Category Archives: Instruction

International Conference on Social and Education Sciences (IConSES) and International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (IConEST )

Dear Colleague

You are invited to participate in the International Conference on Social and Education Sciences (IConSES – https://www.iconses.net) and International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (IConEST – https://www.iconest.net) which will take place on October 7-10, 2020 in Chicago, USA. The conferences are organized annually by the International Society for Technology, Education and Science (ISTES) and supported by Iowa State UniversityIndiana University, and University of Northern Colorado. The conferences invite submissions which address the theory, research or applications in all disciplines of education and social sciences for IConSES and all disciplines of engineering, science and technology for IConEST. The conferences are organized for:
– Faculty members in all disciplines of education and social sciences
– Faculty members in all disciplines of engineering, science and technology
– Graduate students, Researchers
– K-12 administrators, Teachers, Principals
– All interested in engineering, sciences and technology
– All interested in education and social sciences

After peer-reviewing process, all full papers will be published in the Proceedings.

Best regards,

Prof.Dr. Valarie Akerson, Indiana University, United States
Prof. Dr. Mack Shelley, Iowa State University, United States
Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Kersey, University of Northern Colorado, United States

 

2019 Conferences
You are also invited to participate to International Conference on Social and Education Sciences (IConSES) 2019 and International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (IConEST) 2019conferences will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center-Centennial on October 7-10, 2019 in Denver, CO, USA.

Important Dates
– Submission of Abstracts: Continues until August 01, 2019
– Early Registration: April 01, 2019
– Regular Registration: June 01, 2019
– Late Registration: August 01, 2019
– Event Date: October 7-10, 2019
– Fulltext Submission: November 01, 2019
– Proceeding Book Publication: December, 2019

 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

Virtual presentations are accepted and published as regular presentations. Virtual presenters receive regular presentation certificates and their papers are included as regular papers in the program/abstract/proceeding books. All documents of the virtual presenters are the same as the ones of oral/poster presenters.You will receive all documents Program Book, Abstract Book, Certificate of Participation, and Proceedings Book electronically. After peer-reviewing process, all full papers will be published in the conference proceedings book or journals.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

– Submission of Abstracts: Continues until August 01, 2020
– Early Registration: April 01, 2020
– Regular Registration: June 01, 2020
– Late Registration: August 01, 2020
– Event Date: October 7-10, 2020
– Fulltext Submission: November 01, 2020
– Proceeding Book Publication: December, 2020

 

PUBLICATION OF PRESENTATION PAPERS

After peer-reviewing process, selected papers will be published in:
– International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES)
– International Journal on Engineering, Science and Technology (IJonEST)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

– Prof. Dr. Valarie Akerson(Indiana University) – “The Role of Nature of Science within an Era of STEM”
– Prof. Dr. Mack Shelley (Iowa State University) – “Application of Statistical Methods to Education”

 

CONTACT

International Conference on Social and Education Sciences (IConSES) – https://www.iconses.net
International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (IConEST) – https://www.iconest.net

 

ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium: Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library Poster Sessions

ACRL/NY 2019 Annual Symposium
Outside of the Box: Redefining Ethical Innovation in the Academic Library

December 6, 2019
Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)
(Baruch Vertical Campus)

For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking posters about new and ethically informed practices in the academic library.

Proposals from persons of diverse identities and professional backgrounds are encouraged.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

●     Diverse voices in our profession: enhancing diversity and advocating for underrepresented groups at all levels in the academic library, including staff, professionals, students and administration      

●     Ethically Innovative Leadership: for example, challenging traditional hierarchies, incorporating different perspectives, navigating organizational structures, labor relations, facilitative management and support for professional growth and development

●     Public Services and Instruction: new and creative types of reference and instruction initiatives (e.g. incorporating critical pedagogy, environmentally responsible maker spaces, culturally responsive instruction)

●     Acquisitions/Collection Development: outreach and curating of collections (e.g. community based collections, OER Open Education Resources, responsible purchasing, ownership models)

●     Technical Services: transforming technical services; accommodating new forms of technology, data, and strategic planning (e.g. weeding ethically, critical cataloging, accessibility)

As academic libraries continue to evolve in the 21st century, ACRL continues to be dedicated in discovering new approaches that enhance and foster our scholarly community.

Selections will be done by a blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract. Proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2019.

Poster proposals can be submitted using this form: https://acrlny2019symposium.wordpress.com/posters/

The ACRL/NY 2019 Symposium will be held on December 6, 2019 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York.

If you have questions about the poster selection process, please contact Maureen Clements at  mclements2@mercy.edu

International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning special issue on Virtual Reality and Learning

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by July 12, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found here . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang or Michele Stork.

Distance Education special issue: Distance Education Across Critical Theoretical Landscapes

The  purpose  of this  special  themed  issue  is  to provide  a  venue  for scholars, researchers, instructional  designers, and classroom  teachers  to engage  with critical  theories  and diversity in open, flexible  and technology-mediated distance  learning environments.  To provide  the  most opportunity for inclusion, we  invite  submissions  that  consider a  wide  variety of technologies, pedagogies,  modes  and settings  (e.g., K-12, higher education, and industry/corporate  settings). We encourage  submissions  that  represent  the  theoretical  landscape, and which demonstrate  the breadth and depth of theoretical  lenses  that  have  been historically underrepresented. This includes, but  is  not  limited to the  following:  critical  race  theory, critical  pedagogies, disability studies, feminisms, heutagogy, and LGBTQIA+ studies. Finally, we  invite  a  variety of research paradigms  as  well  as  theoretical  pieces, meta-analyses, and strategic  reviews  of the literature.
More information can be found here: https://t.co/ 5WZg7UpOUkqncapes

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

2019 JFDL Symposium

Pre-Convention Journal Symposium on Formative Design and Design Thinking

Sunday, October 20 and Monday October 21, 2019

Westgate Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

CALL FOR PAPERS now live until June 15, 2019

Held in conjunction with the Annual International Convention of the  Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT),
October 21-24, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sponsored by:

  • the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (JDFL),
  • the College of Education at Florida Gulf Coast University,
  • the College of Community Innovations and Education at University of Central Florida,
  • the Office of Scholarship and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Design thinking has been receiving attention in education as a set of strategies applicable to student learning, teacher development, and educational innovation. There is a clear need for scholarly and practical evidence and examples of educational approaches that bring design into education particularly in regard to formative design. The goal of this symposium is to bring together scholars interested in the role of formative design and design thinking in a collaborative discussion and peer-review process to develop potential submissions for the Journal of Formative Design in Learning (JFDL).  While the focus of this symposium is on design thinking and how it relates to formative design, we are open to various approaches, tools, processes, and ways of viewing and applying formative design and design thinking in teaching and learning.

Specifically, the symposium will seek to accomplish the following:

  • To discuss and share a dialog about the current state of formative design and design thinking in teaching and learning.
  • To provide an opportunity for potential authors who submit a plan of work of a draft of a potential journal submission and presented in a small group setting, in order to receive valuable feedback for crafting their forthcoming work.
  • To participate in world caf roundtables to review full drafts from authors of planned submissions to the journal.

Note: Both the abstracts and article drafts should be explicitly focused on or deeply involved with the topics of formative design and design thinking. All submissions to the symposium will be considered for expedited review by JFDL once submissions are finalized and returned through normal submission channels.

Schedule

  • June 15, 2019: Abstracts and article drafts due.
  • July 15, 2019: Authors of papers accepted for discussion notified.
  • July 31, 2019: All papers available for attendee review. It is expected that all symposium attendees will review all submitted papers in order to actively participate in the discussions and roundtable reviews.
  • October 20-21, 2019: Symposium: The discussions will be guided and facilitated by members of the editorial board from JDFL and faculty from all three universities.
    • October 20, 2-5 PM: discussions on formative design and design thinking as well as review and discussions of abstracts or work-products of those who have submitted these written artifacts prior to the symposium.
    • October 21, 8:30AM 4PM: Participants who submit their drafts prior to the symposium will have their works reviewed in roundtable format by others who have also submitted as well as other who agree to participate in the sessions.
  • Specifics about submission requirements and more details about the symposium can be found on the journals support site: http:formativedesign.org, which will be made available by March 1, 2019.

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Symposium fee:  $150 (Registration includes continental breakfast and refreshment break on Sunday and Monday).

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

For more information, including how to sign up for the Pre-Conference, please contact:
Dr. Robert Kenny, Editor-in-Chief, JFDL e-mail rkenny@fgcu.edu

 Teaching About “Fake News”: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

 “Fake news” is admittedly a very problematic phrase. Do you have better and/or innovative ways to teach and help students unpack the complexity of these concepts? Please consider submitting a book chapter proposal for our upcoming book.

Chapters are sought for the forthcoming ACRL book Teaching About “Fake News”: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences.

The problem of “fake news” has captured the attention of administrators and instructors, resulting in a rising demand for librarians to help students learn how to find and evaluate news sources.  But we know that the phrase “fake news” is applied broadly, used to describe a myriad of media literacy issues such as misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and hoaxes. There’s no way we can teach everything there is to know about “fake news” in a 50-minute one-shot library session.  What we can do is tailor our sessions to be relevant to the specific audience. For example, a psychology class may benefit from a session about cognitive biases, while an IT class might want to talk about the non-neutrality of algorithms.  Special populations such as non-traditional students or writing center tutors could also be considered.

Chapter structure:

Each chapter of this book will be designated for a specific audience, discipline, or perspective, and be written by an author with expertise in that area.  In order to provide a foundation for the teaching librarian, it will begin with an overview of that specific aspect of fake news and be grounded in the established scholarship.  Next it will include a brief annotated list of accessible readings that could be assigned to participants ahead of a workshop when appropriate.  Authors will be asked to house a student-friendly PowerPoint version of their chapter in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox; the teaching librarian could use it as-is or modify it for the direct instruction portion of a session.  Finally, each chapter will include hands-on activities and discussion prompts that could be used in the actual workshop.

Final chapters will be 2,000-3,000 words in length.

Submission due dates:

Submit proposals at: https://tinyurl.com/cfpfakenews  by July 31,  2019

Notifications will be sent by September 1, 2019

Final chapters will be due by December 1, 2019

Possible chapter topics:

These are just examples of disciplines and audiences; we are open to others!

1.       Lessons by discipline

a.       Psychology

b.       Journalism/Communication

c.       History

d.       Information Technology

e.       Sociology

f.        Health Sciences

g.       Rhetoric/Composition

h.       Political Science

i.         Philosophy

j.         Business

2.       Lessons by audience

a.       Writing Center

b.       Senior Citizen groups

c.       First-year students

Proposal information:

Authors should complete the following form to submit proposals: https://tinyurl.com/cfpfakenews

Proposals will include:

1.    Discipline or audience addressed

2.    100 word abstract of proposed chapter

3.    A sample learning activity

Email teachingaboutfakenews@gmail.com with any questions.

Editors:

Candice Benjes-Small, Head of Research, and Mary K. Oberlies, Research and Instruction Librarian, William & Mary; Carol Wittig, Head of Research and Instruction, University of Richmond

2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit

Good Afternoon, Colleagues!
 
We are extending the call for proposals for the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.
 
Tell Me More.  LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school or special libraries.  Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment.  All with an interest in library instruction and information literacy  are welcome to attend and apply to present.  
 
When and Where?  LIRT Summit will be held on September 13, 2019, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. 
 
Call for Proposals.  Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit.  Proposals will be accepted until July 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. via this formhttps://shsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx9n6eNdx19vz8h.  Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats:
  • 50-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Poster Session
 
Registration Info.  Registration will open July 1, 2019, and will include breakfast and lunch for all attendees.  Additional information will be provided at a later date. 
 
 *Please excuse cross-posting*
 
Best Regards,
2019 TLA LIRT Summit Hosts
Research & Instruction Librarians
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University

Play On!

OAAr (Rare Books, Osler, Art and Archives) at the McGill Library in Montreal
invites papers and workshop proposals on the topic of play, games, and
creative engagement in education and libraries for “Play On!,” a research
colloquium taking place May 15th, 2020. The presentations should encourage
engagement and discussion. Interactive and alternative projects are
encouraged. Submit by August 1, 2019: Find out more:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmcgill.ca%2Fx%2FZph&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6fcfd9983271452cf7a608d6e9f1a2f8%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636953621369063542&sdata=P6%2FU0FtlGV%2B3m%2BVrgwFKJN24GrLRY0DNB3SjszYfSTQ%3D&reserved=0

Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL 

It’s that time again, folks! Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL needs *YOUR* content! We’re looking for articles, annotated bibliographies, and materials reviews! To submit, please visit the Codex website: http://codex.acrlla.org
Please make sure to read the Author’s Guidelines page (http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Deadline for submissions will be Friday, July 12, by 4:30pmRemember: you don’t have to be a librarian, work in Louisiana, or even be a member of ACRL or ACRL-LA to submit – we welcome submissions from staff, LIS students, and non-members as well! We’re all in this together! Please feel free to share this with your colleagues!