Category Archives: Distance Education

ACRL Instruction Section Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

ISTE 2019

June 23-26, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

For more information go to https://conference.iste.org/2019/presenters/submit_proposal.php?utm_campaign=ISTE19&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_PtC9kQsxisY7EWRgM8DDnnDgmpzpB6JqqAD1YIIpMEg6BPTfMSpfEAp6eZwJSKOqgzLjwRgIwaRxbPRiA38SAMDGIUQ&_hsmi=65681228&utm_content=65681228&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=74190645-5716-41eb-bdda-ade519abc1c3%7C4de9ac04-d543-4d83-85ba-7cb4fa8ed710

We seek proposals from educators at any career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world, and we love to see student participation in presentations! We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education.

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT, September 27, 2018.

What makes a good proposal?

We’re looking for presentations that:

  • Take advantage of student-centered pedagogy; show how educators can individualize learning by differentiating instruction and introducing real-world problem-solving; and support your ideas with the latest scientific research on how students learn.
  • Enhance educators’ knowledge. Our goal is to increase both the technical knowledge and the pedagogical content knowledge of educators and teacher candidates.
  • Help develop leadership skills. Explore ways to encourage and empower educators and students to lead.
  • Advance digital age learning. Delve into systems, models, practices and strategies for creating meaningful digital age learning experiences, both virtual and face to face.
  • Address the ISTE Standards. How does your proposal support the ISTE Standards? Provide a model for achieving standards-aligned objectives.
  • Encourage audience participation. Think beyond the lecture and devise new ways to engage your audience. Our session formats include interactive lectures, BYODs, snapshots, roundtables, open-area poster sessions and more. Demonstrate the use of technology to model instructional best practices.
  • Add to the conversation around current relevant challenges, including computer science and integration of computer science into curriculum, higher ed topics and virtual reality.

Download our submission guide for tips and examples.

 

NERCOMP Annual Conference

March 18–20, 2019
Providence, Rhode Island

https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2019/call-for-proposals

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) partners with EDUCAUSE to bring together leaders in the higher education IT community from across the region.

The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing together a community of higher education library and IT professionals to build expertise and share information on the latest issues in the field. This conference is the place to connect with peers, share successes (and struggles), and enhance our collective learning.

Program Tracks and Key Topics

The program committee has outlined a series of tracks and key topics they believe will make an interesting and useful program. The program sessions will focus on these key topic areas:

Session Formats

Standard Presentations (45 minutes)

These sessions are 45 minutes long; presenters and panels are asked to allocate at least 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A with the audience. Standard presentations are opportunities to present in detail on a project. Proposals will be evaluated against the selection criteria listed below.

Interactive Presentations (45 minutes)

These sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest through an innovative, thought-provoking format that encourages audience participation and interaction. Participant feedback and response to issues will be encouraged throughout the session.

Panel Discussions (45 minutes)

These sessions feature two to four dynamic presenters offering case studies about how their institutions have approached a shared topic, or they may feature presenters taking different and sometimes controversial perspectives on a topic. Examples may include the evolving role of the CIO, security, privacy and cloud, advancing IT innovation within budgetary constraints, or other critical issues in higher education. Participant feedback and response will be encouraged for all panels.

Poster Sessions (60 minutes)

A poster session demonstrates the use of an emerging technology or innovative practice for teaching and learning, typically in the early stages of development. Presenters may use a laptop, a poster, or both to demonstrate the unique features and functionality of the tool or program and to assist in providing a visual overview of the project. As attendees visit, presenters have the opportunity to discuss the poster topic with them. Therefore, presenters should prepare a few introductory remarks (1–2 minutes) to engage listeners in the subject.

The standard setup for a poster includes the following:

  • 6′ skirted table or a high cabaret skirted table
  • Wireless internet access
  • 40″ × 30″ foam boards

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2019 Program Committee and Session Proposal Reviewers using the following criteria:

  • Quality of Topic: Is the topic of importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the targeted area of information resources in higher education?
  • Proposed Topic Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic adequately?
  • Speaker Knowledge: Does the speaker appear to have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic?
  • Speaker Presentation Style: Has the speaker provided sufficient evidence of his or her ability to effectively present on the topic?
  • Event-Specific Criteria: Has the speaker included strategies that will effectively engage the attendees and result in effective learning?
  • Overall Rating: What is your evaluation of this proposal overall?

Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive, noncommercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the theme and key topics.

Applicants will be notified of proposal status in mid-November. Note: the selection committee may invite you to present in formats other than the one you selected or those noted in the proposal submission form.

 

 

E-Learn–World Conference on E-Learning

October 15-18, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

For submission information go to https://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/call/

E-Learn–World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

E-Learn, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and is expected to attracts many leaders in the field from 70+ countries around the world.

We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, and corporate showcases/demos.The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed by for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and online proceedings available on LearnTechLib–The Learning and Technology Library.

Topics

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following topics as they relate to e-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. All topics listed here.

  • Content Development
  • Evaluation
  • Implementation Examples and Issues
  • Instructional Design
  • Policy Issues
  • Research
  • Social and Cultural Issues
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Tools and Systems

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, full and brief paper presentations, poster/demonstration sessions, tutorials, workshops, panels, and best practice sessions. For Presentation Category descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Symposia
  • Virtual Papers

For Presentation descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.

Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings as well as in LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library. These publications will serve as major sources of information for the community, indicating the current state of the art, new trends and new opportunities.

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals.

Please note that reviewers may reject submissions if the written product shows exceedingly poor grammar or structure. For this reason, all papers and presentations—especially those written by non-native English speakers—should be proofread or copyedited prior to submission.

eLearning Africa

eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT supported education, training and skills development in Africa. Bringing together high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education, business and government, eLearning Africa 2018 will take place from 26 – 28 September 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Call for Proposal deadline is January 30, 2018.

Global Learn 2018

Global Conference on Learning and Technology

April 17-18, 2017

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Proposals due Dec. 29, 2017

For more information go to: https://conf.aace.org/glearn/submission/

This annual conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Global Learn offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.

DT&L Conference

Madison, WI

Aug. 7-9, 2018

For full information go to: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/call-for-proposals/

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 34th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, August 7-9, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. We are looking for quality presentations intended for advanced practitioners in distance, online, or blended education and training. We will also consider some basic/foundational proposals geared toward those newer to the field. All proposals should be grounded in evidence-based practice and/or innovative strategies.

Deadline to submit is 4:00 pm (CST) on Tuesday, January 23.

Here are some proposal topics to consider:

ABCs Of DE (Basic)

Accessibility and ADA (section 508) compliance

Alternative credentialing

Augmented/virtual reality

Blended learning designs

Building & supporting learning communities

Distance education leadership/administration

Evaluating online learning

Faculty development

Game-based learning

Immersive learning

Learner engagement strategies

Learner support

Learning analytics and student success

Learning science research to practice

Mastery & competency-based learning

Measuring learning & assessment

Mobile learning

New/emerging technologies

Online teaching strategies

Open resources and content curation

Personalized & adaptive learning

Social learning

Video & multimedia-based learning

All proposals will be peer reviewed and evaluated on these criteria:

Practical methods and techniques that others can use and apply

Clear learning goals and key takeaways

Relevance to the field of distance education and online learning

Depth of knowledge conveyed related to distance teaching, learning, and training

Inclusion of evaluation data and/or established theoretical models

Focus on established or emerging trends, practices, data, and knowledge

Evidence of successful outcomes or lessons learned

 

Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going

Are you a distance or online librarian with experience in OER projects? Then we want to hear from you! The Distance Learning Section has teamed up with the CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group and are looking for panelists with OER experience to participate in our co-sponsored panel at 2018 ALA Annual in New Orleans, entitled Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going.

Click here to submit

Applications due December 22nd, 2017, selected panelists will be notified in early January, 2018.


If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Natalie Haber (natalie-haber@utc.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs.

9th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI

Please consider contributing by submitting an article in the subject area “Educational Technologies“, or in any other area of your research interest included among the topics suggested in the 9thInternational Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2018 (http://www.2018iiisconf.org/iceti), to be held on March 13 – 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:

  • The 9th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2018
  • The 9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2018

You can find more details, as well as the URLs of the different events, at http://www.2018iiisconf.org/cfp-spring2018.asp

The deadlines for this CFP are the following:

  • December 14th, 2017: Article submissions
  • December 14th, 2017: Invited session proposals
  • January 24th, 2018: Notifications of acceptance
  • February 13th, 2018: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

To submit your article, please click the “Authors” tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.

Registered authors of accepted submissions for this CFP will be invited to make an additional presentation with no additional charge , if such a presentation is oriented to inter-disciplinary communication, and will have the option of writing an invited paper associated to their respective invited presentation. If received on time, this invited paper would be included, as such, in the conference proceedings. Keynote Speakers will also be selected from early registrations in the conference.

Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:

  • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
  • Virtual participation.
  • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
  • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
  • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
  • Best papers awards.
  • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings). We are supplying our Journal’s meta-data to DOAJ. Many aggregators, databases, libraries, publishers and search portals collect DOAJ free metadata and include it in their products; examples are Scopus, Serial Solutions and EBSCO.

Please consider forwarding to the appropriate colleagues and/or groups who might be interested in submitting contributions to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).

Best regards,

ICETI 2018 Organizing Committee

YTH Live 2018

YTH Live is the conference that ignites innovation in youth, technology, and health. Plus, this year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the conference making it the biggest yet.

YTH Live takes place May 6-7, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The conference includes sessions on video games, non profit outreach, mobile apps, texting, and social media all being used to address issues like mental health, reproductive rights, peer education, drug use, HIV and AIDS, STDs, and more. Information can be found at http://yth.org/ythlive/about/

At YTH Live 2018, attendees will meet youth leaders, app developers, hackers, designers, health workers, policymakers, as well as educators, researchers, and other advocates who are using technology to make a difference in the health and wellness of youth.

Learn more at yth.org/live and register at yth.org/register. Click here for additional assets and if you need drafted social media posts or any other materials let us know and we would be happy to provide those for you.

Our call for abstracts is now open, where those who want to share an innovative project, campaign, program, or research in youth health, technology, and health tech are invited to submit a proposal, to be considered to speak at our conference. The deadline for this is Friday, October 27, 2017. We’d love to invite you to submit and to share this opportunity with your networks!