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April 7, 2021

AECT 2021 Proposal Submissions: Last Day

Note this deadline today.

Dear Michael Barbour,

There are only hours left to submit your proposal for the 2021 AECT International Convention. If you are want to submit a proposal and feel that you may not have time, please note that the reviewing process will not begin for a few days so you will be able to edit your submission after today.

I hope to see you in Columbus!

Larry Vernon
AECT Electronic Services


2021 Call for Proposals

March 3, 2021

TechTrends – ToC Alert

No specific K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue.

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Column: Editor’s Notes
 
Column: Guest Editorial
 
Column: The History Corner
Daniela Rezende Vilarinho-Pereira
 
Column: Reimagining Technology, Creativity & Learning
Sarah F. Keenan-Lechel, Carolina Torrejón Capurro, Danah Henriksen
 
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Kei Tomita, Husa Alangari, Meina Zhu, Fatih Ergulec, Ahmed Lachheb, Elizabeth Boling
 
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January 25, 2021

Article Notice – CAFE: An Instructional Design Model to Assist K-12 Teachers to Teach Remotely during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Friday I posted the TechTrends – ToC Alert and mentioned this article, which I want to specifically highlight this morning.

  • Original Paper
  • Published: 

CAFE: An Instructional Design Model to Assist K-12 Teachers to Teach Remotely during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic

Abstract

The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on schools was massive and unprecedented. Many schools were forced to close, and teachers were forced to deliver their instruction online with a very short notice. To assist K-12 teachers to teach remotely, a simple instructional design model, CAFE (Content, Activities, Facilitation, & Evaluation), was created. This article describes the context in which CAFE was created and the three stages of improvement it went through from a simple instructional design table to the instructional design model. It also shares a reflection on the creation and characteristics of CAFE and finally, it ends with the introduction of the CAFE model.

Cite this article

Wang, C.X. CAFE: An Instructional Design Model to Assist K-12 Teachers to Teach Remotely during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic. TechTrends 65, 8–16 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00555-8

January 22, 2021

TechTrends – ToC Alert

Note the article below entitled “CAFE: An Instructional Design Model to Assist K-12 Teachers to Teach Remotely during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

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New Issue Alert 21 January 2021
 
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Column: Editor’s Notes
 
Column: ICT International
 
Column: History Corner
Jaclyn J. Gish-Lieberman, Andrew Tawfik, Jessica Gatewood
 
Original Paper
 
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Gregory M. Francom, Anna Schwan, Jeremiah N. Nuatomue
 
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November 12, 2020

TechTrends Special Issue, Call for Proposals: Blended & Distance Learning for P-12 Contexts

Passing this call for papers along for a colleague.

TechTrends Special Issue, Call for Proposals:

Blended & Distance Learning for P-12 Contexts

Special Issue Co-Editors

Kalianne L. Neumann, Oklahoma State University, kalianne.neumann@okstate.edu

Cecil R. Short, Brigham Young University, cecil.r.short@gmail.com

Frances Alvarado-Albertorio, Oklahoma State University, falvara@okstate.edu

Jacob A. Hall, SUNY Cortland, jacob.hall@cortland.edu    

Description of Call

As a result of increased access to technology and technological innovations designed to support teaching and learning, P-12 contexts have changed dramatically over the last decade. Scholars prognosticated technology would transform learning in the 1990s; however, it wasn’t until the mid-2010s when more ubiquitous technology access resulted in a dramatic transformation of the P-12 educational landscape, quickly surpassing what scholars and early innovators envisioned. At the same time, P-12 online schools began growing in popularity and reach, with an increasing number of online schools operated by nonprofit corporations, public or private charter schools, states, and school districts – making online teaching and learning more accessible to those interested in alternative options. In addition to this rise in P-12 online schools, many traditional in-person schools also began to embrace online learning through the implementation of blended learning pedagogies.

However, more access to devices, educational technologies, and online schooling options does not automatically result in effective implementation and improved learning outcomes. Scholars, teacher educators, and teachers have responded to the dramatic changes by designing courses, professional development, and other initiatives to prepare P-12 teachers and students for blended and distance learning. Despite these efforts, many P-12 teachers, students, and families were unprepared to use blended and distance learning strategies during the abrupt transition to distance education in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an effort to share what is possible when it comes to preparing preservice and inservice teachers for blended and online teaching and learning contexts, the Teacher Education Division calls on authors to submit empirical, conceptual, and/or theoretical articles about blended and/or distance learning for P-12 contexts. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Preservice teacher preparation for P-12 blended and/or distance learning 
  • Professional development for inservice P-12 teachers about blended and/or distance learning
  • Digital equity and disparity in P-12 blended and/or distance learning 
  • International issues/approaches regarding blended and/or distance learning among P-12 equivalent learners
  • Instructional and assessment strategies that support P-12 students’ learning in blended and/or distance learning contexts
  • ADA compliance and/or Universal Design in blended and/or distance P-12 learning
  • Technological tools and applications that support P-12 teaching and learning in blended and/or distance contexts

Expected Publication Date

November 2021

Submission Information

Proposals

Proposals should include a tentative title and brief overview (500-700 words, excluding tables and references). Proposals should be emailed to Kalianne Neumann (kalianne.neumann@okstate.edu) using “TechTrends Special Issue” as the subject line for initial review.

Full Submissions 

If your proposal is accepted for review, full submissions should follow the TechTrends writing style guidelines. Specifically, full article submissions should follow APA 7th Edition formatting and be 5000-6000 words in length, excluding references, tables, and figures. Abstracts should be 150 words maximum. Authors of  submissions accepted for review will be directed to the TechTrends Editorial Manager portal for full submission.

Important Dates

Date Action Item
December 8, 2020 Proposal due
December 15, 2020 Authors notified
February 1, 2021 Full submissions due
March 1, 2021 Decisions made; feedback sent
April 1, 2021 Revisions due
May 1, 2021 Feedback on revised manuscripts
June 1, 2021 Final revisions due
November 2021 Special issue published
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