Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 28, 2016

Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2017)

The Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2017) will be held during May 22-25, 2017 at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in Sarasota, Florida. Keynote speakers will be: Professor Marcie Boucouvalas(Virginia Tech Univ) and Professor Terry Osborne (University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee).

Sarasota, Florida is home to amazing beaches including the #1 beach in America (Siesta Key), museums (The Ringling Museum), art galleries, state parks, lakes, and other attractions such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the G-Wiz Museum, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. USF Sarasota-Manatee is easily accessible by two airports (Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport-SRQ and Tampa International Airport-TPA). GLOCER Conferences are organized by Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI) and sponsored by University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA. The GLOCER conference is organized and produced by USFSM Graduate Students in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership. Conference website: 

GLOCER 2017 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Global Education and Research and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. More than 150 scholars from around the world compose the Scientific Committee. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Please feel free to forward this CFP to your colleagues and graduate students. Please find PDF version of this CFP here: CFP-A4 | CFP- A3

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions deadline February 1, 2017
Abstract acceptance notification March 1, 2017
Final paper submissions deadline April 15, 2017
Conference dates May 22-25, 2017

Conference Chairs:
Dr. Waynne James
, Professor, College of Education, University of South Florida
Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, President of ANAHEI & McKibbon Endowed Chair, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Scientific Committee:

More information:

Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 26, 2016

AER Series Conference Call for Papers

AER  Series Published Conference Call for Papers (Web of Science SCI,CPCI-SSH,CPCI-S, ISTP Indexing 100%)

Future Conferences Call for Papers

2016 3rd International Conference on Psychology, Management and Social Science (PMSS 2016),November 8-9,2016,Bangkok,Thailand


2016 5th International Conference on Education and Education Management (EEM 2016),December 24-25, 2016,Sydney,Australia


2016 5th EEM International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sport,Tourism & Education (EEM-HLSTE 2016),December 20-21, 2016, Nadi, Fiji


2016 5th EEM International Conference on Public Administration & Management (EEM-PAM 2016),December 20-21, 2016, Nadi, Fiji


2016 5th International Conference on Education and Education Management (EEM 2016),December 24-25, 2016,Sydney,Australia


2016 5th EEM International Conference on Education Science and Social Science (EEM-ESSS 2016),December 24-25,2016,Sydney,Australia


2016 The 6th International Conference on Information, Communication and Education Application (ICEA 2016),December 24-25, 2016,Sydney,Australia


2017 2nd International Conference on Psychology, Information Science & Library Science (PIL 2017),January 21-22, 2017, Singapore


2017 4th International Conference on Education Reform and Management Innovation (ERMI 2017),February 27-28,2017, Hong Kong


2017 6th International Conference on Applied Social Science (ICASS 2017),May 7-8, 2017, Singapore, Singapore


All above Conference papers will be published by Advances in Education Research (ISSN: 2160-1070), which will be indexed by Web of Science SCI,CPCI-SSH,CPCI-S, ISTP Indexing.


Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 23, 2016

ETADuation – Fall, 2016 – A Great Day of Celebration!

There are few things in life sweeter than being witness to your students becoming your colleagues.  Yesterday we welcomed eleven new scholars into the ETAD alumni group–not just a pleasure–an honour.  Here they are, and a couple of photos to boot. We missed connecting with a couple of you at the ceremony, and of course it is a distance program so a lot of you couldn’t be there.  But we were thinking of you nonetheless!




If you know any of these fine scholars, contact them and let them know how wonderful they are.

  • Cheryl Anderson
  • Rosemary Buck
  • Brennan Dunbar
  • Stephen Gartner
  • Rick Heise
  • Carol Mackey
  • Elenna Nickel
  • Stephanie Pipke-Painchaud
  • Brad Schoenfeld
  • Jon Scott
  • Patrick Thalheimer


The Creative Education (CE, ISSN Online: 2151-4771), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on “Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Education“. We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers to this issue through our Paper Submission System.
Published Articles in CE
Measuring Student Knowledge, Ignorance and Risk Aversion with Objective Examination Questions
Alan Dugdale
Generational Change and the Military Dictatorship in Brazil: The Debate on the “AI-5 Generation”
Silvana Seabra Hooper
A Study on the Process Oriented Evaluation System of Undergraduate Training Programs for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Yanyan Sheng, Qiushan Yu, Liyou Chen
Teaching Practice Representations in Higher Education from the Perspective of Students: Contributions for Professor Training
Gildo Volpato, Angela Cristina Di Palma Back
Achieving Diversity in STEM: The Role of Drawing-Based Instruments
Florence F. McCann, Edmund A. Marek
The Civilizing Process and International Laws Published in the Jornal do Aracaju-SE (1872)
Simone Silveira Amorim, Vera Maria dos Santos, Andrea Karla Ferreira Nunes, Everton Gonçalves de Ávila, Ester Fraga Vilas-Bôas Carvalho do Nascimento
Creativity and Complex Thoughts of Gifted Students from Contributions of Edgar Morin and Rudolf Steiner
Fernanda Hellen Ribeiro Piske, Tania Stoltz, Ettiène Guérios, Samarah Perszel de Freitas
Google-based Impact Factor: 0.89 
This impact factor is an alternative impact factor which is based on Google Scholar citations count. Details
Best regards,
Dr. Rossano Andre Dal-Farra
Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Brazil
Guest Editor
CE Editorial Office



18 ET 19 MAI 2017





Pour tous les détails

IJLTER welcomes research articles from academics, educators, teachers, trainers and other practitioners on all aspects of education to publish high quality peer-reviewed papers. Papers for publication in the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research are selected through precise peer-review to ensure quality, originality, appropriateness, significance and readability. Authors are solicited to contribute to this journal by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, original surveys and case studies that describe significant advances in the fields of education, training, e-learning, etc. Authors are invited to submit papers to this journal through the ONLINE submission system. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated by IJLTER.

Call for Papers for October 2016 Issue:

Last date for submission:     20 October 2016
Notification deadline:             05 November 2016
Camera-ready ready:            10 November 2016
Publication date:                      15  November 2016

Fees for online publication: $200

Researchers, academics and practitioners are welcomed to act as reviewer for the journal.

We have a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism.

You can view our current issue at:

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We currently have 150+ citations for 250+ papers after 2.5+ years of successful and continuous publication.

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International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research
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Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 17, 2016

Call For Papers – Smart Education and e-Learning 2017 (SEEL-17)

Smart Education and e-Learning 2017 (SEEL-17)

Luxury 5* Tivoli Marina Hotel in Vilamoura, The Algarve, Portugal
21st-23rd June 2017

SEEL-17 is a major international forum for the presentation of innovative ideas,
approaches, technologies, systems, findings and outcomes of research and design
and development projects in the emerging area of smart technology and its
applications in education and training.

SEEL-17 will provide an excellent opportunity for research scientists, academics,
engineers and practitioners to meet well-known experts from all over the world and
to discuss innovative ideas and approaches, advances in smart technology and
intelligent systems, state-of-the-art software and hardware systems, research findings
and outcomes, best practices and case studies, national and international projects,
institutional standards and policies, and many other topics related to smart education
and e-Learning.

Smart Education and e-Learning 2017 will be co-located under the KES Smart Digital
Futures umbrella with our other intelligent systems conferences: IIMSS, AMSTA, IDT
and the newly added InMED (Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare). Registration
gives access to all of these conferences, together with a paper published in one set
of proceedings.

Please see: for more information.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a
volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted
for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Conference Scope

Main groups of conference topics include but are not limited to:-

1. Smart Education (SmE Track)

Conceptual frameworks for smart education
Innovative smart teaching and learning technologies
Best practices and case studies on smart education
Smart pedagogy
Smart classroom (features, characteristics, infrastructure, etc.)
Smart curriculum and courseware design and development
Smart assessment and testing
Smart education analytics
Faculty development and instructor’s skills for smart education
University-wide smart systems for teaching, learning, research, collaboration,
communication, management, security
Smart blended, distance, online and open education
Partnerships, national and international projects on smart education
Standards and policies in smart education
Economics of smart education

2. Smart e-Learning (SmL Track)

Smart e-learning: concepts, strategies and approaches
Smart e-learning teaching strategies
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Small Personal Online Courses (SPOC)
Assessment and testing in smart e-learning
Serious games-based smart e-learning
Courseware design and development for smart e-learning
Smart e-learning environments
Hardware and software systems, portals and platforms for smart e-learning
Smart e-learning pedagogy
Smart e-learner modeling
Smart e-learning management, analytics, and quality assurance
Faculty development and instructor’s skills for smart e-learning
Best practices and case studies on smart e-learning
Benefits and effectiveness of smart e-learning
Partnerships, national and international projects on smart e-learning
Standards and policies in smart e-learning
Social, cultural, and ethical dimensions and challenges of smart e-learning
Economics of smart e-learning

3. Smart Technology Applications in Education and e-Learning (SmT Track)

Smart technology enhanced teaching and learning
Internet-of-Things (IoT) in smart learning environments
Smart phones and smart devices in education
Smart technologies and systems for education and e-learning
Educational applications of smart technology and smart systems
Smart technology-based educational software and hardware systems
Mobility, security, access and control in smart learning environments
Smart gamification (fusion of smart technology and serious games)
Smart multimedia (fusion of smart technology and rich multimedia technology)
Smart mobility (fusion of smart technology and mobile technology)

4. “From Smart Education to Smart Society” Continuum (SmS Track)

Smart school
Applications of smart toys in education
Smart management and administration
Smart campus and smart university
Economics of smart universities
Smart house
Smart healthcare
Smart wealth
Smart cities
Smart society

Invited Sessions

An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers
on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference.
We invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference
topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range
of research expertise around the world. If you would like to submit a proposal
for an Invited Session, please contact:

Dates and Deadlines

Submission of papers: 16 January 2017
Notification of acceptance: 13 February 2017
Upload Final Publication Files: 13 March 2017


The SDF17 conference is being held at the Tivoli Marina Hotel in Vilamoura Portugal. With the famous Marina on one side
and its own private beach on the other, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura is a great place to have a conference in the stunning Algarve.
The Algarve is also a wonderful choice for a holiday before or after the conference. Vilamoura, one of the biggest private tourism
resorts in Europe is a must-see place to visit and is one of the main centres of attraction in the Algarve, offering a wide range of
tourist and leisure activities.

Conference Awards

SEEL-17 is pleased to make a number of awards for contributions showing
outstanding merit and deserving recognition.

-Best Conference Paper award
-Best Graduate/Ph.D. Student award
-Best Software and/or Hardware System award


Prof. Vladimir Uskov, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Co-Director, InterLabs Research Institute
Bradley University, U.S.A.

Prof. Robert Howlett, Ph.D.
KES International and University of Bournemouth, UK

Special issue on
“Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development”

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
*** Since 2012 also in Scopus ***

*** Since 2015 also in Emerging Sources Citation Index and Web of Science ***
IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

If you wish to help us in improving the quality of the journal, please donate:

Guest Editors:

• Alke Martens, University of Rostock, Germany
Radu Vasiu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Annika Wolff, Open University, UK
Important dates:
• Deadline: October 31, 2016 (extended deadline)
• Notification to the authors: November 30, 2016
• Camera ready paper: December 30, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: January, 2017

This special issue aims at offering an opportunity to reflect on how a Learing Ecosystems can become smarter and act as driver of regional development and the social innovation. In fact, accordingly to the Timisoara declaration:

‘Learning ecosystems have the potential to play a central role in helping disparate members of a community to become active citizens. Engagement, cohesion, well-being and the development of a community, in other words its “smartness”, depends largely on the “smartness” of the learning ecosystems. Ecosystems are smart when individuals that take part in the local processes achieve a high level of skills and, at the same time, are also strongly motivated and engaged by continuous and adequate challenges, provided that their primary needs are reasonably satisfied.
The duty of the technology, is to support learning ecosystems to develop their people centred smartness towards becoming incubators of social innovation and engines of sustainable regional development – to tackle the current discontinuity between time, technology, place, space, content and process (formal, informal, non-formal).’

This special issue is supported by the Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development(ASLERD).

Topics of Interest
This special issue welcome research papers discussing innovative aspects of Smart Learning Ecosystems and their role in the development of smart city and regions. The three main macro-topics of interest are:

• understanding influences, relations and models
to include: vision, strategies and processes; boundaries and interplay between formal and informal learning and new educational models; continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process; sharing & participatory practices; use of public space & goods; dual education; open access to any resource and disparity; capacity building and social capital; cultural influences; monitoring and benchmarking of smartness of learning ecosystems; orchestration: complexity and its government; challenges by smart cities and regions to smart learning environments

• abilities, skills and competences
to include: general frameworks; design, data and other relevant literacies; relation with digital skills & competences; strategies to foster acquisition included gamification; pedagogical, social challenges; monitoring, evaluation and awareness; literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens

• techno ecosystems
to include: open & big data management and their application in education; interoperability of data & services; safety & security; privacy; trustability; IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technological supports; geolocalized information; mediation role of technologies

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors’ information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.). 
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors’ guidelines

Authors’ guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:
(when submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under:
“IxD&A special issue on: ‘Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developmemnt’)
More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:
• alke [dot] martens [at] uni-rostock [dot] de
• radu [dot] vasiu [at] cm [dot] upt [dot] ro
• annika [dot] wolff [at] open [dot] ac [dot] uk

marking the subject as: ‘IxD&A issue on: Smart Learning Ecosystems”.

Designers for Learning invites you to register for our free November 12th Education Impact Day webcast-athon! We have an amazing roster of featured speakers who will lead us through a day long discussion about educational impact (past successes, current initiatives, and needed innovations). As a service-learning organization, Designers for Learning’s objective for this event that coincides with our fall fundraising campaign is to spend the day exploring one important question,“What impact will you make?”

At the top of each hour during this 12-hour event, we will introduce the next scheduled speaker for a Question & Answer (Q&A) discussion with one of our webcast hosts. Our invited speakers will share their perspectives on educational impact related to their individual passions and expertise. This informal Q&A discussion format will give our speakers the opportunity to describe their role within the educational landscape, and how they feel their work has made, or seeks to make, an impact. Following each speaker session, we will open up the webcast for you as an audience member to engage in an open discussion until our next speaker begins.

Our aim for the Education Impact Day webcast-athon is 12 hours of thought-provoking discussion from professionals in the field of education, and promises to be an engaging experience for all of us to share our passions and efforts to make an impact in teaching and learning. Please join us, and follow the webcast-athon on social media under the #EdImpact16 hashtag.

Designers for Learning at #AECT16: October 17 – 21, 2016

During this week’s #AECT16 convention October 17 – 21 in Las Vegas, NV, Designers for Learning team members will be manning an exhibitor booth, and presenting sessions, including:

  1. Design & Development -Awardee Presentations: As the Outstanding Practice Award recipient, Designers for Learning will be recognized during an award luncheon, and team members will present an overview of our #OpenABE service-MOOC in this special session.
  2. Badging for Good – Perceptions of Earning a Digital Badge in a Service MOOC: This presentation will explore learner perceptions of receiving an Instructional Design Service digital badge at the culmination of our service-learning MOOC. Participant insights include the impacts of earning a badge on their levels of motivation, the level of status recognition they attribute to the badge, and their plans for using the badge as evidence of achievement.
  3. Service Learning MOOC Facilitating Strategies: This panel session will review the facilitation strategies used in our service-learning MOOC. The lessons learned from this process will be presented and discussed.

Designers for Learning is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Practice Award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) for the design and facilitation of our #OpenABE service-MOOC. As a premier international organization for scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field of instructional design, AECT is dedicated to furthering effective teaching and learning practices. The Outstanding Practice Award is given to individuals or groups that have designed exemplary instructional materials or systems. Our service-MOOC was nominated by a colleague in our field, and was selected by a panel of reviewers within AECT’s Design and Development Division as the 2016 recipient of this award. Reviewers noted:

[The service-MOOC] incorporated a crowdsourcing design project approach and authentic design opportunity to develop materials for adult learners and free open educational resources (OER) for adults with low math and literacy skills that demonstrates an iterative design research approach … the professional development experience is well-grounded, implemented, and guided with professional mentors and connections to further real world experience in the practice of instructional design.”

Congratulations to the #OpenABE service-MOOC design and facilitation team for your volunteer service on this project! We thank everyone involved in this course, including designers, facilitators, SMEs, and the 3,000+ who have enrolled in our service-MOOCs this year!

Designers for Learning at #OpenEd16: November 2 – 4, 2016

Several Designers for Learning team members will be presenting sessions at the 13th Annual Open Education Conference (#OpenEd16) in Richmond, VA, including:

  1. Participant Experiences in a Service-MOOC to Design OER for Adult Basic Education: This panel session with several designers, subject matter experts, and course participants from our service-MOOC will discuss their experiences to develop open educational resources (OER) for adult basic education within the course.
  2. Open Education to Support Adult Basic Education: An Exploration of Opportunities and Constraints: This presentation session will explore the opportunities and constraints of open education for designers, instructors, and learners in adult education.

Comments or Questions?

Do you have comments or questions about our events? Please connect with us at:

Dr. Jennifer Maddrell
Designers for

Designers for Learning is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Designers for Learning promotes service-learning opportunities through collaboration with schools, students, and volunteers.

Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 14, 2016

SITE 2017 call for presentations

October 21, 2016
Austin, Texas March 5 – 9, 2017


SITE 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 5-9, is the 28th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

SITE, known as the ‘The Friendly Society’, is unique as the only organization which has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)Learn More »

SITE Conference PDFs

 Important Dates

  • Call for Papers: October 21, 2016
  • Early registration & Confirmation deadline: February 6, 2017
  • Hote reservation deadline: February 6, 2017
  • For all other important dates, click here.

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