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TUESDAY, MAY 30th, 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Meet & Greet: Machuga Heights


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st, 2017

7:30am – Set-Up and Registration
8:15am: Welcome

Collaborate General Session 1 – 8:45am

  • Learning Sciences: Aligning Research to the Classroom Experience
    Elliott King of Loyola University, Maryland

9:00am – Beverage Break


Collaborate Breakout Session 1 – 9:30am

  • Breakout A: The Role of the Library in Learning and Learning Design: From Staplers to Serendipity
    UN 1145
  • Breakout B: Impact on the Selection of Teaching Approaches and its Implications
    UN 1142
  • Breakout C: Aha! Applying Learning Sciences to Course Design
    UN 1120
  • Breakout D: Why Do We Care About Learning Sciences?
    UN 1121

Collaborate General Session 2 – 10:30am

  • Learning Resources: The 21st Century Library as Classroom Learning Partner
    Teresa Slobuski of San Jose State University

Collaborate Breakout Session 2 – 11:15am

  • Breakout A: Something Old, Something New: How We Work with the Modern Academy
    UN 1145
  • Breakout B: Open Access in Scholarship and Publication
    UN 1142
  • Breakout C: Collaborating with the Library in Course Design
    UN 1120
  • Breakout D: Innovation or Customer Service – What Can Today’s Library Do For Me?
    UN 1121


 12:00pm – Lunch


Collaborate General Session 3 – 12:45pm

Collaborate Breakout Session 3 – 1:30pm

  • Breakout A: Curating Learning Materials When Fair Use Isn’t an Option
    UN 1145
  • Breakout B: Instructional Presence When You’re Not Looking Them Right in the Eye
    UN 1142
  • Breakout C: Developing Connective Tissue and Context in Course Design
    UN 1120
  • Breakout D: MOOCs are Dead! Long Live the MOOC!
    UN 1121

 2:15pm – Beverage Break


Collaborate Panel – 2:45pm

Collaborate Wrap Up – 3:45pm

Campus Walking Tour – 4:00pm

ELD Game Night – 4:30pm


THURSDAY, JUNE 1st, 2017

7:30am: Registration and Breakfast

Concurrent Session A – 8:30am

9:30am – Beverage Break


Welcome & Keynote – 10:00am

11:00am – Meet Elliott King & Beverage Break


Concurrent Session B – 11:30am

12:30pm – Lunch (Executive Box Lunch)


Cohort Meetings – 2:00pm

  • Digital Humanities: UN 1145
  • Games & Learning/Gamification: UN 1121
  • Instructional Design: UN 1120
  • Librarian: UN 1142
  • MakerSpace/Fablab: UN 1140
  • Instructor: UN 1143

Workshops – 3:00pm

ELDc17 Community Organized Social Event– 4:30pm


FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2017

7:30am: Registration and Breakfast

Concurrent Session C – 8:30am

9:30am – Beverage Break


Concurrent Session D – 10:00am

11:30am – Lunch (ELD Buffet)


SPARKS! – 12:30pm

After Party – 1:45pm

  • Additional cost & must be 21+

Session Type Descriptions


Cohort Group (sometimes called Special Interest Groups or SIGs): Cohort Groups provide an informal learning environment in which members can collaborate, discuss, and share ideas pertaining to current topics for the group.  The meeting allows brainstorming opportunities as well as informative peer-to-peer collaborative thinking. The open discussion setting allows individuals who share a common interest to engage with one another in lively discussion regarding a key topic. Existing Cohort Groups include: Faculty, Instructional Design, and Librarian.


Workshop: A place for people to go to learn more about their interest area. While the workshops are based on keywords that cater to different interests, you do not have to have prior knowledge of the subject to attend. Workshops stand out from other sessions due to their length, as they have a much longer format than the others. Also, workshops usually contain some type of hands on component that really let the attendees interact with what they are interested in. Workshops are a place that encourage growth as well as foster new ideas and relationships in other categories that can be beneficial to any interest area.


Concurrent Sessions: Concurrent sessions are presentations about a variety of topics that occur at the same time. This gives those attending the conference a chance to pick what type of session they want to go to based on interest and personalize their experience. Presentations with similar focuses or keywords are typically separated into different sessions so that there is something interesting for everyone during each session block. Each attendee’s conference experience will be unique because of the choices they make during concurrent sessions.


SPARKS!: Sparks is a fun and non-traditional way of sharing your expertise with those around you. Each speaker will get 5 minutes to showcase their projects or findings to the audience. At the 5 minute mark, a timer will sound and quickly transition to the next presenter. Because of the fast-paced style, Sparks sessions are often lively and energetic, and focus on keywords. The Sparks sessions allow creativity with your own presentation in ways such as speeches, videos, or visual aids. The session is informal and allows the audience to get acquainted with new ideas or topics very quickly.

Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design Session List


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Emerging Learning Design

Session List

This year’s theme:

“Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge”

May 31 – June 2, 2017

(Presentations subject to change without notice)

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Click HERE for TRAVEL and HOUSING Information 

These are the offering for the conference thus far.  A full details schedule will be provided as soon as it is available.

  • Continental Breakfast all three days
  • Lunch all three days, including the Friday Buffet that has become a staple of the ELD annual event
  • Game night!
  • All sessions below are included in the registration cost
  • more to come


  • Three main topic general meetings (30 minutes each)
  • Five break-out sessions per general meeting (45 minutes each)
  • Wrap-up panel (60 minutes)

Cohort Meetings (60 minutes)

Keynote Presentation

Workshops (90 minutes each)

Concurrent (45 minute each)

Sparks! (5 minutes each)

After Party (additional cost)

  • A great way to unwind and spend quality time with others who attended ELD following the closing session of the conference.  Details soon.


ELD Community and Social Media


The ELD Community is you.  It is each of us.  For without it’s members, the ELD is just words.  The annual Emerging Learning Design Conference is the premier annual event for the ELD community.  The Journal of Emerging Learning Design is also a critical part of the ELD community.  ELD looks forward to additional efforts in the coming months and years, but the easier was to be a part of the ELD Community is to join us on one of our social media outlets.

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