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Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences

From my inbox,

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences 2013 (and part of 2014)
Original list prepared by Clayton R. Wright, November 12, 2012. I shortened it listing conferences that interest me.


January 24-25, 2013
e-Learning Symposium, 8th annual, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

January 25-27, 2013
Educon 2.4, EduCon is both a conversation and a conference about education and technology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

January 29-30, 2013
Learning Technologies 2013, 14th, Olympia 2, London, UK.

January 29-February 1, 2013
Australasian Computing Education Conference, 15th, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. http://www.opvclt.monash.edu.au/conferences/ace2013/

January 30-February 1, 2013
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge, San Jose, California, USA. http://www.astd.org/Events/TechKnowledge



February 4-6, 2013
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) 2013, online and Denver, Colorado, USA.

February 5, 2013
E-Learning Symposium, hosted by the E-Learning Council, Houston, Texas, USA.

February 12-14, 2013
EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference, online and Austin, Texas, USA.

February 13-15, 2013
Canada MoodleMoot: From Coding to Networking – Building Moodle on a Human Scale, sponsored by BCcampus, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

February 17-20, 2013
eLearning, organized by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), Hyatt Regency San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. http://www.itcnetwork.org/

February 21-22, 2013
eLearning Instructional Design: Best Practices, Tips and Techniques, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/1562/schedule-at-a-glance/

February 27-28, 2013
International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET),Barcelona, Spain.

MARCH 2013

March 6-7, 2013
E-Learning Summit, 3rd, Sydney, Australia.

March 6-8, 2013
New Learning Technologies Conference, organized by the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.

March 8-17, 2013
South by Southwest (SXSW – Music, Film, Interactive), 27th, Austin, Texas, USA.

March 18-20, 2013
EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

March 26-27, 2013
Open Educational Resources (OER13): Creating a Virtuous Circle, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. http://www.oer13.org

March 27-29, 2013
The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Georgia, USA.

March 28-29, 2013
Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement (SoTE) Conference, Orem, Utah, USA. http://www.uvu.edu/facultycenter/sote/index.html

APRIL 2013

April 9-11, 2013
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, 6th annual, organized by Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/welcome or http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

April 12-17, 2013
International Performance Improvement (ISPI) Conference: Many Approaches – Discover What Works, 51st, Reno, Nevada, USA.

April 14-16, 2013
Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) Annual Conference, 87th annual, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.

April 27-May 1, 2013
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Education and Poverty – Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis, San Francisco, California, USA.

April 27-May 2, 2013
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): Changing Perspectives, 32nd, sponsored by ACM SUGGHI, Paris, France.

April 28-May 1, 2013
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) National Conference, 6th, location to be announced, USA. http://www.usdla.org/2013-usdla-national-conference/

MAY 2013

May 15-16, 2013
International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. http://www.waset.org/conferences/2013/amsterdam/ichci/

May 19-21, 2013
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Academy: Collaborative Engagement, 5th, annual, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

May 19-22, 2013
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, USA. http://www.astd.org/content/conferences/

May 21-23, 2013
Thinking Digital: Technology, Ideas and Our Future, 6th, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK.

May 22-24, 2013
Innovations in Online Learning, 9th, Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
http://iolconference.org/ or http://iolconference2013.eventbrite.com/#

May 14-16, 2013
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 7th, organized by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


JUNE 2013

June 2-5, 2013
Distance Learning Administration, Savannah, Georgia, USA.

June 3-6, 2013
Emerging Media Conference (EmMeCon), Seattle, Washington, USA.

June 4-7, 2013
New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

June 5-7, 2013
European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), 29th, Hamburg, Germany.

June 7, 2013
Emerging Learning Design: Learning as Disruption, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. http://eld.montclair.edu

June 12, 2013
E-Learning Symposium, hosted by the E-Learning Council, Austin, Texas, USA.

June 12-14, 2013
International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW), 6th annual, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.

June 12-15, 2013
European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN) Annual Conference: The Joy of Learning – Enhancing Learning Experience and Quality, 22nd, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

June 15-19, 2013
International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 10th, sponsored by the International Society of the Learning Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

June 20-22, 2013
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE): Learning to Live, Learning for Life, 33rd, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

June 21-24, 2013
Emerging Technologies Forum organized by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), San Antonio, Texas. USA.

June 23-26, 2013
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

June 24-28, 2013
ED-MEDIA 2013: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

June 27-28, 2013
International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL), 8th, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. http://academic-conferences.org/icel/icel2013/icel13-home.htm

June 29-July 2, 2013
International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 6th biennial, Munich, Germany.

June 13-14, 2013
Supported Online Learning for Students Using Technology for Information and Communication in Their Education (SOLSTICE) eLearning and Centre for Learning and Teaching Research (CLTR) Teaching and Learning Conference: Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Student Success, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK.

June 13-15, 2013
Online Teaching Conference: The Many Faces of Online Teaching, Evergreen College, San Jose, California, USA. http://www.onlineteachingconference.org

June 26-27, 2012
Social Media in Higher Education Conference, 2nd, Sydney, Australia. http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education/social-media-in-higher-education-conference

JULYE 2013

July 8-9, 2013
Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, 10th annual, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

July 8-11, 2013
International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 7th, organized by Microsoft Research, the MIT Media Lab, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


August 5-7, 2013
College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

August 7-9, 2013
Distance Teaching and Learning, 29th annual, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/

August 15-16, 2013
Collaborative and Social Learning: Best Practices for Learning with Others, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online.

August 26-27, 2013
International Conference on Education and e-Learning (EeL), 3rd, Singapore.

August 27-30, 2013
International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2013), 15th, Munich, Germany.

August 27-31, 2013
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany, 15th, biennial, http://www.earli.org/conferences/EARLI_Biennial_Conferences/Future_Biennial_Conferences


September 2-6, 2013
Interact Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013: Designing for Diversity, 14th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

September 10-12, 2013
International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C 2013): Building New Cultures of Learning, 20th, Nottingham, UK.

September 10-13, 2013
European Conference on Educational Research, Bahçe?ehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

September 11-13, 2013
Designs on E-Learning International Conference, 9th, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. http://www.designsonelearning.net/, http://uncw.edu/ or c.webb@arts.ac.uk

September 19-20, 2013
mLearning: Tips and Techniques for Planning, Analysis and Design, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online. http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/1562/schedule-at-a-glance/

September 23-25, 2013
International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies in Education (ICEEE), 2nd, Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

September 26-27, 2013
European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL) Innovation Forum: Learning for Open Innovation, Barcelona, Spain. http://efquel.org/


October 2-6, 2013
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

October 7-10, 2013
World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education: Connecting the Unconnected, 1st, initiated by the European Access Network (EAN), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
http://www.ean-edu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=205:world-congress-2013&catid=41:future&Itemid=91 or www.eanworldcongress.org

October 13-15, 2013
Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) Fall Workshop, The Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

October 15-18, 2013
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, also offered online, Anaheim, California, USA.

October 16-18, 2013
International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, 25th, hosted by Tianjin Open University, Tianjin, China.

October 21-25, 2013
E-Learn: World Conference on e-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

October 23-25, 2013
DevLearn, sponsored by the e-Learning Guild, Aria Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.24#more

November 2013

November 14-16, 2013
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Hyatt at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

November 19-22, 2013
California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), 53rd, Pasadena, California, USA.

November 20-22, 2013
Sloan Consortium Online Learning, 19th annual, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.
December 2013

December 12-13, 2013
Graphics and Animations for eLearning: Best Practices, Tips and Techniques, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online.
March 2014

March 7-9, 2014
T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.t3ww.org/ or http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/International/About#2013

March 17-21, 2014
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 25th, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

March 19-21, 2014
Learning Solutions Conference and Expo, organized by the eLearning Guild, Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA.

March 30-April 2, 2014
Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, 43rd, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.

April 2014

April 3-7, 2014
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

April 6-8, 2014
Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) Annual Conference, 88th annual, Hammock Beach Resort, Hammock Beach, Florida, USA.

April ? 2014
Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ). The previous conference was held April 11-13, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.

June 2014

June ? 2014
International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, biennial. Last held June 18-20, 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark.

June? 2014
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), biennial. Last held June 25-29, 2012 at Newcastle, United Kingdom, http://www.dis2012.org/

September 2014

September 30-October 2, 2014
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, also offered online, Orlando, Florida, USA.

November 2014

November 18-21, 2014
California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), 54th, Sacramento, California, USA. http://cetpa.net/pub/htdocs/calendar.html

November 20-22, 2014
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, USA.

Call for Chapters – Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits, and Challenges

Call for Chapters
Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits, and Challenges

Editors: Patrick Lowenthal, Cindy York, and Jennifer Richardson
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

The deadline for abstracts outlining what you want to contribute is May 5, 2013 and for the completed chapter is July 1, 2013.

Possible areas to be addressed include but are not limited to the following:
• Academic honesty and online learning
• Lurking and student engagement
• Benefits of MOOCs
• The future of MOOCs
• Limitations of MOOCs
• Online learning and class size
• Informal Learning
• Moving beyond learning styles
• Challenges of K12 online learning
• Critical thinking and online learning
• Challenges communicating in online learning environments
• Benefits of synchronous communication
• Limitations of asynchronous threaded discussions
• Assessing asynchronous threaded discussions
• Learning analytics and student performance
• Evaluating online learning
• Mobile computing and online learning
• The role of the teacher
• Instructor workload teaching online
• Assessing student learning
• Online Professional development
• Attrition and online learning
• The future of online learning
• Open educational resources
• Personal learning networks
• Social media and online learning
• Constraints of learning management systems

For consideration to be included in this edited book, please send a 250 – 500 word abstract and a brief bio to patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu.

Send any questions to Patrick Lowenthal (patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu).

Notes from the editors: The contributions for this edited book are intended to range from 3,000 – 5,000 words. This is not a peer-reviewed book. Even if your abstract is accepted, there are no guarantees that your final chapter will be accepted. Finally, please be aware of the aggressive timeline for both the abstract and the final chapter.

Here is a PDF version of the Call for Chapters

Research Articles that Show Distance Education Works

tweeted the following today:

“Asked to create list of research articles, journal articles, or other “credible” evidence that distance ed works. What would you include?”

I have been asked similar questions in the past. While I usually start by saying that as a whole research on distance education and online learning is still in its infancy, the following are a few articles I point to. These tend to be literature reviews or meta-analyses.

  • Bernard, R. M., Abrami, P. C., Lou, Y., Borokhovski, E., Wade, A., Wozney, L., Wallet, P. A., Fiset, M., & Huang, B. (2004). How Does Distance Education Compare With Classroom Instruction? A Meta-Analysis of the Empirical Literature. Review of Educational Research, 74(3), 379-439.
    Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/74/3/379.full.pdf+html

  • Tallent-Runnels, M. K., Thomas, J. A., Lan, W. Y., Cooper, S., Ahern, T. C., Shaw, S. M., & Liu, X. (2006). Teaching courses online: A review of the research. Review of Educational Research, 76(1), 93-135.
    Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/76/1/93.full.pdf+html

  • Larreamendy-Joerns, J., & Leinhardt, G. (2006). Going the distance with online education. Review of Educational Research, 76(4), 567-605.
    Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/76/4/567.full.pdf+html

  • Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M., & Jones, K. (2009). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. U.S. Department of Education.
    Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf

  • Zhao, Y., J. Lei, B. Yan, C. Lai, & H. S. Tan. (2005). What makes the difference? A practical analysis of research on the effectiveness of distance education. Teachers College Record 107 (8):183684.

Did I miss any? What would you include? Please comment.