Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

March 5 – 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, USA


SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

SITE is unique as the only organization which has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).

You are invited to attend and participate in this annual international forum which offer numerous opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications, and to network with the leaders in this important field of teacher education and technology.

There are over 1,500 presentations in
25 major topic areas!

The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer- reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program, and conference proceedings.

SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.

The SITE Conference is designed for:

  • Teacher educators in ALL disciplines
  • Computer technology coordinators
  • K-12 administrators
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Principals
  • All interested in improving education through technology

Presentation Types

SITE Virtual Presentations

In consideration of presenters who may be unable to attend SITE in person due to funding or time constraints, Virtual Presentations have been added to the program with the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the face-to-face (F2F) conference and with the capability to interact with session participants.

Why a Virtual Presentation?

  • Saves money.  No travel, accommodation, and restaurant costs
  • Saves time. No travel or away time required.
  • Allows you to participate when you schedule your time to do so.
  • Same validity as the face-to-face (F2F) conference (publication, certification, etc.).
  • Paper published in Digital Library proceedings.
  • Publish and share all supporting media (PPT, video, etc.) in the Digital Library proceedings.
  • Capability to interact with your session’s participants (async) prior to, during and after the event.
  • Participate in all conference session discussions (async).
  • Viewing of keynote and invited speaker talks.
  • Virtual presentations are green and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • And more…

Proposal Requirements

By October 21, 2011: Authors are requested to submit their paper proposals. See requirements below.

By January 31, 2012: After submitting your proposal, use the menu at Submission and select “Add Files to Submission” to upload your PowerPoint file in PPT or PPTX format (without audio or video). Also, at least one author must confirm by registering by this date.


The registration fee for Virtual Presenters includes:

  • Paper published in Digital Library proceedings.
  • Capability to interact with your session’s participants (async) prior to, during and after the event.
  • Technical support for online presentation platform.
  • Access to Keynote & Invited Speaker talks.
  • Access to all conference session discussions (async).
  • Viewing of keynote and invited speaker talks.
  • Proceedings access via EdITLib Digital Library



The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to:

  1. the use of information technology in teacher education, and
  2. instruction about information technology in
    • Preservice
    • Inservice
    • Graduate Teacher Education
    • Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as describe innovative projects are encouraged.

Presentation Categories

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers
  • Symposia
  • Posters/Demonstrations
  • Corporate Showcases & Demonstration
  • Tutorials/Workshops
  • Roundtables

For Presentation Category descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.


Presentations are invited from participants with interest in Information Technology and Teacher Education and areas. See: Topics list.

Corporate Participation

A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos), click here.


Accepted papers will be published  by AACE in the Conference Proceedings and internationally distributed via the online EdITLib – Education & Information Technology Digital Library, sponsored by AACE. This Proceedings serves as a major source document indicating the current state of the teacher education and information technology.

Each Conference registrant will received permanent online access to the Conference Proceedings. The Proceedings may be purchased in bound book form via the AACE print on-demand resource, Selected papers may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in theJournal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) See: AACE Pubs

Paper Awards

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) or Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE), and will be highlighted in the AACE online periodical the AACE Journal. See previous SITE award papers.

Proposal Submission Guide & Form

To request further information and keep informed about SITE, click here.

If you have a question about the SITE conference, please send an e-mail to AACE Conference Services, or call 757-366-5606 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              757-366-5606      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or fax 703-997-8760


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