Category Archives: Distance Education

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!

18th Distance Library Services Conference

Proposals for panel sessions, poster sessions, and workshops are being accepted for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference. The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in San Antonio, TX.

Panel Sessions:

Panel sessions are an opportunity for three or four presenters from different institutions to interactively address an issue of importance to distance librarianship and should focus on helping attendees understand multiple perspectives on a topic. Active participation is an important element of these sessions, so panelists are encouraged to engage in debate, pose questions to the audience or each other, and help the audience engage actively.

Poster Sessions:

Poster sessions provide an informal forum to report on innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to distance librarianship. Posters should be a creative visual representation of a topic, including graphs, tables, charts, and images. A contest will be held to encourage creativity in poster design and content. Attendees will vote on their favorite posters and the winning poster will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Workshops:

Workshops are two (2) hour sessions that provide active learning opportunities for attendees. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Workshops should allow participants to be involved in and contribute to the learning process and the learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to be fully engaged. Participants should leave the workshop with ideas, information, techniques, or skills to share with their colleagues. Workshops will be held on the first day of the conference, April 11, 2018..

Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2017. To submit a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2018/call_for_proposals.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thad Dickinson

Coordinator, Distance Library Services Conference

Central Michigan University

thad.dickinson@cmich.edu

E-Learn

October 17-20, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia

Second call for papers due August 22, 2017

For more information go to:  https://ucs.psu.edu/zimbra/public/launchNewWindow.jsp?skin=beach&localeId=en_US&full=1&childId=27

To submit a proposal go to: https://conf.aace.org/elearn/submission/

18th Distance Library Services Conference

The deadline for submitting Paper Presentation proposals for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference is this Sunday, April 23!

The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in downtown San Antonio, TX, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, right off of the famed Riverwalk.

What is a Paper Presentation? The Paper Presentation format requires that you write a paper and then present at the conference. Your paper will be published in both the conference proceedings and later in special issues of the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. Your presentation is an opportunity to share issues, findings or conclusions related to your paper.

The average attendance for the past three conferences was 273, so in addition to your paper being published in the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, you will benefit by presenting at a smaller, focused conference with ample networking opportunities.

Proposals should fall into one of three general tracks:

Teaching & Learning (e.g. technologies, strategies, instructional design, assessment, best practices, successes/failures)

Marketing & Outreach (e.g. advocacy, assessment, collaboration, strategies)

User Experience (e.g. assessment, best practices, initiatives, student success)

If you want to share your research, projects, or ideas with others providing library services online or at a distance, you won’t find a better place to do it! Submit your Paper Presentation proposal soon!

To submit a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2018/call_for_proposals

 

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

October 19-21, 2017 in Baltimore, Md

For more information go to http://www.magnapubs.com/2017-leadership-in-higher-education-conference/call-for-proposals.html?utm_campaign=LHE+2017-+Leadership+in+Higher+Education+Conference&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=40774756&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–SlSnoZIBiAdihFfzdD_pttjhEjjG1bNjNOtuq34JN1nTcfz1U2msWaliwxcOmGH4elw4v3Z9WyRRD34_K3dbJOe6a5g&_hsmi=40774756

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a conference developed just for academic leaders.

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leadernewsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its 2nd annual conference, Oct. 19–21 in Baltimore.

As a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend you own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Submitting a proposal is easy.  Areas of interest include the following tracks; however compelling and relevant proposals that fall outside of these designated topics are also welcome:

Topical Area 1: Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

Topical Area 2: Leadership and Management

Topical Area 3: Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

Topical Area 4: Faculty Hiring and Development

Topical Area 5: Issues and Trends in Higher Education

 

Featuring two-and-a-half intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference provides insights to help academic leaders set direction, solve problems, and make a positive imprint on their campus.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please go here.

Submissions are due March 31, 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017)

April 24-27, 2017
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
Dublin, Ireland
http://www.iicedu.org
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The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2017 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.
The topics in IICE-2017 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Manufacturing
*ESL/TESL
*E-Society
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education

– You can submit your research paper to papers-2017april@iicedu.org

Important Dates:

*Short Abstract Submission Date: February 05, 2017
*Notification of Short Abstract Acceptance/Rejection: February 10, 2017
*Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: February 10, 2017
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: February 15, 2017
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: February 12, 2017
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: February 20, 2017
*Camera Ready Paper Due: March 24, 2017
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 25, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): March 15, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 20, 2017
*Conference Dates: April 24 – 27, 2017

For further information please visit www.iicedu.org

If you need any further details about the conference then these are they ways in which you can contact us.

Contact details:

Telephone – 01268 523262

Email – g.akmayeva@infonomics-society.org or this email address

Address – Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EB, UK

Thank you.

Best regards,

Holly Green
Conference Coordinator

Social and collaborative learning supported through technology (special issue) in BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

​​​​​Call For Articles – BULLETIN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON LEARNING  TECHNOLOGY (ISSN 2306-0212) http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin
publication of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning
Technology (TCLT)

* Special Theme: Social and collaborative learning supported through
technology
* Deadline for submission: November 14, 2016
* Peer-reviewed
The Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT) aims
at publishing and disseminating current research about new and emerging
learning technologies as well as their design, usage, application, and
evaluation in different contexts of technology enhanced learning.

The special theme of this issue will focus on topics related to social and
collaborative learning supported through technology, including (but not
limited to) research on concepts and design of collaborative learning
systems and/or the use of technology to support social/collaborative
learning; practical applications of social and/or collaborative learning
through technology; systems and tools that support social and/or
collborative learning; case studies, exploratory studies and pilot studies
on social learning and/or collaborative learning supported through
technology; and evaluations and assessments of technology, systems and tools
that support social and/or collaborative learning.

Articles that are not in the area of the special theme are most welcome as
well and will be published in the regular article section. The Bulletin of
the Technical Committee on Learning Technology invites research articles for
the next issue. This issue will be published in Volume 18, Issue 3.
*** All research articles will go through a thorough peer-reviewing process
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Submission procedure:

1. Authors have to follow the IEEE author guidelines when preparing their
articles (please see http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/authors-guidelines for
further information)

2. The articles in the bulletin are limited to 4 pages. Over-length articles
will not be published.

3. The manuscripts should be either in Word or RTF format. Any figures used
in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format (gif
or jpeg). The figures should also be embedded in the text at appropriate
places.

4. To submit your article, please go to
http://ieeetclt.athabascau.ca/bulletin/pkp-ojs/index.php/tclt/login and
login (or click on “Not a user? Register with this site” to register). Once
you are logged in, please click the “New Submission” button to submit your
article.
For further information please see http://www.ieeetclt.org/content/bulletin
and http://ieeetclt.athabascau.ca/bulletin/pkp-ojs/index.php/tclt/index.

For any questions, please contact us at: tclt-bulletin@ieee.org
Best regards,
Sabine Graf
Charalampos Karagiannidis
(Editors of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology)

World Libraries

World Libraries — a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois — invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

World Libraries is a cooperative, collaborative project devoted to the free and unfettered sharing of knowledge. Working from the premise that librarianship has always had and should always have an international scope — and that we ignore ideas and neglect allies at our own peril — we invite LIS professionals and fellow travelers to engage in an ongoing conversation.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
Library and information trends, including the maker movement, sharing economy, gamification, resilience, connected learning, haptic technology, linked data and elder services
Disaster preparation and recovery, including crisis informatics
Preservation and conservation, including the impact of global climate change
Scholarly communication, including libraries as publishers and information creators
International dialogue on LIS topics, including organizations such as IFLA and the International Librarians Network
The impact of library and information services on political discourse and activity, socio-economic trends, and quality of life
Marketing and advocacy, including case studies of approaches and campaigns
Library design and innovative use
The for-profit library sector and economic globalization
Comparative librarianship, including postcolonial studies
Information services and minority groups, including immigrant communities, indigenous people and LGBTQ+ people
Literacy, including information and artifactual literacy
Demonstrating the value of library and information services
Access to information and intellectual freedom
The future of library and information services
Leaders or influential figures in the library and information sector
And library and information topics in any country or region, particularly emerging countries and regions

Submissions may take the form of research papers, interviews, reportage and correspondence, opinion pieces, talks and lectures, roundtables, multimedia storytelling, and product and media reviews (including books, audio-visual works and electronic resources). Other types of submissions are welcome and will be given due consideration by our editorial team. Accepted research papers are evaluated by at least two peer reviewers.

World Libraries is published in English, but non-English content is welcome and translation assistance may be available.

Authors whose works are published in World Libraries are given the option of retaining the rights to their works. They may retain copyright or select a Creative Commons license that best suits their needs. More information will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

For more information about World Libraries and to make a submission, visit http://worldlibraries.dom.edu/index.php/worldlib/about/submissions.

Questions? Please contact World Libraries editor Scott Shoger at sshoger@dom.edu
More about World Libraries

World Libraries is a project of the faculty, staff and students of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science; an advisory board of library and information professionals from around the world; and an ever-changing cast of contributors and readers. It was established in 1990 under the title Third World Libraries.

Past contributors and editors include Marta Terry González, Loriene Roy, Ken Haycock, Sara Paretsky, Roderick Cave, D. J. Foskett, Norman Horrocks, Carlos Victor Penna, Josefa Emilia Sabor, Peter Havard-Williams, Herbert S. White, Jeanne Drewes, Lars-Anders Baer, Peggy Sullivan, Robert P. Doyle, Michael E. D. Koenig and John W. Berry.

Themed issues have focused on indigenous library services, Latin American librarianship, the Center for Research Libraries and information services in Cuba, Nigeria and Poland. The entire run of the journal is available at http://worldlibraries.dom.edu.