You are invited to attend an informational webinar, sponsored by the AECT Graduate Student Assembly and the Culture, Learning and Technology Division. This webinar is free and open to the public! Register to join the live session (, use the hashtag #AECTConnect to engage in Twitter conversations related to this webinar, and explore AECT’s Vimeo site ( to watch prior recorded presentations at your convenience!
Help share this opportunity with others by distributing the attached flyer and details below with your personal network via email or social media!

Perspectives on the Digital Divide and Global Citizenship
Tuesday, May 26th 
12:00 PM EST
This webinar explores three related sets of issues of great significance for our field during the 21st century. Professor Subramony will explore equitable access to the emancipatory potential of educational and communications technologies (ECT) and the social and cultural impact of ECT adoption and use upon diverse stakeholder groups across the nation and the globe. Mr. Heggart will focus in on a global citizenship program, Justice Citizens, that sought to develop active citizenship amongst high school students via the use of critical pedagogy and technology rich environments. This program facilitated participants’ ability to develop social and professional networks as well as a range of technology related skills related to global citizenship.


Dr. Deepak P. Subramony is a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University, starting this summer. He has previously served on the faculties of Grand Valley State University and Utah State University. He holds a Master’s in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. He has been an active member of AECT since 2002, serving as President of Minorities in Media from 2007 to 2009. He was the recipient of the 2014 McJulien Scholar Award from AECT’s Culture, Learning and Technology Division.

Keith Heggart is a teacher and academic. He is currently completing his Ph D in Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. In the past, he was worked as a teacher and educational leader in the United Kingdom and Australia. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and a Fellow of theRoyal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Thank you,

Graduate Student Assembly
Culture, Learning and Technology Division

Webinar Project Team:

Jason Engerman
Akesha Horton
Wendy Gentry
Sylvia Rogers
Olgun Sadik
Jessica Resig
Brent Slinkard, Strategic Advisor

Posted by: Richard Schwier | May 16, 2015

Call for Papers, Journal of Education and Human Development

Journal of Education and Human Development
ISSN: 2334-296X (Print) 2334-2978 (Online)
Journal of Education and Human Development is a peer-reviewed international journal. The journal publishes research manuscripts in the fields of education and human development which would be of interest to an international readership. The aim of the journal is to publish high quality manuscripts that are of international significance in terms of design and/or findings by encouraging the collaboration with international teams of researchers to create special issues on these topics. The journal strives to strengthen connections between research and practice, so enhancing professional development and improving practice within the field of education and human development. Papers accepted for publication are double-blind refereed to ensure academic integrity.
The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.
The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Education and Human Development) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Education and Human Development’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.  
The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar,, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.
E-Publication FirstTM
E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.
DOI® number
Each paper published in Journal of Education and Human Development is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author’s affiliation in the published paper. 
JEHD is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is June 30, 2015. Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015. 
For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at
Dr. Kathleen M. Everling, University of Texas at Tyler, USA.
Journal of Education and Human Development
Posted by: Richard Schwier | May 13, 2015

14th International Forum on Educational Technology (IFET2015)

The 14th International Forum on Educational Technology (IFET2015)

First Announcement 

International Forum on Educational Technology, organized by the Steering Committee for Professional Teaching of Educational Technology in Colleges and Universities of the Ministry of Education, has been held by 13 consecutive years. It has been an important platform for idea exchange, academic research, practical communication, and information sharing for Education Technology experts and scholars from China and abroad.

 The 14th International Forum on Educational Technology (IFET2015) will be held at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, on Sept. 26-28, 2015. The Joint Meeting of Directors and Heads of Department of Educational Technology will also be held at the same time. We at Shaanxi Normal University sincerely invite experts, scholars, researchers, teachers, and graduate students whose research is in the field of educational technology from China and abroad to submit papers for attending the IFET2015 conference.

I. Conference Organizers

Organizer: Steering Committee for Professional Teaching of Educational Technology in Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Education

Co-Organizer: Steering Committee for Professional Teaching of Learning Sciences in Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Education

Host: School of Education, Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China

Supporters:E-Education Research Press; China Educational Technology Press; Open Education Research Press; Modern Educational Technology Press; Journal of Distance Education Press; Modern Distance Education Research Press; Distance Education in China Press; Modern Distance Education Press; Higher Education Press; Electronic Industry Press

II. Important Dates and Conference Location

Registration dateSept. 26, 2015; Conference dates: Sept. 27-28, 2015

Registration Location: Qixiayuan Hotel,Yanta Campus,Shaanxi Normal University

III. The Conference Theme

Technology, Learning, and Education Innovations: Opportunities and Challenges in Educational Technology

Main Themes

Topic 1:Development strategy on educational informatization and subject development of educational technology

Topic 2:Effective learning research supported by new technology, new media, and new theory

Topic 3:Theory and practice on instructional design under the environment of informatization

Topic 4:Research on modern distance education theory and practice

Topic 5:Research on digital learning resources construction and sharing

Topic 6:New learning method research under the perspective of learning sciences

Topic 7:Education technology research methods and methodology

Topic 8:Research on digital learning technology and environment

Topic 9:Research on methods, ways and teaching effects of the deep integration of information technology and education

Topic 10:Teachers’ professional development research on informatization environment

Topic 11:Research on wisdom campus construction and application

Topic 12:Research on instructional design case of flip classroom

Topic 13:Practice and reflection on Micro lessons and MOOCs

Other Topics: Other projects related to teaching and learning of technical support

IV. Paper Due Date

The deadline of conference papers submission is Jul.15, 2015. An expert panel will review the submissions and determine whether your paper can be accepted. The conference plans to publish proceedings in both English and Chinese by well known publishers. The paper review panel will also select papers for best paper awards. Excellent papers will be recommended for publishing on professional journals from our supporters. The conference will invite some well-known scholars and academic leaders from China and overseas in the field of educational technology to give talks at the conference.

VPaper Submission Requirements

1. Topics of papers can be selected from the conference themes provided or self-selected

2. Submissions should be unpublished papers;

3. Papers can be in Chinese or English;

4. Paper length can be 8000 words or fewer in principle (including charts and figures);

5. Paper submission: paper should be sent to the e-mailbox:; please put “Paper for the IFET2015” in the email subject ;

6. Detailed requirements on the submissions can be found in the attachment.

VIConference fees

Registration fee: 900 RMB per person for international faculty members, 450 RMB for international students. Students need to carry student ID card. The expenses of international and local transportation and accommodation are of conference participants ‘own cost.

VIIContact Information

Prof. Yong Nie,Telephone:13359239856

Dr. Rong Zhou,Telephone:13309296061

Conference mailbox:

Conference web site:

The organizing committee of
The 14th International Forum on Educational Technology (IFET2015)

The Association for Educational Communications & Technology
320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Office: 812-335-7675
Fax: 812-335-7678
Toll-Free 1-877-677-2328
Posted by: Richard Schwier | May 13, 2015

Veille scientifique du CRIFPE No. 117, 13 mai 2015


– Berger, J.-L. (2015). Apprendre : la rencontre entre motivation et métacognition Autorégulation dans l’apprentissage des mathématiques en formation professionnelle. New-York : Peter Lang.  [Intervention] Lire… 
– Lattimer, H. & Caillier, S. (2015). Surviving and Thriving with Teacher Action Research Reflections and Advice from the Field. New-York : Peter Lang.  [Intervention] Lire… 
– Lattke, S. & Jütte, W. (2014). Professionalisation of Adult Educators : International and Comparative Perspectives. New-York : Peter Lang.  [Intervention, Profession] Lire… 
– Wittorski, R., Maulini, O. & Sorel, M. (2015). Les professionnels et leurs formations : entre développement des sujets et projets des institutions. : Peter Lang.  [Formation, Insertion, Profession] Lire… 

Mémoires et thèses

– Dumais, C. (2014). Taxonomie du développement de la langue orale et typologie : fondements pour l’élaboration d’une progression des objets d’enseignement/apprentissage de l’oral en classe de français langue première qui s’appuie sur le développement intégral des élèves de 6 à 17 ans. Thèse de doctorat inédite, UQAM, Montréal, Québec.  [Intervention] Lire… 
– Guérin, M. (2014). Usages pédagogiques de l’iPad pour enseigner et apprendre en contexte universitaire. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, Université Laval, Québec. Lire… 
– Mohanna, M. (2015). Using knowledge engineering for Modeling Mobile Learning Systems. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université Laval, Québec.  [Formation, Profession] Lire… 
– Perez-Duenas, A. (2014). Le développement professionnel dans une communauté de pratique émergeante d’enseignants participant au knowledge building international project. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, Université Laval, Québec.  [Formation] Lire… 

Rapports et études

– Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) (2015). Augmenter l’efficience du réseau universitaire tout en préservant ses missions fondamentales d’enseignement et de recherche. Montréal : Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU). Lire… 
– Hicks, D., Wouters, P., Waltman, L., de Rijcke, S. & Rafols, I. (2015). Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics. (Rapport no. 520). Londres : Nature Publishing Group. Lire… 
– OCDE (2015). Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’EPT 2015. Éducation pour tous 2000-2015 : progrès et enjeux. Paris : Éditions OCDE. Lire… 
– OECD (2015). Skills for Social Progress The Power of Social and Emotional Skills. Paris : Éditions OCDE. Lire… 

Périodiques professionnels

– Parcours (6 mai 2015) 2015 Lire… 
– Perspectives (16) 2015 Lire… 
– Teach Magazine/Le Prof 2015 Lire… 
– Traces de changement (220) 2015 Lire… 

Revues scientifiques

– British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36 (4) 2015 Lire… 
– Education, Santé, Sociétés, 1 (2) 2015 Lire… 
– Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37 (1) 2015 Lire… 
– International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education/Revue internationale de l’apprentissage en ligne et de l’enseignement à distance, 30 (1) 2015 Lire… 

Dossier de Veille de l’Institut français de l’éducation (IFÉ)

– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 100, mars 2015 : Eduquer au-delà des frontières disciplinaires Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n°99, février 2015 : Voie professionnelle, alternance, apprentissage : quelles articulations ? Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 98, janvier 2015 : Coéducation : quelle place pour les parents ? Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 97, décembre 2014 : Production et valorisation des savoirs scientifiques sur l’éducation Lire… 

Colloques en éducation

– 2e colloque international francophone ÉTIC (2) École et technologies de l’information et de la communication Lire… 
– E-Learn 2015 – World Conference on E-Learning Lire… 
– International Conference of Development and Quality Assurance of Education Lire… 
– Twenty-third International Conference on Learning ‘Education in the Age of the Anthropocene’ Lire… 

Conférences du CRIFPE

– Outils numériques nomades : quels effets sur l’attention des étudiants pendant les cours ? Lire… 

Les archives de la veille scientifique sont disponibles à l’adresse suivante:

Responsable :

Posted by: Richard Schwier | May 11, 2015

Instructional Design position at Trent University

Deadline for applications is Wednesday May 20, 2015.

The Instructional Designer — Online Learning will provide expert advice, collaborative technical and pedagogical support to faculty and other subject matter experts regarding appropriate teaching strategies, learning activities, assessment mechanisms and the integration of appropriate learning technologies in the design and development of online degree credit courses that support active student learning.

Details about the position are available at this link:

Posted by: Richard Schwier | May 5, 2015

IRRODL Vol 16 (2) 2015 just released

Vol 16, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents


Editorial: Volume 16, Number 2 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

Influencing factors in OER usage of adult learners in Korea HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Byoung Wook Kim, Won Gyu Lee, Byeong Rae Lee, Jin Gon Shon
Uptake of OER by staff in distance education in South Africa HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Kerry Lynn de Hart, Yuraisha B Chetty, Elizabeth Archer
Coursera’s introductory human physiology course: Factors that characterize successful completion of a MOOC HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Deborah Engle, Chris Mankoff, Jennifer Carbrey
A usability evaluation of a blended MOOC environment: An experimental case study HTML PDF EPUB MP3
Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy Yousef, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Ulrik Schroeder, Marold Wosnitza
Linking learning styles and learning on mobile Facebook HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Yu-ching Chen
Mobile learning: Moving past the myths and embracing the opportunities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Tom H Brown, Lydia S Mbati
Student media usage patterns and non-traditional learning in higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Wolfgang Müskens, Ulrike Krause, Uthman Alturki, Ahmed Aldraiweesh
A snapshot of online learners: e-Readiness, e-Satisfaction and expectations HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Hale Ilgaz, Yasemin Gülbahar
Measuring disorientation based on the Needleman-Wunsch algorithm HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Tolga Güyer, Bilal Atasoy, Sibel Somyürek
An item response theory analysis of the Community of Inquiry Scale HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Mehmet Barış Horzum, Gülden Kaya Uyanik
Perceived usability evaluation of learning management systems: Empirical evaluation of the System Usability Scale HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Konstantina Orfanou, Nikolaos Tselios, Christos Katsanos
A generic framework for extraction of knowledge from social web sources (social networking websites) for an online recommendation system HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Javubar Sathick, Jaya Venkat
Guidelines towards the facilitation of interactive online learning programmes in higher education HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Lydia Mbati, Ansie Minnaar
Professional task-based curriculum development for distance education practitioners at master’s level: A design-based research HTML PDF MP3EPUB
Xiaoying Feng, Guangxin Lu, Zhihong Yao
Online text processing: A study of Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Abbas Ali Ahangar, Mehri Izadi
“Remember to hand out medals”: Peer rating and expertise in a question-and-answer study group HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Marisa Ponti

Brigette McConkey

Managing Editor
International Review of Research
in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)

Athabasca University
1200, 10011 – 109 Street, Edmonton
Phone: 1.780.428.72811.780.428.7281  Fax: 1.780.497.3416

An active professional community should observe and facilitate the contributions of graduate students.  ICEM-USA has long history of support for graduate students’ professional and personal growth. ICEM-USA is committed to build and support a learning community for ICEM graduate students.


  1. This panel discussion is a collaborative session that provides a forum for graduate students from all over the world to share their research and practices in emerging technologies at AECT 2015 conference, Indianapolis, IN., U.S.A.
  2. Up to six panelists will be selected.  Each student would have 5-10 minutes (vary from the numbers of participants)  to present their current research or practices on the annual emerging technology theme.
  3. An ICEM-USA professional member will facilitate this panel discussion while ICEM-USA professional members will serve as commentators at the end of the discussions to support graduate students panelists to continue and improving their professional growth in the theme topics.

Theme for 2015: Learning Analytics & Wearable Technology: Why should I care?

  • Any topics on Learning Analytics & Wearable Technology, particularly the combinations of both areas, but not limited to.
  • The topics can be research based, practices, technology demonstration, case study etc.


  • Any graduate students who study anywhere on earth at the time of submitting the proposals.
  • If the proposal is accepted, the participants are required:
    • to agree to present at the AECT annual conference
    • to register for the AECT annual conference.
    • to join as an AECT student member


  • Proposal Due Date: June 30, 2015
  • Author Notification: July 30, 2015
  • Proposal: One-page in length.  E-mail to Chih-Hsiung Tu at:

For more information see:

Please forward any correspondence to Chih-Hsiung Tu Ph.D., ICEM-U.S.A. Deputy, at

The Association for Educational Communications & Technology

320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101

Bloomington, Indiana 47404

Office: 812-335-7675

Fax: 812-335-7678

Toll-Free 1-877-677-2328

Greetings all, please see below a call for articles for a Special Issue of Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE) on Emerging Trends of Learning Analytics in the Era of Transparency. The detailed Call for Proposal can be found at:

Questions should be directed to the co-editors:

Jui-Long Hung

Boise State University

Chih-Hsiung Tu

Northern Arizona University

Please submit an article related to these possible topic areas:

  • Initiatives or analytics in Open Education Data
  • Emerging trends of big data and text mining in education
  • Learning analytics in formal, non-formal, and informal learning environments
  • Data standards and feature extractions in learning analytics and data visualization
  • Emerging trends of academic analytics, game-based analytics, and mobile learning analytics
  • Systematic review of learning analytics and educational data mining in practice
  • Emerging trends of social media interactions and social analytics in teaching and learning
  • Case study of learning analytics adoption for supporting educational decisions

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
  • Reviews Completed: July 15, 2015
  • Revisions Due: August 15, 2015
  • Reviews of Revisions Completed: September 15, 2015
  • Notification of Final Acceptance: October 1, 2015
  • Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: November 1, 2015
  • Publication date: December 2015

The Association for Educational Communications & Technology
320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Office: 812-335-7675
Fax: 812-335-7678
Toll-Free 1-877-677-2328
Posted by: Richard Schwier | April 30, 2015

COHERE 2015 Call for Proposals


You are invited to join the 9th annual fall conference sponsored by COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education).  The theme of this year’s conference is:

Flexible Learning Designs: Building Community Through Blended, Online, and Multi-Access Learning  in the Post Secondary Classroom.

Through panel discussions and presentations we will explore the implications of this theme.  Proposals will be accepted in the following streams:

  • Building Community: Practice that leads to increased sense of trust, respect, and collaboration in blended and multi-access learning environments.
  • Social Justice:  Policy and successful practice that recognizes that face-to-face education promotes privilege in participation, and research that provides evidence that flexible learning designs promote participation from non-traditional student groups.
  •  Evidence-based research for multi-access and blended learning designs: From tracing learner interactions to configuration of room and interface designs for collaboration
  • Open: The adoption of open learning practices to enhance post-secondary education through an increased global community of learners and leaders.

We invite proposals related to these and other issues related to flexible learning designs for community- enhanced multi-access and blended learning.

Submitting a Proposal

Concurrent presentations will be 40 minutes in length, including time for audience participation. Presenters must register for the conference. To submit a proposal, fill out the submission form available

The FIRST CALL deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. MDT on June 24, 2015.  Those sending proposals will be notified by July 15, 2015 as to acceptance. A SECOND CALL deadline is planned for August 15, 2015, but presenters should note that there is limited space available, so there is a possibility the second call may be further limited or cancelled for one or both sites.

The COHERE and CSSHE adjudication committee will invite selected presenters to revise and expand their presentations as chapters in an edited volume on the topic of this conference that will be made available electronically through the COHERE website.

Submission Deadline: June 25th, 2015
The Creative Education (CE, ISSN Online: 2151-4771), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on “Sociology of Education“. We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers to this issue through our Paper Submission System.
Aims & Scope (not limited to)
• Concept and origin of sociology of education
• Social stratification, socialization
• Education and social reproduction
• Political influence
• Economic development
• Cultural diversity
• Case studies
Other Special Issues in CE
• Online Distance Education (Submission Deadline: May 29th, 2015)
• Psychological Health Education (Submission Deadline: July 30th, 2015)
• Interdisciplinarity in Education (Submission Deadline: August 27th, 2015)
>> More
Dr. Cathy H. Qi (University of New Mexico, USA)

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