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VIDEO OF INTEREST: Teaching without Words

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VIDEO OF INTEREST: IT Accessibility: What campus leaders have to say

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The Catechism & the Textbook: A Genealogy of Instructional Interactivity

The Catechism & the Textbook: A Genealogy of Instructional Interactivity from Norm Friesen on Vimeo.

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Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences Fall 2017

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #37. Please refer to Wright’s complete list for other conferences as well as each conference website for more details. Each year I attend AECT, AERA, and 1-2 other conferences. I use this list to identify what other conferences I might attend. Thus, this list is focused on my research interests and/or convenient or interesting locations.

JUNE 2017

JULY 2017


  • August 1-2, 2017 eLearnz Conference and eLab. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • August 8-10, 2017 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech), 9th, biennial. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • August 23-25, 2017 International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym), 13th. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
  • August 27-30, 2017 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Global: Builders, Truth-tellers, Catalysts. Arusha, Tanzania.





  • December 11-14, 2017 World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE) University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • December 20-22, 2017 International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE), 8th. Barcelona, Spain.


  • January 4-7, 2018 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 16th Co-sponsored by California State University East Bay, Drexel University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Louisville. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • January 26-27, 2018 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT), 4th. Sponsored by the European Alliance for Innovation. Switzerland.
  • January 30-February 1, 2018 Learning Technologies. Olympia, London, United Kingdom.


  • February 11-14, 2018 eLearning Organized by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC). Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  • February 14-16, 2018 Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE). Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • February 21-24, 2018 Learning Disabilities Association of America (IDA) International Conference, 55th Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

MARCH 2018

APRIL 2018

JUNE 2018

JULY 2018

  • July 11-13, 2018 International Conference on Computers Helping People (ICCHP) with Special Needs, 16th. University of Linz, Linz, Austria.




  • December ? 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education, 5th The 4th was held December 9-10, 2016 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India.




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Ranking Educational Technology Journals 2016

Google Scholar lists metrics for journals. Updating a list I completed in 2015, below is an updated ranking of Educational Technology and related areas (e.g., distance education, online learning) based on the journals h5-index.
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Publication h5-index h5-median
Computers & Education 88 121
Journal of Educational Psychology 54 73
Teaching and Teacher Education 51 72
British Journal of Educational Technology 48 66
American Educational Research Journal 47 73
Educational Researcher 44 75
The Internet and Higher Education 43 68
Higher Education 42 60
Journal of Educational Technology & Society 41 62
Studies in Higher Education 41 51
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) 38 85
Journal of Teacher Education 36 55
Educational Psychology Review 32 66
Educational Technology Research and Development 32 50
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 31 47
Research in Higher Education 31 45
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 27 42
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology-TOJET 26 48
TechTrends 26 40
Distance Education 25 47
The Review of Higher Education 25 40
Language, Learning & Technology 25 35
Journal of Educational Computing Research 22 36
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (Merged with Online Learning) 22 33
Learning, Media and Technology 21 35
Research in Learning Technology 21 29
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Now Online Learning) 20 33
Education and Information Technologies 20 30
International Journal of Technology and Design Education 18 25
Technology, Pedagogy and Education 16 31
Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal 15 25
Electronic Journal of e-Learning 15 19
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology 13 24
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 13 22
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning 13 21
Quarterly Review of Distance Education 13 20
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning 13 19
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology 12 23
Learning and Leading with Technology 12 21
International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning 12 20
American Journal of Distance Education 12 19
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 12 15
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 12 15
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 12 14
Educational Technology 11 20
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education 11 18
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) 11 18
Journal of Educational Technology Systems 11 13
Journal of Interactive Learning Research 10 13
International Journal on E-Learning 9 15
Open Praxis 9 14
E-Learning and Digital Media 9 13
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society 9 12
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 9 12
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) 8 11
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design 6 8
Distance Learning 5 6
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VIDEO: Educating the Whole Person

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Call for Proposals — Handbook of Research on Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education

Call for book chapter proposals for the forthcoming publication entitled “Handbook of Research on Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education” to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication. Detailed project information can be found at

Important dates:
February 28, 2017 : Proposal Submission Deadline
March 15, 2017 : Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2017 : Review Results Returned
August 15, 2017 : Final Acceptance Notification
September 30, 2017 : Final Chapter Submission

Recommended Topics

-Recent Developments in using Digital Technologies in Learning
-Design of Learning Management Systems
-Design and Evaluation of e-Learning Environments
-Assessing the usability of online management systems
-Development and Use of Computer based Assessments
-User Experience, Aesthetics
-User Experience Design
-Measuring and Assessing Learning Experience
-Factors related to user experience
-Usability Constraints
-Usability Improvements
-Usability Issues
-User Experience for M-Learning
-Immersive e-Learning Environments
-Game-based Learning
-Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching
-Issues in Web based Learning
-Management side of Web-based learning and teaching
-Accessibility and usability of web-based instruction in Learning
-Accessibility Issues and Benefits
-Motivational Aspects and factors for e-Learning
-Student Satisfaction with E-Learning

Phu Vu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education Department
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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CALL for Book Chapter Proposals: “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms”

Call for Book Chapter Proposals for an Edited Book on “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms,” to be published by IGI Global.

Since its inception in 1975 as an adventure game and dubbed as MUD (multi-user dungeon), multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) has emerged as one of the most exciting instructional platforms in education. As both an instructional tool and approach, MUVE holds great potential in engaging and challenging learners in a socially situated and distributed learning environment that simulates real-life tasks and situations. However, MUVE has long been mixed with other similar technologies, such as computer game, computer simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality. In addition, like any other emerging learning tools that hold great promises for education, the design, development, and implementation of MUVE are still facing significant challenges before its potential can be fully unleashed and realized. This book therefore will provide the latest technological and pedagogical development, empirical research findings, and best practices in using MUVE in modern classrooms.

This book will aim to (1) explore and identify the unique technological affordances and distinct instructional benefits of MUVE that distinguish itself from other emerging technologies, (2) examine the pedagogical underpinnings and frameworks that guide the design, development, and implementation of MUVE in education, (3) identify current exemplary uses of MUVE in various fields across different educational settings, and (4) identify challenges and future trends in the use of MUVE in education.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 750 to 1,500 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

You may refer to the following website for more information: All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager:

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Yufeng Qian at

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TCC Worldwide Online Conference

22nd Annual
*TCC Worldwide Online Conference*
April 18-20, 2017

*Changing to Learn, Learning to Change*

Submission deadline: December 27, 2016

*Call for Proposals*
Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper or general session related to all aspects of learning, design, and technology including but not limited to e-learning, online learning communities, collaborative learning, social media, mobile learning, emerging technologies,international education, and professional development.

*Suggested topics & full details*

Call for Proposals 2017

*Proposal submission*

Participate in this event entirely online. We deliver all sessions online in real-time. Sessions will also be recorded for later viewing.

*More info*
Bert Kimura or Curtis Ho

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa collaborate to produce this event. Numerous volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

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