ELD Conference 2018, Montclair NJ,

May 31-June 1, 2018

From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)

Montclair, New Jersey, USA, May 31-June 1, 2018

Education has changed more in the last 25 years than the 250 before that. Whereas once the norm was teacher-focused, sage-on-the-stage, a shift is still going on that places the learner at the core of the learning experience.  Driven by the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes, LX pushes to make sure the learner voice is integrated more purposefully by sharing the experience development and iteration process with those for whom it is designed.

From an emphasis on scaffolding and creating software with Learner Centered Design to the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes with Learning Experience (LX) Design the goal continues to be to create effective and meaningful experiences for the learner.  ELDc18 seeks to bring together diverse voices and innovative approaches to designing with the learner in mind.

The following topics are examples, but are in no way exhaustive or limited:

  • How might learners be involved in the design and evaluation of learning experiences?
  • What are examples of personalized learning and what can we learn from these experiments?
  • How can we use learning analytics to better understand aspects of learning experiences?
  • What are some organizational approaches to incorporating user experience research and iteration into the design process?
June Ahn, Associate Professor at New York University (NYU), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Dr. Ahn works in the Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) program within the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology. He teachs in the Digital Media Design for Learning, Games for Learning, and ECT PhD programs.

Prior to NYU, Dr. Ahn was an Assistant/Associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the College of Information Studies with a joint appointment in the College of Education. He directed the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) during his time at UMD (one of the oldest HCI labs in the country).


ELD conferences provide physical space for the ongoing discussion of how pedagogy, research, and scholarship can be be enhanced and transformed by technology. The ELD Annual Conference is a space designed 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.)

Call for Proposals

Venue & Logistics

Montclair State University

The conference will be hosted at Montclair State University (MSU) in New Jersey. MSU is conveniently located close to New York City via public transportation.

Contact Us

Please direct questions to the organizing committee at eldc.program@gmail.com.

FAQ

Are there grants or funding opportunities for either attendees or presenters?

ELD works to keep the annual conference as reasonably priced as possible, allowing greater opportunity for those who would like to attend.  At this time, we do not have any grants for attendance or presenting.  Those who have a presentation accepted are provided a code that allows for a discount on registration.  Although a discount will be offered for the conference, pricing and discount information is not yet available.


General Schedule

10/13/2017

Thursday – May 31st, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00-9:00am
Opening Remarks – 8:30-9:00am
Workshops – 9:00-11:00am
Concurrent Session: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Lunch – 12:00-1:00pm

Boxed lunch provided.

Concurrent Session: 1:00 – 1:45pm
Concurrent Session: 2:00 – 2:45pm
Cohort Meetings – 3:00-4:00pm
Social Event – 4:00-5:00
Social Event – 5:00+

Friday – June 1st, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00-9:00am
Concurrent Session – 8:30-9:15am
Opening Remarks – 9:30-10:00am
Keynote – 10:00-11:00am
June Ahn, Associate Professor at New York University (NYU), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Dr. Ahn works in the Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) program within the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology. He teachs in the Digital Media Design for Learning, Games for Learning, and ECT PhD programs.

Prior to NYU, Dr. Ahn was an Assistant/Associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the College of Information Studies with a joint appointment in the College of Education. He directed the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) during his time at UMD (one of the oldest HCI labs in the country).

Concurrent Session – 11:15-12:00pm
Lunch – 12:00-1:30pm
Sparks – 1:30-2:00pm
Cocktail Party 2:00-3:00pm

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Program

04/1/2018

Thursday, May 31

 


Submit Proposal

10/13/2017

Submission Deadline: February 28th

The Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELDc) 2018 is accepting proposals for it’s 8th annual conference (#ELD18) to be held May 31 – June 1st, 2018, on the campus of Montclair State University. Submissions must follow the instructions of their respective session category. All submissions will be subjected to double-blind peer review.
In light of recent events, Emerging Learning Design (ELD) is announcing a new call for proposals for the 2018 conference, “From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)” with three new keywords added to the program: (1) New Media; (2) Trends vs. Fads; (3) Media Literacy.
ELDc 18 is accepting three different kinds of session proposals:

Concurrent Session
The traditional and familiar presentations at conferences, are 45-minutes long, including Q&A and can be done individually, as a group, or as a panel.  Our expectation, however, is that your presentation will depart from the very traditional “read a paper” strategy.  Proposals aimed at this session type should include information that assures reviewers the time will be well spent, accomplishing explicitly stated goals for the audience.  At least 5 minutes should be budgeted for questions or discussion at the end of the session (though proposals that make room for interaction with the speaker throughout the presentation are encouraged.)
Workshop Session
These sessions are 90 minutes (including a small break at the half way point) and should be focused on practical demonstrations or activities to develop attendees’ facility with particular concepts, technology, or pedagogy.  Reviewers will be prioritizing proposals that focus on readily implementable projects and workshops that can reasonably promise to teach the audience usable skills or techniques during the workshop itself.  We encourage proposals that can accommodate audience input or feedback during the workshop (e.g., that allow attendees to apply your ideas to their issues or content, to explore it in contexts relevant to attendees.)

Sparks! Session

These sessions are 5 minute ‘mini-keynote’ presentations delivered in the main conference room to all conference attendees.  Although short, these presentations have the opportunity to be very dynamic and engaging to the audience.  Because they are held in the main conference room with all attendees, presenters in the Sparks! session have an opportunity to reach a wider audience than with the other session types. As with all presentation, the revise-and-resubmit model of reviewing will allow us to help craft your presentation to make it as impactful and engaging in the brief presentation format.  For previous attendees who are familiar with the Ignite! session, the Sparks! sessions do not require that presenters use timed powerpoint slides limited to 20 slides for 15 seconds each.  Sparks! presenters may utilize their desired presentation platform but are still limited to a 5-minute presentation.

Submission Instructions

ELD uses a “rolling submission” model for proposals: every proposal will be reviewed and given feedback within 2-3 weeks of submission. Your submission will either be accepted or you’ll be provided feedback from our reviewers and offered an opportunity to revise and resubmit. We’ll continue this process of accepting or giving constructive feedback to proposals until all presentation slots are filled. Submissions will still be accepted after the submission deadline, but they will be considered in the second round of proposals.  We will work with those who submitted by the deadline and then look toward later submissions to complete the program, should presentation slots still be available.

Why this model? Two main reasons: we seen that having revise-and-resubmit cycles make our conference’s presentations the best they can be for our attendees, and accepting excellent proposals as they arrive is a great way to let our prospective audience know what to look forward to even before the whole program is finalized. In addition, this model is easier on our reviewers as we don’t get a rush of proposals on deadline day.

  • Submissions should be written in English and follow the guidelines and best practices.
  • Submission Deadline: Rolling

Submit a Proposal

Download Submission Guidelines


ELDc18 Session Types

09/30/2013

The Concurrent sessions, the traditional and familiar presentations at conferences, are 45-minutes long, including Q&A and can be done individually, as a group, or as a panel. Our expectation, however, is that your presentation will depart from the very traditional “read a paper” strategy. Proposals aimed at this session type should include information that assures reviewers the time will be well spent, accomplishing explicitly stated goals for the audience. At least 5 minutes should be budgeted for questions or discussion at the end of the session (though proposals that make room for interaction with the speaker throughout the presentation are encouraged.)

Workshop sessions are 90 minutes (including a small break at the half way point) and should be focused on practical demonstrations or activities to develop attendees’ facility with particular concepts, technology, or pedagogy. Reviewers will be prioritizing proposals that focus on readily implementable projects and workshops that can reasonably promise to teach the audience usable skills or techniques during the workshop itself. We encourage proposals that can accommodate audience input or feedback during the workshop (e.g., that allow attendees to apply your ideas to their issues or content, to explore it in contexts relevant to attendees.)

Sparks! sessions are 5 minute ‘mini-keynote’ presentations delivered in the main conference room to all conference attendees. Although short, these presentations have the opportunity to be very dynamic and engaging to the audience. Because they are held in the main conference room with all attendees, presenters in the Sparks! session have an opportunity to reach a wider audience than with the other session types. As with all presentation, the revise-and-resubmit model of reviewing will allow us to help craft your presentation to make it as impactful and engaging in the brief presentation format. For previous attendees who are familiar with the Ignite! session, the Sparks! sessions do not require that presenters use timed powerpoint slides limited to 20 slides for 15 seconds each. Sparks! presenters may utilize their desired presentation platform but are still limited to a 5-minute presentation.

The Program Committee and its reviewers will be evaluating each proposal based primarily upon the submitter’s choice of session, but may advise the submitter to consider an alternate type in their feedback.

ELDc18 Call for Proposals
ELDc18 Call for Proposals FAQ
ELDc18 Call for Proposals Online Submission Form

 

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