Monthly Archives: November 2016

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

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.

Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #36. 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.




  • January 3-6, 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 15th annual. 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 4-5, 2017 International Conference on Education and E-Learning (ICEEL). Organized by the International Society for Engineering Research and Development (ISERD). Sydney, Australia.
  • January 26, 2017 Westminster Higher Education Forum: Disabled Students at University – Facilities, Support Services and the Impact of Funding Changes. London, United Kingdom.
  • January 27-29, 2017 Educon 2.9, (EduCon is both a conversation and a conference about education and technology.) Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. or
  • January 30-31, 2017 Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, 29th, annual. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


MARCH 2017

APRIL 2017

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

JULY 2017


  • August 1-4, 2017 Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference: Getting Practical about Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 in Teacher Education in Africa, 7th, biennial. College of Education, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.
  • August 4-8, 2017 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • August 7-9, 2017 Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching: Creating Innovative Learning Experiences in Higher Education, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
  • August 14-16, 2017 International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, 10th. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • August 15-18, 2017 World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE). Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • August 16-18, 2017 International Educational Technology Conference, 16th, International Teacher Education, and International Education Conference. Harvard University Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • August 29-September 2, 2017 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 17th, biennial. Tampere, Finland.


  • September 4-7, 2017 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI), 19th. Vienna, Austria.
  • September 25-26, 2017 International Conference on Education and e-Learning, (EeL) 7th annual. Singapore.
  • September 25-26, 2017 Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. London, United Kingdom.
  • September 25-27, 2017 Online Learning Conference: Get Mobile, Use Games, Be Social, Drive Engagement. Organized by Training Magazine. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • September 25-29, 2017 Microsoft Ignite Conference (combining previously held events such as TechEd, SharePoint, Project, Lync and Exchange). Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • September 25-29, 2017 Interact Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 15th, biennial. Organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Mumbai, India.
  • September ? 2017 International Conference on Collaboration across Boundaries: Culture, Distance and Technology, 6th. Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Previously held August 20-22, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan.



  • November 6-11, 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • November 9-11, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • November 16-17, 2017 Communications and Media Conference: Rethinking the “Mediascape”, 2nd. University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. l
  • November 16-18, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • November 24-25, 2017 International Congress on Distance Education and Educational Technology (ICDET), 3rd. Antalya, Istanbul, Turkey.

MARCH 2018

JUNE 2018



  • November 15-17, 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida, USA.

JULY 2020

  • July 6-9, 2020 International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, 23rd.  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia.

Call for Proposals with a Quick Turnaround: Assembled 2016

CfP for a Quick Turnaround Issue ‘Assembled 2016’

A General Call for Papers

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (
is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of
scholarship and welcomes contributions from the various disciplines and
approaches that intersect with virtual worlds research. Virtual worlds
ignite a continuously evolving area of study that spans multiple
disciplines and the JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide
range of creative and scholarly research.

*Note:* this is a good opportunity for authors for a quick turnaround of
papers with November 2016 *decision* on publication and January 2017 *actual

*Motivation and Scope*

The Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the
journal – that are being collected during the year and published usually
once a year.

Authors who would like to submit directly to the ‘Assembled’ issue should
do so by adding the words “submitted for Assembled” in the “Comments for
Editor” on the 1st step of the submitting process.
*Possible topics include, but are not limited to:*

– 3D fun
– Mini robots
– Social networks that change our mind
– Artificial limps
– New forms of hardware
– Augmented and mixed environments
– Wearables
– User generated content
– 3D printing
– Visual data streaming
– Immersive technologies
– Shopping from home
– Projections of the real
– Wireless people
– Portable friends
– The Internet of Things
– Virtual currencies
– E-readers
– …
– And more

*See past Assembled issues:*

Assembled 2010
Assembled 2011
Assembled 2012
Assembled 2013
Assembled 2014
Assembled 2015
Submission Instructions Authors are invited to submit original scholarly papers of 3000-5000 words including footnotes, references, and appendices.
Interested authors should submit a full paper by the deadline indicated below. All submissions should be made via the JVWR publishing system (see > About JVWR > For Authors). All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published online in the Volume 9,
Number 3 (2016) of the Journal.


*Deadlines and Timetable*

Issue editor(s) are to be announced.
If you wish to enhance your editing experience with this quick turnaround
issue – please send email request to #TheJVWR coordinating editor
tzafnat.shpak AT

*November 25, 2016:* Authors submit full paper
*November 30, 2016:* Editors return initial decision
*December 20, 2016:* Authors submit final revision
*December 31, 2016:* Camera ready
*January 5, 2017:* Publication

Further Information
Please contact: