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May 14, 2019

[AECT] May 13, 2019 – News & Notes

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May 13, 2019

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

LOOKING FOR RESEARCH SUMMARIES

AECT is looking for a series of one or more literature research summaries in the following areas:

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Micro Learning
  3. Mobile Learning
  4. E-Learning
  5. Learning Analytics
  6. Augmented Reality
  7. Artificial Intelligence

If you have a recent (within the last 12 months) summary and are willing to share the information please let Phil Harris  know. We are putting together a series of Research Summaries that can be used by scholars and researchers. We also have a request from our NATO partnership for this kind of publication. Let us hear from you!

FINAL CALL: STC AWARDS SUBMISSIONS

Nominate members for their distinguished work or a Systems Thinking & Change Award! You may nominate yourself or others in FIVE categories. Nominations in multiple categories are acceptable, and the closing date for all submissions is Monday, May 20th, 2019.

STC Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Journal Article
  • Outstanding Book
  • Distinguished Service
  • Emerging Researcher
  • System Change Leader Award

Please click here to submit your nominations today .

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements at aect.org/internprogram . Three online sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Registration is required . The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) onJune 3, 2019 . Questions regarding the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

You are invited to submit a proposal for an edited volume on “Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching” to be published by Springer, New York. If interested in contributing to this book project, please submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler 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. Full details can be found here.

ICEM 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis are pleased to welcome the International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference – September 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.” The call for proposals deadline is May 31stAdditional information can be found here.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2019 JFDL SYMPOSIUM

Springer, AECT and the Journal of Formative Design in Learning are pleased to announce the second Journal Symposium (a paid workshop) that will take place Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019 and Monday, October 21, 2019 just prior to the 2019 AECT Convention in Las Vegas. Abstracts and article drafts due June 15, 2019Click here for information on how to submit.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by July 12, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found here . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang or Michele Stork.

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPTIONS IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

For candidates with a master’s degree, instructional design is experiencing robust job growth – 6.9 percent nationwide over the next 10 years. USF’s online instructional design courses can help you begin or advance your career in this rapidly growing field and qualify for job opportunities in education, business, the government and the military. The program features 100 percent online courses, and the GRE is not required for most students. Apply now for Fall 2019 admission!

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May 7, 2019

[AECT] May 6, 2019 – News & Notes

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May 6, 2019

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GSA WEBINAR: NAVIGATING LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AECT

AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly invites you to join us on May 8th, at 1:00 PM EDT for the webinar “Navigating Leadership Opportunities in AECT.” This webinar features three amazing panelists who have served in a variety of leadership roles for AECT, and each has served as a president of a different AECT division. Our panelists will discuss the benefits of active involvement in AECT, how to get started on a path of leadership within the organization, and how to align this service with your research agenda and professional goals. This webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in leadership roles in AECT, from graduate students and newcomers to the organization to experienced members exploring their next steps. We hope you can join us!

Special Guest Panelists:
* Dr. Enilda Romero-Hall (University of Tampa)
* Dr. Tonia Dousay (University of Idaho)
* Dr. Tutaleni Asino (Oklahoma State University)

Moderator:
* Bret Staudt Willet (Michigan State University)

Click here to register.

2019 AECT D&D COMPETITION PHASE 1 SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 10

The 2019 AECT Design and Development Competition, sponsored by NATO ACT, is gearing up for the first phase! Teams of two instructional design graduate students are encouraged to submit a preliminary design abstract responding to this year’s problem statement. These submissions are due May 10, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST. For more information about the competition (including the requirements for Phase 1), please click here. If you have any questions, please contact competition Co-Chair, Dan Schuch.

CALLING ALL EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS AND FINAL STAGE DOCTORAL STUDENTS!

AECT’s Research and Theory Division is hosting the 2019 Early Career Symposium at the annual AECT International Convention on Monday, October 21 (11:30AM-4PM) and Tuesday, October 22 (8AM-11AM), 2019, at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The symposium will engage participants in career building mentoring and networking. Applications are due May 10!   More information can be found here.

STC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

Nominate members for their distinguished work or a Systems Thinking & Change Award! You may nominate yourself or others in FIVE categories. Nominations in multiple categories are acceptable, and the closing date for all submissions is Monday, May 20th, 2019.

STC Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Journal Article
  • Outstanding Book
  • Distinguished Service
  • Emerging Researcher
  • ​ System Change Leader Award

Please click here to submit your nominations today .

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements at aect.org/internprogram . Three online sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Registration is required . The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) onJune 3, 2019 . Questions regarding the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – LEARNER AND USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION FOR THE FIELD OF LEARNING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

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). Submissions due May 6, 2019More information can be found here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

You are invited to submit a proposal for an edited volume on “Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching” to be published by Springer, New York. If interested in contributing to this book project, please submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler 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. Full details can be found here.

ICEM 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis are pleased to welcome the International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference – September 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.” The call for proposals deadline is May 31stAdditional information can be found here.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2019 JFDL SYMPOSIUM

Springer, AECT and the Journal of Formative Design in Learning are pleased to announce the second Journal Symposium (a paid workshop) that will take place Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019 and Monday, October 21, 2019 just prior to the 2019 AECT Convention in Las Vegas. Abstracts and article drafts due June 15, 2019Click here for information on how to submit.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by July 12, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found here . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang or Michele Stork.

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

SUPPORTING #AdrianaStrong

AECT member & University of West Georgia faculty member Dr. Adriana D’Alba was severely injured in an accident on 3/23/19 and needs our support. Adriana has been active in multiple divisions, including Emerging Learning Technologies, Distance Learning, Design & Development, & International, and she co-edited the AECT-award winning book Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy . Learn more about Adriana’s story and how you can help at http://bit.ly/adrianastrong.hashtag

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS NEW (ED.D.) DOCTORAL DEGREE CONCENTRATION IN LEARNING DESIGN & INNOVATION

Combining the exemplar processes associated with a research-based doctoral degree in instructional design and entrepreneurial thinking and a scholarly approach to an M.F.A. in art and design, successful candidates will, through a collaborative studio experience, first identify emerging issues and problems in learning, then identify and create solutions for those problems, and finally, through a unique educational, design-based dissertation process, validate those solutions. The program provides opportunities for candidates to earn their degrees in a face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and/or a fully online modality.  Coursework includes classes in critical and design thinking, design and development tools, and instructional program analysis, among others. To prepare for multiple career paths candidates can select their cognate and electives from several areas of interest. For additional information contact Robert Kenny, Chair Graduate Division.

USF INTRODUCES NEW ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
Learn the art and science of instructional design and qualify for emerging job opportunities in a high-growth field with USF’s new MS in Learning Design and Technology. This fully online, 33-credit program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis in as few as two years. Prepare for multiple career paths in education, business or government. Four concentrations allow you to tailor the program to your interests or you can select customized electives. There’s just one month left until the June 1 application deadline.  For additional information, click here or contact our Admissions Advisor, Alexandria Lindsay.

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Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
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April 30, 2019

[AECT] April 29, 2019 – News & Notes

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April 29, 2019

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2019 AECT D&D COMPETITION PHASE 1 SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 10

The 2019 AECT Design and Development Competition, sponsored by NATO ACT, is gearing up for the first phase! Teams of two instructional design graduate students are encouraged to submit a preliminary design abstract responding to this year’s problem statement. These submissions are due May 10, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST. For more information about the competition (including the requirements for Phase 1), please click here. If you have any questions, please contact competition Co-Chair, Dan Schuch.

CALLING ALL EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS AND FINAL STAGE DOCTORAL STUDENTS!

AECT’s Research and Theory Division is hosting the 2019 Early Career Symposium at the annual AECT International Convention on Monday, October 21 (11:30AM-4PM) and Tuesday, October 22 (8AM-11AM), 2019, at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The symposium will engage participants in career building mentoring and networking. Applications are due May 10!   More information can be found here.

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT DIVISION’S WEBINAR SERIES

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 (April 29, 11:00 – 12:00 EST ) and to get notified about future events, visit bit.ly/AECTwebinar.

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements at aect.org/internprogram . Three online sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Registration is required . The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) onJune 3, 2019 . Questions regarding the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

STC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

Nominate members for their distinguished work or a Systems Thinking & Change Award! You may nominate yourself or others in FIVE categories. Nominations in multiple categories are acceptable, and the closing date for all submissions is Monday, May 20th, 2019.

STC Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Journal Article
  • Outstanding Book
  • Distinguished Service
  • Emerging Researcher
  • ​ System Change Leader Award

Please click here to submit your nominations today .

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2019 JFDL SYMPOSIUM

Springer, AECT and the Journal of Formative Design in Learning are pleased to announce the second Journal Symposium (a paid workshop) that will take place Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019 and Monday, October 21, 2019 just prior to the 2019 AECT Convention in Las Vegas. Abstracts and article drafts due June 15, 2019Click here for information on how to submit.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

You are invited to submit a proposal for an edited volume on “Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching” to be published by Springer, New York. If interested in contributing to this book project, please submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler 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. Full details can be found here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – LEARNER AND USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION FOR THE FIELD OF LEARNING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

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). Submissions due May 6, 2019More information can be found here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by July 12, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found here . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang or Michele Stork.

IMETC 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS

International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC) 2019: Inclusivity in the 21st Century’s Technological Teaching and Learning Environment will be held August 26-28, 2019 at the Convention Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. The call for papers deadline has been extended to April 30, 2019.   Additional information can be found here.

ICEM 2019

The FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis are pleased to welcome the International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference – September 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.” The call for proposals deadline is April 30th. Additional information can be found here.

SICET EITT 2019 CONVENTION

EITT2019 will be held on October 27-31, 2019, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Call for proposal is due onMay 1st, 2019. Our accepted proposals will have the opportunity of publishing in IEEE Conference Proceeding s. All scholars and researchers around the world are invited to present at the convention to share your expertise and innovative practices with your peers, professional practitioners, and researchers from various disciplines. We are looking forward to seeing you at the beautiful Mexican Gulf Coast! Remember to submit your proposal at EasyChair by May 1st, 2019.

SUPPORTING #AdrianaStrong

AECT member & University of West Georgia faculty member Dr. Adriana D’Alba was severely injured in an accident on 3/23/19 and needs our support. Adriana has been active in multiple divisions, including Emerging Learning Technologies, Distance Learning, Design & Development, & International, and she co-edited the AECT-award winning book Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy . Learn more about Adriana’s story and how you can help at http://bit.ly/adrianastrong.hashtag

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS NEW (ED.D.) DOCTORAL DEGREE CONCENTRATION IN LEARNING DESIGN & INNOVATION

Combining the exemplar processes associated with a research-based doctoral degree in instructional design and entrepreneurial thinking and a scholarly approach to an M.F.A. in art and design, successful candidates will, through a collaborative studio experience, first identify emerging issues and problems in learning, then identify and create solutions for those problems, and finally, through a unique educational, design-based dissertation process, validate those solutions. The program provides opportunities for candidates to earn their degrees in a face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and/or a fully online modality.  Coursework includes classes in critical and design thinking, design and development tools, and instructional program analysis, among others. To prepare for multiple career paths candidates can select their cognate and electives from several areas of interest. For additional information contact Robert Kenny, Chair Graduate Division.

ADVANCE YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CAREER

Are you seeking the advanced skills needed to pursue emerging instructional design job opportunities in education, business or the military? USF’s online master’s in Learning Design and Technology provides the intensive training and credentials to qualify for these new positions in a convenient program designed for working professionals. You can graduate in as few as two years, and the GRE is not required for most students. For additional information, click here or contact our Admissions Advisor, Alexandria Lindsay.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
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April 23, 2019

[AECT] April 22, 2019 – News & Notes

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April 22, 2019

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

AECT 2019 EARLY CAREER SYMPOSIUM

AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2019 Early Career Symposium, sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held at the AECT Convention on October 21-22, 2019, at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas. The symposium will engage participants in career building mentoring and networking. Selected attendees will be assigned with one mentor and network with other attendees. Application deadline is May 10, 2019. Additional information can be found here .

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements at aect.org/internprogram . Three online sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Registration is required . The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) onJune 3, 2019 . Questions regarding the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS – 2019 JFDL SYMPOSIUM

Springer, AECT and the Journal of Formative Design in Learning are pleased to announce the second Journal Symposium (a paid workshop) that will take place Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019 and Monday, October 21, 2019 just prior to the 2019 AECT Convention in Las Vegas. Abstracts and article drafts due June 15, 2019Click here for information on how to submit.

STC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR

AECT STC Professional Development Webinar: “Translating Theory to Practice: Systems Thinking in Instructional Design,” Wednesday, April  24, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST.

The richness and depth that theory brings can add dimension and vibrancy to practice. During this webinar, the framework of systems thinking will be introduced for its potential to ensure context, connectivity, and shared direction for designing systemic change. Three systems thinking principles will be defined, discussed, and applied to higher education, public sector, and private sector organizations.

Please come join this interactive webinar presented by Sheila Murphy, PhD, from Arizona State University, and Tracey Regenold, doctoral student at Old Dominion University.  The speakers specialize in designing and delivering professional development programs for public administrators. Their professional development programs apply systems thinking to guide the analysis of situations and the integration of approaches that respond to the need for purposeful change. Please register for the webinar here.

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STC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

Nominate members for their distinguished work or a Systems Thinking & Change Award! You may nominate yourself or others in FIVE categories. Nominations in multiple categories are acceptable, and the closing date for all submissions is Monday, May 20th, 2019.

STC Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Journal Article
  • Outstanding Book
  • Distinguished Service
  • Emerging Researcher
  • ​ System Change Leader Award

Please click here to submit your nominations today .

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT DIVISION’S WEBINAR SERIES

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 (April 29, 11:00 – 12:00 EST ) and to get notified about future events, visit bit.ly/AECTwebinar.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

You are invited to submit a proposal for an edited volume on “Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching” to be published by Springer, New York. If interested in contributing to this book project, please submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler 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. Full details can be found here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – LEARNER AND USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION FOR THE FIELD OF LEARNING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

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). Submissions due May 6, 2019More information can be found here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by July 12, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found here . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang or Michele Stork.

IMETC 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS

International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention (IMETC) 2019: Inclusivity in the 21st Century’s Technological Teaching and Learning Environment will be held August 26-28, 2019 at the Convention Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. The call for papers deadline has been extended to April 30, 2019.   Additional information can be found here.

ICEM 2019

The FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis are pleased to welcome the International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference – September 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.” The call for proposals deadline is April 30th. Additional information can be found here.

SICET EITT 2019 CONVENTION

EITT2019 will be held on October 27-31, 2019, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Call for proposal is due onMay 1st, 2019. Our accepted proposals will have the opportunity of publishing in IEEE Conference Proceeding s. All scholars and researchers around the world are invited to present at the convention to share your expertise and innovative practices with your peers, professional practitioners, and researchers from various disciplines. We are looking forward to seeing you at the beautiful Mexican Gulf Coast! Remember to submit your proposal at EasyChair by May 1st, 2019.

SUPPORTING #AdrianaStrong

AECT member & University of West Georgia faculty member Dr. Adriana D’Alba was severely injured in an accident on 3/23/19 and needs our support. Adriana has been active in multiple divisions, including Emerging Learning Technologies, Distance Learning, Design & Development, & International, and she co-edited the AECT-award winning book Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy . Learn more about Adriana’s story and how you can help at http://bit.ly/adrianastrong.hashtag

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS NEW (ED.D.) DOCTORAL DEGREE CONCENTRATION IN LEARNING DESIGN & INNOVATION

Combining the exemplar processes associated with a research-based doctoral degree in instructional design and entrepreneurial thinking and a scholarly approach to an M.F.A. in art and design, successful candidates will, through a collaborative studio experience, first identify emerging issues and problems in learning, then identify and create solutions for those problems, and finally, through a unique educational, design-based dissertation process, validate those solutions. The program provides opportunities for candidates to earn their degrees in a face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and/or a fully online modality.  Coursework includes classes in critical and design thinking, design and development tools, and instructional program analysis, among others. To prepare for multiple career paths candidates can select their cognate and electives from several areas of interest. For additional information contact Robert Kenny, Chair Graduate Division.

EARN A MASTER’S CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR INTERESTS

Do you want the freedom to tailor your education – not a one-size-fits-all master’s program? USF’s online MS in Learning Design and Technology allows you to choose customized electives or one of four distinct concentrations:  E-Learning Design and Development, Cybersecurity Education, Big Data and Learning Analytics, and Game-Based Learning and Analytics. Best of all, the GRE is not required for most students. For additional information, click here or contact our Admissions Advisor, Alexandria Lindsay.

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[AECT] April 15, 2019 – News & Notes

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April 15, 2019

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

CALL FOR DDL AWARD NOMINATIONS

The deadline to nominate for the 2019 Division of Distance Learning Award is Monday, April 15, 2019 . More information about each award, evaluation criteria, and how to submit can be found on the AECT website . For questions regarding the DDL awards, please contact the Division’s Award Manager, Larisa Olesova.

STC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR

AECT STC Professional Development Webinar: “Translating Theory to Practice: Systems Thinking in Instructional Design,” Wednesday, April  24, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST.

The richness and depth that theory brings can add dimension and vibrancy to practice. During this webinar, the framework of systems thinking will be introduced for its potential to ensure context, connectivity, and shared direction for designing systemic change. Three systems thinking principles will be defined, discussed, and applied to higher education, public sector, and private sector organizations.

Please come join this interactive webinar presented by Sheila Murphy, PhD, from Arizona State University, and Tracey Regenold, doctoral student at Old Dominion University.  The speakers specialize in designing and delivering professional development programs for public administrators. Their professional development programs apply systems thinking to guide the analysis of situations and the integration of approaches that respond to the need for purposeful change. Please register for the webinar here.

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ICEM 2019

The FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis are pleased to welcome the International Council for Educational Media to Memphis for the 2019 Conference – September 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media.” The call for proposals deadline is April 30th. Additional information can be found here.

SICET EITT 2019 CONVENTION

EITT2019 will be held on October 27-31, 2019, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Call for proposal is due onMay 1st, 2019. Our accepted proposals will have the opportunity of publishing in IEEE Conference Proceeding s. All scholars and researchers around the world are invited to present at the convention to share your expertise and innovative practices with your peers, professional practitioners, and researchers from various disciplines. We are looking forward to seeing you at the beautiful Mexican Gulf Coast! Remember to submit your proposal at EasyChair by May 1st, 2019.

STC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

Nominate members for their distinguished work or a Systems Thinking & Change Award! You may nominate yourself or others in FIVE categories. Nominations in multiple categories are acceptable, and the closing date for all submissions is Monday, May 20th, 2019.

STC Awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Journal Article
  • Outstanding Book
  • Distinguished Service
  • Emerging Researcher
  • ​ System Change Leader Award

Please click here to submit your nominations today .

2019 AECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Eligible applicants and interested sponsors may review program details and application requirements at aect.org/internprogram . Three online sessions will provide information about the 2019 AECT Leadership Development Internship Program. Specific details about the application materials, process, and deadlines will be reviewed. Registration is required . The deadline for application submission to the internship program is a firm 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-6) onJune 3, 2019 . Questions regarding the AECT Leadership Development Internship Program can be directed to the Leadership Internship Program Coordinator, Megan C. Murtaugh, aect-intern-chair@aect.org.

SUPPORTING #AdrianaStrong

AECT member & University of West Georgia faculty member Dr. Adriana D’Alba was severely injured in an accident on 3/23/19 and needs our support. Adriana has been active in multiple divisions, including Emerging Learning Technologies, Distance Learning, Design & Development, & International, and she co-edited the AECT-award winning book Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy . Learn more about Adriana’s story and how you can help at http://bit.ly/adrianastrong.hashtag

GSA NEWSLETTER

AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) has news to share! Learn about their on-going projects, top 10 highlights for graduate students at AECT 2019, the new FSU graduate program, and GSA member accomplishments (publications, conference presentations, and awards). You’ll find the newsletter here.

DDL 2019 SPRING NEWSLETTER

The Division of Distance Learning Board Members are happy to share the DDL 2019 Bi-Annual Spring Newsletter with you. It includes notes from the DDL President, AECT 2019 Highlights, information about the 2019 DDL Awards, updates from the AECT Board of Directors, up & coming for the DDL, member spotlights – publications, calls for publication and more. Please see our 2019 Spring Newsletter here.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS NEW (ED.D.) DOCTORAL DEGREE CONCENTRATION IN LEARNING DESIGN & INNOVATION

Combining the exemplar processes associated with a research-based doctoral degree in instructional design and entrepreneurial thinking and a scholarly approach to an M.F.A. in art and design, successful candidates will, through a collaborative studio experience, first identify emerging issues and problems in learning, then identify and create solutions for those problems, and finally, through a unique educational, design-based dissertation process, validate those solutions. The program provides opportunities for candidates to earn their degrees in a face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and/or a fully online modality.  Coursework includes classes in critical and design thinking, design and development tools, and instructional program analysis, among others. To prepare for multiple career paths candidates can select their cognate and electives from several areas of interest. For additional information contact Robert Kenny, Chair Graduate Division.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPTIONS IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

For candidates with a master’s degree, instructional design is experiencing robust job growth – 6.9 percent nationwide over the next 10 years. USF’s online instructional design courses can help you begin or advance your career in this rapidly growing field and qualify for job opportunities in education, business, the government and the military. The program features 100 percent online courses, and the GRE is not required for most students.  For additional information, click here or contact our Admissions Advisor, Alexandria Lindsay.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
News & Notes – April 15, 2019

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