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Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!!!

Submit proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/lBf3NchJGU98pelJ3

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its second annual conference at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 10-11, 2019.

The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of libraries, institutions and organizations.

Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

·         How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)

·         How universities and schools are facilitating learning through making (hands-on training, integration into the curriculum, etc.)

·         Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums

·         How makerspaces inspire innovation and entrepreneurship (prototyping, disruptive technologies)

·         Future directions of makerspaces in education

·         Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality

·         Environmental effects of makerspaces and systems put in place to reduce impact

·         Assessment of makerspaces and making

·         Using makerspaces to create partnerships

·         Civic and community engagement in makerspaces

Session Types (Active learning and interactive sessions are encouraged):

·         Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive, hands-on, deeper and thorough exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to

bring their own equipment and supplies.

·         Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.

·         Lightning Talk (5 mins): A 5 minute session to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.

·         Presentation (20/45 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.

·         Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.

·         Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.

·         Makerspace Exhibit (30 mins): A session that offers an opportunity to showcase your makerspace and its programming and services in an informal setting.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Feb 19, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: April 15 2019

Conference Registration Opens: Mar 18, 2019

If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, atvtripuraneni@laverne.edu.

Educational Technology Research & Development Special Issues Proposals

General Call for Special-Issue Proposals — ETR&D

General Call for Special-Issue Proposals — ETR&D

Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D) is soliciting Special-Issue proposals.

This call is open, and all submissions will be reviewed quarterly. The Research, Development, and Cultural and Regional Perspectives Editors will manage the proposal review process.

We invite your proposal which should contain: (a) Guest Editor(s)’ name(s), 2-page CV(s), and contact information; (b) Special-Issue title; (c) Special-Issue focus, scope, and rationale; (d) likely authors (they need not be confirmed in a proposal) and/or a process for recruiting authors who can deliver good papers; (e) a sample publication or a potential contribution if available; and (f) likely reviewers and/or a process for recruiting reviewers who can deliver good reviews.

A Special Issue should consist of 8 to 12 papers (between 5000 and 7000 words including references). The Guest Editor(s) should contribute an introductory piece to the Special-Issue.
Authors and Guest Editors need not be members of AECT (Association for Educational Communications & Technology; see https://www.aect.org), which sponsors ETR&D, or have previously published in ETR&D. With oversight from an Editor, Guest Editors manage the review process, which takes place according to standard peer-review practice within the editorial management system (www.edmgr.com/etrd). This includes selecting reviewers from the standard pool of reviewers and possibly adding new reviewers (who need to be established scholars with strong publication records), submitting feedback to authors, and making a final recommendation of acceptable papers for the Special-Issue to the ETR&D Editor. All Special-Issues are subject to the standard double-blind review process, and initial submissions should not contain any author-identifying information (includes using only “author” and year of publication for any citations and references involving any of the authors). ETR&D follows APA-6 guidelines.

The General Special-Issue Proposal review process is as follows:

  • The General Special-Issue proposals are submitted to the ETR&D Editors online at the address: https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4gYA9D7JN8cS4B
  • ETR&D Editors conduct an initial review
  • Editorial Board assesses and votes on the special-issue proposals
  • ETR&D Editors notify results of review
  • Timeline set for selected Special Issues
  • Guest Editor(s) begins Special-Issue tasks including writing the introductory piece for the Special Issue

The General Special-Issue papers can and should span the full range of research, development, and cultural/regional issues addressed in the journal. It is desirable to have papers that represent multiple perspectives from a variety of research groups. Each paper should not have been submitted elsewhere or previously published, and must represent an original contribution. Please submit your proposal whenever it is ready at the ETR&D General Call for Special-Issue Proposals (https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4gYA9D7JN8cS4B)

The Editors, ETR&D

Feminist Collaborations: Intersectional and Transnational Teaching & Learning

Co-editors Isis Nusair and Barbara Shaw are soliciting abstracts for
inclusion in an anthology that focuses on feminist collaborations and the
radical interconnectedness between pedagogy, theory and practice. We seek
cutting edge work that scholars-teachers-activists are engaging with that
goes beyond valuing collaboration abstractly to engaging it and linking
theory to practice in building feminist/women’s/gender/ LGBTQ+ communities.
This project emerges out of three women’s, gender & sexuality curriculum
institutes funded through the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) and in
which contributors drew on and returned to the work of Richa Nagar,
AnaLouise Keating, Chandra Mohanty, Jacquie Alexander, Ann Russo, and
others to think through feminist-queer collaborations and pedagogies. Our
call for abstracts invites scholars-educators-activists broadly to focus on
the connection between theory and practice in the process of teaching and
learning, and how to develop strategies for doing collaborative work in an
expansive field of study within and across institutional boundaries. The
aim of the anthology is to fill a vacuum in pedagogy especially on how to
teach intersectionality and transnationalism. It will focus on theorizing
pedagogical approaches and providing resources (media and visuals, syllabi
and assignments) for teaching introductory, theory & method, capstone and
special topics courses in an expanding field. This will help in faculty
development and building local, regional, and transnational connections
that imagine its purpose beyond institutionalization and actively
contributes to socio-political change.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Barbara Shaw ( bshaw@allegheny.edu )
and Isis Nusair ( nusairi@denison.edu ) by December 20, 2018. Further
inquiries are welcome. Publishers have expressed interest in the volume and
we will be crafting the book proposal based on selected abstracts.

Homeschooling and Libraries

Deadline Oct. 30 for Topics

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

For more information go to https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/

General Issue Call for Submissions: Deadline November 15, 2018
Call for Submissions: Sections of the Journal

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.

All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for our “Behind the Seams” feature, in which we publish dynamic representations of the revision and editorial processes, including reflections from the authorial and editorial participants.

Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible via the Web and/or other digital mechanisms, a process that JITP can and will support as necessary. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome. Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org.

For further information on style and formatting, accessibility requirements, and multimedia submissions, consult JITP’s accessibility guidelinesstyle guide and multimedia submission guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full manuscripts is November 15, 2018. Please view our submission guidelines for information about submitting to the Journal.

 

 

 

LOEX 2019: Up North: Reflect, Reconnect, & Renew

LOEX 2019: Call for Breakout Session Proposals

47th Annual LOEX Conference
May 9-11, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

You are invited to Minneapolis for LOEX 2019 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians from a wide-variety of locales are exploring their information literacy environment and dealing with the obstacles & opportunities that they are facing along the way.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Lead & Innovate: Blazing New Trails
* Collaboration: The S’more the Merrier
* Strategies for Outreach & Engagement: Navigating the 10,000 Lakes
* Pedagogy & Information Literacy: Jumping into the Deep End
* Facilitating Student Research: Igniting the Flame
* Assessment: Are We There Yet?

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 14, 2019.

For more details, please visit http://www.loexconference.org/breakoutproposals.html

HKAECT International Conference

2019 “Shaping the Future of Education, Communication and Technology”

17-19 June 2019 at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Website – http://www.hkaect.org/hkaect2019 | Email – hkaectconference@gmail.com

Technology has significant impact on education and communication. On the one hand, the whole learning process can be digitized, captured and analyzed that the data informs academic and practitioners for a continuous improvement in curriculum development, teaching philosophy, pedagogy, learner characteristics, student engagement, assessment and feedback. On the other hand, to a broader perspective, technology changes the way we communicate, in form of interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass media and journalism, new media, and social media. HKAECT International Conference 2019 provides a forum for exchanges of theory and practices on technology in education and communication. This platform provides a linkage between local and international academics and practitioners, and among institutions, society and the world. HKAECT International Conference 2019 aims to enhance the contribution of applied research and scholarship; support the development and application of new conceptual frameworks; improve the quality of contemporary practices; and encourage the continuous revisit of theories.

HKAECT International Conference 2019 cordially invites submissions for the below topics, but will not be restricted to:

⚫ Curriculum development, pedagogy and Instructional designs

⚫ Role and nature of knowledge, teaching philosophies

⚫ Professional development and leadership

⚫ Learner characteristics and student engagement

⚫ Online learning, Open Education Resources (OER) and MOOCs

⚫ Multimedia, interaction and learners’ community building

⚫ Learning analytics, assessment and feedback

⚫ Interpersonal relationship and communication

⚫ Newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and online news

⚫ Advertising, public relations, social and political advocacy

⚫ New media, social media, crossmedia and mobile communication

⚫ Ethical issues Other relevant topics would also be considered.

Full Paper Submission

Please submit the manuscript in 8 – 14 pages to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The full paper submission will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted full papers will be included in a volume of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook series, published by Springer.

Presentation Submission

Please submit 500 words extended abstract to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The abstract should clearly state the research objective, research question, the hypotheses (if any), the method, the findings, and the implications. The abstract will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference Program booklet and authors will be invited to present at the conference.

Important Dates

15 October 2018 Full paper submission due

15 November 2018 Notification of acceptance of full paper

15 December 2018 Full paper authors’ registration due

15 January 2019 Presentation abstract submission due

15 February 2019 Notification of acceptance of presentation abstract

15 March 2019 Early bird registration due

17-19 June 2019 HKAECT International Conference 2019

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.

 

2019 Transformative Learning Conference

March 14-15, 2019
Downtown Oklahoma City, OK
March 13, 2019, Pre-Conference Institute, Edmond, OK
Learning Spaces:
Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences

Conference Threads

Extending Transformative Learning Beyond the Classroom
Facilitating Transformative Learning in Online Environments
Student-Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Learning
Transformative Learning in Higher Education

We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Transformative Learning Conference – “Learning Spaces: Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences.” The call for proposals is open August 21, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

http://sites.uco.edu/central/tl/conference/proposals.asp

Game-based Assessment Revisited

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