Moving Feedback Forward: Innovation and Opportunity

Call For Posters

You are invited to submit a poster for the May Learning & Teaching Forum around the theme Moving Feedback Forward: Innovation and Opportunity.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts open   26 Feb
Call for abstracts close   27 Mar
Notification to accepted authors   27 Mar
Design Your Poster workshop   28 Mar
Poster submission   17 Apr   
Forum   9 May

Possible foci for posters include:

  • Using technology to improve efficiencies in providing feedback
  • Supporting students in recognising quality work to enable feedforward
  • Innovative assessment and feedback practices
  • Collaboration as a source of feedback
  • Strategies to improve quality and provide individual feedback
  • Provide opportunities to incorporate learning from feedback
  • Using assessment and feedback to improve student learning
  • The role of feedback in skill development

Posters can be submitted in traditional print format or innovative multi-media format. A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as voted by Forum attendees.

All posters will be showcased at the Forum with time set aside in the agenda for discussion with colleagues. Posters will be published online on the Teaching Gateway of the UNSW website.

Please note: A practical workshop will be offered to all applicants on Friday 28 March to help with the design of posters.

All enquires please contact

Criteria for Poster

  • The poster can be in traditional print format or multimedia presentation.
  • It is a requirement that the poster author(s), or representative, attend the Forum to set up the poster and be available to speak to Forum attendees.
  • All posters must be submitted using one of the templates provided
    Portrait Poster Template
    Landscape Poster Template
  • The poster should be designed to provoke discussion but only needs to focus on one aspect of your teaching practice
  • The poster should be visually appealing
  • The poster should ideally include the voices of students (e.g. student feedback)
  • The poster should be of publication quality for inclusion in the e-booklet, including appropriate referencing

Abstract Submission

Complete the Abstract Submission Form by Friday 21 March and return as a word document to Accepted authors will be notified by Wednesday 26 March.

Abstract Submission Form

Poster Submission

Complete the Poster Submission Form by Thursday 17 April and return it to Please ensure the accuracy of the information you provide as it will be published in Forum materials and the Forum Posters e-Booklet.

Poster Submission Form (available shortly)

Poster Tips

When developing your poster you might like to draw on the following tips which have been adapted from Hess, George R: Effective Scientific Posters: Quick Reference

▪   A poster is a visual communication tool

▪   An effective poster will help you to engage colleagues in conversation and get your main points across to as many people as possible

▪   Posters serve as: a source of information; a conversation starter; a summary of your work; an advertisement of your work

Get your message across with visual displays and small blocks of supporting text. Think of your poster as an illustrated abstract.

Tell readers why your work matters, what you did, what you found, and what you recommend. Avoid excessive focus on methods - it's the results and implications that count!

Overall appearance. Use a pleasing arrangement of graphics, text, colours. Your poster should be neat and uncluttered - use white space to help organise sections. Balance the placement of text and figures.

Organisation. Use the headings to help readers find what they're looking for: Context, objective, impact, conclusions, etc. A columnar format helps traffic flow in a crowded poster session.

Minimize text - use graphics. Keep text in blocks of no more than 50-75 words - don't create large, monolithic paragraphs of prose.

Use colour cautiously. Dark letters on light background are easiest to read. Stick to a theme of 2-3 colours. Avoid overly bright colours.

Don't fight reader gravity, which pulls the eyes from top to bottom (first), and left to right.

Prepare a verbal explanation. Colleagues may ask you to "walk them through" your poster. In making such a presentation, avoid reading the poster. Instead, give the big picture, explain why the problem is important, and use the graphics on your poster to illustrate and support your findings and recommendations.

Sample Posters

Booklet of posters from the 2013 Forum, Engaging Students in the Blended Learning Landscape.

Staff were invited to develop a visually appealing representation of their blended learning practice. The posters cover a spectrum of practice from "flipped classroom" strategies to adaptive eLearning displays.