iLRN 2020 Video Presentation Guidelines

iLRN 2020 is using a “flipped” model for all Academic Full and Short paper as well as Practitioner oral presentations. Presenters are asked to make a video that conference attendees will have the opportunity to watch prior to attending your live session.

General Guidelines

  • For Academic Full and Short paper oral presentations, you are strongly encouraged to use the iLRN Video Abstract format if you are presenting a traditional research study, but you may also use the PechaKucha format of 20 slides with each slide displayed for 20 seconds (modified to 30 slides x 20 seconds for Full papers). Submission of a video is a requirement, along with participation in the live session, for your paper to be included in the conference proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore.
  • For Practitioner oral presentations, you may use the standard PechaKucha (20 slides x 20 seconds) or the iLRN Video Abstract format for your video, depending on the nature of your presentation.
  • For Short and Work-in-progress papers for poster presentation, a video submission is encouraged but not mandatory.
  • For the Doctoral Colloquium, your video presentation can be in any format, but it is recommended that you use the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT), PechaKucha, or iLRN Video Abstract format.
  • Video time limits as outlined in the table below are strictly enforced, excepting time for titles at the beginning and ending.
  • No copyrighted content may be included in your video—this includes music, images, and video. By submitting your video you warrant that you own the material in the video and that you consent to iLRN publishing it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license.
  • Concierge Instructional Design service of reviewing your video is available. For more information, please email our conference program coordinator, Jeremy Krebs, at [email protected].
Contribution type Video Requirements
Academic Stream – Full paper for oral presentation Required – 10 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract format. May follow 30×20 PechaKucha format
Academic Stream – Short paper for oral presentation Required – 7 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract format. May follow 20×20 PechaKucha format
Academic Stream – Short paper for poster presentation Optional – 7 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract or 20×20 PechaKucha format
Academic Stream – Work-in-progress paper for poster presentation Optional – 7 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract or 20×20 PechaKucha format
Academic Stream – Work-in-progress paper for Doctoral Colloquium Required – 7 mins max. in 3-Minute Thesis (3MT), iLRN Video Abstract, or 20×20 PechaKucha format
Practitioner Stream – Oral presentation Required7 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract, 20×20 PechaKucha, or another format of the presenters’ choosing
Practitioner Stream – Poster presentation Optional7 mins max. in iLRN Video Abstract, 20×20 PechaKucha, or another format of the presenters’ choosing

 

Planning, Recording, and Submitting Your Video

  1. Review, as applicable, the iLRN Video Abstract guidelines, this PechaKucha video about making a PechaKucha, or this guide on preparing your Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation. You may also like to view some examples of video abstracts and/or PechaKuchas from areas outside of XR and immersive learning for ideas and inspiration:
  2. Plan out your content.  Write a script or semi-script and decide on slide images. For example:

    Slide Number Image Script
    0 Title slide (use template) n/a
    1 University logo Hello. I am John Smith.  My research focuses on accessibility in virtual reality.  Specifically, I studied how VR assists users from the disabled community …
    2 Graph of increasing VR use The virtual reality market is booming. Recently one VR executive stated that companies in the VR market have already achieved their predicted profits for the next three years of time…
    3 Image of wheelchair facing stairs, symbolizing blocked access Have you thought about your users? Do you know if all of your potential users can utilize your VR-based learning?
    n Final slide (use template) Thank you for watching my video presentation! If you have any feedback or would like to discuss any aspect of my work further, please email me …

    Tips:

    • Use images instead of words on the slides. 
    • Use only necessary animation, and use it sparingly. 
    • You may incorporate into the presentation video content (e.g., screen recordings or machinima showing key elements of your XR and/or immersive learning experience or environment), as long as it is not copyrighted material. Note that the duration of such content counts toward your video time limit. 
    • This part of the aforementioned PechaKucha video shows how to have PowerPoint or Keynote automatically advance your slides at regular time intervals so that can keep on pace with your narration.
  3. Record the presentation with narration within PowerPoint 2019 and 365. (For other software, follow the product instructions.) The result should be in MP4 file format.
  4. Share the video with iLRN:
    • Upload the MP4 file to any cloud repository (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.), ensuring that you set the permissions to enable public downloading.
    • Complete this form with the URL from which your MP4 video file can be downloaded.