The following is the proposed schedule for ELD13.  The schedule is subject to change and sessions are being added as they are accepted.

Registration – 7:30am to 1:30pm

Breakfast – 7:30am to 8:30am

Welcome, Introduction, and Keynote – 8:30am to 10:00am

Welcome by Dr. Joanne Cote-Bonanno, MSU Associate Provost

Introduction by AJ Kelton, ELD13 Conference Co-Chair

Keynote PresentationThe Death Of Content: Why Universities and Schools are (and aren’t) being replaced by the Internet by Dr. Christopher Hoadley

 Beverage Break – 10:00am to 10:15am

Concurrent Session A – 10:15am to 10:45am


Workshop Session – 10:15am to 11:45am

Beverage Break – 10:45am to 11:15am

Concurrent Session B – 11:15am to 11:45am

Lunch – 11:45am to 1:15pm
including Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion Sessions and Vendor Displays

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (A number of the tables during lunch will be “designated” topic tables, where the conversation could/should be focused on said topic (there will also be tables with no topics).  A table tent will appear on each table so those attending lunch can choose to sit at a Birds-of-a-Feather topic table to talk about the topic(s) of interest.)

    • Augmented Reality
    • Collaborative Learning
    • Educational Technology
    • Games/Gamification
    • Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)
    • Social Media/Networking
    • STEM and Educational Technology
    • Student Engagement/User-Centered Design
    • Technology & Curriculum Development
    • Virtual Worlds/Environments

ELD Committees Meeting – 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Members of the ELD13 Organizing Committee, ELD13 Coordinating Committee, ELD14 Organizing Committee, ELDJ Advisory Board, and ELDJ Editorial Boards will meet in the President’s Dining Room.

Concurrent Session C – 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Break – 2:15pm to 2:30pm

Ignite! & Engage! – 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Ignite! Presentations will take place in University Hall 1070 followed by the Engage! Sessions and Dessert Reception in the University Hall Grand Concourse

Networking Cocktail Party – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Special Guest of Honor – Dr. Christopher Hoadley, ELD13 Keynote Speaker

Open bar from 4pm to 5pm, complimentary non-alcoholic  beverages and hors d’oeuvres from 4pm to 6pm.
Hors d’oeuvres could include: chipotle maple bacon wrapped chicken, portobello mushroom purse bites, smoked salmon canapes, pork potstickers with garlic soy, traditional bruschetta, and a cheese & cracker station.
This event in NOT included in the Conference Only Registration.  To attend this function you must select the registration that indicates “with Cocktail Reception” 

ELD13 Session Types


For ELD13 there are three session types:

  • Concurrent session
    • 30-minute: The 30-minute time slot is ideal for short papers or brief discussions of projects.  We anticipate 20 minutes of presentation with a 10-minute question/discussion period, or 30 minutes of directed discussion by the presenter as the common ways to use these sessions, though other options are welcome.  (Please make sure you clearly discuss how you will use your time, so that reviewers have unambiguous information to evaluate your presentation, and program committees can be confident in scheduling.)
    • 60 minute: The 60-minute time slot is more appropriate for more extended discussions or roundtables.  We discourage paper-reading or lecture-type proposals from these sessions, as the lack of interaction with audiences is a marked liability over this timeframe.  If this is your preferred session length, please supply reviewers with enough information to reassure them that your session will profit from more than 30 minutes, but is not suitable for a 90 minute workshop-type session.
  • Workshop (90-minute) – The 90-minute sessions are most appropriate for workshop-type presentations, where audience members are expected to explore technologies or pedagogies in interactive fashion at the direction of the presenter.  If you wish to be considered for a 90-minute session, please clearly describe the activities the audience will be engaging in so that reviewers can judge the feasibility of your proposal knowledgeably.
  • Ignite & Engage! – Ignite! sessions have increased in popularity since their origin in 2006.  Ignites! are very short, fast-paced slideshows 5 minutes in total length, with slides automatically advancing every 15 seconds.  They are intended to be engaging “elevator pitches” that promote awareness of issues and provoke discussion.  (See for details of O’Reilly Media’s Ignite! conferences.)  We are using our Ignite sessions as ‘mini-keynotes’, in contrast with the longer sessions that will run concurrently, and will also be providing Ignite presenters with time & space after the Ignite sessions to connect with audience members – what we’re calling the “Engage!” postsession.  Proposals for Ignites should give reviewers details on content, but the finished slideshow would not be required at the time of submission.  (The Program Committee will work with presenters to arrange and finalize the slideshow with Ignite presenters after acceptance.)  The Engage! postsession is unstructured and audience-driven, so the proposal need not contain any material specifically for this component.

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Track Description Page

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Submission Guidelines Page

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Call for Proposals

ELD13 Submission Guidelines


To help peer reviewers properly evaluate your submission, and provide constructive feedback, please prepare a document suitable for blind review that includes the following elements

Title and abstract
These should be submitted in the text box in the EasyChair submission form, and also (for redundancy’s sake) in the document you attach.  Abstracts should briefly characterize the main topic of the presentation, any results to report, and audience/participant outcomes to expect.  The title must be limited to 75 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
Track Selection
Indicate the track into which you believe your presentation is the best fit.  You are also welcome to indicate if you believe any of the other tracks might also apply, but it is critical that you select one of the tracks as a primary.  Peer-reviewers will use this information to help evaluate your submission.  Reviewers will provide feedback on track fit and may, as part of the feedback process, suggest a change to your primary track.
Session Type
Indicate the session type into which you believe your presentation would be the best fit. Peer-reviewers will use this information to help evaluate submission.  Reviewers will provide feedback on session fit and may, as part of the feedback process, suggest a change to session type if the review committee believes it would be more appropriate.
Presentation Description
Please clearly describe what you will discuss, what audience/participants will do, and what abilities, resources, perspectives or information will be gained by conference attendees.  You might find it beneficial to keep your preferred session type in mind as you write this, to place your goals in the context of that session.  Make sure you also address the track description so it is clear that your presentation is a good fit with your preferred track.  Peer-Reviewers will use all of this information to evaluate the novelty, impact and academic rigor of your activity/research/discussion, as well as its interest to potential conference attendees.
Extraordinary technical or presentation requirements
All presentations can assume the following support: wireless and wired internet access, data projector (with VGA connectors – bring your Mac adapter!) and audio jacks.  Loaner laptops are also available if you wish to bring presentation materials on a USB stick.  If you require any additional support (i.e., laptops for audience members, clickers, unusual space requirements, software) please indicate those clearly in your proposal.  Reviewers will not be using this information in their evaluations, but we do need to be aware at the earliest possible date about these requirements to increase our chances of meeting them.
Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Track Description Page

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Session Types

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Call for Proposals

The EasyChair site will accept typical document formats including Word and PDF.  Please ensure that you have omitted any identifying details (institution, presenter names) so that our reviews can be impartial.

Call for Proposal



Everything you need to know in order to submit a proposal for ELD13 is on this page.  If you have any questions, please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

A link to the submission form and description of the submission process can be found below.

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Track Description Page

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Submission Guidelines Page

Click HERE to go to the ELD13 Session Types


ELD13 will be employing a ROLLING SUBMISSION ACCEPTANCE process, which is described in detail below.  This means that we are receiving and will be accepting submissions for the conference effective IMMEDIATELY.  The deadline for submission is MARCH 17th; however, once we have filled the conference schedule we will no longer be accepting proposals.  Therefore, it is important that you submit your proposal as soon as possible.


The Submission Process

We are using a web-based conference management system called EasyChair.  We expect that it will help us manage your submission a bit differently than you may be used to at your typical conference.  Instead of a final reject/accept decision after the submission deadline, we plan on giving submitters constructive feedback throughout the CFP period.

Our peer-review process for this conference is very similar to that of a journal and will lead to one of two possible outcomes:
  • Accepted:  Your submission has been peer-reviewed and accepted in the form that it was submitted and will be included in the program immediately.
  • Revise and Resubmit: Your submission has been peer-reviewed and is being returned (within two weeks) with certain concerns that need to be addressed to make it a better fit with our conference.  Proposals may go through more than one feedback cycle like this.  Participation in this cycle does not guarantee inclusion in the conference program, based on the peer-review process.

Using EasyChair

To use the EasyChair system, you will need to establish an account with EasyChair. The URLs listed here will open in a new window allowing you to keep this window open in order to refer back to it easily.

This screencast should help you navigate that process – open the link to EasyChair.  After you’ve established that account, you can submit your proposal.

Here are the steps in writing:

  1. Use this link to access our home page on EasyChair.
  2. Click the “sign up for an account” link.
  3. Prove you aren’t a bot by completing the Captcha.
  4. Fill in your basic information (name, email) and wait for the confirmation email to arrive.
  5. Click the link in the confirmation email, and continue to fill in more information (including a username, password and address information.)
  6. Once you complete the registration information, you are returned to the login page where you can actually sign in for the first time.
  7. Now you can start with the submission process, by selecting “New Submission”, selecting your track and submitting your proposal. Check here for Submission Guidelines.

Once you have an account at EasyChair, you can submit your paper.  Unfortunately EasyChair does not allow us to tell you within the application what our tracks or presentation types are.

Please review the TRACKS, SESSION TYPES, and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES pages before submitting.



Select conference presentations will be published as proceedings. Papers to be considered for the proceedings should follow the Guidelines for Publication, which will be provided.  Any research using human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the presenter’s home institution.

The paper for the proceeding is NOT due at the time of submission for the call for proposals.  Presentations at the conference will be reviewed by the Journal of Emerging Learning Design Editorial Board and invitations to appear in the proceedings will be issued not long afterward.  Papers for accepted invitations would be due late summer/early fall 2013 and the proceedings issue of the ELDJ will be published in early 2014. For questions or details please email



The 2013 Call for Proposals will be opened shortly.  Here are the tracks for this year’s conference.

Administration & Leadership

Emerging Technology is one way that educational institutions are responding to social change and the changing expectations society has for education. Online and hybrid learning are transforming all aspects of education including teaching, student services, finance, and administration, while also impacting and challenging the underlying values of the academy. Institutions and institutional leaders are designing new structures to deal with the opportunities and challenge that technology and online/hybrid learning affords.

Proposals submitted to this track should directly address how institutional leadership and administration supports, encourages, and facilitates the use of emerging technology in online/hybrid learning. In addition, presentations might consider societal factors such as: changing technologies; diversity and student and faculty demographics; how education leaders support and promote innovative uses of technology in educational settings; address the technological tools used to provide leadership in educational institutions; access to education; and outcomes based education. Proposals may focus on leadership and administration in terms of governance, policy, or programs, and should be supported by examples of practice and/or research.

Digital Citizenship

In an increasingly digital world, we are all digital citizens in one way or another.  Digital citizenship has been defined as including the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to living, learning and working safely, legally and ethically in the digital space. How these are incorporated into the curriculum, and important ways teachers are modeling digital citizenships, is an important and growing concern.

Proposals for this track should provide specific examples, case studies, and/or research regarding community and teaching practices and learning activities that promote and develop fair access for everyone including those with special needs, appropriate use of communication and collaboration tools, digital etiquette, citation and copyright, privacy, and security.

Emerging Technologies – Sponsored by Cecil College

Emerging technologies can be transformative yet what is emerging to one may be more common to another. The context in which a technology is used may be emergent when in fact the technology may ‘main street’, influenced by the learner, pedagogy, learning space, resources and support, etc. Emerging technologies can be addressed from the perspectives of ‘early adopter’ or ‘lead user’ but should focus more on the “how” of technology use rather than the “why”.

Proposals in this track should address aspects of emerging technologies that have a transformative impact upon the design of learning pedagogy, learning activities and/ or learning spaces. Context for how a technology is presented as emerging would be a critical component of a successful presentation, given that something could be emerging in one set of circumstances and less so in another.  Presentations can provide case studies, research or specific examples of how the technologies can be integrated in a learning space, online or otherwise.

Immersive Learning – Sponsored by NJEDge.Net

Immersive learning involves creating a pedagogically sound environment in which the learner is immersed in the action, activity, or event.  The technological vehicle that creates the immersive experience can include, but is not limited to, augmented reality, computer-based applications or simulations, games, and virtual environments. Although exciting, integration of these technologies can present a unique set of implementation challenges. The classroom use of immersive technologies could provide a challenging addition to a curriculum as well as an innovative approach to learning.

Proposals for this track should address the effective use of immersive technology at any level of education and in a wide variety of subject areas. Submissions could focus on the research and/or use of the following technologies and approaches in the classroom: mobile / tablet apps, intuitive environments, augmented reality, digital story-telling, games as tools to teach academics as well as social skills, simulations, and instruction in 3D virtual environments. Presentations may also touch upon how to integrate specific technology in a variety of classroom situations or as a possible approach to professional development for potential instructor.

Learning, Pedagogy, & Technology – Sponsored by NJEDge.Net

For learning to take place, individual learners, educators, subject matter, and pedagogy must be considered in the course design and facilitation.  While considering the technologies that are available for course integration, educators are encouraged to become the “bridge” between theory and practice and the facilitator for the learners’ knowledge construction in all learning modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online).  The focus should be more on the “why” of technology use rather than the “how”.

Proposals for this track should provide models of effective or innovative teaching practices, instructional design approaches, theoretical approaches, faculty development programs and training workshops, the professional relationship between a content developer and an instructional designer, or pedagogical issues in hybrid and/or online learning. The proposals may be based on empirical data, theory, reflection of instructional design and/or pedagogy implementation.





2013 Partners







Cecil College





The Emerging Learning Design 2012 Conference would like to thank our Partners for the 2012 event.



– sponsor of the Hybrid & Online Teaching & Learning Track

Apple Inc.




Montclair State University – sponsor of the Immersive Technology Track

Cecil College – sponsor of the Keynote Session

 – sponsor of the Instructional Design and Pedagogy Track

Raritan Valley Community College


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