Call for Papers — Special Issue On: Using Computer Simulations to Enhance and Transform Teaching and Learning

Special Issue On: Using Computer Simulations to Enhance and Transform Teaching and Learning

Submission Due Date: 6/30/2018

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

Categorizations of computer simulations;
Theoretical/pedagogical frameworks for using computer simulations;
Instructional design models for computer simulations;
Computer simulations for experiential learning;
Computer simulations for authentic assessment;
Learner experience of computer simulations;
Computer simulations in STEM education;
Computer simulations in healthcare and medical disciplines;
Computer simulations in social sciences and humanities disciplines;
Computer simulations in professional development and training;
Opportunities, challenges, and future directions of computer simulations.

For more information, visit https://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-virtual-personal-learning/1134

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Jennifer Qian
Guest Editor
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
E-mail: je.qian@northeastern.edu

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From my inbox, AERA Most Read Education Research Articles of 2017


1. Understanding Loan Aversion in Education: Evidence From High School Seniors, Community College Students, and Adults

This study provides the first large-scale quantitative evidence of levels of student loan aversion in the United States. Between 20 percent and 40 percent of high school seniors are loan-averse. Women are less likely to be loan-averse than men, and Hispanics are more likely to be loan-averse than whites.

AERA Open, January 2017

Angela Boatman, Brent J. Evans, Adela Soliz

2. Educating for Democracy in a Partisan Age: Confronting the Challenges of Motivated Reasoning and Misinformation

This study investigates youth judgments of the accuracy of truth claims tied to controversial public issues and the influence of political knowledge and exposure to media literacy education. It finds that political knowledge does not improve judgments of accuracy but that media literacy education does.


American Educational Research Journal
, February 2017

Joseph Kahne, Benjamin Bowyer

3. Student Enrollment Patterns and Achievement in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools

Researchers find that low-income, lower achieving white students in Ohio are more likely to choose online charter schools, while low-income, lower achieving minority students are more likely to opt into the traditional charter school sector. They also find that students in e-schools perform worse on standardized assessments than their peers in traditional charter and traditional public schools.

Educational Researcher, January 2017

June Ahn, Andrew McEachin

4. Kids Today: The Rise in Children’s Academic Skills at Kindergarten Entry

This study documents how students entering kindergarten in 2010 compare to those who entered in 1998 in terms of their teacher-reported math, literacy, and behavioral skills. While children—particularly black children—in 2010 entered kindergarten with stronger math and literacy skills, results for behavioral outcomes were mixed.


Educational Researcher
, January 2017

Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham

5. Is Common Core “Working”? And Where Does Common Core Research Go From Here?
Five years into the Common Core initiative, researchers and the general public are interested in whether and how the standards are “working.” This special topic introduction examines the state of the literature on these questions and offers suggestions for important work moving forward.

AERA Open, January 2017

Morgan S. Polikoff

6. The Gap Within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Income Differences in Educational Outcomes
Researchers leverage the longitudinal structure of state and district administrative data sets in Michigan to develop a new measure of economic disadvantage based on student eligibility for subsidized school meals, which can be used to estimate effects in program evaluations, improve value-added calculations, and better target resources.


AERA Open
, February 2017

Katherine Michelmore, Susan Dynarski

7. Academic Interventions for Elementary and Middle School Students With Low Socioeconomic Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This review of academic interventions for elementary and middle school students with low socioeconomic status finds that tutoring, feedback and progress monitoring, and cooperative learning have effect sizes that are educationally important, statistically significant, and robust.

Review of Educational Research, January 2017

Jens Dietrichson, Martin Bøg, Trine Filges, Anne-Marie Klint Jørgensen

8. Impacts of Early Childhood Education on Medium- and Long-Term Educational Outcomes
This research review finds that children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with peers who do not participate.


Educational Researcher
, November 2017

Dana Charles McCoy, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, Greg J. Duncan, Holly S. Schindler, Katherine Magnuson, Rui Yang, Andrew Koepp, Jack P. Shonkoff

9. Team-Based Professional Development Interventions in Higher Education: A Systematic Review
This review study provides an overview of the effects of team-based professional development on higher education teacher attitudes and teacher learning. Researchers identify several factors that can either hinder or support professional development at the individual teacher, team, and organizational levels.


Review of Educational Researc
h, April 2017

Inken Gast, Kim Schildkamp, Jan T. van der Veen

10. Rethinking the Use of Tests: A Meta-Analysis of Practice Testing
This meta-analysis examines the effects of practice tests versus nontesting learning conditions such as restudying, practice, filler activities, or no presentation of the material. Results reveal that practice tests are more beneficial for learning than are restudying and all the other comparison conditions that were included in the meta-analysis.


Review of Educational Research
, February 2017

Olusola O. Adesope, Dominic A. Trevisan, Narayankripa Sundararajan

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Special Issue Call for Papers: Disability as Meta Curriculum: Epistemologies, Ontologies, and Transformative Praxis

Curriculum Inquiry

The Editors of Curriculum Inquiry in collaboration with the Guest Editors are seeking manuscripts for a special issue, titled “Disability as Meta Curriculum: Epistemologies, Ontologies, and Transformative Praxis”

More information on the publisher’s website.

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Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

I had the pleasure of writing a second edition of Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation with Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers and Karen L. Rasmussen. The book is now available for purchase at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-67840-5

Web-Based Learning

 

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Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences 2018

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #38. 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.

November 2017

December 2017

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

October 2018

November 2018

January 2019

March 2019

July 2019

August 2019

  • August ? 2019 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech), 10th biennial. Previously held August 8-10, 2017 at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. http://www.collabtech.org/
  • August ? 2019 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 18th biennial. Previously held August 29-September 2, 2017 in Tampere, Finland. https://www.earli.org/earli-2019

November 2019

  • November 4-7, 2019 World Conference on Online Learning: Transforming Lives and Societies, the 28th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference. Organized and hosted by Dublin City University. Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. http://wcol2019.ie/ or http://www.icde.org/

July 2020

  • July 12-19, 2020 International Congress on Mathematical Education, 14th, held every four years. Shanghai, China. http://www.icme14.org/

 

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VIDEO OF INTEREST: Papyrus

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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 2017

  • August 1-2, 2017 eLearnz Conference and eLab. Auckland, New Zealand. http://www.elearnz.co.nz/
  • August 8-10, 2017 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech), 9th, biennial. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. http://www.collabtech.org/
  • August 23-25, 2017 International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym), 13th. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. http://www.opensym.org/
  • August 27-30, 2017 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Global: Builders, Truth-tellers, Catalysts. Arusha, Tanzania. https://www.ted.com/attend/conferences

SEPTEMBER 2017

OCTOBER 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 2017

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

JANUARY 2018

  • 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. http://www.hiceducation.org/
  • January 26-27, 2018 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT), 4th. Sponsored by the European Alliance for Innovation. Switzerland. http://eleot.org/2018/show/home
  • January 30-February 1, 2018 Learning Technologies. Olympia, London, United Kingdom. http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/

FEBRUARY 2018

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

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. http://www.icchp.org/

OCTOBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 2018

  • 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. http://www.mite2016.com/

 

 

 

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