Presenter Guidelines

The Call for Proposals has ended. Acceptance letters will be sent by January 31.


All concurrent sessions will last 45 minutes. Each presentation room will be equipped with a PC, a video projection device, a screen, and a VCR. Please note that Internet access is not available. Limited technical support will be available if you need assistance. Click here for a schedule of concurrent sessions.

Preparing Your Paper

Accepted papers will be due by March 1, 2006. Your paper will be published in the Distance Learning Administration Annual, and will be considered for the Best Paper Awards and invitation for publication in The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

1. Use single spacing for body text. Time or New Times Roman font, and 10 point type, flush left.
2. Title should be Times or Times New Roman, 16 point type, bold and centered.
3. Author name(s) and affiliation should be centered, plain text, starting three spaces below the title. The affiliation should be below the author's name. Skip one line between authors, and then two lines after the authors before starting paper.
4. Do not put the word abstract in bold.
5. Keep everything flush left, except title, authors, and affiliations. Headers should be in BOLD.
6. Do not underline anything. Use italics instead.
7. If you have tables and figures, include them withint the paper, NOT on separate pages. Do provide a separate copy of figures and illustrations in a graphics format (GIF or JPEG). Limit to three tables and figures, please.
8. Don't indent or tab the first line of a paragraph. Create a blank space above and below each paragraph.
9. Any reference should be at the end of your paper, using APA style.
10. Set all margins to 1 inch.
11. Do not number your pages.

There are no length requirements or restrictions. However, your paper will ideally be between 400 and 1600 words. We reserve the right to edit lengthy papers to meet space limitations.

Author Affiliation and Address
At the end of the paper, put the names, positions, affiliations, addresses and email addresses of each author. This should go after the references, with one space between the references and the authors, and no heading.

Lucy Smith is the Director of Distance Education at Florida State College, Cleartown, Florida 33333. Email: lsmith@fsc.edu.

You have two options in submitting your paper.
1. Submit via email to melaniec@westga.edu. Send your paper as an email attachment in Microsoft Word if possible. Be sure to include any graphic files that may appear in your paper separately in GIF or JPEG format.
2. Submit via postal mail to: Melanie Clay, DLA2006, Honors House, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30117. If you choose this option, include a printed copy along with your disk. Your paper should be in Microsoft Word if possible. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, then write on your disk the name of the program you are using (ex: Clarisworks 3.6), and ALSO, include another copy in RFT (Rich Text Format). Be sure to include any graphic files that may appear in your paper separately in GIF or JPEG format.

If you manuscript has not been previously published, either in whole or in part, you agree, by submission of your manuscript and as a condition of publication, to assign copyright of the material to the Distance Learning Administration 2006 Conference. However, publication in the Distance Learning Administration 2006 Annual does not preclude your offering the materials for subsequent consideration for publication by other journals. If your manuscript has been previously published, either in whole or in part, you are reminded that it is your responsibility to obtain formal approval in writing from the copyright holder for the publication of the materials, and to make appropriate and full acknowledgement of the copyright holder in the manuscript for publication.

Conference Registration

Online conference registration will be available February 1, or you may register by phone with credit card by calling Stacey Rowland at (770)838-3018. Hotel registration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is available by calling 1-800-535-9547. A conference hotel rate of $129-159 per night is available until May 1, but we suggest that you make your reservations as soon as possible.

International Presenters

International presenters must register and pay conference fees by February 15, 2006 in order to be included in the DLA2006 Conference Program.