Notes for the Week of November 28, 2016
Please let us know about any upcoming calls or proposals we have missed.
The AECT 2017 AECT Design and Development Competition call and problem have been posted. See below.
Otherwise, it is fairly quiet in terms of calls and activities as those of us on the semester system wind down for the fall.
Please let us know if you have anything for next week.
ITFORUM News and Upcoming Events
If you are interested in having a paper up for discussion for January, please contact Scott at email@example.com.
AECT News and Upcoming Events
- 2017 AECT Design and Development Competition
The Design and Development Division of AECT is pleased to announce the 2017 AECT Design and Development Competition for promising instructional design research by graduate students working with mentors in the Design and Development Division. AECT is specifically interested in promoting collaboration and mentoring within the professional community.
The goals for this award are to:
- improve the professional practice of design and development in adult learning and performance-improvement settings;
- promote collaboration among students, faculty, and practitioners;
- mentor promising students by leaders outside their home institutions; and,
- recognize innovative design-and-development approaches to adult learning and performance-improvement problems.
2016 AECT D&D Competition Informational Webinar (Archive link)
2. The Centennial of Chulalongkorn Technology Creativity: Open Learning in a Cloud
In the occasion of the 60th year of Audio Visual / Education Technology field, Faculty of Education and the Centennial of Chulalongkorn University; Department of Education Communication Technology, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University and the Board of Educational Technology Consortium of Thailand is delight to call upon members and international guest of AECT to join and celebrate a long journey of Audio-visual and Educational Communication Technology in Thailand. Digital Learning comes to play a significant role in shifting a teaching to be a robust creative learning space for millennium citizen.
The learning is opened for all to craft their knowledge without a limitation of age, gender, race or scope of inspiration. An open learning sphere stir a diversified group of learners to be dynamically interact and empower their potential to an unlimited innovation that can be shared and elaborated. The Organizing Committee decide to prepare for an open-directed social learning for its sustainability, therefore, seeking to manage an international forum for adapting implementing an educational framework in order to help promote the sharing of innovative ideas and technologies with the public. The goals of this forum are as follows,
International forum for the dissemination of the knowledge from experts to share the idea of update worldwide educational mainstream information and emerging trends.
Workshop on world-wide open learning technology in the world in addition to hands-on experience in the area of gamification, virtual and mix-reality. Workshop on open learning technology, techniques, and strategies for qualitative research studies. The discussion in small groups to get and share their views on technology innovation. Technology Expo and hands-on experiences.
The 4-days AECT International Conference and declaration of AECT-Thailand is focused on network strengthening and emerging trends within the field of instructional technology and learning science/design. The goal of the conference is to bring a group of scholars together in a format that encourages in-depth dialogue and different perspectives on predefined topics and problems.
- ITEC 2017: International Teacher Education Conference and International Educational Technology Conference
September 16-18, 2017
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
The International Teacher Education Conference aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish and English.
ITEC 2017 conference is supported by Sakarya University and TASET and will take place at Harvard University Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA, USA, September 6-8, 2017. Furthermore, if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section.
Selected papers will be published in TOJET. TOJET is indexed in ERIC and SCOPUS.
Other Conference Opportunities
|1. Call for Papers: 3rd Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN) 2017
June 26th – 29, 2017
Papers deadline: February 1, 2017
Join the growing network of immersive learning experts and practitioners from across the disciplines in beautiful Coimbra for iLRN 2017!
The 3rd Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network will be an innovative hands-on and scholarly meeting for an emerging global network of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning.
|Continuing the previous success of iLRN events, this international conference series spans the topic range from innovative research, technologies and tools to successful services and products of immersive environments to foster learning, training and other activities in motivational and engaging ways. The objective is to uncover and discuss emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, successful products and services within an international and interdisciplinary community. This includes but not limits its focus to virtual and augmented worlds, learning and motivational games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related learning and teaching tools, techniques, technologies, and standards.
· Papers Submission deadline (Main Conference and Special Tracks): February 1st, 2017
· Author notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2017
· Camera-ready deadline: April 15th, 2017
· Main conference and special tracks: June 26th – June 29th, 2016
This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.
EdMedia, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and is expected to attracts many leaders in the field from 70+ countries around the world.
5. Call for Proposals: Global Learn in Brookings, South Dakota – April 17-18, 2017
This annual conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate. Global Learn offers an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.
- The Deadline has been extended to January 15, 2017 for the Call for Proposals for the 5th Edition Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology
Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Springer Publishing [download printable PDF version]
The editors of the 5th edition of the Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology are pleased to issue this call for chapter proposals due January 15,, 2017.
The Handbook of Research on Educational and Communications Technology is now a well-established research compilation with updates coming about every five years and a stable cadre of scholars interested both in contributing as well as using the Handbook to maintain their knowledge and skills with regard to educational communications and technology. In fact, in the 20 years of the Handbook since 1996, it has consistently provided a comprehensive overview of the field of educational communications and technology. The Handbook editors want to ensure that the 5th edition continues playing this critical role in framing the field’s scholarship as well as tie that important work back into the broader agenda of educational research generally.
However, given the increasingly complex role that technology now plays in education and the growing need for clarity around what technology can and cannot do to improve learner success, it is critical that the research we do addresses real-world educational needs and is disseminated in a way that can meaningfully inform design practice. It is, therefore, becoming increasingly clear that the field’s major outlets for disseminating our scholarship should be organized around the problems we are trying to address (flagging learner engagement, poor teaching, rising costs of education, lack of accessibility) rather than the things we are using to solve those problems (learning analytics, online learning, gamification, 3D printing, and the like).
While the structure of the Handbook’s previous editions have been moving in this direction as the field has evolved, the 5th edition will make a more intentional organizational shift with sections and chapters that focus on educational needs and cluster the field’s scholarship around the role educational technologies play in the solution of those problems, rather than vice versa. We hope this shift will more clearly tie the scholarship of our field to the broader framework of educational research by offering more sustained grounds for presenting diverse conceptualizations and inquiry models.
Questions about this call can be addressed to any of the Handbook 5th ed. coeditors (listed here in alphabetical order):
- J. Bishop, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation University System of Maryland firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Boling, Professor Instructional Systems Technology Indiana University email@example.com
Jan Elen, Professor Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology KU Leuven Jan.Elen@ped.kuleuven.be
Vanessa Svihla, Assistant Professor Organization, Information & Learning Sciences University of New Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org
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