Monthly Archives: September 2007

19th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

This is the nineteenth year of a highly successful international conference stressing the applications of learning and motivation research and theory and technology to higher education learning. Emphasis is on research and practice in teaching and learning—with focus on uses of innovative learning strategies and the Internet in face-to-face, blended and online course development and teaching. This year’s conference will again include a focus on strategies to improve online learner support services. The conference is expected to provide 250 or more faculty presentations to 1,000 attendees in all academic fields from throughout the world.
The conference includes both 25 and 45 minute presentations as well as poster sessions. Awards will continue to be presented to faculty nominated by their institutions for highly innovative contributions to teaching, learning, and technology, and the conference will again sponsor the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. The Boyer Award recipient will be selected by an international faculty panel and will receive a $5,000 cash award funded by McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions. The conference will also again publish “Selected Papers from the International Conference,” containing 12 to 20 of the most outstanding papers submitted to the conference, as judged by a faculty committee. The conference will honor the author of the “Best Conference Paper” among those contained in this publication, which is covered by APA’s PsycINFO.

Recognizing the importance of America’s future higher education faculty, the conference will continue to offer a track designed to provide a forum for graduate students to meet, present, and discuss their teaching and research projects and interests. This track will include a special registration fee for graduate student-presented poster sessions, with a session reserved just for graduate students and an award for the best graduate student poster presentation.

The conference will be held April 14-18, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, on the northeastern Florida coast, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is a vibrant and exciting venue, offering a unique blend of entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and stunning vistas. Some of the nation’s finest beaches and golf courses are just a short drive away, and the country’s oldest city, St. Augustine is within a 45 minute drive.

• Higher education faculty from all disciplines
• Graduate students from all disciplines
• Teaching/learning center faculties
• Instructional Designers
• Online support staff
• Training/development staff

The Nineteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning seeks proposals dealing with successful practices and research to improve higher education learning. We are especially interested in proposals combine innovative learning strategies, such as constructivist, immersive and cooperative learning, as well as learning communities, with uses of the Web and advanced technologies. All proposals must be submitted electronically either via the Web or e-mail.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2007.

Proposals must be identified as ONE of six tracks as follows:
Track 1: Innovative Teaching/Learning Strategies in the Classroom
Track 2: Online Learning in the University
Track 3: Online Learning in the Community College
Track 4: New Horizons: Immersion Learning/New Technologies
Track 5: Online Support Services
Track 6: Assessment/Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
Track 7: Graduate Student Teaching/Research Projects

The Regular presentation type will be theater style seating for 25 or 45 minute presentations. Interactive presentation style is emphasized. Most rooms will be equipped with multimedia presentation systems. Poster Sessions are two-hour presentations which take place in a large ballroom. Each poster session participant is assigned to a booth and the conference provides a free standing poster board, a table and electricity at each booth.

November 1, 2007 Early Notification of Selection of Proposals for Proposals submitted by September 30 Deadline
January 31 , 2008 Final Notification of Selection of Proposals
March 13, 2008 Conference Registration Fee Due; Deadline for Hotel Reservations

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American Library Associations attendance travel grants

There are a number of travel grants to attend ALA’s annual conference. If you need help attending, particularly if you are thinking of presenting there go to

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life V

September 27, 2007

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Conference Committee, I am pleased to announce a call for papers for a multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life V, to take place at Idaho State University (ISU), March 6 & 7, 2008. In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote, “No More Tears: On the Persistence of Melodrama in Representing Women’s Lives,” by Dr. Tania Modleski, Florence R. Scott Professor of English at the University of Southern California, on the evening of Thursday, March 6; a Friday, March 7, lunchtime talk, “Mind-Body Equality” by ISU faculty member, athlete and businesswoman, Dr. Lori Head; and a screening of LUNAFEST on Friday evening.

The Conference Committee invites abstracts from university faculty and staff as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. ALL submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered. This year, given our speakers, we are especially interested in submissions that address gender and the arts (including the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic papers) gender and popular culture, and gender and the body. Abstracts must be postmarked by November 5, 2007.

This conference is an occasion to showcase current work being done in the area of gender studies. Participants from past years have consistently commented on the friendly atmosphere at The Art of Gender in Everyday Life conferences, and it is our principal mission to continue our tradition of creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the discussion of gender issues across the disciplines.

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life V is a special opportunity to network with colleagues in the relaxed setting of Pocatello, Idaho, nestled in the picturesque Bannock Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time in the history of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to register for a day trip to near-by Lava Hot Springs. Those taking part in the trip will experience a day of relaxation in the naturally-occurring mineral hot springs, the temperatures of which range from 102-112 degrees. More information about Lava Hot Springs is available at

Getting to Pocatello is easy! Delta flies to the Pocatello Regional Airport, and ground shuttles are available from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Pocatello through Salt Lake Express .

Please find attached a formal call for papers, an announcement of our student paper competition, and a registration form. Should you prefer not to open an attachment, these documents can also be found on our website at <>. On behalf of the entire Conference Committee, I invite you to join us for this important event.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Morrow, Ph.D.
Anderson Gender Resource Center

To learn more, visit our website:

Encyclopedia of Social Interaction Technologies

Note: Proposal submission deadline extended to November 1, 2007. Please
feel free to circulate this information to your colleagues.

The Encyclopedia of Social Interaction Technologies (to be published by
IGI Global) will offer a comprehensive view of the uses and applications
of social software in various contexts. The encyclopedia will provide
references to the most current information on the latest social software
developments written by experts from an array of disciplines.

The range of topics includes, but is not limited to, the list below.
Contributors are encouraged to recommend additional topics in their
area(s) of expertise that are pertinent to the scope of the publication.

Please forward your proposals (500-800 words) and contact information by
November 1, 2007 to the editors, Dr. Tatyana Dumova
( and Dr. Richard Fiordo
(, University of North Dakota, USA. Visit the IGI
Global web site at
for additional information.

Part I: Background and Development
Social software, social Web, and social capital
Social software: origin, architecture, and functions
Social software: background, deployment, and development
Social software: current and emerging trends
Social software: visionaries and minds

Part II: Concepts, Contexts, and Applications
Collaborative information and knowledge management
Data syndication
RSS feeds and feed aggregators
Collaborative filtering of information
Collaborative categorization
Social citations
Social bookmarking
Social guides
Tagging and folksonomies
Blog search
Podcast search
Social search
Social libraries
Wiki-based online collaboration
Typology and functionality of blogs
Mobile social software
Social software and scientific research
Educational implications of social software
Social software and collaborative learning
Blogs in education
Educational wikis
Educational podcasts
Social software for distance learning
Social software and e-Democracy
Social software and electronic advocacy
Social software and e-Government
Political blogs
Political wikis
Citizen journalism
Economics of social software
Business aspects of social software
Corporate blogging
Corporate wikis
Social software at a workplace
Impact of social software on organizational culture
Social software for small business
Social software for nonprofit organizations
Social software for professional learning
Blogs and wikis in health care & medicine
Social software and e-health resources
Social software and voluntary health associations
Medical podcasts
Social software in medical education
Social software in community health care
Social software for community integration
Social software and community activism
Community-based wikis and blogs
Social mapping
Social software for development
Online social networks and services
Social software and personal networking
Using social software to form, continue,
advance, and terminate relationships
Social software and interpersonal relations
Personal blogs
Family wikis
Travel wikis
Social shopping applications
Social software and media creation
Social production of content
Sharing and syndicating news
Social news networks
Social software and participatory media
Social software and entertainment
Video blogs
Celebrity blogs
Sports blogs
Social music
Photo and video sharing
Online social gaming
Social interaction in virtual worlds

Part III: Issues and Viewpoints
Social software and the information overload
Social software and the digital divide
Social software and generational gap
Social software: potential risks and negative effects
Creative Commons, copyleft, and copyright
Wikipedia phenomenon: pros and cons
Improper uses of social software
Social software usability
Legal issues
Ethical concerns
Issues of privacy and surveillance

Perspectives on Gender and Technology

Perspectives on Gender and Technology: An interdisciplinary conference
sponsored by The University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

April 11, 2008

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The University of Texas at Austin

Purpose: To look at the interaction of gender and technology in the
contemporary world from three perspectives: ways of knowing, ways of doing,
and ways of changing.

* Ways of knowing – These papers will consider how technology
mediates/facilitates/responds to cultural and social realities, especially
those related to gender.

* Ways of doing – These papers will explore gendered constructs of “doing”
technology. (E.g., norms related to technological expertise, the impact of
gender on growth/advancement/entrance into technologically-oriented careers,

* Ways of changing – These papers will consider the intersection of women
and technology in the developing world, especially the use of technology as
a tool for positive social change.

Who is invited: Because some of the most fruitful studies of gender and
technology are interdisciplinary, all methodologies and approaches are
welcome, from ethnographic studies to feminist theorizing to quantitative
empirical studies (and all points in between). We hope to attract a broad
representation of scholars and practitioners.

How to submit a proposal: PROPOSALS (500 WORDS) ARE DUE DEC 1, 2007.

Email proposals to Hillary Hart: Please use MSWord
2003 (or earlier) or PDF for file formats, or embed the proposal in the
e-mail message.

Accepted proposals will be notified by DEC. 15, 2007; full manuscripts will
be due MARCH 15. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the
conference proceedings. NOTE: Editors of the following journals have
expressed specific interest in considering appropriate papers from this
conference for publication: Journal of Strategic Information Systems,
Science Communication, Journal of Technology in Human Services.

Featured Keynote Speakers:

Lucy Suchman, Professor & Co-director, Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster
University. Suchman joined the faculty at Lancaster after twenty years as a
researcher at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center. She researches the
relationship of ethnographies of everyday practice to new technology design.
Her 1987 book, Plans and Situated Actions: The Problem of Human-Machine
Communication, is a watershed work in the field of human-computer
interaction. Among many other awards, in 2005, she won the Outstanding
Contribution to Research Award from the Communication and Information
Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association.

Rachael Muir, Founder and Executive Director of Girlstart. Girlstart is a
non-profit organization founded in Austin, Texas in 1997 to empower girls in
math, science, engineering and technology. Girlstart’s programs have been
featured on the Today show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and in Glamour,
Texas Monthly, Fast Company, and CosmoGIRL magazines.

Museums and the Web

Museums and the Web

April 9-12,2008
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Join hundreds of your colleagues at the only annual conference exploring the on-line presentation of cultural, scientific and heritage content across institutions and around the world: Museums and the Web.

Call for Participation Closes September 30, 2007.

Demonstration Proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2007.

For more information go to:

Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, senior speakers with extensive experience in Web development review and analyze the issues and impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Together, we are transforming communities and organizations.

The MW Program
MW features plenary sessions, parallel sessions, museum project demonstrations, commercial exhibits, mini-workshops, professional forums, a usability lab, a design ‘Crit Room,’ and the Best of the Web awards. The primary language of the conference has always been English, but in 2008, the sessions will be simultaneously translated English/French and /French/English to encourage a wide francophone participation.

Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day pre-conference workshops and a day of pre-conference tours, including one to the museums of Ottawa, Canada’s national capital.
Social events include receptions each evening, a Birds-of-a-Feather Breakfast, and plenty of refreshment breaks to provide hours of discovery and debate among hundreds of colleagues from around the world.

The MW2008 Program will be selected through peer-review by an International Program Committee based on proposals due September 30, 2007.

Who Attends MW?
Webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives join the professionals, companies, foundations and governments that support them and attend Museums and the Web every year.

Scholarships and Volunteers
Archives & Museum Informatics awards MW Scholarships to museum professionals from small institutions and developing countries. For MW2008, The Department of Canadian Heritage has sponsored Scholarships for Canadian Professionals. Scholarship applications are due December 31, 2007.

Students are invited to volunteer at MW; they may attend the conference in exchange for helping out. Preference in 2008 will be given to fully bilingual volunteers. Volunteer applications are accepted until all spaces are filled.

Can’t Make It? Get the Book.
MW2008 Presenters will be required to submit written papers; the best will appear in print in Museums and the Web 2008: Selected papers from an international conference. All papers are also published on-line and on CD-ROM. Discounted advance orders of the Selected Papers and CD-ROM Proceedings are now being taken.

Past papers from all Museums and the Web conferences – since 1997 – are on-line. Printed volumes of Selected Papers from MW97 – MW2007 are also available to order.

Conference Co-Chairs
Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4E 2P3 Canada

Building Coalitions Across Difference

Call for Papers
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Dayton will sponsor
the 33rd Richard R. Baker Colloquium in Philosophy
March 6-8, 2008 on Building Coalitions Across Difference.

Invited Guest Speakers are Sally Haslanger [Professor of Philosophy,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Author of: Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays (with
Charlotte Witt), Theorizing Feminisms (with Elizabeth Hackett,) and
Persistence (with Roxanne Marie Kurtz)] and Tommie Shelby [John L. Loeb
Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and African American Studies,
Harvard University. Author of: We Who Are Dark, and Hip Hop and
Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason (with Derrick Darby)]

The focus of the colloquium is on the intersection of race and gender in
contemporary philosophical reflection. Papers that approach the topic
from a wide range of philosophical perspectives are welcome.

Papers might address questions such as: Is solidarity based on group
membership still a valuable practice or concept? What aspects of race
theory and feminist theory are supportive of, or prevent, coalition
building? How can we learn from the past, making use of what is
valuable, without being tainted by what is harmful? How should we think
about ideology and how ideologies function in the construction of race
and gender? What would count as an ethics of the oppressed? How should
oppressed groups respond to each other? How should they respond to

Papers should be no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced, with a maximum
reading time of 25 minutes. Include an abstract of no more than 250
words. Submission deadline is October 30, 2007.

Papers should be submitted to: Patricia A. Johnson, Professor of
Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
45469-1546. Electronic submissions in MS-Word are welcome. Send these

2008 Online Northwest

This is the final call for proposals for the 2008 Online Northwest

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics at the
intersection of libraries, technology and culture. The conference is
sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The coordinating committee seeks presentations that discuss how
technology is being applied within library settings and how technology
is affecting library patrons and services. We strongly encourage
academic, public, school, and special librarians to submit proposals.
All topics relating to technology and libraries are welcome,

*Assessing the impact of technology on patrons or services
*User interface design and evaluation
*Implementation of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries
*Collection development and assessment
*Resource sharing (e.g. ILL, document delivery)
*Information literacy and instruction
*Metadata design, application, or evaluation
*Management of electronic resources or digital repositories
*Computer programming and development of computer applications to
support delivery of library services

Please submit a 150-250 word abstract describing the presentation
content and intended audience via the online submission form available

For examples of past presentations or more information, see:

CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State
University campus)

Todd Hannon, MLS
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Oregon Health & Science University Library
Research & Reference Dept.
PO Box 573
Portland, OR 97207-0573

National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2008

Mark your calendars, budget, and plan now for the 29th annual National Educational Computing Conference. Join more than 18,000 teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, teacher educators, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, and students from all over the world who’ll gather June 29–July 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on the San Antonio River Walk.

ISTE is now accepting presentation proposals for NECC 2008. Submission opportunities are divided into four major categories and a variety of themes & strands. Dynamic, energetic presenters interested in engaging their audiences in innovative ways should especially consider submitting proposals for the highly interactive Model Lesson and BYOL categories that debuted in 2007 to positive audience response.

We also invite you to help us develop content and/or participate in the following two session categories:
• Problem/Solution Panels—moderated panel featuring three or more independent presenters selected to share and discuss their solutions to a common Ed Tech challenge.
• Playground—informal, day-long presentations featuring interactive hands-on demonstrations of technologies and resources available for 21st-century media centers, art, assistive technology, gaming, math/science, music, open source, and virtual worlds.

Both ISTE member and non-member educators and students at all levels, nationally and internationally, are invited to submit. We also welcome corporate-sponsored proposals from exhibitors. The deadline for submission is October 3, 2007.

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2008 International Conference on Information Resources Management

2008 International Conference on
Information Resources Management

May 18-20, 2008
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre
6755 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Important Dates

Submission date: 1 December 2007

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 1 February 2008

Final Submission and Early Registration due date: 14 March 2008

The organizing committee invites you to submit your
research work to Conf-IRM.

The International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) provides a peer-reviewed forum for researchers from across the globe to share contemporary research on developments in the fields of information systems and information management. It seeks to promote effective and vibrant networking among researchers and practitioners from around the world who are concerned about the effective management of information resources in organizations.

This network of researchers views fostering the development of emerging scholars in the information systems and information management fields as its primary task. Consequently the conference is designed to provide a venue for researchers to get substantive and beneficial feedback on their work.

Conf-IRM builds on the traditions of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) Conferences. Under new leadership, the IRMA Conference has been re-positioned and will now be known as Conf-IRM.

Data Warehousing and Database Management
eBusiness and eGovernment Applications
Global IT Management
Human Side of IT
IS Research Methods
IT Architecture and Standards
IT for Development
IT in SMEs
IT Security and Privacy
IT Service Management
Knowledge Management
Outsourcing and Offshoring
Supply Chain Management
Telecommunications and ICT Infrastructure
Web 2.0 and Free and Open Source Software Development and Implementation
Conf-IRM Developmental Workshops and Panels Track

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