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ELD15 Theme Ideas and the ELD15 Organizing Committee

We are pleased to introduce the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD15), scheduled for Friday, May 29th, 2015, and to solicit ideas from our community for the theme for the 2015 event.

The ELD15 Organizing Committee will be meeting soon and we’d like to hear from you. If you have a theme, or an idea for a theme, please take just a moment to email it to on/before Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

Recent themes have included: “Innovative Practices for Digital Teaching and Learning”, “Learning as Disruption”, “The New Learner – Transforming Education”.

The ELD15 Organizing Committee appreciates your support of the ELD events and we look forward to seeing any 2015 conference theme ideas you have.

The ELD15 Organizing Committee

AJ Kelton (Chair), Montclair State University
Michelle Brannen, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Montclair State University
Shelley Kurland, County College of Morris
Kirk McDermid, Montclair State University
Danielle Mirliss, Seton Hall University
Teresa Slobuski – San Jose State University

Readers, Reviewers, and Organizing Committee Members

The Emerging Learning Design (ELD) Conference and the Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ) are looking for volunteers. Here is an opportunity for anyone to be an active part of the community as well as add an exceptional experience to your CV or resume.  We are looking for people at all levels of experience and expertise.
The Journal of Emerging Learning Design is looking for Reviewers.  The ELDJ currently publishes proceedings from the ELD Conference but expects to publish its first call-for-manuscripts edition either late 2015 or early 2016.  The ELDJ articles are either full manuscripts, of 2500-4500 words, or Brief or Trend articles at a maximum of 1000 words.  The ELDJ is currently looking for reviewers in all areas of expertise to review submissions and provide feedback to the Editor-in-Chief.  The review process is double-blind.
If you are interested in being a Reviewer for the ELDJ, please email your interest to
The Emerging Learning Design Conference is looking for members for the 2015 Organizing Committee as well as Readers to consider and provide input on prospective presentations for the 2015 Conference, schedule for May 29th, 2015.
ELD15 Organizing Committee members will be expected to attend a couple of short committee meetings (held online) as well as participate in the pre-event organizing process.  The primary focus on the committee work will be to determine a theme for the 2015 event as well as consider options for a keynote speaker.  The work of this committee is expected to be done fairly quickly, like within 4-6 weeks, and most exchange will try to be handled asynchronously, via email, etc..  The committee will remain constituted until the May 29th event.
f you are interested in being on the ELD15 Organizing Committee, please email your interest to
ELD is also looking for Readers to consider presentation proposals.  This process will not begin until mid-to-late September and will continue until December/January.  The submissions are fairly short (about 300 words) and providing input takes only a few minutes per submission.  In past years, reviewers have, on average, considered 3 or 4 submissions.  ELD is looking for reviewers in a variety of fields of interest and levels of expertise.  Those who are planning on submitting for ELD15 can also be a Reader.
If you are interested in being a Reader for the ELD15 submissions, please email your interest to
Please feel free to share this with colleagues who you believe may be interested.

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NMC and ELD Announce Partnership



The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD14) are pleased to announce a collaboration. NMC will be a Platinum Partner for the 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference and ELD will be an NMC Association Partner for the 2014 NMC Summer Conference.

The #ELD14 Conference will take place on May 30th, 2014 on the campus of Montclair State University, in New Jersey. The Call for Proposals is currently open, details can be found at #ELD14 uses early acceptance as well as a revise & resubmit process. Proceedings will appear in the 2015 Journal of Emerging Learning Design, Registration for #ELD14 is also currently open, with rates starting at only $95.

The New Media Consortium Summer Conference will take place from June 17th-19th, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The Call for Proposals is now open; details can be found at  Registration for the NMC Summer Conference will open in March, 2014 – details can be found at

NMC and ELD encourage their membership, and all interested, to check out these two exceptional events and join us in Montclair and Portland.

Announcing the new Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ).

Emerging Learning Design is pleased to announce the new Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ).

This journal is an outgrowth of the annual Emerging Learning Design Conference, which makes its home at Montclair State University (MSU).   The journal will present best practices in technology design and implementation by offering articles that propose or review how technology can further enhance the pedagogy of engaging and dynamic approaches to learning.

Visti to find  the inaugural issue of this journal with the ensuing issue being made up of proceedings from the ELD Conference this year on June 7, 2013.

The journal’s editor-in-chief is Cigdem Penbeci Talgar, Acting Director of the Research Academy for University Learning and the managing editor is AJ Kelton, Director of Emerging & Instructional Technology for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, both at MSU.

ELD and Social Networks

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