We are announcing a limited Call for Volunteers for our next +Designers for Learning service project. The Call is limited in that we are seeking assistance from subject matter experts in either adult basic education or instructional design (or both) to help us with the design and facilitation of our Spring 2016 service project. Applications are due by August 16, 2015, and the volunteer selection will be made by August 24, 2015. Please forward to colleagues who meet the selection criteria. Thank you!

The Book Reviews Editors of the Canadian Journal of Education (CJE)/Revue
Canadienne de l’éducation (RCE) are seeking scholarly reviewers for the
current roster list. Book reviewers for CJE-RCE will be sent one book/piece
of media in their general subject area once a year and will be asked to
write a critical 700 to 900 word review within the month of receipt. Book
reviews, like articles, are vetted by the CJE-RCE editorial team.

If you are interested in being placed on the book review roster for English
language books, please contact Dr. Kara Smith, University of Windsor, at
ksmith@uwindsor.ca. For French language books, please contact Dr. Samira
ElAtia, University of Alberta, at selatia@ualberta.ca. Please include your
name, title, and area(s) of expertise in education, and send the information
to us prior to September 30, 2015.

Katy Ellsworth
Managing Editor
follow us on Twitter @cje_rce
Canadian Society for the Study of Education/Société canadienne pour
l’étude de l’éducation

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) Colleges of Education and Nursing have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Onion Lake Cree Nation to create additional opportunities for potential post-secondary students to learn where they live.

The agreement gives Onion Lake students the option of entering into the fields of either education or nursing, or completing prerequisites for other health sciences in Onion Lake through the support of the already established Indian Education Teaching Program (ITEP), run by the College of Education.

“The College of Education respects and honours the work and goals of our First Nation communities and is committed to working at meeting student needs both on and off campus,” said Michelle Prytula, dean of the College of Education.

The College of Education has a long history of successful partnerships with First Nation communities through its ITEP program, which has been around for more than 40 years.

“The mandate of ITEP is to ensure Indian control of Indian Education and that is the guiding principle behind our program,” said Chris Scribe, co-ordinator of ITEP and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Programming in the College of Education. “Producing First Nation teachers to teach First Nation children in a way that promotes culture, language and traditions is essential to the success of First Nation children in our schools.”

Lorna Butler, dean of the College of Nursing, said that through this new agreement, Onion Lake Cree Nation students will have the advantage of learning together with others in the College of Education and ITEP. Once they complete their first year at Onion Lake, they can then apply to the College of Nursing to complete years two through four at one of our sites.

“The College of Nursing has been responsive to the needs of rural and remote communities by offering students the opportunity to obtain a nursing degree without leaving their home communities,” said Butler. “‘Learn Where You Live’ is a model that helps build a local, skilled workforce to provide better access to health. The College of Nursing is proud to be part of this collaboration.”

“Having sufficient numbers of qualified, local Aboriginal nurses to provide health care is key to improving Aboriginal quality of life and well-being,” said Heather Exner-Pirot, strategist for outreach and Indigenous engagement, College of Nursing. “This partnership allows the college to extend the opportunity to make nursing education more responsive and accessible to the people of Onion Lake.”

Onion Lake Cree Nation’s strategic plan and vision is for people to assume productive and responsible roles in society, including acquiring leadership roles within its education system.

This journal was new to me, but it appears to provide an interesting intersection of design disciplines, often confronting design challenges in education.

International Journal on Interaction Design & Architecture(s) – IxD&A

N. 24 special issue on:

Peer-to-Peer Exchange and the Sharing Economy: Analysis, Designs, and Implications
(guest editors: John M. Carroll, Victoria Bellotti)
including a focus section on
Innovative Designs with Social, Mobile and Wearable Technologies for Creative Teaching and Learning
(guest editors: Ilona Buchem, Isa Jahnke, Yishay Mor, Dimitris Apostolou)

is now available for free downloading:
see “ToC” below.

IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access road to its contents with no charge to the authors

IxD&A Journal, issue N. 24 – ToC

• Preface
by Victoria Bellotti and John M. Carroll

• Airi Lampinen, Kai Huotari, Coye Cheshire
Challenges to Participation in the Sharing Economy: The Case of Local Online Peer-to-Peer Exchange in a Single Parents’ Network
pp. 16 – 32
• Christiane Moser, Alina Krischkowsky, Katja Neureiter, Manfred Tscheligi
Mediating Informal Care Online: Findings from an Extensive Requirements Analysis
pp. 33 – 48
• Ann Light & Clodagh Miskelly
Sharing Economy vs Sharing Cultures? Designing for social, economic and environmental good
pp. 49 – 62
• Naemi Luckner,  Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Katharina Werner, Özge Subasi
Setting up and Running a Sharing Service: an Organisational Perspective
pp. 63 – 80
Focus Section
• Preface to the Focus Section
by Ilona Buchem, Isa Jahnke, Yishay Mor, Dimitris Apostolou
• Nikos Mitropoulos, Maria Taramigkou, Dimitris Apostolou
Exploiting Readily Available Information to Support Everyday Creativity on the Move
pp. 88 – 99
• Angel Suarez, Stefaan Ternier, Marco Kalz, Marcus Specht
GPIM: Google Glassware for inquiry-based learning
pp. 100 – 110
• Ilona Buchem, Jörn Kreutel, Agathe Merceron, Marten Haesner, Anika Steinert
Wearable Learning for Healthy Ageing through Creative Learning: A Conceptual Framework in the project “Fitness MOOC” (fMOOC)
pp. 111 – 124

• Thomas Cochrane, Laurent Antonczak
Designing Creative Learning Environments
pp. 125 – 144
• Annamaria Cacchione
Creative use of Twitter for Dynamic Assessment in Language Learning classroom at the university
pp. 145 – 161


• Next issue, N. 25, will be dedicated to

“Technology-enhanced assessment: Agency change in the educational eco-system”
(guest editors: Marco Kalz, Eric Ras, Denise Whitelock)

and will contain a focus section on

“Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in Urban Space”
(guest editors: Paula Trigueiros, Michael Smyth, Ingi Helgason, Sarah Gallacher)

Journal of Computing in Higher EducationVolume 27 Number 2

Facilitated versus non-facilitated online case discussions: comparing differences in problem space coverage

Peggy A. Ertmer & Adrie A. Koehler

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Assuring graduate competency: a technology acceptance model for course guide tools

Amara Atif, Deborah Richards, Peter Busch & Ayse Bilgin

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Employing self-assessment, journaling, and peer sharing to enhance learning from an online course

Wu-Yuin Hwang, Jung-Lung Hsu, Rustam Shadiev, Chia-Ling Chang & Yueh-Min Huang

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Students’ evaluation strategies in a Web research task: Are they sensitive to relevance and reliability?

Héctor García Rodicio

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NÚM. 10 (2015)


Submit article only to editor.ijact@gmail.com, submit@ijact.org

Call for Papers (Volume 4: Issue 4)
International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology
An Inspiration for Recent Innovation & Research….
ISSN 2319 – 7900
IJACT has been granted Impact Factor:0.264(2013)

International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology is an online Journal in English published bi- monthly for scientists, Engineers and Research Scholars involved in Engineering, Management and its applications to publish high quality and refereed papers. Papers reporting original research and innovative applications from all parts of the world are welcome. Papers for publication in the IJACT are selected through rigid peer review to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance and readability.

Call for paper

Thrust Area


Submission Deadlines: 15 August 2015
Author Notification: Within 7-10 days after submission.
Online Publishing: 25 August 2015
Submit article: email to editor.ijact@gmail.com, editor@ijact.org
For more Information Visit www.ijact.org

For author’s convenience, we strongly follow the following steps.
1. Response will be given within 12 hours
2. The paper will be reviewed within 7-10 days.
3. Author will get their Acceptance/Rejection Notification within 10 days of submitting paper.
4. All the accepted papers will be open accessible with full PDF download.
5. Corresponding author of the paper will get the soft copy of the journal

Best regards,
Editor in Chief,
International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology
ISSN 2319 – 7900

Posted by: Richard Schwier | July 9, 2015

U of S announces Peter Stoicheff as 11th president


U of S announces Peter Stoicheff as 11th president
The University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors has announced the appointment today of outstanding U of S scholar and academic leader Peter Stoicheff as the incoming president.

“Peter has the rare combination of a compelling vision, superb team-building skills and proven administrative experience to lead our university at this pivotal and exciting time in the province’s history,” said Greg Smith, chair of the U of S Board of Governors.

“The search for our new president was national and international in scope, with many excellent internal and external candidates. The board is delighted to accept and endorse the search committee’s recommendation.”

The five-year term will begin Oct. 24, 2015 when Stoicheff is installed as president and vice-chancellor at the university’s fall convocation.

“I feel honoured and privileged to lead this eminent Canadian university which plays such an important role in the province, the nation and indeed the world,” said Stoicheff.

“I have enormous pride and confidence in the U of S, which has a strong community of talented faculty, students, staff and alumni, and a proud history of remarkable achievement upon which, together, we can build. In particular, I see great opportunities to continue to make a difference in our communities and globally through enhanced focus on our mission of learning and discovery, Aboriginal engagement, and the value of arts and culture in shaping our lives.”

Currently the dean of the College of Arts and Science, Stoicheff has been at the U of S since 1986 when he joined the English department as a faculty member. He assumed the role of dean in 2011, after serving as vice-dean humanities and fine arts from 2005 to 2011. The hallmark of his deanship was a focus on bringing together in a collaborative structure the sciences, social sciences, and humanities and fine arts.

Stoicheff holds an undergraduate degree in English and history from Queen’s University, and master’s and PhD degrees in English literature from the University of Toronto. He is highly regarded internationally for his widely published work in modern American literature and the history and future of the book.

An active scholar throughout his career, Stoicheff has served in national and provincial leadership roles with respect to research, scholarly and artistic work, including serving on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) National Committee and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Committee. In his administrative and academic roles, he oversaw creation of the U of S Digital Research Centre and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. He received the university’s Graduate Supervisor Award.

A classical guitarist and composer, he has produced two acoustic guitar albums, and since 2013 he has served on the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan Board of Trustees.

Consulting firm Perrett Laver assisted with the search, and public input and feedback gathered helped inform the process. The search committee, chaired by board chair Smith, included individuals from a wide variety of academic, research, administrative and community perspectives: Michael Atkinson, Claire Card, Pamela Downe, David Dubé, Blaine Favel, Len Findlay, Max FineDay, Grant Isaac, Lisa Kalynchuk, Preston Smith and Izabela Vlahu.

“We have every confidence that under Peter’s leadership the University of Saskatchewan, as a member of the U15 group of top research universities in Canada, will continue to build on its outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs and firm foundation of research excellence in areas of critical importance to society,” said Smith.

Stoicheff will succeed Gordon Barnhart, who was appointed interim president in May 2014.

“Gordon assumed the interim position during a challenging time for the university, and he has provided exemplary leadership that has strengthened our university,” said Smith. “We cannot thank him enough for his dedication and his passion for the U of S. We will have the opportunity to continue working with Gordon as our president until Peter begins his term this fall.”

Stoicheff is married to Kathryn Warden, director of research profile and impact at the U of S, and they have two children, Alixandra and Christopher.

Posted by: Richard Schwier | July 8, 2015


CALL FOR PAPERS CELDA 2015 – Deadline for submissions (last call): 31 July 2015

12th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2015)

October 24 – 26, 2015 – Maynooth, Greater Dublin, Ireland 


Endorsed by the Japanese Society of Information and Systems in Education

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):

Dr. MJ Bishop, Director, Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland, USA

* Conference Scope

The CELDA 2015 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been identified please check http://www.celda-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by July 31, 2015. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:

– Submission Deadline (last call): 31 July 2015
– Notification to Authors (last call): 7 September 2015
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call): Until 25 September 2015
– Late Registration (last call): After 25 September 2015

* Paper Publication

The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.

Authors of the best published papers in the CELDA 2015 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a book published by Springer.

The Conference proceedings will be indexed by ERIC – Education Resources Information Center. The proceedings will also be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Conference Contact:

E-mail: secretariat@celda-conf.org

Web site: http://www.celda-conf.org/

* Organized by: International Association for Development of the Information Society

Co-Organized by: Maynooth University – National University of Ireland Maynooth

The 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Education (CITE 2016)
February 28 – March 1, 2016   Beijing, China
The 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Education (CITE 2016) will be held from February 28 to March 1, 2016 in Beijing, China. This Conference will cover issues on Information Technology in Education. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods.
Topics (not limited to)
• Collaborative and Group Learning
• Evaluating of Teaching and Learning Technologies
• Learning Systems Platforms and Architectures
• E-Learning and Knowledge Management
• Socially Informed and Instructional Design
• Modeling and representation
If you have unpublished papers in hand, please submit your manuscripts to this conference through paper submission system without hesitation. To be considered for an oral presentation, you may simply submit an abstract. These are some important dates for the submission:
• Paper or Abstract Submission Due: October 14, 2015
• Conference: February 28-March 1, 2016
• Early Bird Registration due for Accepted Paper or Abstract: 10 days after acceptance notification
• Early Bird Registration due for Audience: November 28, 2015
Call for Speakers and TPC Members 
If you wish to serve the conference as an invited speaker or a TPC member, please send email to us with your CV and photo.
Benefits of Invited Speakers
• Your latest research results will be shared and acknowledged by scholars around the world.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be posted on the conference website and program booklets.
• The title and abstract of your speech will be published in the journal.
• You can enjoy a free registration.
Benefits of TPC Members
• Your CV will be posted on the conference website.
• You can enjoy a 50% discount on the regular registration.
Call for Co-Organizers
If you are interested to be our Co-Organizer, you can contact via email.
Benefits of Co-Organizers
• The logo of your organization will be posted on the conference website as well as in all the conference materials.
• The members of your organization can enjoy a discount (10% off ) on the regular registration.
Contact Us
E-mail: edu.feb@engii.org
Tel: +86 150 7134 3477
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