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#ELD14 Keynote Speaker

The 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference is thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Punya Mishra.

Dr. Mishra is a professor of educational technology at Michigan State University.

More details on the keynote, and other presentations, will be posted soon.


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.

ELD14 Call for Proposals

Emerging Learning Design (ELD) is now accepting proposals for its 4th annual conference, ELD14, to be held May 30th 2014 on the campus of Montclair State University.

For more information visit or click the CALL FOR PROPOSALS link in the top navigation bar on the ELD web site.

Keywords for #ELD14

Many conferences use Tracks to help attendees categorize and determine which presentations they might be interested in attending.  For the last three years, ELD has also used this method.  In planning for the 2014 event, the Organizing Committee reviewed feedback and also tried to think outside the box in this regard.  So, for ELD14, we’re doing away with Tracks and classifying all presentations by Keywords.

We have a pre-determined set of 21 Keywords and each presentation will be assigned three of them, with no single Keyword having more than four presentations within it.  Presenters are also being asked to provide one Keyword of their own choosing.  Each presentation, therefore, will have four Keywords to help attendees determine what the session will cover.

The 21 Keywords for the 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference will be:

ELD14 Registration is now open – Limited Early Bird Special

#ELD14 is very pleased to announce that REGISTRATION is now ONLINE!

The Early Bird rate, which includes all sessions, breakfast, and lunch, is only $95 ($135 if you include the post-conference Cocktail Party). or click the REGISTRATION link in the above navigation bar.

There are only 40 registrations at these prices and then they go up – so reserve early and get the best possible price for this year’s event.

ELD14 Theme

The ELD14 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference.

The New Learner – Transforming Education

In a culture of constant change, openness to sharing, and the world at their fingertips, our students are learning differently and they are less likely to be responsive to past practices of passive learning.  With growing access to the digital world, our students’ learning is no longer confined to the classroom. Rapid and continuous evolution of technology has created a new learner who must be able to adapt, innovate, and think creatively – a skill set that is becoming increasingly more important to career success as it is highly sought after by employers. These learners differ from previous cohorts – demographically, technologically, experientially, and they are seeking learning that is customized, connected, amplified, authentic, relevant, and resilient.

How can educators prepare students to compete in an ever-changing innovation-driven environment shaped by new and future technologies? In what ways do learners’ increased technological agency promote, frustrate or change our pedagogy?  Are educators prepared to be part of that learning space and be the guides and partners to this new way of learning and teaching?

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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