ITFORUM NOTES for the Week of December 19, 2016

Notes for the Week of December 19, 2016

Hello ITFORUM,

Please let us know about any upcoming calls or proposals we have missed.

Of note, there is a call for manuscripts for AECT’s new  Journal of Formative Design in Learning. They will publish Volume 1 in two issues) in 2017. Editor-in-Chief Robert Kenny (rkenny@fgcu.eduinvites authors to submit their manuscripts for peer review via the submission site www.editorialmanager.com/jfdl.

We will be taking next week off for the holidays. We hope everyone has a great break.

Scott J. Warren and Aysegul Gok
ITFORUM Moderator and ITFORUM AECT GSA Representative
itforumnow@gmail.com or scott.warren@unt.edu

 

ITFORUM News and Upcoming Events

ITFORUM Paper

 If you are interested in having a paper up for discussion in the coming months, please contact Scott at scott.warren@unt.edu.

  

AECT News and Upcoming Events

  1. Call for proposals – 2017 AECT International Convention

Theme: Leading Learning for Change

Jacksonville, Florida

November 7 – November 11, 2017

Workshop Sessions: Tuesday, November 7; Wednesday, November 8; and Saturday November 11

Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Panels & Roundtable: November 8 – November 11

 

Invitation to Present



Is your work changing the way people learn and live today? Yes! Many of our members are increasingly taking leadership roles in so many contexts. For nearly a century, AECT members have been key leaders in learning technology thinking. Our world is well into the information age so it is time that we come together in Jacksonville to explore fresh ideas and to celebrate the impact of our work in a changing world. You are invited to present at the 2017 AECT International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida to share your expertise and knowledge with global peers whose ideas, directions, and discoveries are leading change in our field. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers in sunny Jacksonville!

 

Theme: This year’s convention theme is Leading Learning for Change.

The goal of the convention is for participants from around the globe to network and to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their lives and their professional and practical skills. Of particular interest at our Jacksonville Convention is a focus on leading learning for change in an interconnected world. Your proposals should clearly indicate actual or hopeful leadership, change and learning impacts from your work:

  • Leadership: Taking responsibility for your work: What are the impacts of your teaching, research and learning environment designs? Publications? Consulting? Innovations? Your implicit or direct leadership should be recognized!
  • Change: How is your work changing one person, a classroom and/or networks of people, institutions, policies or societies connected to your work? What systems are you impacting, or could you hope to change over time via this work of yours?
  • Learning: Who could benefit directly from your implicit leadership by such important work in the information age? Who learns what from your work?

AECT members and publics are very interested in your in teaching, research, and in design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. Jacksonville 2017 is a time to account for, recognize and celebrate the many ways we are leading change in education.

 AECT’s mission includes promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and leadership of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. The AECT International Convention provides a unique opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we strive to advance the knowledge base of our field and develop future leaders within the profession. We impact learning systems tremendously – let’s learn together about how we can advance leading learning for change through your presentations and sessions in Jacksonville. 

General Information

Proposals Open December 6th, 2016 
Proposals Close February 6, 11:59PM (EST), 2017

The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed by the end of April. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific peer review process and dates.

Proposal Process
To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. A complete online proposal submission consists of:

  1. Presentation title
  2. A Description of the Session (Maximum of 75 words)
  3. An Anonymous Abstract (750-1,000 words)*
  4. Equipment request
  5. List of presenters

* Except for the new AECT-Impact Talks – this session type requires a 2 minute YouTube video URL submission in place of #3 – an abstract (See Session Types for more information).

In addition, research-based proposals should include findings in order to be considered complete. Additional guidelines exist when submitting a Featured Research or Presidential Session Proposal or for the Design and Development and Emerging Technologies Showcases. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines on the Featured Research Call for Proposals or the Design and Development Showcase submission guidelines before submitting to one of these groups. Presidential Session proposals will be submitted via the online Allacademic ™ proposal system. Contact Dr. Eugene Kowch directly for Presidential Session submission guidelines: ekowch@aect.org

Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found in the AECT Policy Manual and available on the AECT website.

To assure diversity and equity among our expected 1000 presenters, AECT members have requested that your name may appear as a presenter a maximum of 3 times or less in peer reviewed presentations published in the 2017 Jacksonville program.

A double-blind per review of your proposal will be performed by a panel of reviewers. As such, it is important that you keep your identity secret in the proposal. You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, at the appropriate time, whether it has been accepted for the program. This information will be provided to you by your division’s conference planner.

Proposals will be reviewed using the following proposal criteria:

  • Match to the overall theme (Leading Learning for Change) and any relevant Division theme: Leading Learning for Change – What’s changing or what could change from your work or thinking? How are you this leading us forward? Who will learn from your work?
  • Clarity of proposal and quality of the writing.
  • Relevance, timeliness, and general interest level of topic.
  • Suitability for division/organization mission and membership.
  • Quality for proposed session’s content, organization and format.
  • Organization and Member Benefit: your session length and type matches your content and you state clearly the explicit value of the event for specific members attending (who should attend?).

If you are unsure of the suitability of your proposal to a particular group, click on the group names below to learn what each group may be looking for in proposal submissions for this year. We encourage you to contact the Convention Planner for that Division or Group.

 

  1. 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.

CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the competition.

CLICK HERE for Competition Planning Committee Contact Information.

2017 Problem Statement

2016 AECT D&D Competition Informational Webinar (Archive link)

http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=2du20c

 

3. 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.

  1. 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

Coimbra, Portugal

https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2017

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.

Important Dates

·         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

  1. Call for Proposals: EdMedia in Washington, DC – June 21-23, 2017

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

Publishing Opportunities 

  1. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions about this call can be addressed to any of the Handbook 5th ed. coeditors
(listed here in alphabetical order):

  1. J. Bishop, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
University System of Maryland
mjbishop@usmd.edu

Elizabeth Boling, Professor
Instructional Systems Technology
Indiana University
eboling@indiana.edu

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
vsvihla@unm.edu

 

Learning Opportunities

If you have courses, webinars, or other educational opportunities of interest, please submit them to the Forum and they will be included in the weekly email.

 

Other Opportunities

Students interested in journalism and social media: Apply for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Summer Internship.

AERA is accepting applications for their Congressional Fellowship through January 16, 2017.

AERA has extended the awards nomination deadline through January 12, 2017.

 

A copy of the employment listings aggregate is here:

https://itforumnow.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/itforum-employment-listings-of-interest-for-the-week-of-december-19-2016/

 

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ITFORUM Employment listings of Interest for the Week of December 19, 2016

Jobs of Interest

If you have a job relevant to ITFORUM that you would like to post, please do so. We will take a pause next week due to the holiday and resume the following week.


From AERA

Director, School of Education & Human Development
Shenandoah UniversityWinchester, VA, United States

Assistant Principal of STEM Academy
The Help GroupValley Glen, CA, United States

Dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies University of Rhode IslandRI, United States

Director of Assessment
The University of IowaIowa City, IA, United States

Psychometrician
National Board of Chiropractic ExaminersGreeley, CO, United States

Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership
Baylor School of EducationWaco, TX, United States

Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership
Baylor University School of EducationWaco, TX, United States

Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education (Tenure Track)
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ, United States


From HigherEdJobs

Instructional Design Specialist, Intermediate – 16001523
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Instructional Technologist 2 – Online Learning
Boise State University Boise, ID

Interaction/Information Designer
United States Sports Academy Daphne, AL

Instructional Designer II 17-078
North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, ID

Vice President for Technology and Information Services
The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA

Costumer and Lecturer
University of Dayton Dayton, OH

Course Mentor, Marketing
Western Governors University Online/Remote

Sr Instructional Designer (Instructor Led/Elearning & Authoring Tools)
ellucian Online/Remote

Instructional Designer, Online Learning Department, College of Online & Experiential Learning
Wilmington University New Castle, DE

Course Designer – MPH@Simmons
Simmons College Online/Remote

Academic Technology Consultant
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH

Course Mentor, Economics
Western Governors University Online/Remote

Course Developer
The University of the West Indies Open Campus Online/Remote

Instructional Designer
Nevada State College Henderson, NV

Instructional Designer
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Senior Graphic Designer
Ross University School of Medicine Iselin, NJ

Manager, Marketing – Multimedia Production
Ross University School of Medicine Iselin, NJ

Instructional Designer
Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Helms College Augusta, GA

Web Developer
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

Instructional Designer
Full Sail University Winter Park, FL

Graphics Specialist
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL


From the Vitae    

Assistant Professor (or higher rank) Technical Director-Designer
American University of Sharjah

Visiting Assistant Professor – Special and Inclusive Education # 000612
Western Carolina University, North Carolina

Assistant Professor – Elementary and/or Middle Grades Education #001590
Western Carolina University, North Carolina

Assistant Scientist
The University of Florida, Florida

Dean, Honors College
University of New Mexico, New Mexico

Coordinator, Instructional Labs
Richland College, Texas

Program Director, Continuing Education
Johnson County Community College, Kansas

Programmer (Canvas)
Coast Community College District, California

Research Support Librarian
UCLA, California

Assistant Professor of English
University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Ohio

Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Florida, Florida

Assistant Professor
Kansas State University, Kansas

Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Florida, Florida

Production Control Systems Analyst – Liaison (7309U) 22596
University of California, Berkeley, California

Quality Program Specialist
Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin

Professor (Tenure Track at Open Rank )
Howard University, District of Columbia

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Ohio

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Bucknell University, Pennsylvania

Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Florida, Florida

DEAN, SOCIAL SCIENCES
Pasadena City College, California

Grant Sr. Coord. HSI STEM Assoc Dir
Texas State University, Texas

Deputy Director of Texts and Technologies
Clemson University, South Carolina

Non Tenure Collegiate Faculty Position
Virginia Tech, Virginia

Instructor-Curriculum and Instruction
Kansas State University, Kansas

Librarian – Online Learning
North Orange County Community College District, California

Tutoring Services Team Leader
Kern Community College District, California

Associate Director Library User Experience for Access and Spaces
University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina

Director, Academic and User Support
Coast Community College District, California

Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Florida, Florida

Librarian – Systems
North Orange County Community College District, California

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina

Faculty Openings AY2017-2018
American University of Kuwait

Administrative Assistant – Continuing Education
Portland Community College, Oregon

Associate Director Library Specialized Collections
University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina

Social Work Adjunct Faculty
Smith College School for Social Work, Massachusetts

Illustration – Tenure-Track
Cal State Fullerton University, California

Post-Doctoral Researcher
The University of Delaware, Delaware

Post Doctoral Associate
The University of Florida, Florida

Director of Academic Services and Coordinator of Assurance of Learning
Jackson State University, Mississippi

Project Manager, Digital Learning Initiatives
University of Michigan: Office of Academic Innovation, Michigan

Librarian, Instruction & Outreach
University of Houston-Victoria, Texas

Assistant/Associate Professor of Design (tenure-track or tenured)
The University of Texas at Austin- Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SCENIC DESIGN
Western Washington University, Washington

Assistant Director, Student Success
University of Denver, Colorado

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FACULTY POSITION IN Health, Technology and Aging
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Coordinator, Allied Health and Simulation Lab
Mountain View College, Texas

SENIOR DIRECTOR, INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Arizona State University, Arizona

Assistant Professor, Social Foundations
University of South Florida, Florida

Dean of the College of Health Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso, Texas

Professor and Department Chair, Africana Studies
California State University Dominguez Hills, California

Tenure–Track Position in Humanities and Liberal Studies, specialization in Science, Technology, and Culture
San Francisco State University, California

Instructional Designer
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Chair, Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), New Hampshire

Assistant Professor of Graphic & Media Design
The Sage Colleges, New York

Vice President of Instruction
Lee College, Texas

Applications Programmer
Bowdoin College, Maine

Science Librarian
Stony Brook University, New York

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Arizona State University, Arizona

Basic Skills/Learning Centers Non-Credit Instructor
North Orange County Community College District, California

Assistant/Associate Professor, School Psychology
University of South Florida, Florida

Research Assistant/Associate Professor – Pediatrics – PGTC
The University of Florida, Florida

SharePoint Administrator – Grant Funded Position
Harper College, Illinois

Director of Faculty Diversity Engagement
George Mason University, Virginia

Assistant Professor
The University of Florida, Florida

Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary Education
University of South Florida, Florida

Full/Associate Professor, Counselor Education
University of South Florida, Florida


From the ATD Online Jobs Board

Instructional Designer/Technical Training Specialist
Leica BiosystemsVista, CA, United States

Instructional Designer
American Family InsuranceMadison, WI, United States

Instructional System Designer – Level 3
Trideum CorporationHuntsville, AL

Instructional Designer
American Medical AssociationChicago, United States, United States

Instructional Designer for Information Literacy
San Antonio CollegeSan Antonio, TX, US

Instructional Designer (eLearning Developer)
The Pennsylvania State University – University Park CampusPA, United States

Training & Develop Spec II – Troy, Michigan
RaytheonTroy, MI, United States

Senior Instructional Designer
Columbia UniversityNY, United States

Instructional Designer
Ithaca CollegeIthaca, NY, United States

ITFORUM archived Notes for the Week of December 12, 2016

Notes for the Week of December 12, 2016

Hello ITFORUM,

Please let us know about any upcoming calls or proposals we have missed.

Of major note, the call for proposals for the 2017 AECT International Convention is now live as of last week and these are due February 6, 2017.

If you missed it, the jobs report for this week is here.

Please let us know if you have anything for next week.

Scott J. Warren and Aysegul Gok
ITFORUM Moderator and ITFORUM AECT GSA Representative
itforumnow@gmail.com or scott.warren@unt.edu

 

ITFORUM News and Upcoming Events

ITFORUM Paper

 If you are interested in having a paper up for discussion this month or next, please contact Scott at scott.warren@unt.edu.

AECT News and Upcoming Events

  1. Call for proposals – 2017 AECT International Convention

Theme: Leading Learning for Change

 2017 AECT International Convention

Jacksonville, Florida

November 7 – November 11, 2017

Workshop Sessions: Tuesday, November 7; Wednesday, November 8; and Saturday November 11

Concurrent Sessions, Posters, Panels & Roundtable: November 8 – November 11

Invitation to Present



Is your work changing the way people learn and live today? Yes! Many of our members are increasingly taking leadership roles in so many contexts. For nearly a century, AECT members have been key leaders in learning technology thinking. Our world is well into the information age so it is time that we come together in Jacksonville to explore fresh ideas and to celebrate the impact of our work in a changing world. You are invited to present at the 2017 AECT International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida to share your expertise and knowledge with global peers whose ideas, directions, and discoveries are leading change in our field. The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques in the field. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers in sunny Jacksonville!

 

Theme: This year’s convention theme is Leading Learning for Change.

The goal of the convention is for participants from around the globe to network and to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their lives and their professional and practical skills. Of particular interest at our Jacksonville Convention is a focus on leading learning for change in an interconnected world. Your proposals should clearly indicate actual or hopeful leadership, change and learning impacts from your work:

  • Leadership: Taking responsibility for your work: What are the impacts of your teaching, research and learning environment designs? Publications? Consulting? Innovations? Your implicit or direct leadership should be recognized!
  • Change: How is your work changing one person, a classroom and/or networks of people, institutions, policies or societies connected to your work? What systems are you impacting, or could you hope to change over time via this work of yours?
  • Learning: Who could benefit directly from your implicit leadership by such important work in the information age? Who learns what from your work?

AECT members and publics are very interested in your in teaching, research, and in design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. Jacksonville 2017 is a time to account for, recognize and celebrate the many ways we are leading change in education. 

 

AECT’s mission includes promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and leadership of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. The AECT International Convention provides a unique opportunity for the sharing of research and experiences as we strive to advance the knowledge base of our field and develop future leaders within the profession. We impact learning systems tremendously – let’s learn together about how we can advance leading learning for change through your presentations and sessions in Jacksonville.

 

General Information

Proposals Open December 6th, 2016 
Proposals Close February 6, 11:59PM (EST), 2017

The review process by divisions and affiliates will be completed by the end of April. Check with division and affiliate leaders with regard to their specific peer review process and dates.

Proposal Process
To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. A complete online proposal submission consists of:

  1. Presentation title
  2. A Description of the Session (Maximum of 75 words)
  3. An Anonymous Abstract (750-1,000 words)*
  4. Equipment request
  5. List of presenters

* Except for the new AECT-Impact Talks – this session type requires a 2 minute YouTube video URL submission in place of #3 – an abstract (See Session Types for more information).

In addition, research-based proposals should include findings in order to be considered complete. Additional guidelines exist when submitting a Featured Research or Presidential Session Proposal or for the Design and Development and Emerging Technologies Showcases. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines on the Featured Research Call for Proposals or the Design and Development Showcase submission guidelines before submitting to one of these groups. Presidential Session proposals will be submitted via the online Allacademic ™ proposal system. Contact Dr. Eugene Kowch directly for Presidential Session submission guidelines: ekowch@aect.org

Presenters are expected to follow the AECT Code of Ethics found in the AECT Policy Manual and available on the AECT website.

To assure diversity and equity among our expected 1000 presenters, AECT members have requested that your name may appear as a presenter a maximum of 3 times or less in peer reviewed presentations published in the 2017 Jacksonville program.

A double-blind per review of your proposal will be performed by a panel of reviewers. As such, it is important that you keep your identity secret in the proposal. You will receive electronic notification that your proposal has been received and, at the appropriate time, whether it has been accepted for the program. This information will be provided to you by your division’s conference planner.

Proposals will be reviewed using the following proposal criteria:

  • Match to the overall theme (Leading Learning for Change) and any relevant Division theme: Leading Learning for Change – What’s changing or what could change from your work or thinking? How are you this leading us forward? Who will learn from your work?
  • Clarity of proposal and quality of the writing.
  • Relevance, timeliness, and general interest level of topic.
  • Suitability for division/organization mission and membership.
  • Quality for proposed session’s content, organization and format.
  • Organization and Member Benefit: your session length and type matches your content and you state clearly the explicit value of the event for specific members attending (who should attend?).

If you are unsure of the suitability of your proposal to a particular group, click on the group names below to learn what each group may be looking for in proposal submissions for this year. We encourage you to contact the Convention Planner for that Division or Group.

 

  1. 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.

CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the competition.

CLICK HERE for Competition Planning Committee Contact Information.

2017 Problem Statement

2016 AECT D&D Competition Informational Webinar (Archive link)

http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=2du20c

 

3. 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.

 

  1. 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

Coimbra, Portugal

https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2017

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.

Important Dates

·         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

  1. Call for Proposals: EdMedia in Washington, DC – June 21-23, 2017

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. 

  1. 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.

 

Publishing Opportunities 

  1. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions about this call can be addressed to any of the Handbook 5th ed. coeditors
(listed here in alphabetical order):

  1. J. Bishop, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
University System of Maryland
mjbishop@usmd.edu

Elizabeth Boling, Professor
Instructional Systems Technology
Indiana University
eboling@indiana.edu

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
vsvihla@unm.edu

 

Learning Opportunities

If you have courses, webinars, or other educational opportunities of interest, please submit them to the Forum and they will be included in the weekly email.

Trends and Issues with Tim and Abbie’s latest episode can be found here:

http://trendsandissues.com/2016/12/13/episode-77-trends-for-november-30-december-11-augmented-reality-virtual-reality-and-cyber-security/

 

Other Opportunities

Students interested in journalism and social media: Apply for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Summer Internship.

ITFORUM Employment listings of Interest for the Week of December 12, 2016

Jobs of Interest

If you have a job relevant to ITFORUM that you would like to post, please do so. The following were culled from the last week.

 


From AERA

Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education (Tenure Track)
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ, United States

Chairperson for the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Towson UniversityTowson,

Technical Assistance Center Director
WESTATRockville, MD, United States

Assistant Principal of STEM Academy
The Help GroupValley Glen, CA, United States

Senior Project Manager
WESTATRockville, MD, United States

Clinical Assistant Professor in Reading/Literacy Education
Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX, US

Research Operations Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)Golden, CO, US


From HigherEdJobs

Graphics Specialist
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Instructional Designer
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Machine and Electronic Shops Manager
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY

Instructional Designer
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Learning Experience Designer (Remote-US)
ellucian Online/Remote

Technical Trainer
Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD

Course Designer – MPH@Simmons
Simmons College Online/Remote

Instructional Technology Designer
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely, CO

Instructional Designer I
Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD

Instructional Designer
ExtensionEngine Cambridge, MA

Graphic Designer (Reg FT)
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA

Producation Coordinator I
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL

Course Support Specialist, SBS
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Specialist, Digital Media
Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH

Instructional Designer
DePaul University Chicago, IL

Research Associate
Texas A&M University College Station, TX

Instructional Systems Designer Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA

Instructional Designer Associate
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

Instructional Designer – Technologist
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA

Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA

Videographer
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Multimedia Designer – SE1335 (Orlando, Fl 32835)
Valencia College Orlando, FL

Assistant Teaching Professor in Instructional Design and Technology
University of Missouri – Kansas City Kansas City, MO

Instructional Designer
The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Videographer/Studio Producer
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Instructional Designer, UA South/Office for Digital Learning
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Instructional Designer
Houston Community College Houston, TX


From the Vitae    

Graphic Designer (Reg FT)
Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Data Scientist / Learning Applications Researcher
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Assistant Professor of Art History
Jacksonville State University, Alabama

Associate or Full Professor of Education
Connecticut College, Connecticut

Assistant Professor, Printmaking
California College of the Arts, California

Networking Faculty, Part-Time
Community College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Conduct and Retention Coordinator
Sylvania Campus Portland Community College, Oregon

Mortuary Science Instructor (Clinical Coordinator)
North Orange County Community College District, California

Director of Law Academic Success
University of Idaho, Idaho

Communications Manager
Princeton University, New Jersey

Executive Director of Advancement
University of Florida, Florida


From the ATD Online Jobs Board

Financial Trainer
University of California RiversideRiverside, CA, United States

Instructional Designer
Greenleaf Integrative StrategiesWashington, DC, United States

Instructional Designer 3
FIU – Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineMiami, FL, United

 

ITFORUM Employment listings of Interest for the Week of December 5, 2016

Jobs of Interest

If you have a job relevant to ITFORUM that you would like to post, please do so. The following were culled from the last couple of weeks.

 

From AERA

Research Operations Director National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)Golden, CO, US

Senior Research Scientist in Sociology of Education (CRPP) National Institute of EducationNA, Singapore

Senior Research Scientist in Core Innovation (CRPP) National Institute of EducationNA, Singapore

Assistant or Associate Professor Towson University College of Health ProfessionsTowson, MD, US

Senior / Principal Research Scientist in Educational Neuroscience (CRPP) National Institute of EducationNA, Singapore

Research Scientist in the Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) National Institute of EducationNA, Singapore

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Educational Research, School of Education The University of MississippiUniversity, MS, United States

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Washington State University Tri-CitiesRichland, WA, US

Lewis-Sebring Visiting (Assistant or Associate) Professor in Education Studies Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA, United States

Research Associate American Nurses AssociationSilver Spring, MD, United States

Open Rank Professor in, Residence and Program Director, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Masters Program University of ConnecticutMansfield, CT, United States

Instructional Designer Specialist Lee College, Texas

Assistant Professor of Graphic & Animation Design Longwood University, Virginia

Program Leader (Lifelong Learning Institute) Harper College, Illinois

Senior Research Scientist in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Learning (CRPP) National Institute of Education

Dean, Students and Equity Coast Community College, California

Division/Area Office Coordinator – Library Coastline Community College, California

Assistant Professor of Graphic & Animation Design Longwood University, Virginia

Program Leader (Lifelong Learning Institute) Harper College, Illinois

Education Technology Specialist Northern State University, South Dakota

Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction Florida Atlantic University – FAU, Florida

Adjunct Faculty – Digital Media Technology (Web Production) (Lakeland) (160191) Polk State College, Florida

Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs & Government Information Yale University, Connecticut

Education Specialist The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Pennsylvania


From HigherEdJobs

Instructional Designer Houston Community College Houston, TX

Instructional Designer Emory University Atlanta, GA

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER (IT)-POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER (IT)-TEMPE CAMPUS Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

Instructional Designer Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Instructional Designer Ithaca College Ithaca, NY

Clinical Assistant Professor in Instructional Systems Technology University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC

Instructional Designer 3 FIU – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami, FL

Instructional Designer University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Instructional Designer University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN

Instructional Designer University of Dallas Irving, TX

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer – Stage Director Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA

Graphic Designer (Temporary Pool) Los Rios Community College District Sacramento, CA

Assistant Director of Work-Based Learning Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO

Online Instructional Designer -Innovative Teaching & Technology Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA

Course Mentor, IT Security Western Governors University Online/Remote

Freelance Instructional Designer Sarah Lawrence College Online/Remote

Research Manager University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Instructional Designer Albright College Reading, PA

Instructional Designer – Multimedia Production Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH


From the Vitae    

Instructional Designer Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Instructor, Visual Art Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina

Instructor – Project Management City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Instructor, Construction Management Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina

Bioinformatics Scientist Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory – QB3 – University of California, Berkeley University of California, Berkeley, California

Dean of Extended Campus and Workforce Development Northwest College, Wyoming

Associate Dean of Instruction City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Adjunct Faculty – Media Communication City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Tutor (Science Center) Part-Time City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Part Time Adult Educator in Computer Technology City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Adult Educator (IT Bridge- Language Arts) City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Adult Educator (IT Bridge- Mathematics) City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Coach – Women’s Basketball-Part-Time City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Director, Athletics & Aquatics City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Medical Sciences Library Texas A&M University Libraries, Texas

Part-Time Instructor – Physical Therapy Assistant City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Teacher-Child Development-Part Time City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Data Management Analyst II – Health Outcomes and Policy The University of Florida, Florida

Adult Educator Healthcare Career Bridge-Contextualized Math City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois

Construction Engineering and or construction management tenure track/tenured Faculty Arizona State University, Arizona

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Educational Research The University of Mississippi, Mississippi

Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment Ramapo College, New Jersey


From the ATD Online Jobs Board

Senior Technical Trainer/Biologic MilliporeSigma – BioReliance – Rockville, MD, US

Instructional Designer Greenleaf Integrative Strategies – Washington, DC, United States

Learning and Engagement Facilitator Credible Behavioral Health – Rockville, United States,

Business Development Manager Mindmarker – Smyrna, GA, United States

Director, Clinical Compliance Regeneron – Tarrytown, NY, United States