|April 9 – 11, 2010|
|We continue to map the world, sociopolitically and culturally as much as physically. What conceptual tools might emerge from an exercise of “transcultural mappings”? Can it represent a possible way through a certain postmodern and postcolonial impasse? What factors might determine how these mappings occur and how they evolve?
“Transcultural Mappings : emerging issues in comparative, transnational and area studies” aims to track why and how such debates have gained prominence in transnational, area and comparative cultural studies as well as to consider the methodological and ideological implications of such theoretical reworkings.
Technical Services Quarterly is looking for reviewers to contribute to the column, Tech Services on the Web. We are always interested in learning which sites are useful for your own work, so please consider sharing your expertise with our readers. Contact Column Editor: Marta Deyrup firstname.lastname@example.org
How do women’s bodies matter in adult literacy and basic education? Our Volume 1 (Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience) focused on empowering women in the classroom and primarily addressed intellectual and personal barriers to and growth for women’s literacy learning.
However, we are aware of the many ways in which women’s bodies and whole selves are integral to the womanhood we celebrate, yet are ignored, or even silenced, in traditional adult ABE, ESOL, and literacy classes. Even when we do recognize or talk about women’s bodies, these discussions generally focus on sexual violence, childcare/parenting, or health. Educators and students seek expression as embodied women, but find these realities difficult to include in current programs and classes.
The editors seek to gather writings about the many dimensions of womanhood, specifically related to em-body-ment, as they are experienced in literacy and basic/developmental educational settings. We encourage a variety of genres including stories, creative writing, poetry, articles, drawings, and research.
September 30, 2009
For more information, contact:
Mev Miller, Ed.D.,
>> Call for Participation Deadline: October 21 <<
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Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
March 29-April 2, 2010 * San Diego, CA
(Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
** Submissions Due: Oct. 21, 2009 **
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
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** SELECTED PAPER BOOK FOR SITE 2010 **
Submit Your Full Paper for Publication in a Book of Selected Papers
SITE 2010 will offer for the first time an alternative Full Paper submission category.
“Full Papers (Book)” are Full Paper submissions submitted in their final by Oct. 21.
These will be reviewed for publication in a book of selected papers as well as a presentation.
>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<
2. Scope & Major Topics: http://site.aace.org/conf/topics.htm
SITE 2010 is the 21st annual conference of the Society for Information
Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual
teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all
disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of
knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and
faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.
You are invited to participate in this international forum which offers
numerous opportunities to explore the research, development, and applications
in this important field. All proposals are peer reviewed.
SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually
attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.
To submit a proposal, complete the online form at:
For Presentation and AV guidelines, see:
* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers (Full & Brief)
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level
on all topics related to:
(1) the use of information technology in teacher education, and
(2) instruction about information technology in
* Graduate Teacher Education
* Faculty & Staff Development
Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as
describe innovative projects are encouraged.
* Assessment and E-folios
* Digital Video
* Distance/Flexible Education
* Electronic Playground
* Equity and Social Justice
* Evaluation and Research
* Games and Simulations
* Graduate Education and Faculty Development
* Information Literacy
* Information Technology Diffusion/Integration
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* New Possibilities with Information Technologies
* Web/Learning Communities
* Workforce Education
CONTENT AREA TOPICS:
* Art Education
* Early Childhood Education
* English Education
* Human Languages Education
* Information Technology Education
* Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST)
* Mathematics Education
* Middle School Education
* Science Education
* Social Studies Education
* Special Education/Assistive Technology
* Technological, Pedagogical, And Content Knowledge (TPACK)
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include
keynote and invited talks, paper presentations, roundtables,
poster/demonstrations, tutorials/workshops, panels, and corporate showcases.
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Technology and Teacher
Education Annual proceedings series. Books in this series serve as major
source documents indicating the current state of teacher education and
information technology. This proceedings will be published as a searchable
electronic book on CD-ROM.
The Annuals are internationally distributed through and archived in the
Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.
First and second paper authors are limited to two papers published in the
All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within
Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the:
– Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) ( http://site.aace.org/pubs/jtate/) or
– Online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) ( http://www.citejournal.org/),
Highlighted in the:
– Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org.
A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented
papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate
Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos),
FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $325 (members); $365 (non-members). Registration includes Proceedings on
CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials.
The conference hotel (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina) specially discounted
guest room rate is $149/169 (single/double). http://site.aace.org/conf/hotel.htm
SAN DIEGO, CA: Where blue skies, miles of beaches, and a gentle Mediterranean climate meet!
It’s not just a conference. it’s a vacation! So plan to join us in San Diego for SITE 2010 a great conference in one of America’s greatest destinations.
For more information about San Diego, CA, USA
Proposals Due: Oct. 21, 2009
Authors Notified: Dec. 2, 2009
Proceedings File Due: Feb. 10, 2010
Early Registration: Feb. 10, 2010
Hotel Reservation: Mar. 1, 2010
Conference: Mar. 29-April 2, 2010
To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link
If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail to
SITE/AACE Conference Services, email@example.com
SITE–Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * http://site.AACE.org
Now the editorial board consists of eight unpaid editors (mostly alumni of IBI, some
currently students). Recently LIBREAS established a branch in St. Paul,
Minnesota (USA) to strengthen our focus on North American scholarship.
LIBREAS aims to be the gateway between the “young and wild ones” and the
“old hands” in research and practice. It acts as a place for dialogue and idea exchange. By
now it is an established institution within the field of library and information science. We
particularly encourage emerging professionals and students to identify with LIBREAS.
Open-mindedness for new ideas and trends throughout the field of library and information
science is one characteristic of LIBREAS. Accompanied by at least two issues
per year, we publish self-produced audio recordings and podcasts, blogs, travel reports
and photo slide shows on a regular basis. LIBREAS seeks to provide a space
for development, identify niches and encourage controversial thoughts.
We invite you to submit articles, podcasts or reviews for our upcoming issue. We also encourage you to distribute this CfP to other interested parties.
LIBREAS Issue 15 Call for Papers: Beyond Semantics – the linguistic turn of Library and Information Science
A key challenge in Library and Information Science is the fundamental change in the content carriers. While traditionally physical media, such as books, served as the content carrier the increasing shift to digital content requires a radical change in perspective.
In the digital environment the content is flexible; hyperlinked, dynamically distributed and automatically indexed. In this environment the sheer amount of content limits the ability of intellectual indexing.
There are three branches of semiotics:
• Syntactics: referring to the relation of signs to each other
• Semantics: referring to the relation between signs and the respective things they refer to
• Pragmatics: referring to the relation of signs to their impacts on those who use them.
Current technical means of indexing are mostly limited to the syntactic level. The indexing process only requires the use of algorithms and the application of respective relations. Because of the binary structure of digital texts, those means and methods tend to be accurate. This method clearly has its limitations when it comes to the meaning of some texts. Therefore, we propose the application and elaboration of semiotic approaches to address these limitations.
On the semantic level there are some technical approaches within the research of the so-called semantic web (e.g. the development of ontologies). As of now, both the practicality and the outcomes of these technical approaches appear to be rather limited. Intellectual assistance is still necessary to actualize the relations of meaning.
On the pragmatic level there is currently no technical approach. Still, the pragmatic level has attracted an increasing amount of attention and gains relevance as the communication processes are increasingly handled in the digital realm. Currently, different types of content are mixed-up; such that the line between official publication and personal utterances (e.g. blogs, Twitter) is blurred.
The major thesis of the next issue of LIBREAS is as follows:
It is imperative that any contemporary discourse in signs and sign-structures includes the whole semiotic framework. A solely intellectual and pragmatic approach inevitably fails because of the sheer amount of material, while a reduction of syntactic and structural aspects leads to the contraction of perspective regarding the actual usage of such environments. The combination of the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic levels is vital for LIS to effectively deal with the complexity of digital and netted content.
We are far from understanding what a combination of the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic levels will look like in a technical application framework. For the next issue of LIBREAS we ask for contributions to address the issue from a conceptual and/or methodological perspective in a broader sense and/or that discuss the given thesis. The goal is to elaborate on the relationships between signs and text regarding the syntactic and semantic values, as well as their relationship with human users. Furthermore, we will try to formulate fields of application and methodological potential for LIS within this context.
The deadline for submissions is July 24th, 2009. Please note our guidelines for authors.
You may contact us via email@example.com.
For those who have not read the Editorial in the current issue.
Information will publish a thematic issue in March 2010 to celebrate 15 years of open access publishing.
The theme is scholarly communication – and papers on all aspects of this subject will be welcome, from reports on research on the impact on scholarly communication of information and communication technologies in general to studies of the role of e-journals, open access and institutional repositories.
The latest date by which papers can be considered for this particular issue (in order to go through the full peer review and revision process) will be 1st October, 2009. When submitting a paper for this issue through the journal management system, please mail the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the effect that you want the paper to be considered for the thematic issue.