online poster formats

Digital posters will be posted online from noon (AZ time) October 6. For five days (until October 11), visitors may visit and post comments or questions to the presenters, who will be asked to visit their page and respond to questions at least once daily for the week. At the panel discussion on October 11, an invited discussant will summarize the posters for the live audience.

The preferred format for the online posters is a video file with audio annotation, no more than 15 minutes long. If there is no audio, it should take a reader no more than 20 minutes to go through the presentation. We invite participants to be creative in their presentations. The video on (new) digital L2 (multi)literac(y/ies)  is an example of a short (though perhaps not all that creative) online poster–it is an 11 MB m4v file and was generated using PPT and QuickTime Pro.

There are two preferred options:

1. Presenters may send their files to us in mp4, m4v, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, 3gp, or 3g2 file formats. Files should be no more than 40 MB in size. Popular presentation applications such as PowerPoint or Keynote allow addition of voiceover annotations, and export as wmv or mov files.

2. Presenters may have their presentation hosted elsewhere and provide us with a URL to link to. Some applications like Prezi and Google Presentation, which also allow audio voiceover, store presentations in the cloud, and provide users with a URL or other means to share their work.

Each application, version, and platform has different means of creating audio-enhanced video or presentation files. Because of this diversity, we ask presenters to search Google, Youtube, or the application websites for tutorials.

In the spirit of the theme of the symposium, we are happy to consider any alternate configuration for remote, asynchronous presentation besides the two above. Please contact us with your specifics, and we will try to accommodate you.

– Jon Reinhardt (

– Chantelle Warner(

a hybrid symposium on research and practice

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