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June 1, 2021

USDLA 2021 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

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Note this call for proposals from the folks at USDLA.

2021 Annual Conference
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline is June 20, 2021
The conference will take place virtually October 5 – 8, 2021
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Conference Call for Proposals. This is a great opportunity for you to share your expertise as we explore “Life in a Hybrid World – Learning How to Flex.”
While we welcome submissions on any distance and digital learning topic, we encourage you to read through the suggested tracks that are based on feedback from the USDLA community and those we serve. Those whose presentations are selected will be notified within 3-4 weeks. Learn more and submit your proposal today!
If you have any questions, please contact Valary Oleinik, voleinik@usdla.org.
Thank you for supporting USDLA and our State Chapters.
Dr. Arletha McSwain, President-Elect
Dr. Reggie Smith III, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking, and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-K-12 education, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.Visit: USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

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 25, 2021

Digital Pedagogy Institute CFP

While I suspect that this conference has a higher education focus, I wanted to pass it along in case some readers were interested.

2021 Digital Pedagogy Institute
Call for Proposals

We are excited to issue this Call for Proposals for the 7th annual Digital Pedagogy Institute (DPI)<https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/conferences/digital-pedagogy-institute/>. Co-organized by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, alongside our partners Brock University, Ryerson University Library and Ryerson’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the University of Waterloo, and UTSC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, the DPI will be taking place virtually on August 10th and 11th, 2021. Although this decision was made in light of pandemic restrictions, we hope it will also serve to make the conference accessible to a greater number of participants and allow us to host presentations from a wider range of institutions across North America and the globe.

Themes and Streams

At this year’s Digital Pedagogy Institute (DPI), our goal is to create a virtual space that allows participants to explore diverse approaches to digital pedagogy from a variety of perspectives, including those of students, faculty, librarians, educational developers, and technologists. The DPI serves as a meaningful professional development opportunity to learn more about the innovative use of digital technologies for the enhancement and transformation of undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Themes:

While broadly focused on Digital Pedagogy, the conference themes include:

*   digital pedagogy best practices across all disciplines
*   digital pedagogy collaborations between faculty, educational developers and technologists, librarians, and/or graduate/undergraduate students;
*   digital pedagogy collaborations with organizations outside the academy;
*   the state of digital pedagogy education in higher education;
*   digital pedagogy case studies, including course and assignment innovations;
*   innovative new uses for traditional digital pedagogy tools.

Streams:
DPI2021 will include four streams:

1.    Digital Pedagogy during the Pandemic: How have you used digital pedagogies/technologies to respond to higher education disruptions and changes to course delivery strategies during the pandemic?

2.    Anti-racist and Decolonized Approaches to Digital Pedagogy: How have digital pedagogy techniques and tools helped you to address anti-racist and decolonization practices in your teaching? What are the challenges and opportunities? What best practices would you like to share?

3.    Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Digital Pedagogy: COVID-19 has brought issues related to inclusivity and accessibility to the forefront. What barriers have you, colleagues, and/or students encountered and how have you resolved them? This is an opportunity to reflect on and share frameworks and best practices that have helped reduce pedagogical barriers through digital pedagogy approaches. What barriers remain?

4.    Digital Pedagogy and the Post-Truth Society: It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate what is real and what is true. How can  Digital Pedagogy help instructors and students to navigate issues related to digital literacy, data ethics, misinformation, and/or social media influences in a so-called ‘post-truth world’?.

Formats

Presentations – 20-minute synchronous sessions presenting papers or presentations on projects, initiatives, case studies related to one of the conference streams, with time for Q&A.

Tool demos/workshops – 30 minutes demonstrations of innovative or new tools that you have integrated or are thinking of integrating into your pedagogical approach.

Deadlines

Please fill out the CFP form by May 1st, 2021: https://forms.gle/vVzCaAYxnu8tCqj29

Conference website: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/conferences/digital-pedagogy-institute/

Twitter: @DPIConference #DPI2021

Conference Dates: August 10th and 11th, 2021

Please contact Steering Committee Chair, Paulina Rousseau, at  paulina.rousseau@utoronto.ca<mailto:paulina.rousseau@utoronto.ca> should you have any questions.

February 26, 2021

EDEN 2021 Virtual Conference June Keynotes

An update on this European conference.

EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference – UNED-Madrid
First Keynotes Announced!
“Lessons from a pandemic for the future of education”
Conference Call
Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

We are delighted to introduce the first, confirmed keynote speakers of the EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, hosted by the National Distance Education University UNED on 22-25 June. We are thankful for their participation, as EDEN is determined to cooperate with highly acclaimed professionals at all of its events to share their expertise and unique experiences. We kindly remind you that 2021 marks EDEN’s 30th Anniversary year, therefore the Madrid Conference will be special to all of us in many regards. embracing our traditional values for three decades and the EDEN community’s future endeavours and directions in the field of distance and e-learning in the hopefully not so far, post-pandemic “new normal”.  This year’s conference is intended as a continuation of the efforts of EDEN to support educators by providing a space to explore the issues and insights that have emerged during the pandemic. As noted in our 2020 webinar series #covid19 #onlinetogether Education in a time of a pandemic and Education in time of a new normal, fully online education on a global scale is unprecedented in the history of education.

Flexible Submissions
We kindly inform you that for the Madrid Conference the submission deadline is flexible, but the latest submissions are awaited by 15 May. Submissions arriving till 31 March will be evaluated within two weeks, after that the evaluation process may take longer.

Read more HERE.

First Keynotes Introduced

Ángeles Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua

Senior Lecturer in Psychology (at degree, master and doctorate level) since 1991 at the Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment, Faculty of Psychology, UNED

Diana Laurillard

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab. Formerly Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at Department for Education and Skills (2002-2005); Pro-Vice Chancellor for learning technologies at the Open University (1995-2002)

Francesc Pedró

Director of the UNESCO Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. He joined UNESCO’s education sector in Paris in 2010. His team looks after technology in education and education policies, including national policy reviews and comparative research in order to ensure alignment with SDG 4-Education 2030.

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

EDEN Executive Committee member, Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany

Digital Education Action Plan

Main Topics of the Conference
  • The evolution of online and distance learning (ODL, ODeL, blended, hybrid, hyflex)
  • The transformation of face-to-face teaching, through online, to blended learning
  • Guidance for navigating “the new normal”.
  • Best practices for transitioning from emergency remote teaching to online learning
  • Digital preparedness, digital literacy, and digital citizenship
  • Ongoing developments in the continued adoption of Artificial Intelligence
  • Methodological advances (genius hour, bite-sized learning, social-emotional learning, gamification, experiential learning)
  • Potentiating health and wellness in online education
  • Non-traditional assessment solutions
  • Topics related to the EU Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027). Resetting education and training for the digital age:
  • Application of micro-credentials and alternative digital credentials in higher education
  • Reflections on the resilience of the education community during the pandemic – well being of teachers and students in online environment

Read the full topic list here.

Contributions are invited which are addressing by own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.
Submissions – taking into account the conference theme and related to at least one of the conference topics – are welcome in the following formats: full paper, poster, workshop, demonstration, synergy session, training session.
Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
Recognition
The tradition of granting the Best Research Paper Award (in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning), the Young Scholar’s Best Paper Award will be continued at the Madrid Conference as well.
The EDEN Fellow Awards will also be bestowed on the selected professionals. The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in this field, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition.

Contact

EDEN 2021 Conference Contact Information: madrid2021@eden-online.org

EDEN 30th Anniversary – Three decades of serving modernisation
in education

The 30th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
The European Distance and E-Learning Network is co-operating with EDEN Digital Learning Europe MTÜ (Estonia), in order to sustain the legacy of the EDEN Association brand after the United Kingdom having left the EU, to ensure continuity of services and activities for the benefit of the European academic and professional community in open, distance and online learning.
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: madrid2021@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
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February 20, 2021

EDEN 2021 Conference with UNED – Flexible submissions

An update from this international distance learning conference.

EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference – UNED-Madrid
“Lessons from a pandemic for the future of education”

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

2021 marks EDEN’s 30th Anniversary year, therefore the virtual Madrid Conference, hosted by the National Distance Education University UNED on 22-25 June 2021 will be special to all of us in many regards. embracing our traditional values for three decades and the EDEN community’s future endeavours and directions in the field of distance and e-learning in the hopefully not so far, after-pandemic “new normal”. Setting the tone for the Conference, let us inform you that the resources of the 2020 EDEN events, the Electronic Conference Proceedings and the Short Paper Books of the Timisoara Conference (last June) as well as the Lisbon Research Workshop (last October) are available and on the following links:
EDEN 2020 Virtual Conference, Timisoara, Romania
EDEN 2020 Virtual Research Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal
Proceedings of the previous EDEN conferences can also be visited here while the keynote presentations here.

Flexible Submission Deadlines
We kindly inform you that for the Madrid Conference the submission deadline is flexible, but the latest submissions are awaited by 15 May. Submissions arriving till 31 March will be evaluated within two weeks, after that the evaluation process may take longer.
Conference Call
Main Topics of the Conference
  • The evolution of online and distance learning (ODL, ODeL, blended, hybrid, hyflex)
  • The transformation of face-to-face teaching, through online, to blended learning
  • Guidance for navigating “the new normal”.
  • Best practices for transitioning from emergency remote teaching to online learning
  • Digital preparedness, digital literacy, and digital citizenship
  • Ongoing developments in the continued adoption of Artificial Intelligence
  • Methodological advances (genius hour, bite-sized learning, social-emotional learning, gamification, experiential learning)
  • Potentiating health and wellness in online education
  • Non-traditional assessment solutions
  • Topics related to the EU Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027). Resetting education and training for the digital age:
  • Application of micro-credentials and alternative digital credentials in higher education
  • Reflections on the resilience of the education community during the pandemic – well being of teachers and students in online environment

Read the full topic list here.

Contributions are invited which are addressing by own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.
Submissions – taking into account the conference theme and related to at least one of the conference topics – are welcome in the following formats: full paper, poster, workshop, demonstration, synergy session, training session.
Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
Recognition
The tradition of granting the Best Research Paper Award (in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning), the Young Scholar’s Best Paper Award will be continued at the Madrid Conference as well.
The EDEN Fellow Awards will also be bestowed on the selected professionals. The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in this field, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition.

Contact

EDEN 2021 Conference Contact Information: madrid2021@eden-online.org
The European Distance and E-Learning Network is co-operating with EDEN Digital Learning Europe MTÜ (Estonia), in order to sustain the legacy of the EDEN Association brand after the United Kingdom having left the EU, to ensure continuity of services and activities for the benefit of the European academic and professional community in open, distance and online learning.
The 30th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: madrid2021@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
EDEN website
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Twitter
EDEN Twitter
EDEN YouTube
EDEN YouTube
Conference Website
Conference Website
This email was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com
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