Call for Papers: Tech Trends Special Issue – Division of Organizational Training and Performance

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of Tech Trends related to trends, issues, best practices and current research in organizational training and performance.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Nancy B. Hastings
University of West Florida

Jennifer A. Bauman
GP Strategies

Submissions should align with the Division Mission to bridge the gap between research and practice, facilitating communication, collaboration and sharing between academics, students, and practitioners across multiple disciplines interested in applying current theory and research to training and performance improvement initiatives.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topic ideas:

  • Applications of performance improvement processes in organizational settings
  • Performance, gap and cause analysis in organizational settings
  • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of models related to organizational training and performance
  • Change management
  • Informal learning
  • Mentorship
  • Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Employee development (leadership, faculty, etc.)
  • Technology’s role/impact on organizational training and performance
  • The relationship between theory and practice in organizational training and performance

Expected publication date: January 2020

Submission Information

Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends.  Submissions should be 4000-5000 words in length (10-15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words.  Use APA formatting throughout.

Please submit a brief abstract (approx. 500 words) of proposed articles to Nancy Hastings at for initial review.  If accepted, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.

We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for other submissions.  Given your expertise in organizational training and performance, your peer review feedback is extremely valuable.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity please contact Nancy Hastings ( or Jenny Bauman ( to volunteer.  Thank you.

Important Dates

  • February 25-Email submission of abstracts due
  • April 8 – Full submissions due
  • May 20 – Decisions made; feedback sent
  • July 1 – Revisions due
  • August 12 – Feedback on revised manuscripts
  • September 9 – Revisions due


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Call for Proposals: “Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology”

Title of this edited volume: “Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology”
There are already several confirmed book chapters but I am looking to include five or six additional chapters to the book.

Introduction and Objectives:

This edited volume serves to combine knowledge related to research methodologies in the instructional design and technology (IDT) field. It will address questions such as: How has our research methodologies evolve? What are the methodologies that can be used to investigate traditional and new research environments? How can we apply innovative research methodologies to address questions related to learning, design, and technology? This edited volume will provide IDT scholars with a solid foundation of the different methods that can be taken to investigate a research problem. This knowledge aids researchers in the understanding of the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information applied to understand a research question.

The objectives of this book are to:

  • Present a historical overview of how different methodologies have adapted to the new and changing learning environments

  • Illustrate how different methodologies can be used to investigate topics related to IDT

  • Explore benefits and drawbacks to different types of research methodologies in research related to the IDT research

  • Discuss the future of research methodologies in the IDT field


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2019

This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

For more information:

Best regards,

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate Coordinator of the Instructional Design & Technology Program
College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa

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Call for Chapters: “Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education”

Please consider submitting a chapter for “Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education” textbook.
The editorial team is soliciting chapters on a broad range of topics that focus on teaching, learning, innovations, challenges, and trends in adult education. You can find additional information in the attached call for chapter proposals document.
The purpose of the handbook is to provide a critical review of adult education as an academic discipline. It will examine foundations and trends in adult education from different academic lens. The focus of the handbook is to use emerging knowledge, data, and artifacts to expand the understanding of adult education. This handbook will also examine empirical research in adult education focusing on the impact of culture, globalization, and emerging technology.
Some chapter topics are:
  • Foundations of Adult Education and the Principles of Andragogy
  • Emerging Theories in Adult Education
  • Emerging Trends and Issues in Adult Education
  • The Changing Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Online Learning and Effective Use of Online Discussion
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Graphics (Infographics) and Learning
  • Gamification
  • Simulation in Adult Learning
  • Globalization and Adult Education
If you are interested, please submit a two-page Chapter Proposal to by the following dates, early submission is January 6th and late submission is February 5, 2019. Note that full chapter submission should be submitted to by May 6, 2019.
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Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences 2019

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #40. 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 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

  • June 3-7, 2019 International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Transforming Communities, 9th biennial. Technische Universität (TU) Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • June 4-5, 2019 WCET Leadership Summit, 8th. WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) is a division of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Newport Beach California, USA.
  • June 5-6, 2019 Media and Learning (highlights pedagogical and technical developments in video-supported learning). Stuk, Leuven, Belgium.
  • June 5-6, 2019 Supported Online Learning for Students Using Technology for Information and Communication in Their Education (SOLSTICE, 12th conference) and Centre for Learning and Teaching Research (CLTR) Conference, 16th. Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom.
  • June 6-7, 2019 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video. Sponsored by ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), University of York, and Digital Creativity Labs. Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • June 9-13, 2019 Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) Conference, 52nd. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.
  • June 10-13, 2019 Learning DevCamp: Collaboration and Learning at Its Best (Creating learning solutions from content to tools to platforms) University of Utah, University Guest House, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • June 10-13, 2019 Innovate Education Colorado (InnEdCo, formerly Technology in Education): Inspiring Digital Age Teaching and Learning. Keystone Resort and Conference Center, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
  • June 10-14, 2019 Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES). (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • June 11-14, 2019 International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 13th. Munich, Germany.
  • June 12-14, 2019 International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW), 12th annual. Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
  • June 13-14, 2019 European University Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) Annual Meeting: The Societal Dimension of Doctoral Education, 11th. University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. or
  • June 17-19, 2019 Online Teaching Conference (OTC). Presented by CCCTECHCONNECT. Sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • June 17-21, 2019 International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), 13th biennial. Lyon, France.
  • June 18-21, 2019 Canadian Higher Education and Information Technology (CANHEIT) Conference: Let’s Meet in the Middle. Sponsored by the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Université de Saint-Boniface, and Brandon University. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. or
  • June 23-26, 2019 Distance Learning Administration. Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA.
  • June 23-26, 2019 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo: Bold Educators Activate Change. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • June 24-28, 2019 EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology and Innovate Learning. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • June 25-26, 2019 National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP-UK) International Conference: Enhancing the Student Experience – The Full Lifecycle, 20th. Chesford Grange Hotel and Conference Centre, Kenilworth, Warwick, United Kingdom.
  • June 25-26, 2019 AfricaTek: International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries, 3rd. Sponsored by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI). Abidjan, C?te d’Ivoire.
  • June 25-27, 2019 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence. (ASCD, formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • June 26-28, 2019 National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference: A Path Forward – Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices, biennial. Newseum, American University, New America, Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • June 28-30, 2019 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching and Learning (ICMSTTL). Central Queensland University, Sydney, Australia.

July 2019


August 2019

  • August 4-5, 2019 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Conference: Preparing Students for Life in the 21st Century – Identifying, Developing and Assessing What Matters. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
  • August 6-8, 2019 Distance Teaching and Learning, 35th annual. Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • August 8-11. 2019 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, 127th. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • August 12-16, 2019 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 18th biennial. Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

September 2019

  • September 2-6, 2019 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), 17th biennial (?). Organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Paphos, Cyprus.
  • September 3-5, 2019 International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), 26th annual. Themes include transcendent technologies and social impact, and scrutinizing student data and learning analytics. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. or
  • September 3-6, 2019 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Organized by the European Educational Research Association (EERA). Hamburg, Germany.
  • September 16-17, 2019 Online Learning Conference. Organized by Training Magazine. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • September 16-19, 2019 International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) Conference: Design for the Future, 15th. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • September 17-20, 2019 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Hypertext and Social Media Conference, 30th. Hof, Germany.
  • September 18-21, 2019 International Council for Educational Media (ICEM): Emerging Innovations in Educational Media, 67th annual. FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. or
  • September 25-26, 2019 Computer Graphics and Animation International Conference and Expo: Global Innovation and Research Techniques in Computer Graphics, Animation, Game Design and Virtual Reality, 6th. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

October 2019

  • October 19-25, 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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. or
  • November 4-7, 2019 World Conference on E-Learn. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • November 14-16, 2019 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, 44th. Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • November 19-21 2019 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning (ICBL): Education Innovation. Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. or

January 2020

April 2020

  • April 6-10, 2020 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 31st. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • June ? 2020 International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) biennial. Organized by the International Society of the Learning Sciences. The 13th biennial was held June 23-27, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. or

July 2020

November 2020

  • November 3-7, 2020 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

March 2021

  • March 28-April 3, 2021 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 32nd. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). San Diego, California, USA.



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Come to Boise for Northwest eLearn

Boise, ID Panorama - 2018 NWeLearn Conference - Boise, ID

NWeLearn 2018 Conference

NWeLearn 2018 is in Boise this year! This annual conference brings a great and affordable opportunity to learn and share about teaching and learning best practices, accessibility, elearning, program compliance, teaching tools, data analytics, and many more interesting topics. In addition, it brings K-20 institutions together to network for one or two full days!

We still have spots if you would like to register, deadline is October 12th

  • Single day registration – $99

  • Full conference, two days – $189

  • Full conference, Graduate Student rate – $120 (contact Ana Thompson, for coupon code)

We have great presentations lined up both days (see Thursday and FridaySchedules) and Alyson Indrunas, an educational leader in the PNW is our Keynote.

If you need lodging, there are a few vacancies at the newly remodeled Riverside Hotel, where the conference is being held. Room rates are $159 and include a full breakfast buffet. The hotel also offers free transportation to/from the airport and for anyone who is driving, parking is free. More information about Hotel & Travel.

For more conference information, go to the NWeLearn conference website.


The NWeLearning Community Board

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CIDER Sessions: Call for presenters

CIDER Sessions: Call for presenters

As we look ahead to our 2018-19 season of CIDER Sessions, we invite researchers working in distance, distributed, online, or blended education to present in our ongoing monthly seminar series.

The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Canada’s largest graduate and professional distance education programming provider, at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University.

The CIDER Sessions are an online, open and free seminar series where researchers or research groups can present their work to a broad audience of fellow researchers, practitioners, and students from across Canada and around the world. Sessions are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon Mountain time, though some exceptions may be possible to accommodate the presenter’s time zone. Presented through Adobe Connect, they are one hour in length, including questions from the audience, and are recorded, archived, and distributed through the CIDER site, at:

A small number of spots may be available for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis. International presenters are welcome; all presentations are held in English.

If you have recent research for our CIDER audience and would like to present in this season’s series, please contact Dan Wilton at with a brief description of your research topic and approximate date when it will be available for presentation.

Dan Wilton
CIDER Sessions coordinator and host
Athabasca University

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Call for Proposals: The Educational Technology section of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Education

The Educational Technology section of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Education is open for proposals and submissions. Proposals should be sent to the section editor, Mike Spector ( . Submissions are sought in four areas:

  1. 1.      Definitions, history and background R&D
  2. 2.      Representative technologies
  3. 3.      Emerging technologies
  4. 4.      Pedagogical approach and educational technology research

Contributions should be about 1500 words and provide an overview of a specific topic with developments in the last five years. Contributions from established scholars teamed with a junior scholar or advanced doctoral student are especially appreciated. Send proposals to the section. Proposal should include a proposed title (indicating the specific focus), a short abstract (150-250 words), and about a half dozen representative references in APA 6 format.


Submissions are accepted until August 31, 2018. Contact the section editor for further information. Please share this notice with your colleages.

Mike Spector

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Call for Chapters: Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International Perspectives on UDL

Interested in sharing your perspectives and work promoting universal access through inclusive instructional design? The editors invite you to submit a chapter proposal by June 30, 2018.

Chapter proposals (about 400-600 words) should contain the following:

  • Proposed chapter title
  • Brief bio (1-2 sentences of each author)
  • Your recommendation for corresponding book section
  • Chapter abstract
  • Explanation of how chapter connects to the book focus

Submit your chapter proposal at either through the file upload option (up to 10MB) or as a URL to a shared document.


  • Author invite: May/June 2018
  • Chapter proposal deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Notice of acceptance of chapter proposal: July 15, 2018
  • Full chapter submission deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Peer review: November 2018
  • Final manuscript deadline: March 1, 2019
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Education, Teacher Education, and Higher Education Open Access Journals

Dr. Ross Perkins and I have done some research on open access journals and Perkins maintains But I have been curious about what open access journals are out there that focus more generally on education, educational psychology, teacher education, and higher education. I have begun to make a list of some of the one’s that stand out as some of the better ones. I plan to update this over time.

Journal of Practitioner Research

Frontiers in Education


Journal of Research Initiatives

in Education

Open Review of Educational Research

Education Sciences

Journal of Pedagogical Research

International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training

International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE)

Frontline Learning Research

Sage Open

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Call for Chapters: Advanced Research and Practice in K-12 Online and Blended Learning


Tina L. Heafner, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Studies Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education
Cato College of Education

Richard Hartshorne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Instructional Design & Technology
University of Central Florida
Department of Educational and Human Sciences
College of Education & Human Performance

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
Full Chapters Due: August 10, 2018
Submission Date: September 30, 2018


Over the past decade, the World Wide Web has become a critical tool for educators to utilize in their teaching and learning experiences. National efforts have been made to encourage technology integration in teacher preparation with expectations for frequent and successful applications with K–12 learners. One consequence of this is that there has been a growing trend in K–12 education to provide students with more online educational opportunities. While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in education, other than for a few states, it has been somewhat slow to catch on in K–12 settings. However, for a variety of reasons (e.g., technological advances, budgeting concerns, technological expectations of students, diversity of course offerings, addressing individualized and specialized student needs, charter school movement), online learning in K–12 settings is becoming increasingly available at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. While this trend is growing, little research has empirically explored the effectiveness of online education in K–12 settings.


The book aims to promote high-quality research by bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. This book will present emerging research and practice related to the unique and complex challenges facing K–12 online and blended teaching and learning. This book publication will be comprised of original and invited works, as well as, enhanced, expanded, and updated versions of chapters previously published in Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K–12 Environments and Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation.

We define K–12 online and blended learning as technology-mediated learning that enhances learning beyond traditional classroom structures and cultivates students as knowledgeable and skilled digital citizens. Teachers to create authentic, digital-age learning experiences which help students understand their roles as digital citizens and employ research-informed strategies to develop students as intentional and skilled digital citizens. In these innovative learning environments, students engage with academic disciplines and content instruction through both asynchronous and synchronous use of technology. Technological tools include software and hardware used to facilitate virtual learning. Teachers embrace social networking, interactive tools, and other technologies that support the development of an educational community by establishing a cognitive, social, and cultural presence between instructor and pupil and among students. K–12 online and blended learning also includes development of courses and explorations of how content is delivered, as well as how this varies across disciplines. Consideration for how online learning supports current educational initiatives such as Common Core State Standards ( , the Partnership for 21st Century Skills ( , and ISTE ( will be addressed. Another more emergent online initiative is the creation of online and blended K–12 schools and learning communities. Examples of such programs and educational environments will be included and explored. Finally, associations between online and blended instruction and student achievement will be a primary focus.

Target Audience

The target audience for this book will include university faculty, university administrators, researchers and practitioners considering online, blended, and technologically innovative teaching and learning issues K-–12 settings. This book will serve as a reference for individuals in teacher education programs or state departments of education, a resource for course developers and online instructors, as well as a course text for courses related to online teaching and learning and other higher education issues. The book is designed to support decision-making about launching and developing online, blended, and technologically innovative teacher education programs.

Recommended Topics

Learning Theory and Online Learning in K–12 Education
Best Practice in Online K–12 Education
Instructional Models in Online K–12 Education
Online Teaching and Learning Initiatives in K–12 Education
Innovative Online Teaching and Learning Practices in K–12 Education
Comparisons of Delivery Options in K–12 Education (Online, Blended, Face to Face)
Promoting Collaborative Learning in Online K–12 Education
Usability and Evaluation of Online Environments in K–12 Education
Institutional Policies for Online K–12 Schools
Internationalization and Cultural Aspects of Online K–12 Education
Issues and Trends in Online K–12 Education
Student Achievement in Online K-12 Environments
The Role of the Teacher in Online K–12 Environments
The Impact of Traditional and/or Emerging Technological Applications in Online K–12 Education
Implications of Online K–12 Education and Future Practice
Relationship between K–12 Student Learning Outcomes and Online Learning
K–12 Online Schools and Program Structures

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 15, 2018, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Additionally, authors are invited to enhance, expand, or update versions of previously published chapters or articles related to the overall theme of the book. All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 30, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 7,000-10,000 words are expected to be submitted by August 10, 2018. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors will also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

May 15, 2018: Call for Chapters
May 5-June 15, 2018: Chapter Proposal Submission
August 10, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
September 7, 2018: Review Results Returned
September 30, 2018: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be sent electronically to:

Dr. Tina Heafner
Department of Middle, Secondary, and K–12 Education
Tel.: 1.704.687.8875


Dr. Richard Hartshorne
Department of Learning Sciences & Educational Research
Tel.: 1.407.823.1861

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