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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
Requirements for Participation

Global Education and Research Technology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Global Education and Research Technology (GERT) section invites proposals for the following 3 sessions: (1) Open Session. We invite proposals on any topic relevant to the use of information and communication technology for biblical scholarship and teaching worldwide. Preference will be given to proposals that involve the use of free and open software and data and that are potentially applicable to different global settings. (2) Best Practices in Online Teaching (co-sponsored with the Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies section). An increasing number of faculty members are teaching all or part of their courses online. What are best practices in online teaching? This session will focus on techniques and approaches that have proven to be fruitful in online education. Presentations will be 20 min. and should focus on demonstrating the approach. Preference will be given to proposals that do not involve the purchase of expensive proprietary equipment or software and that may be applicable to different global settings. (3) Open Collaborative Annotation Workshop. This workshop-style session is designed to examine what you can do now with bleeding edge open collaborative annotation tools like Each presenter will offer a brief, 5-10 min. overview of some collaborative classroom or research project where open collaborative annotation is being used. They will then have about 20 min. to lead attendees in hands-on exploration. All attendees are encouraged to bring their own web-enabled devices, so that everyone can do close reading together and comment with their own web browsers. There will also be open discussion about the limitations of these tools and about how they could be extended to better support the kind of workflows needed in the biblical studies domain.

Program Unit Chairs

Nicolai Winther-Nielsen
Randall K.J. Tan

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