Category Archives: Technology

International Educational Technology Conference (IETC)

“The International Educational Technology Conference (IETC)” is an international educational activity for academics, teachers and educators. IETC promotes development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional knowledge through conference activities, journals (TOJET, TOJNED and TOJDEL) and proceeding books. Its focus is on sharing, creating and disseminating knowledge among academicians, school administrators and teachers about the use of instructional technology for learning and teaching in educational field. This conference is now a well-known educational technology event worldwide and the number of paper submissions and attendees are increasing every year.

18th International Educational Technology Conference (IETC) will be held at Indiana University College of Education, IL, USA, August 8-10, 2018, This congress is a combined academic efforts of The Association of Science Education and Technology (TASET), Sakarya University, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Istanbul University and Governors State University

We would like you to welcome to present your academic work in IETC 2018 and share your knowledge and experiences with us.

Proposal & Abstract Submission Deadline: Until August 3, 2018

Full Paper Submission : Until September 21, 2018

Registration: Until August 3, 2018

All accepted papers will be published in the Proceeding Book with ISBN and modified version of selected papers will be published in peer reviewed journals:

  • TOJET (www.tojet.net) as a Special Issue which is indexed in ERIC, SOBIAD and Index Copernicus,
  • TOJNED (www.tojned.net) indexed in SOBIAD and Index Copernicus
  • TOJDEL www.tojdel.net) indexed in SOBIAD
  • Education as Change (www.upjournals.co.za) (indexed in SSCI) (with additional fee)
  • Problems of Education in the 21st Century (www.scientiasocialis.lt/pec) (indexed in Scopus and EBSCO) (with additional fee)

For more information go to http://www.iet-c.net/call_for_papers

International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)

Call for Papers

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)

The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) provides an international forum for practitioners and researchers from social sciences, along with information systems professional practitioners to contribute and share developed, useful, and innovative research regarding the impact and future of IT in the workplace. Covering all aspects of social issues impacted by information technology in organizations and inter-organizational structures, IJSODIT presents the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs. This journal encompasses designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures relating to Information Technology.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJSODIT.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)is to provide a forum for information technology educators, researchers, and practitioners to advance the practice and understanding of technology and the impacts of technology on social behaviors and norms in the workplace and society. IJSODIT bridges the gap between technology and social sciences in an effort to increase understanding of the relationship between information technology the cultural and social dynamics within the workplace. Featuring major emphasis on the impact technology utilization has on the workforce in social dynamics, this journal publishes full-length research manuscripts, insightful research and practice notes, and case studies.

 

Coverage

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

Building Relationships

 

  • Contributions from information systems to the development of other academic disciplines
  • Development of information systems subspecialties
  • Relationships between the information systems area and other academic disciplines
  • Reporting new developments in other reference disciplines
  • Research between the IS system areas and other established fields

 

Cultural issues

 

  • Assimilation of emerging technologies
  • Cultural customs and digital divides
  • Developing trust
  • Management structures
  • Policy implementation
  • Politics
  • Power asymmetry
  • Social barriers
  • Social capital
  • Social environments

 

Design issues

 

  • Distributed projects
  • Modeling techniques
  • Process changes
  • Social network knowledge
  • Soft-side development

 

Diversity in the IT Workforce

 

  • Diversity in virtual IT teams
  • Educational initiatives for increased diversity in the IT workforce
  • Gender, race, age, education, and socio-economic differences in IT
  • Information technology as a means for increasing social capital
  • IT for transformation and wealth creation
  • Role of community technology centers
  • Urban and community informatics

 

Ethical issues

 

  • Codes of conduct and practice
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Electronic monitoring of employees
  • Impartiality of data utilization
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Morality in information systems

 

Human interaction issues

 

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Asynchronous learning networks
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Social presence

 

Relationship issues

 

  • Buyer-supplier linkages
  • Development partnerships
  • Group cohesiveness
  • Group facilitation
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Virtual teams

 

Security issues

 

  • Behavioral issues in IS security
  • Fraud with systems use
  • IS security design and management methods
  • Misrepresentation in digital media
  • Misuse of data
  • Models for IS security implementation
  • Security culture & awareness issues
  • Social, legal, and ethical of IS security
  • Standards, laws, and regulations
  • Strategic management issues in IS security
  • Trust issues in IS Security
  • Virus/worm creation

 

Submission  

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquiries can be forwarded to

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=41030

International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

Call for Papers

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) combines research from academicians and industrialists across the globe on advanced tools and technologies that perform wireless or mobile operations. Useful to scholars, researchers, and practitioners involved in related fields, this journal provides the latest developments in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, application, and standards of handheld computing. A comprehensive study of the handheld computing is given in this journal, which includes three themes: (i) mobile handheld devices, (ii) handheld computing and programming, and (iii) mobile applications using handheld devices.

Invitation

The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJHCR.

 

Mission

Mobile handheld devices such as smartphones are extremely popular. People carry handheld devices anytime, anywhere and use them to perform daily activities like making phone calls, checking emails and schedules, and browsing the mobile Web. According to market research reports, the number of smartphones shipped worldwide has surpassed the number of PCs and servers shipped in 2011 and the gap between them is expected to grow. Emerging smartphones have created many applications that are not possible or convenient for PCs and servers, even laptops. Though handheld devices prevail, the technologies used are mostly unknown to users because they involve various complicated, fast-evolving disciplines like wireless and mobile networks and mobile operating systems. The mission of theInternational Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is to explore recent advances related to handheld computing by bringing together researchers and practitioners who work on the tools, methodologies, technologies, designs, software, standards, and applications in this area.

 

Coverage

A comprehensive study of the handheld computing is given in this journal, which includes three themes: (i) mobile handheld devices, (ii) handheld computing and programming, and (iii) mobile applications using handheld devices. The journal encourages the submissions of quality papers dealing with (but not limited to) the following topics:

 

  • Android systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Browsing the mobile Web
  • Client-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Context/location-based services, computing, and applications
  • Embedded systems, computing, and applications
  • Energy saving
  • Handheld components such as microbrowsers, cameras, scanners, data synchronization like infrared and Bluetooth wireless communication, and batteries
  • Handheld devices, architecture, and systems
  • Handheld hardware and software integration
  • Handheld input and output methods and components and peripherals
  • Handheld specifications, standards, guidelines, software, and tools
  • iOS systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Mobile advertising and sales
  • Mobile and wireless networks
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Mobile commerce applications and systems
  • Mobile commerce, business, and banking
  • Mobile instructions and classrooms
  • Mobile inventory management and resource planning
  • Mobile messaging, emailing, broadcasting, and blogging
  • Mobile offices, management, and services
  • Mobile semantic and intelligent Web
  • Mobile social networks and virtual communities
  • Mobile traffic, travel, and weather reports
  • Mobile Web 2.0 and plus
  • Mobile Web and data mining
  • Mobile Web and Internet
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet algorithms and methodologies
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet computing for big data
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet data management
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet entertainment and gaming
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet human computer interface and user interface design and implementation
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet operating systems and platforms
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet programming languages and environments
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet security and payment methods
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet/embedded database systems
  • Remote intranet access
  • Server-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Windows phone systems, computing, applications, and programming

 

Submission 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Inquiries can be forwarded to

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/?jid=1146

ALA Annual 2019 juried submissions

ALA Annual

Washington, DC

June 20-25, 2019

The submission site for juried programs at ALA Annual 2019 is now open. For information and deadlines, please refer to the release at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2018/06/2019-ala-annual-conference-program-proposals-are-now-open.

Direct Link to the submission site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=SKJSWSLA

Updated Schedule:

  • Submission Site Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Submission Site Closes: August 31, 2018
  • Final Decisions: November 9, 2018
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

 

Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy

Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.”

#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.

We encourage proposals that explore or critique digital scholarship as it relates to access, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but should not be limited to, the following:

  • Accessibility of digital platforms and technology
  • Access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and social change
  • Sustainability and future access to digital scholarship
  • Digital scholarship and multimodal/interdisciplinary access
  • Access to  digital scholarship beyond the academy
  • The public mission of digital scholarship
  • Creating opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives
  • Designing for access, activism, and advocacy

Submissions may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last four years, in which we have come together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2017 meeting, the conference website and this year’s call.


Proposal Submission Form: https://goo.gl/forms/4nVllpVvaLEW9Jc02

Proposals are due:  June 30th, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time (US).
Notifications will be sent by July 15th.
If you have any questions please contact: budsc@bucknell.edu

Emerging Technologies, Evolving Professionals:Change Management Practices for Library Systems and Technologies

Upcoming LITA title (2019)

By Courtney McAllister
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Decisions Announced: July 1, 2018
Do you have first-hand experience managing technology changes at a museum, archive, or public/academic/special/law/corporate/military/medical library? A technology change could be an intimidating project, like an ILS migration or makerspace launch, or something a bit more subtle, like introducing a new chat widget at the reference desk. Please consider submitting a brief write-up of your experience to enrich an upcoming LITA guide.
As we all know, library systems and technologies are evolving rapidly, but maintaining one’s technical skill set is not enough to successfully organize and implement change. Information professionals must also develop techniques that enable them to navigate the intricate interplay of human anxieties, perceptions, expectations, and mental models that accompany technological change. This guide is designed to equip new and seasoned practitioners with the strategies they need to master interpersonal and technical interdepencies.
“Notes from the Field” segments will integrate a diverse range of condensed case studies into the guide’s core chapters. These brief, first-hand experiences will address the following topics (please focus on either 1, 2, or 3):
1. The role of change agents in technology change. Specifically,
a) Your experience hiring a change agent to introduce or implement a technology change…
What was the catalyst for the change agent?
What traits did you look for in a prospective change agent?
How did other staff respond?
What worked/didn’t work?
Was the technology change successful?
If you started the process from scratch, what would do you differently?
b) Your experience fulfilling the role of a technology change agent…
How did other staff respond?
What strategies did you employ to adapt?
What worked/didn’t work?
Was the technology change successful?
If you started the process from scratch, what would you differently?
2. The role of assessment in technology change. Specifically,
What assessment strategies have worked/not worked for you.
What questions have you asked to guide your assessment of how technologies are operating within your organization?
How have you determined technology needs at your organization?
How have you evaluated potential technology changes?
3. Socializing technology changes among end users. Specifically,
How have you promoted or announced an upcoming technology change to end users?
How did you gather feedback?
How did you respond to user feedback?
What surprised you most about user reactions?
Please write a brief (1,000 words max) summary of your experience(s) with any ONE of the above topics, and submit for consideration by June 15, 2018
Please send an email with your submission and contact information to cmcallis@citadel.edu Use of the following subject line is strongly encouraged: LITA Case Study, YOUR NAME
Notification emails will be sent by July 1, 2018
Thank you very much!
Sincerely,
Courtney McAllister

CPT Courtney R. McAllister, MA, MLIS | Electronic Resources Librarian

PETE&C 2019

February 10-13, 2019
Hershey, PA
The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!
Conference Program Submissions Now Open

The conference will include a strand for Higher Education presentations and another for Libraries.
Please consider submitting a unique or innovative presentation proposal to PETE&C 2019.
The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15th, 2018.

 

Learner-Centered Librarianship

Call for Proposals 

The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2018 FACRL Annual Conference exploring “Learner-Centered Librarianship” in academic libraries through and beyond instruction programs. Learning involves both content and resources, as well as information processes such as information seeking with connection to all aspects of library work and service models. As academic libraries increasingly shift focus to learner-centered programming, collections, pedagogy and practices, an opportunity has arisen to rethink our roles in relation to the learning experience.  The 2018 FACRL conference will allow for reflection, planning, and development in this growing area. The annual conference will be held on Friday, October 19, at the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center Ballroom in Fort Myers, FL.

 

Proposals are due by June 30, 2018. Follow this link to the submission form.

Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with additional time provided for questions. Follow this link to the rubric that will be used to score proposals. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before July 28, 2018.

Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to learner-centered librarianship will be considered:

  • Examples of library services and resources that foster learner-centered librarianship
  • Initiatives involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire principles of learner-centered practices and/or the application of the ACRL Framework
  • Case studies highlighting effective learner-centered teaching practices for information literacy instruction that facilitate learning by building on prior knowledge and applying information literacy skills in meaningful ways
  • Experiences with the integration of technology, information literacy, and ethical use of resources as well as library programs and services that encourage excellence for all learners
  • Implementations of Scholarships of Teaching and Learning (SotL) and/or High-Impact Educational Practices that are guided by learner-centered pedagogy
  • Other topics relevant to learning-centered librarianship in the field of teaching and learning, leadership and management, technology and access, library environment, as well as partnerships and community outreach.
  • Need additional information to supplement your proposal? Check out the resources provided by the ACRL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee

Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee at lwharton@fsu.edu or cmoran@broward.edu.

 

Key Issues in Learning Design and Technology

AECT and Routledge are excited to announce the Key Issues in Learning Design and Technology series. Books published in this series may be individual books or edited volumes that translate cutting-edge research from developments in instructional design and technology into approachable, cross-disciplinary volumes for academic professionals and students. Each book in this series is poised to provide expert perspectives and principles on evolving areas of research, from personalized learning to data and analytics to visual design and beyond. To learn more about the possible topics and proposal guidelines, visithttps://sites.google.com/view/ldtseries/home . Questions about this opportunity may be directed to the series co-editors, Linda L. CampionCindy S. York, or Tonia A. Dousay.

Access Conference 2018 Call for Proposals:

The 2018 Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held October 10-12th 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario at the gorgeous Liuna Station, hosted by McMaster University.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss unique and interesting library processes and technologies. Whether this is your first Access conference or your 25th there will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Access 2018 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:

  • 20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
    • These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
  • 30 min panel sessions
  • 5 min lightning talks

Ready to submit? Fill out this form by 11:59PM EST on Monday, June 25th, 2018 (you will need to create an account/login to submit your proposal).

Need some ideas? Check out the 2017 conference program!

Questions? Contact us at accesslibcon@gmail.com

Access 2018 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible. Check out our Diversity Scholarship Program and our Code of Conduct.