Call for Papers: Interactive Learning Technologies Conference

Call for Papers
March 1, 2013
Interactive Learning Technologies Conference
August 14-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel
Reston, Virginia

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.

The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions. Topics of interest include:

Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

• Using effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
• Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies — from laptops to tablet PCs to PDAs to smartphones • Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility • Utilization of Mobile Enterprise Servers
• Mobile Computing’s Impact on Workforce Productivity
• Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems
• Low Cost Computers
• Wearable computing and networking
• User interfaces and systems design
• Mobile Authoring Tools

Knowledge Management Systems

• Learning Management Systems (LMS)
• Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
• LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) • LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)
• Talent Management Systems
• E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
• Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement • Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
• Implementing/Managing the Knowledge Management System

Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement

• Online Games
• Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments • Game-based Learning
• Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning
• Military Applications
• Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
• Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
• Simulation gaming for Management Training

Training Applications

• Training in Virtual Worlds
• Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
• Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement • E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
• Age friendly environments
• Case Studies and Best Practices
• Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
• Creating New Learning Organizations
• Cloud Computing and its Impact & Application
• Leveraging Web 2.0 technologies
• Impact & Use of Social Media Platforms
• Communities of Practice

Instructional Systems Design

• Blended Learning strategies
• Strategies to address remote learners
• Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
• Authoring tools for the Web and their effectiveness
• Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
• ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
• Prototyping in the development process
• Business cases for learning measurement
• Acquiring metrics and developing budgets
Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

• Academic Professionals
• Chief Learning Officers
• Directors of E-Learning
• Directors of Training and Development
• E-learning Project Managers
• Military and Industrial Trainers
• Government Professionals and Managers
• Performance Support Professionals
• Managers of Training
• Management and Training Consultants
• Compliance Training Managers
• Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
• Education/Training Facilitators
• Human Performance Technology Professionals
• Instructional Designers
• Instructional Systems Developers
• Curriculum Developers
• Content Developers
• E-Learning Developers
• Application Development Managers

Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion. Abstract submissions should be received by March 25, 2013. If your abstract is accepted, papers and slide presentations should be submitted by July 19, 2013 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright. Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT® conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT®. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email: The program schedule will consist the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 14-16.

Author’s Information
Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT® web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 25, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: April 2013
Submission of Papers Due: July 19, 2013
Conference Dates: August 14-16, 2013

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.

To submit your abstract online,
click here

Society for Applied Learning Technology
50 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, Va 20186
Ph: (540) 347-0055 Fax: (540) 349-3169 Web:

AECT March 12 Webinar

From AECT:

Dear Training and Performance Division Members,

You are cordially invited to attend our first webinar event in 2013. We have a guest speaker from Accenture to share with us her career development experiences starting from an instructional system designer to her current consultant position in change management. Attached is her bio and the event info sheet.

Webinar Title: Embracing your Storm of Success with your Human Resource Development Umbrella

The Webinar is scheduled for one hour from noon to 1 pm (CST) on 03.12.2013. You can use the link below to register for this online event:

For questions, please contact W. David Huang ( We look forward to seeing you in the event!!

Best Regards,

Division of Training and Performance
Association for Educational Communications and Technology


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Announcing the NMC K-12 Ambassador Program

(from the New Media Consortium)

We are excited to announce the launch of the NMC K-12 Ambassadors Program, a global search for teachers who are committed to using innovative approaches to teaching and learning in their K-12 classrooms. Distinguished as NMC Ambassadors, these 25 individuals will earn a one-year NMC membership as well an influential place within the NMC community as part of a diverse group of K-12 educators. Though we know many of you are at universities, we encourage you to share this opportunity with all of the amazing K-12 educators in your networks!

Selected ambassadors will serve as knowledgeable members of the NMC Horizon Project K-12 Advisory Board in the discussions that lead to the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition, be the experts in their field in the NMC Commons, and gain recognition among an international body of colleagues as innovative educators.

Learn more by watching this special video from the NMC’s own Holly Ludgate.

To be considered for this distinction, candidates must submit a video to introduce themselves to the NMC community in two minutes or less. Effective applicants will explain:

• What significant changes are happening in their classroom.
• How the NMC Horizon Report series influences their practices.
• The concepts that guide their teaching philosophy and pedagogy.

Videos with a high number of ‘Like’s on YouTube are sure to catch our attention, so consider the audience of spirited edtech innovators when working on your submission!

To submit your application, email your video in .mp4 or .mov format, submit the video via URL, or share it via Dropbox — all to Holly Ludgate at

All submissions will be uploaded to the NMC K-12 Ambassadors YouTube channel.

The deadline for videos is February 10, 2013.

The attached PDF outlines the program and all of the submission guidelines. Please share this opportunity with your networks!

Many thanks!


AECT 2013: Research & Theory Division Call for Proposals

AECT 2013: Research & Theory Division Call for Proposals

The 2013 AECT Conference proposal system is open. The members and leadership of the Research and Theory division are excited to invite you to submit a proposal to our division! The call for proposals is at and proposals close on February 15, 2013 (11:59pm EST).

The Research and Theory division promotes the development and advancement of theory; promotes, presents, and disseminates rigorous research and scholarship; advocates the study of social and cultural issues in the field; and supports, fosters, and mentors emerging scholars. Any studies that embody excellent research methods in any area of interest to AECT members could be appropriate for submission to R&T division. Topics such as the relationship between research and theory, innovative research methods, ethical considerations in research, challenges associated with conducting research with data from web-based sources, and the position of Educational Technology as a field in the context of related fields such as the Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Psychology, etc., might be of particular interest to R&T division members.

We continue to encourage authors to submit their work in the following categories:

• Category 1: Completed Study
Report findings from a study that is complete.
• Category 2: Work in Progress
Report the progress of a study currently underway (e.g.,
as a Reflection Paper Session).
• Category 3: Research Methodology
Report innovative research methodologies in Educational

Authors can submit their work in any of the above categories that fit the interest of the R&T division and address this year’s conference theme “Innovate! Integrate! Communicate!” Proposals that use rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are particularly warranted.

When submitting your proposal, please state in the abstract which category you are submitting your work. For example,
• “This proposal reports a Category 1 Completed Study on …” • “This proposal reports a Category 2 Work in Progress on …” or • “This proposal reports a Category 3 Research Methodology …”

Proposals that fit all the session types are welcome:
• Concurrent Session
• Roundtable Session
• Reflection Paper Session
• Panel Sessions

Questions regarding proposals for the R&T Division should be directed to Dr. George Veletsianos at

We look forward to your submissions!
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Deadline: Wednesday – February 15, 2013

2013 AECT CONVENTION – Anaheim, California
10.30.2013 – 11.02.2013

We are looking for the following types of proposals:

Concurrent Presentation
These 30- or 60-minute sessions are primarily in presentation format and have comprised the majority of convention sessions in past years. The focus of these sessions is on sharing information, such as best practices and research results. Proposals for 60-minute sessions may include more than one presentation (as in symposia or panel discussions). In addition, two 30-minute concurrent presentations may be “bundled” with another of related content to form one 60 minute session.

Panel Session
These 30- or 60-minute sessions are intended for panel presentation format. The participants collaborate and chose to submit a proposal in the panel format on a topic of shared interests. Multiple presenters with a common topic may also be asked to present as part of a panel by the conference planner. The panel format will allow each presenter a limited time for individual comments followed by audience discussion and interaction.

Poster Sessions
Poster sessions allow individuals to share a research studies, best practices, innovative programs, or other topics of interest. Poster presentations provide other conference participants an opportunity to quickly and easily become acquainted with a topic. Poster sessions last 60 minutes and will be held in conjunction with roundtable sessions.

Roundtable sessions are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics, with the presenter leading the discussion. This participatory format allows for a highly interactive presentation lasting 60 minutes. Typically, several roundtable discussions are scheduled simultaneously in one large room, with minimal audiovisual use.

Please consider volunteering when you receive and invitation to participate as 2013 AECT proposal reviewer.

EdMedia 2013 (Victoria, BC) Call for Submissions: Due 12

June 24 – 28, 2013 Victoria, British Columbia
Call for Presentations: December 12, 2012

Call for Participation

December 12, 2012

June 24 – 28 · Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Conference Centre

EdMedia is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

This annual international conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries.

We invite you to attend EdMedia and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and discussions.

Click here for Color Poster PDF to Print & Distribute
Major Topics & Presentation Categories

Major Topics:
• Infrastructure
• Tools & Content-oriented Applications
• New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
• Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
• Cases & Projects
• Universal Web Accessibility
• Indigenous Peoples & Technology
Presentation Categories

Virtual Participation has been added to the program with the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the face-to-face (F2F) conference and with the capability to interact with session participants. Registration & Hotel Information

EdMedia 2013 Registration Rates
Conference registration and concurrent sessions will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Deadlines & Quick Links
Call for Submissions: Dec. 12, 2012

Call for Participation PDF to Print


Authors Notified: January 7, 2013

Author Confirmation: May 3, 2013

Proceedings File: May 3, 2013

Early Registration: May 3, 2013

Hotel Reservations: May 24, 2013

NEW: Social Events!

Hotel Information

Submission Guidelines

Presenter Lounge

AACE Membership

Organized By:

AACE Conferences
Global Learn 2012
Online · November 6-7, 2012

Global TIME 2013
Online · Feb 12 – 14, 2013

SITE 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 25 – 29, 2013

EdMedia 2013
Victoria, British Columbia
June 24 – 28, 2013

E-Learn 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 21-25, 2013

Sponsored By:

Social Networking
AACE Facebook

EdMedia Twitter

EdMedia Blog

Announcing Learning Solutions 2013 Conference & Expo

Registration Is Now Open for Learning Solutions 2013

To maximize learning and performance in an organization, you must master not only a wide range of learning technologies, but also the management, design, and development of effective learning solutions. Join us in Orlando, March 13 – 15, 2013, and connect with the largest and most knowledgeable community of professionals who are all committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, and expertise…with you.

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Choose from 20 optional one-day workshops being held in the two days leading up to Learning Solutions 2013. All participants will receive a certificate documenting their participation from The eLearning Guild Academy. Learn more. So Much More to Come
More exciting details about Learning Solutions 2013 will be announced over the next couple of months. This is going to be THE must-attend event of the spring, so follow @LSCon on Twitter to be the first to hear about conference program updates and to start networking with other industry professionals.

Remember, you’ll save $200 when you register by December 19, in addition to all other discounts for which you may qualify!

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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Lausanne Learning Institute, 2013: Call for Proposals and Other Announcements

2013 Logo

November 2, 2012

Dear Trey,

As I mentioned at the end of the 2012 Lausanne Laptop Institute, throughout our ten years we have seen quite a change in the direction and focus of the event. Because of your continued support, involvement, and suggestions, we have been transitioning over the years from a device-centered (i.e., laptop) conference to more of a best practices, student engagement, pedagogical, and curricular focused, learning conference. For this reason, we feel like a name change is in order!

…..So, beginning this summer, our 11th year, the Lausanne Laptop Institute will be known as the Lausanne Learning Institute!

Collaboration and connecting with new and old colleagues is paramount to this event, and that core will continue. We will still have a techie track, still have sessions that focus on administrative level planning, but will add more sessions that focus on things like student-centered teaching, innovative application, building professional learning communities, project based learning, thematic approaches, and more.

What can you do to help? Submit a proposal to present! As you know, Lausanne is the host of this event, but we are by no means the experts. The experts are the collective yearly presentations offered by teachers, administrators, tech leaders, and trainers. Keep in mind these suggested tracks when considering your proposal: Leadership, Digital Citizenship, 1:1 Program Planning and Design, Technical Aspects of a 1:1 Program, Subject-Specific Technology Uses, Training Teachers in Technology Integration, Library / Media Center role, Project—based learning, Innovative Applications, Readers’ Workshop, Writers’ Workshop, Building Professional Learning Communities, Teachers New to 1:1 Learning, School Identify, Vision, and Mission, Thematic Learning, Differentiation, Assessment, Arts, PE/Athletics.

In addition, I’d like to announce some other exciting news:

  • We have two keynote speakers this year! Chris Lehmann, principal of the Science and Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, will speak on Sunday evening. Tim Rylands, a creative and inspiring educator, will speak on Monday morning.
  • We are “ramping up” our preconference workshops to include a variety of offerings, including sessions by our two keynote speakers. Please pay close attention to these workshops during your registration and as you plan your travel.
  • We are adding a third day to the conference that will include offerings geared toward constructivist learning and curricular and leadership workshops. This portion of the conference will include a keynote speaker (TBA) on Tuesday evening, dinner, and a full day of workshops at Lausanne on Wednesday. These 1-hour sessions and 2-hour workshops are designed to go deeper in areas such as project based learning, readers’/writers’ workshop in elementary grades, strategic planning in independent schools, athletics operations, and advancement and admissions sessions. This portion is included for all registrations but also can be attended separately from the main event.
  • I’m pleased to annouce our 2013 School Spotlight, Cary Academy from Cary, NC! Congratulations to the commitment this innovative school has made to this year’s event!
  • Registration will open soon!

Thanks for your time, continued involvement, and support of this learning community! Please forward this email to others you may know that could add to the rich selection of sessions and worskhops this summer!

And, don’t forget to submit your proposal to present! I’d like to have them all in by January 15.

Stewart Crais
Director, Lausanne Learning Institute