ITFORUM Notes for the Week of February 13, 2017


Major items this week:

  1. Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals for the 2017 AECT Annual Convention! You make this event happen with your research and hard work. Thanks also to those that will submit next year and in the future.
  2. Leadership elections are currently ongoing for AECT, so don’t forget to vote! Elections continue another 10 days, concluding on the 23rd at 11:59 PM. This includes a call for nominations for President-Elect of AECT, so if you know someone who would do well, please let AECT know.
  3. AECT has also put out a call for the first Formative Design in Learning Symposium to be held in Jacksonville, FL this year, so as mentioned last week and are due at the end of March. See below for more information if interested in this opportunity.
  4. Global Learn proposals are due next week on February 21, 2017.
  5. Employment listings have been sent out, so check to see if there is anything of interest.
  6. The ITFORUM web site is down due to an iPage domain glitch they are having trouble fixing. We’ll be putting a new one up soon at rather than .net in the meantime. Thanks for your patience. If you know someone who wants to subscribe but cannot, send Scott a quick email and we will manually add for the time being.
  7. Chapter proposals for Chuck Hodges upcoming book are due in a little over two weeks on February 28, 2017.

We hope you have a great week.


Scott J. Warren and Aysegul Gok
ITFORUM Moderator and ITFORUM AECT GSA Representative or


ITFORUM News and Upcoming Events


 If you are interested in having a paper up for discussion this month or next, please contact Scott at 


AECT News and Upcoming Events


  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)


  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.


  1. Call for papers for the 1stFormative Design in Learning Symposium (AECT 2017)

Abstracts Deadline: March 3, 2017

The symposium will be held in Jacksonville, FL on July 22-23, 2017 in conjunction with the regular AECT Summer Leadership Meetings. It will begin the morning of July 22, 2016 and end at the end of day on July 23, 2017. The goal of the symposium is to gather together participants who are interested in a shared peer review process of their submissions to the journal. While the target audience is emerging scholars and graduate students, the intent is for anyone who has a potential submission and wishes to share their research, participate in a real dialogue and deep discussions about their selected topic, and receive some valuable input to help increase their chances for it to be published in the journal. Participants are encouraged to collaborate on their proposals with scholar/mentors who are also encouraged to attend. Click here for more information and submissions.


Other Conference Opportunities 

  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. DUE NEXT WEEK on FEBRUARY 21, 2017.


Publishing Opportunities 

Let us know if you have any edited books, special issues, or other opportunities for the membership to publish!

  1. Call for Chapter Proposals

Self-efficacy in Instructional Technology Contexts to be published by Springer and edited by Charles B. Hodges.

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, email Charles B. Hodges ( with a 1-page proposal of your proposed chapter no later than February 28, 2017. For more information, click on the following link:

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.

A new episode of Trends and Issues with Abbie and Tim is available:


Other Opportunities

None at this time. When we find something, we will post it. Let us know if you see anything. As things come up during the week, we will forward if they seem directly relevant.



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