Category Archives: Distance Education

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.

ELI Annual Meeting 2017: Transforming the Academy: Building Communities of Practice

February 13–15, 2017

Houston, Texas

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. The ELI Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies to explore, network, and share. Find more information about the ELI mission and philosophy here.

Transforming the Academy: Building Communities of Practice

Support of the teaching and learning mission is a collaborative enterprise involving multiple campus organizations. Today our success depends on working with a cohort of colleagues to discover the best instructional and learning practices and to leverage the technology needed to enable them. These new practices also have interinstitutional dimensions, as creative partnerships and consortia play an increasingly important role in defining our educational landscape. Join your colleagues to engage in discussions around the key teaching and learning issues and contribute the discoveries you are making at your campus. Together we’ll explore these and other questions:

  • What new kinds of leadership are required for this new teaching and learning landscape?
  • How do we re-architect our learning environments to meet the needs of students and educators?
  • How can we best harness our learning data to inform our practice?
  • What emerging technologies are best suited to enable progress toward increased student success?
  • How can we best engage our faculty and instructors, enabling them to innovate and discover more successful practices?

2017 Annual Meeting Tracks

The 2016 ELI Key Issues, as voted on by over 900 community members, served as the basis for the thematic 2017 Annual Meeting tracks. We have blended the 20 key issues to form the set of thematic tracks listed below. Since they represent the areas of keenest interest across the teaching and learning community, proposals that address one or more of these tracks will receive highest priority:

  • Current and future learning environments and spaces
  • Analytics: capturing and using learning data
  • Leading academic transformation
  • What works: evidence of impact and learning science
  • Faculty development and engagement
  • Accessibility and universal design for learning
  • Emerging learning technology and practices
  • Online, blended, and hybrid learning models
  • Other

Learning Objectives and Participant Engagement Strategies

The ELI proposal reviewers will closely examine and rate each proposed session’s learning objectives, which should clearly describe what participants will know or be able to do as a result of participating in the session. A successful proposal must also include the specific and creative ways in which the presenter(s) will engage with participants through active learning strategies. The ELI encourages innovative and participatory session design, the creative use of technology, and active engagement by all participants.

Session Types

All ELI annual meeting sessions will be conducted face-to-face in the meeting venue. Please take a moment to view this 4-minute video on how to write an effective proposal.

Preconference Seminars

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Presentation Sessions

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Poster Sessions

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Selection Criteria

All submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by the ELI Annual Meeting Program Committee and invited readers against the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the ideas, innovations, and methods to other institutions
  • Clarity and appropriateness of the learning objectives for the session
  • Effectiveness and appropriateness of proposed active learning and audience engagement strategies
  • Faculty members, full-time instructors, or students as co-presenters
  • Quality, clarity, and economy of the written proposal
  • Evidence of supporting research or assessment
  • Team involvement, from one or more institutions

Corporate Participation

Researchers with corporate affiliation are welcome to submit proposals, either on their own or in collaboration with campus partners. These proposals must demonstrate clearly that the presentation will report on objective, product-independent research. The presentation’s subject must be of wide and general interest to the teaching and learning community, independent of any local vendor relationships and marketing interests. The proposal must make it clear that the session demonstrates thought leadership, addressing key challenges and themes universal to innovation in teaching and learning, without reference to specific products or services.

Annual Meeting Fees: Students and Presenters

ELI will provide complimentary registration for up to two full-time undergraduate or graduate student presenters per session. ELI strives to draw the best possible presentations for the annual meeting, regardless of source. To support this goal, presenters selected from non–ELI member institutions register at the member rate for the annual meeting.

 

Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

Do you encourage active learning in your online instruction? Do you have strategies for promoting online student engagement? Would you like to share what you’ve learned with your colleagues?

The ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our Spring Online Panel Discussion where participants will share strategies and practical tips for engaging students and promoting active learning in online environments. The proposal from can be found here:

http://goo.gl/forms/qa5DnPP2aI

Proposals should not be more than 300 words in length and should include a very brief biographical sketch (additional 150 words or less) of the presenter(s), as well as links to any online materials that will be discussed in the presentation, if available. The Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee will review and select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 9th, 2016.

Submit your proposal now!