2023 eLearning Conference of Colorado Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a session proposal in the 2023 eLearning Consortium of Colorado Virtual Conference. The 2023 Conference is free and open to all educators. We hope you will join us for 3 days of collaboration, technology and learning! Wednesday April 5 and Thursday April 6 are virtual. Friday April 7 will be in Westminster Colorado at Front Range Community College.  If you would like to propose a session for Friday April 7 please contact Kae Novak kae.novak@frontrange.edu. 

Here is a link to registration for the virtual conference https://bit.ly/elcc2023.

We have been creative with the session types and tools we use. While we will be offering most sessions over Zoom, we encourage you to consider sessions in other platforms. Most sessions are 60 minutes in length. Please see our Conference Website for more information https://bit.ly/elcc23confcfp

The proposal Deadline is Friday March 6, 2023. Please share the link to this with your friends and colleagues 

All sessions will be recorded unless requested otherwise.

If you have any questions or would like to submit something not covered, please contact Kae Novak at kae.novak@frontrange.edu

Submit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekaUXP3aS6eCiPR75Q49EfI1_oEddKNOTCwUyt0tBkz5FiGA/viewform

2022 Year in Review

As I complete my annual evaluation, I find myself looking back over the prior year and my publications.

  1. Lomellini, A., Lowenthal, P. R., Trespalacios, J.,, & Snelson, C. (2022). Higher education leaders’ perspectives of accessible and inclusive online learning. Distance Education, 43(4), 574-595. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2022.2141608
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., & Trespalacios, J. (2022). Classroom community and time: Comparing student perceptions in traditional vs. accelerated online courses. Online Learning, 26(4), 59-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v26i4.3498
  3. Belt, E., Lowenthal, P. R. (2022). Synchronous video-based communication technologies and online learning: An exploration of instructors perceptions, experiences, and expectations. Advance online publication. Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-11360-6 
  4. Stewart, W. H., Lowenthal, P. R.,& Baek, Y. (2022). COVID-19: A longitudinal perspective on Sustained Remote Teaching (SRT) in the Republic of Korea. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 22(3).
  5. Lowenthal, P. R., & Lomelini, A. (2022). Accessible online learning: A preliminary investigation of educational technologists’ and faculty knowledge and skills. Advance online publication. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-022-00790-1
  6. Houlden, S., Hodson, J., Veletsianos, G., Gosse, C., Lowenthal, P. R., Dousay, T. D., & Hall, N. C. (2022). Support for scholars coping with online harassment: An ecological framework. Feminist Media Studies, 22(5), 1120-1138. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1883086
  7. Lowenthal, P. R. (2022). Exploring student perceptions of asynchronous video in online courses. Distance Education, 43(3), 369-387. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2022.2088479
  8. Bader, J., Snelson, C., Lowenthal, P. R., & Friesen, N. (2022). The use of images in higher-ed online learning: A qualitative content analysis. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 12(1), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJOPCD.302088
  9. Johnson, M., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2022). Strategies to improve the use of live synchronous meetings in blended, remote, and online courses. Northwest eLearning Journal, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/nwelearn.2.1.5641
  10. Lomellini, A., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2022). Inclusive online courses: Universal Design for Learning strategies for faculty buy-in. In Stefaniak, J. E., & Reese, R. M. (Eds.), The instructional designer’s training guide: Authentic practices and constructive mentoring for ID and ed tech professionals (pp. 101-111). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003109938-11 
  11. Gasell, C., Lowenthal, P. R., Uribe-Florez, L., & Ching, H. (2022). Interaction in asynchronous discussion boards: A Campus-wide analysis to better understand regular and substantive interaction. Education and Information Technologies, 27, 3421–3445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-021-10745-3 
  12. Lowenthal, P. R., Fiock, H. S., Shreaves, D., & Belt, E. (2022). Investigating students’ perceptions of screencasting style of video feedback in online courses. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-021-00665-x
  13. Stewart, W. H., Baek, Y., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2022). From Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) to Sustained Remote Teaching (SRT): A comparative semester analysis of exchange students’ experiences and perceptions of learning online during COVID-19. Online Learning, 26(2), 170-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v26i2.2661
  14. Stewart, W. H., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2021). Distance education under duress: A case study of exchange students’ experience with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Korea. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2021.1891996
  15. Lowenthal, P. R., Persichini, G., Conley, Q., Humphrey, M., & Scheufler, J. (2022). Digital literacy in special education: Preparing students for college and the workplace. In I. Management Association (Ed.), Research anthology on inclusive practices for educators and administrators in special education (pp. 524-537). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-3670-7.ch029

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning

Editors

Jared Keengwe, University of North Dakota, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 8, 2023
Full Chapters Due: May 21, 2023
Submission Date: May 21, 2023

Introduction

A growing demand for online learning coupled with the shift towards blended learning for many institutions of learning implies a critical reflection on ways to achieve effective pedagogical outcomes grounded on sound theoretical frameworks. Specifically, to get desired learning outcomes, there is need for purposeful design of innovative pedagogical theories and frameworks that are relevant to online leaning. For instance, instructors can draw on principles of inclusive teaching to support meaningful online learning.

Objective

With the rise of online classes especially during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, many instructors have taught online courses with limited or inconsistent pedagogical frameworks that could undermine the quality of learning in online learning environments. This handbook aims to solicit diverse frameworks from a variety of empirical, literature review and case studies related to inclusive models for online learning. The goal is to offer educators a holistic reference that exposes them to a variety of innovative frameworks to guide their research, design and practice in online learning.

Target Audience

This handbook will benefit online educators, instructional designers, teacher educators, librarians, students, and online learning researchers in interdisciplinary fields. The volume will also be a useful reference to faculty interested in the design and facilitation of online learning. There is also potential use among educational managers, administrators, and policy makers.

Recommended Topics

Suggested themes include but are not limited to the following: -Theoretical and pedagogical adaptations to online learning settings – Inclusive Teaching and Learning Online – Emerging theories and innovative models relevant to various online settings – Inclusive Online Learning Theories and/or Frameworks – Innovative Pedagogical Theories and/or Frameworks – Teaching, Learning and Assessment in online learning settings – Action Research and Best Practices in online course design – Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Online Learning – Online Learning Practices and Students with Disabilities – Digital Technologies and Online Learning Pedagogies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 8, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 22, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 21, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

March 8, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 22, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
May 21, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
July 4, 2023: Review Results Returned
September 20, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
October 30, 2023: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Sagini Keengwe University of North Dakota editedbook.keengwe@gmail.com

Call for Chapters: Balance and Boundaries in Creating Meaningful Relationships in Online Higher Education

Editors

Sarah Jarvie, Colorado Christian University, United States
Cara Metz, The University of Arizona Global Campus, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 14, 2023
Full Chapters Due: June 14, 2023
Submission Date: June 14, 2023

Introduction

As the world of online learning continues to grow, it becomes even more important to learn how to create meaningful connections between the teacher and the learner. By forming meaningful relationships and connections, greater trust can be built. Students who have formed strong relationships report they are more motivated to learn. In addition, not having trust and meaningful relationships between the teacher and learners can lead to decreased learning (McKay & Macomber, 2021). This book will explore ways to foster and build relationships when using virtual learning. Additionally, it will give specific examples and strategies. The term online learning can be viewed as synonymous with terms such as virtual learning and e-learning. There are generally three types of virtual learning environments depending on the nature of the interaction between the teacher and learner: synchronous, where all students meet at the same time, asynchronous, where students would participate in an online classroom in their own time, and hybrid which combines in-person and online (Dung, 2020).

Objective

The objective of this book is to help people who are new to or people looking to improve their online classroom relationships. There is currently very little literature, especially books, that talk about online relationship building. It is well documented that relationships impact the learning of students in positive ways, and when students enter into an online world, this need does not go away. As COVID has accelerated the need for quality online instructors, there is a lack of references and resources available to understand the nuances of teaching a class online and building a connection with students. This book will improve the field of higher education by providing a resource for faculty who teach online. It will empower them with information on how to create a classroom of trust, connection, and support. Because many faculty are being pushed into online education without much, if any, training, this book can provide ideas and resources to ease the transition and create a better experience for both the faculty and the students.

Target Audience

This book’s target audience will be cross-departmental higher education faculty, who teach online, want to work online, and graduate-level students who want to teach online or in a hybrid environment.

Recommended Topics

-Introduction to teaching online -The Importance of relationship building -Creating Connections in the online classroom -Assignments that Build Connection -Using relationships to strengthen academic achievement. -Long-term effects of meaningful relationships -How to build connections with students in an online classroom. -The role of the instructor in the online classroom. -Authentic online relationships -Empowering Students through relationship -Maintaining Expectations within the virtual classroom -Using authentic relationships to increase motivation and self-efficacy. -Managing student stress through relationship building -Creating caring connections in the online classroom -Suspending judgment in the online classroom -The role of technology to create relationships -Using technology as a tool for assessment -How to adapt to an online teaching environment -Cultural competency and meaningful online relationships -How to lead clubs, honor societies in a virtual environment. -How to navigate student mental health concerns online -Building strong online engagement -Reaching oral and written cultures through online teaching -The importance of relationships to help students overcome barriers to online learning -Using cohorts to enhance learning online -Creating a collaborative online education environment -Conducting online practica and internships

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 14, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 28, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 14, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Balance and Boundaries in Creating Meaningful Relationships in Online Higher Education. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

February 14, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 28, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
June 14, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
August 12, 2023: Review Results Returned
September 23, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
October 7, 2023: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Sarah Jarvie
Colorado Christian University
sjarvie@ccu.edu

Cara Metz
The University of Arizona Global Campus
cara.metz@uagc.edu

Submit here