Presented on behalf of SoTL Canada
The SoTL poster Award was established in 2008 to encourage innovative and effective poster presentations during the STLHE annual conference.
The SoTL Poster Award promotes the importance of posters as opportunities to disseminate SoTL research results in an interactive way and to explore creative, effective and innovative teaching and learning practices. Articles based on posters will be eligible for submission to the annual journal Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), a publication drawing largely from the work of Conference presenters (also including workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtables).
The current Poster Award coordinator is Melanie Hamilton from Lethbridge College.
Award Criteria for the SOTL poster is as follows:
|Background/Context||Background and context strongly represented the author’s research. Topic is clearly related to teaching and learning.||Background and context adequately represented the author’s research. More information about the link to teaching and learning would have been beneficial.||Somewhat able to see connection the background and context to the research/presentation. Poster briefly linked content to teaching and learning.||Minimal connection of background and context in poster presentation.||Unable to clearly connect background and context in poster presentation.|
|Research Methodology||Strong material. Well summarized. Clearly shows development of study or research. Poster content appears to accurately support purpose of study, hypothesis, or research question. Strong conclusion and implications presented||The poster content was adequately presented but support for the study, research hypothesis, or question(s) is somewhat general. Conclusion and implications were reasonable.||Poster content presented was easy to understand but did not sufficiently convey a connection to the study, hypothesis, research question(s), method, conclusion, and/or implications.||Content presented was difficult to understand and did not sufficiently convey a connection to the study, hypothesis, research question(s), method, conclusion, and/or implications.||Unable to find a connection between poster content and purpose of study, research hypothesis/question(s), method, conclusions, or implications.|
|Overall Poster Design and Use of Image and Text||Poster is visually appealing, has a professional appearance and organization. Easy to read. Utilized creativity in use of fonts, headings, colors, and white space.||Poster has attractive formatting and had good clarity in the use of space through font size, colors, headings, and white space.||Poster was easy to follow but needed some improvement with visual appeal through better utilization of fonts, colors, headings, and white space.||Poster was difficult to follow and needed improvement on visual appeal through better utilization of fonts, colors, headings, and white space.||Not visually effective|
|Poster Organization||Topic is clearly evident. Layout of poster is logical and provides sequential information from intro to conclusion and references.||Topic is present and articulated.
The organization of the poster and information could use refining.
|Topic is described superficially. Information presented in the poster is somewhat confusing.||Topic is not clear. Information presented is haphazard and confusing.||Unable to understand link between information presented in the poster and topic.|