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Intersections Across Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Learning Design

 2019 AECT  Summer Research Symposium

Call for Proposal 

For more information go to: https://www.aect.org/2019_research_symposium_call.php

The 2019 Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Summer Research Symposium is soliciting research-supported papers for a symposium on Interdisciplinarity and learning design. It will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, July 17-18, 2019 in conjunction with the regular AECT Summer Leadership Meetings. The resulting book will be published by Springer. This year, all AECT journals, including ETR&D and TechTrends will have editors or representatives participate, recruit future reviewers and solicit articles for possible publication.

We seek to examine how learning and the design of instruction is interdisciplinary and connective both in terms of research and practice. This framework will shape our interactions, our discussions, and the informal context of the symposium. Proposals are solicited on multiple levels including research and practice on learning across disciplines, including instructional design and how design thinking is inherently interdisciplinary. How learning is designed for general audiences or for purposely integrated educational experiences may also be examined.

We expect an interesting range of contributions, from traditional research studies to design cases and opinion pieces supported by literature and/or practice. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology will also enrich the discussion.

The Symposium will begin the morning of July 17, 2019 and end on July 18, 2019 at the end of the day. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. Social and recreation events will be developed to engage the participants more fully with the topic of design; non-electronic work periods will used to examine the field from different view-points. The conference fee (with some included meals) is expected to be around $180. Proposals of 750-1000 words will be accepted through March 15, 2019. To submit a proposal go to https://members.aect.org/events/symposia/call/login.asp

Should a proposal be accepted, the author will be asked to commit to:

  • Strictly adhering to the presentation and discussion guidelines for the symposium.
  • Advancing the initial proposal into a 2500 word draft suitable for discussion by June 1, 2019. Failure to provide the full draft paper by June 1, 2019 may result in a rescinding of the proposal acceptance.
  • Commit to reading most of the accepted papers from other presenters prior to attending the symposium. Attendees with be given access to all of the presenters’ papers after June 1, 2019.
  • Attend the full symposium (including all sessions and workshops) and actively participate in all collaborative and/or group activities.
  • Based on feedback and collaboration from symposium attendees, make adjustments to your initial draft and resubmit a draft for review by other chapter authors by September 15, 2019; to review other chapters, comment, and to submit a final draft by December 1, 2019.
  • Review authors proofs in a timely manner in preparation for publication in an upcoming Springer Press symposium book with an anticipated publication date of October, 2020.

Schedule:
March 15, 2019: Abstracts due: 1000 word max.
April 15, 2019: Chapters selected
June 1, 2019: Selected Chapters Due
July 17-18: 2019 Symposium
Further Information:
Brad Hokanson, Ph.D.
College of Design, University of Minnesota
brad@umn.edu

 

 

2019 AECT International Convention

Las Vegas, NV

October 21-25, 2019

For more information go to: https://members.aect.org/events/call/

AECT invites you to submit a proposal for the 2019 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world, offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of new technologies in teaching and learning. This year’s convention theme is Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. Inspired denotes the extraordinary quality of the sessions at our convention, and we endeavor to improve ourselves through exceptional professional learning opportunities. Inspired also denotes to fill someone with the impetus or ability to do or feel, especially with creativity. As educators and learning professionals, we hope the convention sessions will inspire you to do and feel, so we desperately need influential, stimulating, exciting sessions that will spark fires in our attendees. We encourage proposals that offer opportunities for AECT members to seek out professional development sessions, occasions for improving pedagogical strategies and technical skills, and engage in professional renewal. Reports of research, practice, evaluations, service, and pedagogy are all welcome. Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals, highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers! The goal of the convention is for participants from around the world to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their professional lives. We are very interested in your research and practice in the field of instructional design and technology.

General Information

Proposals Open – December 16, 2018 Proposals Close – February 18, 11:55 PM (PST), 2019 (There will be no deadline extension.) The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed by the end of April. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific peer review process and dates.

ACRL 2019 Lightening Talks

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It’s that quick and easy! The top proposals will be chosen by the ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote.

DPLAfest 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is seeking proposals for DPLAfest 2019, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. We invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century and that highlight the critical role of libraries—and the DPLA network—in shaping the future of access to digital knowledge.

In line with the DPLAfest 2019 theme of Future Shapers, Culture Makers, we invite proposals for presentations, roundtable discussions, and lightning talks related to:
  • Assessment and impact
  • Collaboration with non-traditional partners
  • Collections as data
  • Community Voices
    • Inclusive collection development and practice
    • Building and sustaining community-based collections
  • Ebooks, audiobooks and digital storytelling platforms
  • Innovations in e-content delivery services
  • Library Simplified/SimplyE
  • Reuse of content and/or data
  • Self-publishing models and platforms
  • Sharing cultural heritage
  • Sustainability
  • Technology innovation in areas including, but not limited to:
    • Content delivery platforms
    • Aggregation technology
    • Machine learning
    • Virtual reality
    • Blockchain
View the full Call for Proposals and submit by Friday, January 11, 2019.
 
To learn more about DPLAfest, visit dplafest2019.dp.la, email us at info@dp.la, or join our mailing list for all event announcements!

3rd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2019!

TERS 2019 – Present and publish your educational technology research!

The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) is honored to offer you the opportunity to present at the 3rd annual Technology Education Research Symposium (TERS) 2019!

Proposals are now being accepted at:

https://www.smore.com/mvnaf

Priority submission deadline for proposals — Dec. 13, 2018

Deadline for proposals — Feb. 1, 2019
*Based on availability with no assurances of acceptance*

When is TERS 2019? April 13th, 2019


Where? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

·         Present your educational technology research to others

·         Accepted publications will be published in Volume 3, Issue 1 of the PAECT: Technology Education Research Journal

·         Attend sessions to learn from other Ed Tech leaders and researchers

Who should attend?

Higher education faculty

Doctoral students

Educational Technology researchers

Educators

School Administrators

Corporate e-learning specialists

Instructional technology specialists

Anyone interested in educational technology research topics!

Click here to submit a proposal for presentation, publication, and to learn more about this event.

I want to thank you for allowing me to send you this personal email pertaining to TERS 2019! Please let me know if you would no longer wish to receive emails from me and I will be glad to remove you from my contact list.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lynn Hummel, Ed. D.

PAECT Higher Education Representative
Assistant Professor – Department of Instructional Technology
204 Sutliff Hall
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA  17815

Online Northwest

Online Northwest 2019

Online Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity

Call for Speakers

Deadline:  December 10th, 2018 at 5pm

Conference date & location:  March 29, 2019 at Portland State University, Portland OR

Theme: Online-Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on the intersection of libraries, technology, and culture. The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Online Northwest seeks proposals for 45-minute panels and 7 minute lightning talks, workshops, and presentations on topics related to our conference theme: Online-Only: Thinking about Content, Practices, and Equity, especially with respect to following tracks and topics:

  • Online-only Information Literacy Instruction

  • Technology Trends: Security, Accessibility, Technology Skills

  • Data: Librarianship, Data Management, Project Management

  • Open Access: Social Justice, OER, Open Research

In addition, proposals that address other online-only aspects of librarianship are welcome as well!

Proposals will be accepted until 5pm on December 10, 2018. To submit a proposal, follow this link and create an account: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=onlinenorthwest

For more information about Online Northwest, please see our website:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/ . Information about conference registration will be posted shortly.

LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group

The LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group seeks proposals for its meeting on
Saturday, January 26th at 4:00-5:30 PM during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting
in Seattle, Washington.

The Open Source Systems IG encourages active participation in the open source
community, promotes the use of open source software in libraries, and
advocates for the development of open standards and policies. We invite you to
share your experience implementing and using open source systems in your
organization.

Presentation topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
– the new website you built with an open source CMS like WordPress, Drupal, or
Joomla
– your recent ILS move to Koha or Evergreen
– a digital repository you set up with Omeka or Islandora
– your switch from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice
– the brand new software you just created and want to share with the community

Presenters will be allotted 15 minutes with a short time afterwards for
questions.

Please email proposals to Jake Ineichen (jineichen@madisonpubliclibrary.org)
or Rob Nunez (rnunez@mykpl.info) by Friday, December 14th.

Your proposal should include:
– Proposal title
– Proposal description (up to 150 words)
– Name and position of presenter

We will notify you by Friday, December 21st if your proposal has been
accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,
Jake Ineichen (Co-chair) and Rob Nunez (Co-chair)

Public Services Quarterly Guest Column editor (Technology)

Call for submissions:

The editor of the Technology column in Public Services Quarterly is seeking a guest column author for 2019 Vol. 15 Issue 1. The submission deadline is October 26, 2018.

The purpose of the Technology column is to examine current and developing technology topics in academic libraries. The column’s focus is creative uses of technology, introductions to new technologies, and critiques of current technologies, their uses, or their future.

Readers interested in contributing ideas or articles to this column may contact column editor Derek Marshall at dmarshall@library.msstate.edu.

North American Virtual Reference Conference

The North American Virtual Reference Conference is accepting proposals for our full day virtual conference on Tuesday Feb 12, 2019. We are seeking proposals for 45 minute sessions and 15 minute lightning talks from virtual reference providers relating to our theme. Because this is a virtual conference, presenters can present from anywhere as long as they have a stable internet connection.

Conference theme: Fully Present Online. Participants will hear virtual reference staff from around the continent discuss how they build connections and go deeper with patrons when their relationships are virtual, and discover the tools and build the skills necessary for creating meaning in their work in a virtual environment.

Opening Keynote by Miguel Figueroa. Bio: Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

Self-care in a virtual world

·       Wellness/Self care

·       Emotional intelligence

Tips and tools to connect remotely with patrons

·       Communication strategies via chat

·       Incorporating instruction and creating teachable moments

·       The virtual reference interview/conversation

·       Involving your user

·       Providing referrals

·       Open access resources

·       Free online tools to connect with patrons

·       Collaborative services

Challenges

·       Handling difficult visitors

·       Crisis calls

·       Being fully present while managing multiple visitors

·       Chatting with teens

Telling your story

·       Training and assessment

·       Marketing your service

·       Service Evaluation

·       Telling your story with data

To submit a proposal, please fill out the proposal submission form by December 15th, 2018.

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.