EdMedia 2012: Denver, CO Call for Presentations: Dec 12

By David Monsour,





Call for Participation


Proposals Due: December 12, 2011


June 25 – 29   

Denver, Colorado


 

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Denver CO


 



EdMedia

is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in E


ducati


on (

AACE

).

This annual international conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries.

We invite you to attend EdMedia and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and discussions. 


Major Topics & Presentation Categories








Major Topics:



 

  • Infrastructure
  • Tools & Content-oriented Applications
  • New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
  • Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  • Cases & Projects
  • Universal Web Accessibility
  • Indigenous Peoples & Technology




Presentation Categories






NEW!


Virtual Participation


 has been added to the program with the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the face-to-face (F2F) conference and with the capability to interact with session participants



Proceedings & Paper Awards

Each Conference registrant will receive permanent
online access to the Conference Proceedings on the

EdITLib Digital Library

.




Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for
publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in the

Journal of
Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), International Journal on
E-Learning (IJEL),

or

Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR)

.

See:

www.aace.org/pubs



Registration Information
 

 


Click Here for :

ED-MEDIA 2012 Registration Rates

 


Conference registration and concurrent sessions will be held at the

Grand Hyatt Denver.





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E-Learn 2011 Post Conference Update

By David Monsour,

 

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E-Learn 2012, Montreal, Canada


Call for Participation


Proposals Due: May 25, 2012



E-Learn 2012, Montral, Canada

October 9-12, 2012


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Global TIME 2012 (Online) Call for Participation: Due December 5th, 2011

By David Monsour,

Global TIME - Technology. Innovation. Media. Education Online Conference:  February 7 – 9, 2012 Call For Virtual Participation Proposals Due: December 5, 2011 www.aace.org/conf/gtime
Online in the comfort of your home, office,
or wherever you choose!
  • Live Sessions for multiple time zonesCouple with laptops
  • Invited Speakers
  • Virtual Peer-Reviewed Talks
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
All Recorded for You
+ 3 month EdITLib Digital Library subscription!

It’s about TIME we:
  • gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world’s educators.
  • provide a platform for the world’s best visionaries, thinkers, teachers, researchers, and developers.
  • discuss, examine and disseminate the best ideas from and for the global community.
  • worked together as a global force to change, improve, and create a better future for education.
  • It’s about TIME … Global TIME (Technology, Innovation, Media and Education)!
Connected to the World

Global TIME is a cross-disciplinary online conference which focuses on the global intersections of technology, innovation, media, and education.

Your Registration Includes

Final Reminder: SITE 2012 Call for Participation: Due Oct 21

By David Monsour,

March 5 – 9, 2012  *  Austin, Texas



Sheraton Austin Hotel


Teaching in Exponential Times!



SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the


Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education


. Join with 1,200+ colleagues from over 50 countries in Austin, Texas!

This society represents individual


teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all


disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of


knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and


faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of

AACE

.

 


SITE –

Seeing!



Experience SITE 2012 in a whole NEW way!



Pre-Conference: Professional Local Tours

  • Manor New Tech High School (NTHS)
  • East Austin Academy College Prep
  • Education Visualization Lab & Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center



    Visualization Lab & Center


Conference Related Activites

  • SITE Quest
  • SITE Second Life Event
  • Austin Geo-Caching

EdMedia 2012: Denver, CO Call for Presentations: Dec 12

By David Monsour,



Call for Participation


Proposals Due: December 12, 2011


June 25 – 29

Denver, Colorado


Grand Hyatt Denve



r




Denver CO



EdMedia

is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in E


ducati


on (

AACE

).
This annual international conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries.

We invite you to attend EdMedia and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and discussions.

 

Major Topics & Presentation Categories





Major Topics:


  • Infrastructure
  • Tools & Content-oriented Applications
  • New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
  • Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  • Cases & Projects
  • Universal Web Accessibility
  • Indigenous Peoples & Technology



Presentation Categories


NEW!


Virtual Participation


has been added to the program with the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the face-to-face (F2F) conference and with the capability to interact with session participants

.

SITE 2012 (Austin, TX) Call for Participation: Due Oct 21

By David Monsour,

March 5 – 9, 2012  *  Austin, Texas



Sheraton Austin Hotel


Teaching in Exponential Times!



SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the


Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education


. Join with 1,200+ colleagues from over 50 countries in Austin, Texas!

This society represents individual


teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all


disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of


knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and


faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of

AACE

.

 


SITE –

Seeing!



Experience SITE 2012 in a whole NEW way!



Pre-Conference: Professional Local Tours

  • Manor New Tech High School (NTHS)
  • East Austin Academy College Prep
  • Education Visualization Lab & Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center



    Visualization Lab & Center


Conference Related Activites

  • SITE Quest
  • SITE Second Life Event
  • Austin Geo-Caching

Social Media and the Classroom

By Sarah Benson,

Social Media and the Classroom

Social Media in the Classroom

Reprinted from Guide to Online Schools

 

 

Social media is a trend on the up and up, and it’s still very unclear what long-term place it will have in our lives. However, if you interact with pre-teens and teens, the first generations to have grown up with web 2.0, the evidence is compelling that social media is changing the way we live in a pretty deep way. So what does this mean for educational institutions, those pillars of learning that are usually attempting to reach these same tech-savvy young adults?

Has Technology Changed the Way We Think?

The whole debate about incorporating social media into education stems from a presumption: that technology has changed the way we think and process information. Different researchers, psychologists, and educators have been discussing the evidence of this for a while now.

Some, such as distinguished technology researchers John Seeley Brown and Richard P. Adler, put it this way:

“… instead of starting from the Cartesian premise of “I think, therefore I am,” and from the assumption that knowledge is something that is transferred to the student via various pedagogical strategies, the social view of learning says, ‘We participate, therefore we are.’ ”

They argue that technology, and social media in particular, has changed learning from an individual endeavor to one that is fundamentally collaborative.

Ken Robinson, a British creativity expert and education speaker, speaks a similar mind in his TED talk about how schools kill creativity. In his mind, technologies like video games and social media allow students to endlessly interact and create their own learning experience, whereas a school’s traditional approach is entirely static.

One study done in 2005, just prior to the web 2.0 boom, considered how laptops affected the learning styles and grades of middle school students. The researchers found that students with laptops learned more collaboratively, did more project-based learning, and were more likely to readily engage in problem solving endeavors.

Social Media as a Boon to the Classroom

If the ubiquitous technology in our lives is truly changing the way we learn, is it time for schools to jump on the bandwagon and incorporate it into their curriculum? Some think so.

A recent study published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning looked at Twitter’s effects in the classroom. The study compared student performance and engagement in two college classes, one in which the professor used Twitter to communicate with students, and another in which they used a bulletin board.

At the end of the semester, the Twitter students had higher classroom engagement based on a nationally used scale, not to mention higher GPAs.

Another recent study done by University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow showed that high schoolers who engaged in social media had better technology skills, something that could make them more attractive to employers. Greenhow discusses her findings on Youtube.

Social Media as an Unnecessary Distraction

This isn’t a topic without debate, however. Some educators and researchers argue that social media in the classroom is ultimately a distraction, one that reinforces students’ immaturities rather than helps them grow out of them.

Pearson Social Media Survey

A recent poll of higher education faculty revealed their reasons for trepidation. 80% of educators surveyed stated that “lack of integrity of student submissions” was a barrier to their use of social media in the classroom; 70% said they were concerned about their students’ privacy.

For some teachers, asking their students to leave an electronic trail of their time in class comes with too many question marks. And perhaps those privacy concerns aren’t totally unfounded. Recently, sociology researchers at Harvard have been charged with endangering students’ privacy, after they began researching an archive of 1,700 Harvard undergraduate Facebook profiles.

Future Trends in Education & Social Media

Even if current educators have their reservations about incorporating today’s wave of social media into their classroom, there’s really not much question that there is great potential in the use of technology in the classroom. The real question is, how can technology be specifically developed to be more helpful in the educational context?

Some think that mobile learning is the answer. As our smart phones become smarter and e-readers and tablets become more widespread, augmented reality and other on-the-go educational tools could become the next big thing. The barrier here has been developing apps and uses specifically for phones, which researchers say are students’ preferred mobile gadget.

Or maybe teachers will become keen on having students collaboratively share their questions and upvote the ones that they want to hear answered the most, through technologies like Google moderator. Another approach, called voicethread, allows for easy sharing and commenting on multimedia presentations.

What’s Your Take?

Are social media-averse teachers being stubborn Luddites, a modern version of Plato and his critique on the value of the written word? Or is social media in the classroom ultimately more distracting than it is helpful? Fad, or underexploited educational resource? Chime in below.

Sources

  1. ithaca.edu
  2. elon.edu
  3. baylor.edu
  4. umn.edu
  5. georgetown.edu
  6. utah.edu
  7. depaul.edu
  8. rit.edu
  9. queens.edu
  10. du.edu
  11. uoregon.edu
  12. ua.edu

Deadline Today! E-Learn 2011 (Honolulu, HI) Final Call

By David Monsour,



Waikiki Beach



October 17 – 21, 2011 Sheraton,

Waikiki Beach

   


 



E-Learn 2011

— World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international, annual conference which serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in these four sectors. 


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All presentation proposals are reviewed and selected by a respected,

International Executive Advisory Board

and

Program Committee

, based on merit and the perceived value for attendees. Accepted proposals will be included in the conference program and Proceedings, available on

EdITLib

– Education & Information Technology Digital Library.

 


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E-Learn spans all disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,000 attendees from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit proposals for presentations.


 


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AACE Journals: Call for Papers

By David Monsour,

 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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AACE Wants To Publish Your Papers! 

The Association for the Advancement of Computing In Education 
is now taking submissions for all of our publications. 
journals
We invite all authors to have your work considered for printing and sharing digitally in one of our internationally repected journals. Publication connects your paper with our vast community of reseachers, educators and subscribers who specialize or who are intrested in your specific field of study.

 CLICK HERE for author guidelines and to get started!

 

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