Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Deadline to Submit Abstracts: September 30, 2009
Notification of Acceptance Emailed: October 15, 2009
Submission of Papers / Slides: February 3, 2010
While we have been successful at broadcasting learning material on the web, we are still falling short of capturing online the social interactions students experience. While online learning is effective, it is not as engaging as it could be. Indeed, we know that learning is facilitated by environmental factors such as socialization. Yet, during the last 6 or 7 years, several web applications and frameworks (e.g., Bebo, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter) have proven that socialization on the web can go much beyond the early posting boards and online forums that are still in use within most learning management systems. Unfortunately, we still know little about what sustains social interaction on the Web. Moreover, online educators have to design more than course learning material. They have to enhance this material by scenarios which integrate online interactions.
We are inviting research articles concerning the theory, engineering and practice of learning and teaching on the Social Web. We are particularly inviting research contributions relative to:
- Methodologies to create and sustain online communities around learning objectives;
- Software to assist online educators and learners;
- Theoretical and empirical surveys of existing and emerging platforms.
- Surveys, tutorials, and case studies are also acceptable.
Submission deadline: November 27th 2009
To be considered for the Spring 2010 issue, manuscripts must be submitted by November 15, 2009. The JOLT Editorial Board seeks to publish all works in a timely manner. While deadlines are set for each issue, space considerations and editorial decisions may delay the publication of a manuscript.
The objectives of MERLOT JOLT are to:
- Enable faculty to use technology effectively in teaching and learning by learning from a community of researchers and scholars;
- Enable academic programs to design and deploy academic technology to optimize teaching and learning;
- Build a community around the research and scholarly use of multimedia educational resources.
JOLT welcomes papers on all aspects of the use of online multimedia educational resources for learning and teaching. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and the use of multimedia to improve student learning; instructional design theory and application; online learning and teaching initiatives; use of technology in online education; innovative online learning and teaching practices.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration - A book edited by Victor C. X. Wang, ED.D
The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration will be most helpful as it provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL and information communication technologies. This important new publication will be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and adult learning professionals with access to the latest knowledge related to information communication technologies. Contributions to this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with notable research publications and expertise.
The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of theories, concepts, and processes. Additionally, this volume will feature chapters authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide.
Submissions Procedure Individuals interested in submitting chapters on the above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest should submit via e-mail a 1-2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by August 30, 2009. Kindly include in your e-mail of interest your name, affiliation, and a list of topics (1 to 2) on which you are interested in writing a chapter. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise. You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by August 30, 2009. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until October 30, 2009, to prepare your chapter. Guidelines for preparing your chapter and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal.
- Using Web Resources in Education
- Open Source Software
- Free Online Tools for EducatorsCareer Technical Education in 2010 & Beyond
- Federal Funding for Workforce Education
- New Developments in Career Tech Ed
- STEM EducationIntegrating Instructional Technology/Media
- Using Virtual Libraries
- Game Based Learning
- Strategies for Online Tutoring
- Assessment Strategies
- Using Digital Media to Engage Learners
- Interactive Classrooms – Clickers, Whiteboards & Other Tools
- Curriculum Software
- Digital Imaging/Photography
- Successful Staff Development through Multimedia Use
- Social Networking in Education
- EdubloggingDistance Learning
- Online Course Development
- Webcasting & Podcasting
- Video ConferencingAddressing Accessibility Issues Dealing with Cultural Diversity
- Successfully Using Adaptive Technology
- Overcoming the Digital Divide
- Special Education StrategiesIssues in Online Research & Resources
- Successfully using Wikis
- Intellectual Property
This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.
We invite you to attend E-Learn 2009 and submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, and corporate showcases/demos. The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer- reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.
Proposals are encouraged on how emerging technologies might be applied to any of the following themes, but this list is not exhaustive and selections will not be limited to these categories:
Sustainability (physical and natural resources; economic resources; educational resources)
- Renewable energy; clean energy
- Global warming and its impacts
- Ethics in the digital age
- Politics in a globally connected World
- Social issues
The NMC Symposium for the Future is intended to be an ongoing conversation, focused the applications of new technologies to global concerns and issues, and how they will shape the future of education.An outgrowth of the NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative — the same initiative that drives the annual series of Horizon Reports — the Symposium will create an opportunity for exploration, a place to visit the future, and a forum for deep discussion of the range of possibilities that are open to educators, learners, and creatives in the digital age. It is designed as a forum for discussion of the real challenges that face our world and our society, and in particular, how emerging technologies might be applied to solve them.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Preconference seminars begin the morning of March 15, with the full conference program March 15–17, 2010. The program follows five key tracks:
- E-Research and E-Scholarship
- Leadership and Management
- Managing the Enterprise
- Teaching and Learning
- Corporate and Campus Solutions