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#ELD15 Event Partners

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference would like to thank our Event Partners: NMC.Org and Montclair State University

NMC joins #ELD15 as Event Partner

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference is pleased to announce that The New Media Consortium ( will be our Event Partner for this year’s event.

NMC joined us for the first time last year and we are thrilled to renew and expand our partnership.  Look for more information coming soon.

Don’t miss connecting with the NMC and all of the wonderful presenters we have lined up for #ELD15 on May 29th, 2015.

For registration information, visit and for general information on the conference, visit

The NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the expert panels and others helping the NMC conduct cutting-edge research. The role of the NMC is to help our hundreds of member universities, colleges, museums, and organizations drive innovation across their campuses. For more information and to join the NMC, visit



2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Halverson

The Organizing Committee for the Emerging Learning Design Conference is proud to announce Dr. Richard Halverson as our keynote speaker for our 2015 annual conference on May 29th, 2015.


Dr. Halverson is a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the UW-Madison School of Education. His research aims to bring the research methods and practices of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership and interactive media. Dr. Halverson co-directs the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network and the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and was a co-founder and co-director the Games + Learning + Society Research Center. He holds affiliate appointments in Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction Departments, and is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Dr. Halverson is a former high school teacher and administrator, and earned an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He is co-author (with Allan Collins) of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America.

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ELD15 Opens Call for Proposal

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference is please to announce the opening of our Call for Proposals.

Details can be found at and the Initial Proposal Deadline is November 21st, 2015.




ELD15 Theme and Keywords

The Emerging Learning Design 2015 Organizing Committee is thrilled to announce the theme and session keywords for our ELD15 conference on May 29th, 2015.

The theme for ELD15 is:

Connect, Construct, Create: Engaging Approaches to Teaching and Learning

A descriptive paragraph of this year’s theme is forthcoming, check back soon.

Categorizing our sessions by keyword last year, compared to tracks, was broadly applauded.  Attendees found it incredibly helpful in determining which sessions to see and presenters found it liberating, being able to use multiple terms to inform potential session members the gist of what they will be presenting.

The Keywords for ELD15 will be as follows:

      • Assessment
      • Blended Learning
      • Classroom Practices
      • Collaboration
      • Communities
      • Digital Citizenship
      • Diversity
      • Evidence of Impact
      • Flexible Learning
      • Flipped Pedagogy
      • Gamification
      • K-12
      • Learning Spaces
      • Libraries
      • Maker Space
      • Mobile Learning
      • New Literacies
      • Old Tech New Use
      • Open Source
      • Problem-Based Learning
      • Repurposing Tech
      • Social Media
      • Storytelling
      • Usability & Accessibility




ELD15 Seeking Keynote Speaker Suggestions

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Organizing Committee will soon be announcing the Theme for the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference as well as the opening of our call for proposals! Look for details in the coming week.

As we continue planning for our May 29th, 2015 event, we are considering a wonderful range of speakers for our opening Keynote. The Organizing Committee, as we review candidates, wanted to reach out to our community and see if there are any keynote presenters YOU would like to see headline ELD15.

If you have any suggestions for keynote speakers, please email with the full name of your recommended speaker. If you also have any information on past presentations and/or work by that presenter, including a link to any biographical information, the Organization Committee would be most grateful.




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.

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



Readers and Reviewers

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 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.