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ERIC Number: ED441825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 13
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Two Years of Electronic Submissions to a Regional Conference.
Hecht, Jeffrey B.
The 1999 conference of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) was the second year the association allowed presenters to submit proposals over the World Wide Web. Enhancements to the on-line system since the 1998 conference allowed proposal reviewers to examine submissions and provide their comments on-line. Members of the program committee were also able to enter and edit session scheduling and other program information over the Web. Just under half of the conference's proposers used the on-line submission system, and just over half of those on-line submissions were also reviewed on-line. No statistical differences were found between those proposals made on-line versus those submitted on paper, or in terms of their reviews or rates of acceptance. There were statistically significant differences in the physical locations (places of author residence) and proposal submission dates according to submission format, with on-line submissions generally arriving 2 to 5 days before their paper equivalents. Program committee members used the on-line system to enter all program information and to schedule all sessions. In feedback, reviewers and program committee members praised the system, citing time savings and ease of use as primary benefits. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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