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TechTrends Special Issue: Authentic Learning Experiences via Distance Learning
Special Issue: For this special issue we are interested in presenting current research in distance education involving innovative methods to create, implement and research authentic learning experiences including experiential learning. Submissions should emphasize innovative practices and/or methods of authentic learning experiences via distance education. Articles are sought which will provide readers with practical and applicable ideas, strategies and techniques on topics related to authentic learning experiences.


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Join us on April 29th, 11 AM - 12 PM for the Learner Engagement Division sponsored webinar:

Learner Motivation and Engagement in Digital Learning

Engagement in learning is a critical component of academic performance and student success. As part of the Learner Engagement Division's webinar series, Dr. Kui Xie of The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology, will contextualize the concepts of learner engagement in digital learning environments. Digital learning has enabled universities and colleges to extend learning opportunities to students who cannot attend traditional classes due to time or location constraints. Yet the physical isolation between students and teachers creates challenges for both, especially in communication. Student motivation often suffers and their engagement declines as a result of this isolation. More specifically, Dr. Xie will address important questions, such as, what are the empirical evidence representing the different perspectives of learner engagement in digital learning, what are types of motivation, what are the research evidence showing the relationship between motivation, engagement, and performance in online classes and also in traditional classrooms? He will summarize several of his research projects and findings to support his responses to these questions. Dr. Xie will also propose design considerations to support students' experience in digital learning, which will also have implications to traditional classrooms.
To register for this free webinar session and to get notified about future events, visit bit.ly/AECTwebinar

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4/29/201911:00am to 12:00pmMatt Yauk

April 30th, 2019 is the deadline to submit papers for:
International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC) 2019 : 
Inclusivity in the 21st Century's Technological Teaching and Learning Environment

Date: August 26 – 28, 2019
Venue : Convention Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, MALAYSIA
Convention Theme: 'Inclusivity in the 21st Century's Technological Teaching and Learning Environment'

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April 30th is the deadline to submit your proposal to the ICEM 2019 conference, Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.

The International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference - September 18 to 21 in Memphis, Tennessee. This exciting conference is a celebration of educational media and technology as the world comes to Memphis. For four days we will celebrate the exciting innovations in education happening across the city, providing workshops on cutting edge technologies and best practices that are changing the landscape of engaging students. The theme for this year's conference is:

Emerging Innovations in Educational Media
Emerging technologies are changing the landscape of educational media. From the introduction of virtual reality and augmented reality, to the transformative capacity of big data analytics, the way we think about educational media is changing rapidly. For the ICEM 2019, we will explore the next phase of educational media by emphasizing the cutting edge of what's possible. The theme will focus on the new possibilities in hardware integrations, the forefront of sensor-based interactive classrooms, and the rapidly increasing opportunities for scaled interactive training throughout the world.

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4/30/2019 Cody Behles

Calls for Proposals Deadline is May 6th for:
Learner and User Experience Research:
An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology (Edited by Schmidt, Tawfik, Earnshaw, and Tawfik). 

Humans' responses to experiences are central to the learning process. User and learner experience design (UX and LX, respectively) focuses on designing learning in a human-centered manner so as to provide learners with experiences that intentionally propel them towards learning goals.

The vision of this edited open access book is to create an introductory resource for a variety of audiences–from students who are beginning their program of study to faculty who teach in HCI, usability, and related programs– focusing specifically on the theory and practice of UX and LX in the field of learning design and technology (LDT).  

We seek to develop an edited volume that will be published using an open access model. To this end, we aim to solicit multiple, diverse perspectives that consider theoretical and practical issues of UX and LX across disciplines (e.g., higher education, industry, K-12, workplace learning, informal learning, medical, etc.), interfaces (e.g., 2D, 3D, haptic), methods (e.g., usability, user testing, think-aloud, quantitative data analysis), and platforms (e.g., mobile, desktop, wearables, VR/AR).

2 Page Submission Due:  May 6, 2019. More information can be found 

Andrew Tawfik, PhD
University of Memphis
Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology

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5/6/2019 Andrew Tawfik

May 10, 2019 is the application deadline for the AECT 2019 Early Career Symposium.

AECT's Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2019 Early Career Symposium, generously sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held at the annual AECT International Convention on Monday, October 21 (11:30AM-4PM) and Tuesday, October 22 (8AM-11AM), 2019, at Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The symposium will engage participants in career building mentoring and networking.

Selected attendees will be assigned with one mentor and network with other attendees. Participants can attend all sessions of the symposium for free (a lunch and a breakfast included).
The symposium will waive/reimburse each participants convention registration fee ($240 for graduate students, $395 for faculty).

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We would like to invite you to submit your proposal for an edited volume on "Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching" to be published by Springer, New York.

If you are interested to contribute to the book project, we are asking you to submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler (dirk@ifenthaler.info) by 15 May 2019, including author's name (co-authors are welcome), affiliations, tentative title, chapter outline (max. 300 words), five keywords, key references. Early submissions are encouraged. All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review who will recommend full submissions from among the proposals. You may refer to the below detailed information or send any inquiry to Dirk Ifenthaler (dirk@ifenthaler.info).

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Join us for the third information session on the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program application. The sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions.

Registration is required. 

If you are interested in applying for the internship, please register for a session, even if you are unable to attend. All registered attendees will receive a recording link after the session.


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2019 International Research Conference
May 22nd - 24th, 2019, Abuja, Nigeria

The Future of Teaching, Learning and Educational Commuications in the 21st Century: Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Association for Digital Education & Communications Technology (ADECT)

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 Planning Committee

May 29, 2019 to June 1, 2019

The Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (PIDT) conference is an annual retreat where professors of instructional design and technology and advanced doctoral students preparing to become professors discuss current trends in the field of instructional design and technology.

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 Albert D. Ritzhaupt

The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) on June 3, 2019.

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6/3/2019 Megan C. Murtaugh

June 14, 2019 is the deadline to submit a brief description / proposal outlines for ETR&D Special Issue 2019 - Call for Manuscripts for 'Embodied Cognition and Technology for Learning'

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6/14/2019 Dr. Theodore J. (TJ) Kopcha

June 15th is the deadline to submit your paper for:
Journal Symposium on Formative Design and Design Thinking
to learn more about the symposium go to https://aect.org/jfdl_symposium.php

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HKAECT International Conference 2019
Shaping the Future of Education, Communication and Technology
on 17-19 June 2019
at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong

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