Category Archives: Higher Education

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C)

February 23-26. 2020

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh, 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, librarians, and more, including those in higher education. 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!

There are fantastic opportunities to hear presentations and share learning with others who have great ideas and are doing wonderful things with technology and learning.  You also do great things!  So, please consider sharing with others as a presenter at the 2020 conference

The deadline for submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the 2020 conference is July 15th.  As the primary presenter, if chosen, you will receive a free full conference registration.

If you plan to submit a proposal, it must be completed and submitted by midnight, July 15th.

Use the link below or go to http://peteandc.org to enter your proposal

https://www.peteandc.org/proposal_submission.cfm

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP)

Call for Article Submissions

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP) journal invites submissions for Volume 2.

SoTL-IP is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

Topics of interest:

  • Adaptations in instruction

  • Assessment

  • Interdisciplinary programs

  • Experimental/accidental SoTL

  • Information literacy/metaliteracy

  • Instructional design

  • Integration thinking

  • New educational partnerships

  • Open educational resources and open pedagogy

Submissions are due Friday, May 31st, 2019. All are welcome to submit.

To check out Volume 1 and to get more information on submission procedures, please visit this website: digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/sotl_ip/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Humboldt State University Press

The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

CALL FOR SESSION PRESENTERS

The College and Research Division is seeking proposals for presentations at its Spring Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Thursday May 23, 2019, 8:30am – 3:30pm, at Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The theme for the workshop is The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

 Topics of particular interest are:

Developing a campus-wide digital literacy framework based on the ACRL Framework

Search strategies for Open Access Resources such as PubMed, etc.

What open source software is best for Digital Libraries?

Digital Rights Management

What is it like to work in a Bookless Library?

Digital technologies for Cultural Preservation

 

Sessions, including time for questions and discussion, will be one hour in length.

Please consider the following when submitting your CFP:

Title clearly describes proposed session

Session description is clear, concise and easy to understand

Target Audience: Academic librarians

Session includes: 3 clear, measurable goals / takeaways

Session presents:  3 clear strategies for participant engagement and is likely to engage all participants

 

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 19, 2019. Notification will be by April 26, 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

Contact Betsy Reichart with questions at betsy.reichart@pennfostger.edu

EBSS Research Forum

The EBSS Research Forum is moving online!

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at a virtual research forum to be held online in early May, 2019. The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10-minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive, blind review process.

Proposals are due March 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of April 1.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2019 will not be considered.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals should be 250-350 words.

To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:

  • Presenter name and institution

  • Phone number

  • E-mail address

  • Proposal title

Subsequent page(s) should include:

  • Proposal title

  • Statement of the research question(s)

  • Research goals and objectives

  • Design/methodology

  • Potential findings

  • Practical implications/value

Email submissions to EBSS Research Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

Journal of Play in Adulthood”

The new “Journal of Play in Adulthood” now has an open call for papers!
This new diamond open access journal (free to read and publish in) would welcome papers from information literacy practitioners and researchers. Research based articles are subject to double blind peer review, but we also welcome articles from practice, extended essays, and reviews that might be of interest to our readers.
Key topics of interest to the journal include the role of play in learning, work, our social and cultural lives, the benefits to individuals and society, and the interrelationship between play and other areas of adult life. The focus of this journal is on play in adulthood to explicitly distinguish it from children’s play, and to highlight that the motivations, contexts, and forms of play are, in many cases, different. In summary, it covers playful living, playful working, and playful learning.

Contact:

Andrew Walsh MSc MCLIP FHEA FRSA IFNTF

University Teaching Fellow, National Teaching Fellow

Academic Librarian for Education and Professional Development.

Editor of the Journal of Play in Adulthood

https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk

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ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,

Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,

2019 ALA Annual Meeting

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals interested in participating in a panel discussion on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries.

Deficit models of education focus on a learner’s weaknesses, including the knowledge, motivation, experiences, or cultural values that they presumably lack. This panel will question the use of deficit models in library instruction and information literacy, and present alternative approaches.

This virtual discussion will take place in advance of the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST. No previous experience with virtual presentations is necessary. The committee will work with selected panelists in advance to prepare for the online environment.

If you would like to share your knowledge and work on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries, submit a proposal to be a panelist for the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today!

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019 To submit a proposal, please use the onlinesubmission form Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2019

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauern Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

CAPAL19: The Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – June 2 -4, 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

For more information go to: https://conference.capalibrarians.org/main/

The CAPAL call for proposals deadline has been extended to January 7th!

A final reminder will be sent in early January.

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 at the University of British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people. This conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

Theme

In keeping with the Congress 2019 theme, Circles of Conversation, the theme of CAPAL19 is Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication.

 This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively.

In what kinds of conversation are we or are we not engaging within the profession, academia, and civil society? How are the various identities that constitute our communities reflected (or not) within academic librarianship, and how do we engage in conversations within our own communities and with communities that we may see as external.

Potential Topics:

Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):

·       Diversity: how do we ensure our circles (communities, spaces) are diverse? What are the circles available to librarians, and how do we ensure that librarians are not circumscribed by their identities within these circles? This could apply both to academic vs. public librarianship, or academic librarian vs. the broader academic community, but perhaps more importantly, it could ask these questions with respect to women, people of colour, and Indigenous librarians.

·       Intellectual and academic freedom: How do we define our responsibilities and our liberties in these areas? Are these positive or negative freedoms, especially with respect to broader communities?

·         “Imagined Communities”: It is the 35th anniversary of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities. How do librarians see themselves in various “imagined communities” (nationality, community of practice, inter- and cross-disciplinary), and what are the politics of our participation?

·       Conversations outside the circles: how do we make our research relevant outside LIS? Is this different for different kinds of research? How do we bring public values and ideas into our work and research?

·       Labour and solidarity: how to we organize ourselves within academic librarianship; how do we connect our conversations with other library workers, other academic workers, other workers as a whole.

·       Conversations within practice/praxis: how are communications and connections established and maintained with the profession and between academic librarians and administrators, faculty, students, and other researchers.

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

·       Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a presentation title, with a brief biographical statement and your contact information.

·         For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of no more than 400 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of no more than 400 words for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer.

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment in your preferred format (open formats welcome!), using the following filename convention:

 Lastname_Title.<extension>

Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chair, Sam Popowich at

Sam.Popowich [at] ualberta.ca

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.

2019 Faculty of the Future Conference

Friday, May 31, 2019
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
Proposals are being accepted for the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference through Friday, March 22. Click here to submit your proposal for a 50-minute presentation, round table discussion, or 35-minute poster presentation.
The 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference is on Friday, May 31 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.
As always, the conference registration fee is waived for the primary presenter and all session presenters will be recognized with a digital FotF badge.
Visit www.bucks.edu/fotf for more information about the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Greg Luce at greg.luce@bucks.edu.
Sincerely,
Greg Luce & Jackie Burger
Faculty of the Future Conference Coordinators
Bucks County Community College
URL for proposal submission: https://goo.gl/forms/l1gJOGgDIoAMYenO2

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