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Global Learn

Princeton-Mercer, NJ

July 10-12, 2019

Proposals due: March 15, 2019

Global Conference on Learning and Technology is an online conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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.

Global 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 Global Learn and submit proposals for presentation.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 major topics as they relate to Learning and Technology. Sub-topics listed here.

  1. Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
  2. Assessment and Research
  3. Educational Reform, Policy, and Innovation
  4. Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances
  5. Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
  6. Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments
  7. Open Education
  8. Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
  9. Virtual and Distance Education

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.

Paper Awards

Papers present reports of significant work or integrative reviews in research, development, and applications. All presented papers will be considered by the Program Committee for Outstanding Paper Awards. There will also be an award for Outstanding Student Paper (therefore, please indicate with your submission if the primary author is a full-time student).

See previous award papers featured in LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library.

To request further information and keep informed about the Global Learn Conference, click here.

If you have a question about the Global Learn Conference, please send an e-mail to AACE Conference Services

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

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.

 

 

 

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

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through IT 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 Higher Education: Exploring New Learning Horizons

The horizon of teaching and learning today is characterized by ever greater degrees of agency for learners, instructors, instructional designers, and technologists. From active learning classrooms to integrated student advising and from rapidly improving XR technologies to learning analytics, we all have more options for invention, innovation, and new designs in support of our teaching and learning mission. Join your colleagues as we collectively explore this ever-changing landscape of the new possibilities for learning, addressing these and many other questions:

  • What new kinds of leadership are required for this new teaching and learning landscape?
  • What are the best methods and techniques that promote innovation and creative thinking to support student learning?
  • What new educational technologies seem most promising?
  • What role should data and analytics play, and what are the trade-offs between analytics and privacy?
  • How can we best determine the efficacy of our learning innovations and technologies?
  • What learning spaces and environments best promote active learning?

2019 Annual Meeting Tracks

The strategic use of information technology has the ability to transform teaching and learning, helping institutions realize EDUCAUSE’s mission to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The following tracks include the best ways to navigate the learning horizons. Proposals that clearly describe innovative and creative work will receive the highest priority in the selection process.

  1. Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  2. Analytics: Privacy, Learning Data, Student Advising, and Interventions
  3. Digital and Information Literacy
  4. Faculty Development and Engagement
  5. Innovation in Instructional Design and Course Models
  6. Leadership and Academic Transformation
  7. Learning Efficacy: Impact Evaluation, Learning Research and Science
  8. Learning Environments and Spaces
  9. Learning Horizons: Emerging Technology, Ground-Breaking Practices, and Educational Futures
  10. Open Education
  11. Student Success
  12. 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. 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.

Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops will be held Tuesday, February 19, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PT), face-to-face, in Anaheim, California. Up to two presenters from each seminar will be provided with a full complimentary registration to the annual meeting. Preconference workshops are intended to provide attendees with significant assistance in addressing their needs and opportunities to navigate the learning horizons. If you have questions, please contact the speaker liaison.

Present and Engage Sessions

Please note that your presentation session proposal will be carefully evaluated and may be accepted for any of the following formats below, depending on the scope of content and engagement strategies proposed. If you have questions, please contact the speaker liaison.

  • Interactive Presentation: Interactive presentations are opportunities to present in detail on a project, idea, or experience while enabling audience participation. These sessions require continuous engagement tactics, interspersed activity tactics, or intensive Q&A tactics. They are scheduled for 45 minutes, and at least 15 minutes of this time should be interactive.
  • Short Presentation Pairs: Presentation pairings include two 15-minute presentations (by different presenters) followed by a 15-minute question/discussion period, for a total of 45 minutes. This is a great way to organize closely related content with two unique perspectives. When you submit your proposal, you can suggest that your solo presentation be paired by the ELI Annual Meeting Program Team or you can coordinate with colleagues to suggest your paired team. Final pairings will be determined by ELI, based on proposal content. These highly visible sessions highlight pioneering practices by giving institutions a spotlighted venue with condensed presentation time. Please note these are not poster sessions.
  • Hands-On Workshop: Workshops are 45-minute sessions where participants experience technology or pedagogical practices firsthand. Note that these are not presentation sessions—they are activity sessions. Session descriptions should clearly indicate how presenters will guide a hands-on, tutorial-like experience using applications and resources. Participants are asked to bring a mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) to the session in order to fully participate and to experience an emerging, innovative technology or practice. Hands-on workshops, by virtue of their robust interactive learning design, will have priority consideration for the active learning space (designed by Steelcase Education). Presenters are responsible for providing any additional technologies needed to ensure an engaging hands-on experience.

Discuss and Connect Sessions

  • Discussion Circle: This is ELI’s version of an unstructured, topic-driven discussion, somewhat like a conceptual jam session. The Discussion Circle is a way to engage with colleagues seeking common solutions to today’s greatest challenges on the learning horizon. Eschewing any presentation, discussion circle hosts facilitate conversations in small, intimate settings, allowing participants to take a deep dive into a pressing issue the community is tackling and for which the resolution is not obvious. These 45-minute sessions are highly interactive and provide a unique learning and bonding opportunity.
  • Posters: Posters give participants and presenters the opportunity to share and examine problems, issues, and solutions in a more casual, personal environment through informal, interactive, brief presentations focused on effective practices, research findings, or technical solutions. The standard setup for a poster includes a 6′-foot skirted table, wireless internet access, and boards. Posters are allocated 45 minutes of action, with ample time for setup and breakdown.

Please take a moment to view this 5-minute video on how to write an effective proposal. Following the tips in this video will increase the likelihood of your proposal being selected.

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