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Online Northwest

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Call for proposals:  Online Northwest 2015

Deadline:  October 17, 2014

Conference:  February 13, 2015, Corvallis OR


Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 13, 2015.


The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.


Online Northwest seeks 45-minute panels, workshops, and presentations, or 5-minute lightning talks, on all topics relating to technology and libraries including:


  • Information discovery
  • Institutional repositories
  • Mobile computing
  • Electronic books and e-readers
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtual research environments
  • User Experience Design
  • Web 3.0
  • Library apps
  • Technology competencies
  • Augmented reality
  • Digital publishing

Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

Submit Proposals:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/submit-a-proposal/


For more information and examples of past presentations, see our website:  http://onlinenorthwest.org/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/onlinenw 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/onlinenorthwestconference?fref=ts

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014

Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education

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The AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium is organized by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in partnership with Indiana State University (ISU), and hosted by East China Normal University (ECNU). The symposium will be June 17-19, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

 

This Summer International Research Symposium, serving as an open-discussion forum, is designed to draw the best minds together for an intensive intellectual exchange of ideas/information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to learning and knowledge analytics in open education in all disciplines. The feature of this symposium will be collaboration and interaction that encourages in-depth dialogue and different perspectives on predefined topics and problems. We will have two keynote speakers, fourteen invited speakers, four special sessions including a session to meet with the AECT Executive Director, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions to share visions, views, perspectives, and research evidence with participants. Participants will be heavily involved in discussions with presenters. The Symposium will be presented in English. You will need to write the proposal and paper in English and upon proposal approval, present your topic and facilitate discussion in English.

 

We invite you to attend the AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium in Shanghai, China, and submit proposals for panels, roundtables, and posters. Panels must have three to five panelists. Proposals and papers will be blindly reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program and proceedings. For a better understanding of the review criteria, please peruse review criteria and scoring system. For advice on writing an effective proposal, please click Effective Proposals to read AECT Principles 1 - 10. High quality papers will be published in an AECT Special Edition.

To submit a proposal/paper electronically, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Submission System link and log in.
    • For the first-time access, create a new account by entering your e-mail as your user ID and create a password.
    • For future access, directly log in using your e-mail and password. You have to use the same e-mail that you used when you created your account. If you forget your password, click the "forget password" link and a system-created password will be e-mailed to you.
  2. When logged in, submit your proposal following the instructions provided.
  3. If you encounter a problem and need help, you may e-mail aect-lkaoe@aect.org

A complete proposal consists of:

  1. A presentation title
  2. A chosen track
  3. A chosen topic
  4. Format (panel (3-5 panelists) , roundtable, or poster)
  5. A short description (75 - 100 words)
  6. An abstract (750 - 1000 words)
  7. Keywords (3-5)
  8. Equipment request
  9. List of presenters
Do not include presenters' information anywhere in the short description or the abstract. Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms in full the first time they appear in the proposal. All citations and references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. Double-check your proposal to make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors in writing. An electronic notification acknowledging receipt of the proposal will be sent to the submitter's e-mail address automatically.

Innovate...Collaborate...Educate

February 8-11, 2015

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!


The deadline for submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the 2015 conference is May 15th.  As the primary presenter, if chosen, you will receive a free full conference registration.

If you plan to submit a proposal, it must be completed and submitted by midnight, May 15th.


Use the link below or go to http://peteandc.org to enter your proposal

https://www.peteandc.org/proposal_submission.cfm


We also have room for a few more reviewers to read and score proposals.  You can sign up to be a reviewer at http://peteandc.org .

Kappa Delta Pi and Mount Royal University invite you to submit a paper, presentation, or poster display proposal for the Learning, Leadership, and Practice: Educating Global Citizens Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 2-4, 2014. The submission deadline is June 30.

Accepted papers, presentations, and poster displays will be included in an online publication of the conference proceedings.

Additionally, paper presenters who wish to have their manuscripts considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal for Leadership in Learning may also submit their work according to the guidelines in "Information for Authors."

Head to the Kappa Delta Pi website to learn more about the conference and the submission process, and feel free to pass this information along to your friends and colleagues.

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

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Now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 33(4). The submission deadline is June 30, 2014.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Business
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Education
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Assessment
Publishing trends
Technology
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your
publication.

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0163-9269&linktype=44

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:
L-ROMERO@illinois.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mission of IJWLTT:

The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.

Coverage of IJWLTT:

The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. IJWLTT also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Topics to be discussed in the journal include, but are not limited to the following:

·  Best practices

·  Building multi-disciplinary teams for Web-based learning and teaching

·  Building Web-based learning communities

·  Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching

·  Decision making in implementing Web-based learning and teaching

·  Knowledge building using Web-based learning and teaching technologies

·  Management side of Web-based learning and teaching

·  Network learning using WLTT

·  Project management for implementing WLTT

·  Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based technologies in education

·  Web-based CSCL

·  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios

·  Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs

·  WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-web-based-learning/1081

 

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

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JUNE 11th-14th 2014  Juni na Uni 2014. - Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Conference website: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

 

Call for Papers

Theme: Embracing relentless change: Information literacy and lifelong learning in a digital age:

For all who are engaged in learning in this information rich society the challenge to achieve information literacy is vital in capitalising on the diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices with which we are continually faced. This is confounded further by the rise of digital and social media tools which doubtless have brought with them some stunning innovations and some colossal challenges. Information Literacy can help us discover, critically evaluate and generate new information to cradle these new diverse digital media

forms which are as inspiring and transformational as they are formidable and at times impenetrable. Information literacy and lifelong learning are vital for active participation of individuals everywhere in social, cultural and political contexts- in the Western Balkans, in Europe and indeed worldwide. They enable us to learn how to learn. They are crucial in helping us realise educational and professional goals and aspirations. Harnessed together Information literacy and lifelong learning help us successfully survive and compete in the 21st century- in

this digital age, a time of relentless change.

 

Main Themes and Topics: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference.

A. Information literacy in the modern world

· information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health

literacy, cyber wellness)

· Information Literacy and academic libraries

· Information literacy and adult education

· Information literacy and blended learning

· Information literacy and distance learning

· Information literacy and public libraries

· Information literacy and the knowledge economy

· Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ;

YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources;

gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).

· The future of information literacy

· Workplace information literacy

 

B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process

· Digital empowerment and reference work

· Information Literacy across the disciplines

· Information literacy and digital preservation

· Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)

· Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments

· Innovative IL approaches

· Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,

session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)

· Integrating information literacy into the curriculum

· Putting information literacy theory into practice

· Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond

· Student engagement with Information Literacy

 

C. Media and information literacy - theoretical approaches (standards, assessment,

collaboration, etc.)

· Information literacy and Artificial intelligence

· Information Literacy and information behaviour

· Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference

services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers

· Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches

· Information literacy evaluation and assessment

· Information literacy in different cultures and countries

· Information literacy project management

· Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)

· Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

 

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy

in a digital age

· Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy

· Cross -sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy

· Information literacy policies and development

· Leadership and Governance for information literacy

· Strategic planning for IL

· Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of

information literacy skills.

 

Paper submission:

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

· Full paper to be published in conference proceedings

· Presentation

· Roundtable discussion

· Poster session

· Train-the-trainers workshop

· PechaKucha

 

Papers submission dateline: Friday 16 May 2014

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline May 16, 2014

Notification of acceptance May 31, 2014

Dissemination of final programme June 03, 2014

Deadline for authors to submit slides June 05, 2014

 

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

 

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

 

Location: IU South Bend in South Bend, Indiana

Date: Friday, August 1, 2014

Call for Proposals

 

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme:  Metaliteracy: Seeking Connections and Challenging Traditions.  

We seek thought-provoking proposals that examine metaliteracy, which is emerging as a relevant and interesting paradigm that is reshaping the way we think of information literacy and library instruction. As defined by Mackey and Jacobson (2011), "Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age, providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities. It is a unified construct that supports the acquisition, production, and sharing of knowledge in collaborative online communities. Metaliteracy challenges traditional skills-based approaches to information literacy by recognizing related literacy types and incorporating emerging technologies. Standard definitions of information literacy are insufficient for the revolutionary social technologies currently prevalent online" (p. 62). Moreover, the current ongoing revision of the ACRL standards includes metaliteracy as an "important anchoring element" in the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

 

This year's Colloquium invites you to investigate the implications metaliteracy has for library instruction theory and practice. Questions to consider include, but are not limited to: What do instruction librarians need to know about metaliteracy? What does metaliteracy look like, and what does it entail? How does it influence what we do in the library instruction classroom? How does this shape our learning outcomes and pedagogy? How do we assess metaliteracy? Clearly, metaliteracy is a stimulating and exciting concept that has much to offer library instruction and we hope that the Colloquium will contribute significant advances to the current conversations on this topic.

 

Proposal guidelines:

Proposals for 45-minute presentations or 45-minute roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.  Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:  http://ius.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3meTvGpIhLHxiIZ

  

All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.

 

Proposal deadline: 

May 16, 2014. Proposal notifications will occur by May 30, 2014.

 

Colloquium website:
http://iusb.libguides.com/IULILC2014

 

 

 

ACRL Preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference

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Call for Proposals

 

Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be offered prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.

 

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Check out the call for proposals online for complete details.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522.

 

Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries
a division of the American Library Association

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

mconahan@ala.org

www.acrl.org

http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014

In conjunction with ICWL 2014
13th International Conference on Web-based Learning

13-16 August 2014
Tallinn, Estonia

==================================================================


MOTIVATION
===========

The workshop follows the previous SPeL 2008, SPeL 2009, SPeL 2010, SPeL
2011, DULP & SPeL 2012 and SPeL 2013 workshops, held in conjunction with the
SAINT 2008 conference, WI/IAT 2009 conference, DEXA 2010 conference, ICWL
2011 conference, ICALT 2012 conference and ICSTCC 2013 conference
respectively. The general topic of the workshop is the social and personal
computing for web-supported learning communities.

Web-based learning is moving from centralized, institution-based systems to
a decentralized and informal creation and sharing of knowledge. Social
software (e.g., blogs, wikis, social bookmarking systems, media sharing
services) is increasingly being used for e-learning purposes, helping to
create novel learning experiences and knowledge. In the world of pervasive
Internet, learners are also evolving: the so-called "digital natives" want
to be in constant communication with their peers, they expect an
individualized instruction and a personalized learning environment, which
automatically adapt to their individual needs. The challenge in this context
is to provide intelligent and adaptive support for collaborative learning,
taking into consideration the individual differences between learners.

This workshop deals with current research on collaboration and
personalization issues in Web-supported learning communities, leading
towards the creation of a truly social and adaptive learning environment.
Its aim is to provide a forum for discussing new trends and initiatives in
this area, including research about the planning, development, application,
and evaluation of intelligent e-learning systems, where people can learn
together in a personalized way through social interaction with other
learners.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
==================

The workshop welcomes submissions covering aspects of collaboration, social
interactions, adaptivity and personalization in technology enhanced
learning, particularly related to issues about:

    * Social learning environments
    * Theory and modeling of social computing in education
    * Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning
    * Personal learning environments
    * Lifelong learning networks
    * Virtual spaces for learning communities
    * Social networks analysis and mining
    * Computer-supported collaborative learning
    * Personalized and adaptive learning
    * Adaptation methods and techniques for groups of learners
    * Intelligent learner and group modeling
    * Collaborative filtering and recommendations for learners
    * Game-based social learning
    * Personalized mobile learning applications
    * Cloud-based social learning
    * Intelligent agent technology for social learning
    * Metadata, folksonomies and tagging
    * Semantic web and ontologies for personalized learning
   * Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
    * Practice and experience sharing


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
==================================

The workshop papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS
Authors Guidelines
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and they
should not exceed 10 pages.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the Easychair system:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spel2014.

All accepted workshop papers will be published as a post-proceedings volume
in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (pending).


IMPORTANT DATES
===============

Abstract submission: April 28, 2014
Full paper submission: May 5, 2014
Acceptance notification: June 1, 2014
Registration and camera-ready papers: June 17, 2014
Conference dates: August 13-16, 2014


WORKSHOP CHAIRS
================

Elvira Popescu - University of Craiova, Romania
Sabine Graf - Athabasca University, Canada


Please refer to the workshop website
(http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2014) for more information and contact
us at: popescu_elvira@software.ucv.ro or sabineg@athabascau.ca for any
inquiry.


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