposal (e.g., quality of writing, organization, logic, etc.;
  • Practical methods and techniques that others can use and apply
  • Relevance to the field of distance education and online learning
  • Focus on established or emerging trends, practices, data, and knowledge
  • Evidence of successful outcomes or lessons learned

Reminder: Proposals are due February 15, 2020

Submit a proposal