International Journal of Designs for Learning

Are you a student of instructional design or learning science?

Have you designed an instructional project, in class or outside of class?

Share your design with other designers!

Sign up for the Student Design Case SLAM at AECT 2106 in Las Vegas. Bring your project and leave with a manuscript ready to submit to the journal.

The International Journal of Designs for Learning (IJDL), a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by AECT and Indiana University, publishes design cases – descriptions of designs for learning written by designers for other designers. A design case focuses on helping the reader get a vicarious experience of the artifacts, environments or experiences you have created to support or enhance learning.

The Student Design Case SLAM, an AECT Workshop scheduled on October 17 at the 2016 convention, will take you from idea to draft manuscript in a single day!

Let us know what your project will be. Come on your own or sign up with one or more people who worked on this design with you. Write like crazy and submit your manuscript at the end of day. We will have five editors from the journal on hand to work with you throughout the day and a panel of readers to give you feedback and hand out prizes in the afternoon. Every submitted manuscript will be placed in the review process for IJDL.

We look forward to seeing you at the Student Design Case SLAM!

Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 24, 2016

Veille scientifique du CRIFPE No. 141, 24 août 2016 


– Bamber, P. M. & Moore, J. C. (2017). Teacher Education in Challenging Times Lessons for professionalism, partnership and practice. Londres, New-York : Routledge.  [Formation, Profession] Lire… 
– Ennis, C. D. (2017). Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies. Londres, New-York : Routledge.  [Formation, Intervention, Profession] Lire… 
– Ly, T. (2016). Politiques éducatives, développement et compétences professionnelles : Le cas des enseignants non titulaires et titulaires de français au Sénégal et en France. Sarrebruck (Allemagne) : Presses académiques francophones.  [Formation] Lire… 
– Michaud, C. (2016). Le portfolio dans la formation des enseignants Le Portfolio : un en-(je)u de formation et de développement professionnel. Sarrebruck (Allemagne) : Presses académiques francophones.  [Formation] Lire… 

Mémoires et thèses

– Bélanger, C. (2016). Les déterminants du développement des compétences de leader chez des étudiants en gestion participant à une expédition en région isolée orgnisée dans le cadre d’une formation expérientielle en leadership. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Québec. Lire… 
– Bergeron, J. (2016). L’importance du rendement, du soutien des adultes, des attentes de réussite et de la valeur accordée aux mathématiques dans les choix de filières de formation préuniversitaire des étudiantes issues des séquences de mathématiques enrichies. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec. Lire… 
– Landry, D. (2016). L’acquisition du vocabulaire chez les élèves du préscolaire. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec. Lire… 
– Lavallée, S. B. (2016). Documentation des contradictions dans le système d’enseignement de la résolution de problèmes mathématiques pour trois enseignants du 3e cycle du primaire et quatre enseignants du 1er cycle du secondaire. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, Université Laval, Québec, Québec. Lire… 

Rapports et études

– Boutin, G., Bessette, L. & Dridi, H. (2015). Rapport de recherche 2013-2015 : l’intégration scolaire telle que vécue par des enseignants dans des écoles du Québec (ISVEQ) : rapport final déposé le 21 décembre 2015 à la Fédération autonome de l’enseignement. Montréal, Québec : Université du Québec à Montréal.  [Intervention] Lire… 
– CROP (2016). CSQ Sondage d’opinions : Les enjeux en matière d’éducation – Rapport – mars 2016 – Sylvain Gauthier, vice-président – de la vie aux idées. : CROP. Lire… 
– OCDE (2016). Compétences en TIC et en résolution de problèmes Où en sont les enseignants ?. (Rapport no. 40). Paris : Éditions OCDE.  [Formation] Lire… 
– OCDE (2016). Enseignants débutants : quel soutien leur apporter ?. (Rapport no. 2). Paris : Éditions OCDE.  [Insertion] Lire… 

Périodiques professionnels

– Bulletin Objectif Programme de recherche sur l’écriture et la lecture (13) 2015 Lire… 
– Cahiers pédagogiques (530) 2016 Lire… 
– Education Next, 16 (3) 2016 Lire… 
– PROF, le magazine des professionnels de l’enseignement (30) Lire… 

Revues scientifiques

– Cambridge Journal of Education, 46 (2) 2016 Lire… 
– Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24 (2) 2016 Lire… 
– Les Dossiers des Sciences de l’Éducation (33) 2015 Lire… 
– Revue française de pédagogie, recherches en éducatio (192) 2015 Lire… 

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

– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 111, juin 2016 : Représentations et enjeux du travail personnel de l’élève Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 110, avril 2016 : Les cultures adolescentes, pour grandir et s’affirmer Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 109, mars 2016 : Les enjeux de la construction d’une histoire scolaire commune Lire… 
– Dossier de veille de l’IFÉ n° 108, février 2016 : Développer l’esprit critique par l’argumentation : de l’élève au citoyen Lire… 

Colloques en éducation

– 4e Colloque international en éducation : Enjeux actuels et futurs de la formation et profession enseignante Lire… 
– 5e Sommet de l’Ipad et du numérique en éducation Lire… 
– International Conference on Technology Innovation and Learning Technology ( ICTILT 2016 ) Lire… 
– OLC Innovate 2017 – Innovations in Online and Blended Learning Lire… 

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

Responsable : Richard Croteau LL.L., M.Sc.

We would like to inform you that we extended to September 14th, 2016, the submission deadline for your potential contribution with an article in the subject area “Qualitative Research“, or in any other area of your research interest included among the topics suggested in the Special Track on Qualitative Research and Methodologies in Science and Engineering: QRMSE 2017 (, being organized in the context of the 8th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2017to be held on March 21 – 24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:

  • The 8th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2017
  • The 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2017

You can find more details, as well as the URLs of the different events, at

The new deadlines for this first CFP are the following:

  • September 14th, 2016: Article submissions
  • September 14th, 2016: Invited session proposals
  • October 26th, 2016: Notifications of acceptance
  • November 23rd, 2016: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

To submit your article, please click the “Authors” tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.

If you are interested in getting information regarding the possibility of organizing a remote event in your organization or country, in the context of the main conference in Orlando, please send an email to RemoteEvents AT

Registered authors of accepted submissions for this CFP will be invited to make an additional presentation with no additional charge if such a presentation is oriented to inter-disciplinary communication and will have the option of writing an invited paper associated to their respective invited presentation. If received on time, this invited paper would be included, as such, in the conference proceedings. Keynote Speakers will also be selected from early registrations in the conference.

Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:

  • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
  • Virtual participation.
  • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
  • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
  • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
  • Best papers awards.
  • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

Please consider forwarding to the appropriate colleagues and/or groups who might be interested in submitting contributions to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).

Best regards,

QRMSE 2017 Organizing Committee

The digital age requires new approaches to teaching and learning that respond to the current and future needs of students and the challenge of meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of quality education for all. Online, open and flexible learning creates opportunities for innovation in teaching, learning and skills development.

Delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States are gathering in Toronto, Canada, in October 2017 to expand boundaries and explore new frontiers of teaching, learning and skills development.

The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning, the 27th edition of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, is your opportunity to connect, engage, and exchange with international colleagues.

Join us from October 17-19, 2017, as the world comes to Canada to explore new frontiers for teaching and learning in the digital age.

The Conference Program

The program for the World Conference on Online Learning integrates concepts such as applications of technology, quality assurance, and presentations of new applications and models as central components of the conference.

Five tracks highlight the key areas in which the Conference seeks to explore:

  1. Emerging Pedagogies and Designs for Online Learning
  2. Expanding Access, Openness and Flexibility
  3. Changing Models of Assessment
  4. New Delivery Tools and Resources for Learning
  5. Re-designed Institutional Business Models

Throughout the three days of this World Conference, you will participate in focused discussions, breakthrough technology showcases, interactive panel presentations, innovation labs, research sharing, hands-on demonstrations, ideas exchanges, presentations of academic papers, as well as plenaries featuring world-renowned experts.

To discover best practices from around the world, find out about transformative developments and new trends, tackle cutting edge topics, exchange with international colleagues, and dialogue with provocative thinkers in the world of online, open and flexible learning all focused on Re-thinking Teaching & Learning in the context of Teaching in a Digital Age, this is the conference to attend.

The World Conference on Online Learning is designed to be first and foremost and opportunity to interact, exchange and share.

Come to Toronto in October 2017 to break new grounds in teaching, learning and skills development with delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States.

Download the World Conference on Online Learning Theme and Tracks (PDF)

Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 21, 2016

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2016)

The latest issue of Journal of Interactive Learning Research is now available on the Ed/ITLib Digital Library.

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2016)

Table of Contents

Learning by Doing: Using an Online Simulation Game in an International Relations Course
Jennifer Epley, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,

Microworlds for Learning Object-Oriented Programming: Considerations from Research to Practice
Fahima Djelil, Institut Pascal Laboratory – Blaise Pascal University, ; Adélaïde Albouy-Kissi, Institut Pascal Laboratory – Blaise Pascal University, ; Benjamin Albouy-Kissi, Institut Pascal Laboratory – Blaise Pascal University, ; Eric Sanchez, French Institut of Education (IFE), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS), ; Jean-Marc Lavest, Institut Pascal Laboratory – Blaise Pascal University,

The effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy program on
primary school students in Hong Kong
Alan Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, ; Barley Mak, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, ; Philip Abrami, Concordia University, ; Anne Wade, Concordia University, ; Larysa Lysenko, Concordia University,

A Classification Matrix of Examination Items to Promote Transformative Assessment
Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, ; Michael Garrett, Edith Cowan University,

Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 19, 2016

Bob Perske – Champion

Here’s somebody you should have known. You probably don’t if you’re mainly in edtech. But he was somebody worth knowing, regardless of what you do.  Please don’t scan and run away.  Read this.

One of the kindest people I’ve ever known died last week. Robert Perske. Whataguy!

Kind people aren’t wimpy. Bob fought his entire life for people with disabilities. Don’t get me started. That story will be told elsewhere and often. He spent a bunch of the last couple of decades fighting to get Richard Lapointe out of jail for a murder he didn’t commit, but was convicted because he wanted to please the police, who persuaded him to confess. He didn’t do it. Really. He just wanted to make other people happy – even the police. Bob got involved after Richard was railroaded.

Anyway, Richard’s free now because of the relentless advocacy and support of Bob Perske. Free.

Our son is out of jail too, in some way, thanks to Bob. Bob gave himself up as a friend to Jim, our adult son who has Down syndrome. Jim doesn’t have many real friends (but luckily, he does have some great people in his life). Bob was a FRIEND. Bob was relentless with Jim, writing letters, connecting, sending mementos. But he was even better in person. I wish you could have seen the two of them together. Jim called him Bob Brewsky—honestly, I don’t know why, but it stuck. He was able to connect with Jim in the most authentic, sincere…real…way. He would tell Jim stuff, not just pepper him with questions. He asked Jim how to do things – not something that happens to Jim very often. Then he would wait for Jim to give him something back. It can be a long wait, sometimes, but usually worth it. If Bob didn’t know what Jim was talking about, he would stay with it until he did. That, too, can take time. Bob seemed to have plenty of it.


One morning we got up and found Jim and Bob sitting on the couch downstairs. No talk, no activity. So Karin asked the obvious, “What are you guys doing?” Bob replied, “Nothing.” How great is that? That’s how comfortable they were with each other.

I remember Bob as a recovering Methodist pastor who could swear like a sailor when the mood struck him. He gave hugs like he meant them. He said generous things, but he required the same attention he was giving. He knew who he was.

And one of the things he was? A GREAT writer. His writing will survive him. I still use pieces of his advice for writers in my graduate courses. He was an editor for a publisher in New York (does that say something?). He saw something special in my wife as a writer before she did, and he was willing to tell her when her writing was great, and more importantly, when it was crap, and where it was crap. Oh yah. And it was evidently crap when she had written the first hundred pages of his biography, after he had schlepped four boxes of material to Saskatoon and spent several days with her telling stories. Ha. That was Bob. But he trusted her with his papers and stories. We still have them and something will come of them.

So much is made of big people who do big things in big arenas. Happy are we to have shared this planet for a brief time with a

Humble man, who was

A great writer, who

Cared about his friends, and whose

Eyes could sparkle with deep mirth. Who

Made real friendships with people who have few, and who

Saw injustice and fixed it.


Dear God, if there is actually a heaven, give this wonderful man a hug for the Schwiers and buy him a drink. We owe him more than one.

Here are couple of Bob’s letters to Jim:



Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 17, 2016

Call for Participation: SITE 2017, Austin, Texas, March 5-9

SITE 2017 – Austin, Texas

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 16, 2016
  • Early registration & Confirmation deadline: February 6, 2017
  • Hote reservation deadline: February 6, 2017
  • For all other important dates, click here.

Call for Papers.

Second International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing

Venue: Churchill College, Cambridge, United kingdom

22-23 March 2017

Sorry if you get multiple copies of this mail.

We would like invite you to submit your paper (Research, Case study or survey paper(s)) to the second edition of ICC 2017 conference.  The past edition was published by ACM Digital Library.

The deadline for submission was extended to 1 September 2016


All accepted and registered papers for ICC 2017 second edition conference  will be published by ACM Digital Library.

ACM send all published materials to DBLP, Scopus and Thomson Reuters for indexing in their products.

Book chapters (Springer):

We will invite authors of accepted papers, to submit a book chapters which will be published by Springer. The series Internet Of Things (Springer).

Extended version of best papers:

We have many well known and reputable journals indexed in Scopus, Please visit our website to know more.

Registration: ICC 2017 conference does not charge authors for additional pages, and authors can apply for virtual presentation (named as Student V Or Not Student V) due to unforeseen circumstances. Or those who have limited budget. but we encourage authors to attend in order to exchange ideas during the conference.

Keynote Speakers:

Latif LADID, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Abir HUSSAIN, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Hojjat Adeli, The Ohio State University, USA

Ahcène Bounceur, Brest University, France



Submit article only to,

Call for Papers (Volume 5: Issue 4)
International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology
An Inspiration for Recent Innovation & Research….
ISSN 2319 – 7900
Impact factor:1.237(2014)

International Journal of Advanced Computer Technologyis an online Journal in English published bi- monthlyfor 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 IJACTare selected through rigid peer review to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance and readability.
Submission Deadlines: 20 August 2016
Author Notification: Within 7-10 days after submission.
Online Publishing: 25 August  2016
Submit article: email to,
For more Information Visit

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 | August 11, 2016

ID trends & issues podcast #68 by Tim Green & Abbie Brown

Episode 68 of our podcast is now available

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