BEA2015 Faculty and Student Research-in-Progress: Call for Research
Deadline: December 15th

BEA’s Research Division invites faculty and students to submit research in progress to be considered for presentation and discussion at BEA2015, April 12-15, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas.  Research projects may focus on a wide range of topics as generally represented within BEA, but should be at a stage in which feedback and suggestions are appropriate. A variety of perspectives as well as methodological approaches are welcome.
FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS: Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit research.  Projects with faculty co-author(s) are eligible, but the first author must be a student.

Submission Requirements:
-     To submit your proposal online, visit the BEA2015 submission site by 12/15/14 and select either Faculty OR Student Research-in-Progress.

  • Upload an extended abstract of no more than 3,000 words. Abstracts should include an introduction, review of literature, research questions and/or hypotheses, proposed method, brief summary of expected results, and references. Only the title of the paper should appear on the uploaded information and running heads of the abstract to allow for BLIND REVIEW. Your name and contact information will be provided via your online paper submission registration in the system. No cover page with this information is needed.
  • Student authors of top selected projects will be invited to present at the convention during a poster session and the lead author will be expected to present at BEA2015. 

The BEA2015 Convention Spotlight is….. Digital Evolution in Revolutionary Times - Teaching, learning, consuming, sharing, empowering…  The digital evolution, powered by emerging technology—conversion from analog to digital, digital to high-definition, high definition to 4k and 8k technology—requires revolutionary technical skill enhancement of media students, faculty and professionals. BEA invites proposals from scholars with visionary approaches into insights and pedagogy of technological innovations, devices, applications, and maintaining progressions in quality creative works for advancement in scholarly activity.  Digital Evolution in Revolutionary Times serves as the convention spotlight, but the research-in-progress call is not limited to this area of research and discussion. 


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