Emerging Learning Design

Purpose and Mission Statement

Comprised of academic and learning community members from around the country, the Emerging Learning Design Executive Board (ELD EB) oversees and assists in the organization and implementation of all ELD activities, events, and projects.  ELD is firmly committed to the idea that, although technology has become a critical partner in teaching and learning, the pedagogy must always take precedence.

The two major efforts the ELD EB oversees are the annual Emerging Learning Design Conference and the Journal of Emerging Learning Design.  The EB also plays an active role in the development, maintenance, and growth of the ELD Community, which is dedicated to creating a space to showcase innovation and to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance and transform it.

Executive Board members are volunteers who serve 2-year terms, with no term limit currently set. A “year” on the ELD EB begins on June 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year, meaning a two-year term is 25 months. EB Members whose terms are expiring will be notified in January of the year the term expires.  In order to allow time for replacement, EB Members are asked to notify the Membership Committee Chair of their desire to remain on the EB no later than March 31st of the year his/her term expires.

2016-2017 Board Members

NameInstitution        TermsCurrentSince
Veronica ArmourSeton Hall University22017-20192015
Catherine BairdMontclair State University22016-20182014
Michelle BrannenUniversity of Tennessee-Knoxville22016-20182014
Michael DixonUniversity of Richmond12016-20182016
Charles ElliottConcord University12016-20182016
Jerry Alan FailsBoise State University12016-20182016
AJ KeltonMontclair State Univeristy42016-20182010
Kirk McDermidMontclair State University42017-20192011
Karen SchrierMarist College12016-20182016
Teresa SlobuskiSan Jose State University22016-20182014
Ralph VaccaNew York University12016-20182016

ELD conferences provide physical space for the ongoing discussion of how pedagogy, research, and scholarship can be be enhanced and transformed by technology. The purpose is to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse. The ELD Annual Conference makes its home at Montclair State University (MSU.)