Thursday, September 18, 2008

Call for Reviewers – JALN

The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks is looking to expand our volunteer reviewing base. Reviews are typically needed within 2–4 weeks of assignment. If you have expertise in the topic area of online education and are interested in a first look at some of the latest research being conducted in online education and asynchronous learning networks, please register with our online reviewing site , and indicate on the form that you are interested in reviewing, as well as indentifying your specific fields of interest in the text box below the “reviewer” check box near the bottom of the form.

The aim of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results. Our mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning. Papers emphasizing results, backed by data are the norm. Occasionally, papers reviewing broad areas are published, including critical reviews of thematic areas. Papers useful to administrators are welcome. Entire issues are published from time-to-time around single topic or disciplinary areas. The Journal adheres to traditional standards of double-blind peer review, and authors are encouraged to provide quantitative data; currently JALN's acceptance rate is 25%. The original objective of the Journal was to establish ALN as a field by publishing articles from authoritative and reliable sources. The Journal is now a major resource for knowledge about online learning.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Campus Technology Conference ~ Boston ~July 27–30, 2009

Campus Technology 2009 returns to Boston with more workshops, more sessions and more opportunities to network and share with technology experts and peers in higher education. Find out "what's next" in teaching and learning technology.

Calling All Outstanding Presenters!
We are now accepting presentation proposals for Campus Technology 2009.

New this year! You now have the opportunity to present in three different areas of the conference:

1-hour Breakout Sessions
3 ½-hour Pre-Conference Workshops
1-hour Poster Sessions

Submission deadline is November 30, 2008.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Midwest EDUCAUSE - Chicago, March 23-25, 2009

Proposals must be submitted by October 6, 2008

Presentations from institutions of higher learning may be proposed on topics including, but not limited to, the issues suggested in the track descriptions and the 2009 EDUCAUSE focus areas of teaching and learning, e-research and e-scholarship, managing the enterprise, and the evolving role of IT and leadership.

Track presentations will take place March 23–25, 2009 at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. They are 45 minutes long. Presenters will be responsible for registering in advance for the conference, paying the full conference registration fee, and securing and paying for travel and lodging.

Poster sessions are one hour long and will take place immediately after lunch on Tuesday, March 24. Presenters will be responsible for registering in advance for the conference, paying the full conference registration fee, and securing and paying for travel and lodging.

We also seek lightning round presentations on best practices, technical or other innovative projects, research findings, and other topics for which informal discussion is valuable. The lightning round general session will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24.

Proposals will be reviewed by the conference program committee, and selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues of importance to today's IT professional. Proposal respondents will be notified of decisions in November.