AECT HistoryMakers Project
Posted October 1, 2012 - The AECT History Makers Project is an association-wide
endeavor to help preserve our history through creating a searchable
archive of video interviews with many of our leaders of our field.
Video interviews can be viewed at http://www.vtidt.com/aect/
initiative is coordinated by AECT Past President Barbara Lockee at
Virginia Tech. She welcomes any ideas, suggestions, and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
IADIS Announces 2013 CELDA Conference Location
Posted September 16, 2012 - The University of North Texas College of Information (UNT-COI) will be
hosting the 2013 meeting of the International Conference called
Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) in October
2013. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa located in Fort Worth, Texas.
The CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age)
Conference is sponsored by the International Association for the
Development of the Internet Society (IADIS). The CELDA Conference aims
to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes
and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There
have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have
affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines
is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional
practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning,
constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches
have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such
as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agent systems. These
developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious
concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as
pedagogical issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been
identified. However innovative contributions that do not easily fit into
these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly
related to the overall theme of the conference – cognition and
exploratory learning in the digital age. The conference is now in its
eighth year - the 2013 conference will be the ninth. Every conference
has resulted in a special issue of a major international refereed
journal with a half dozen authors of the top-ranked papers invited to
contribute an expanded version of their conference paper. In addition,
there is now a dedicated Springer book series with additional authors
invited to contribute expanded versions as chapters.
More information about the conference will be forthcoming.
Michigan Chapter of AECT (MIAECT) Announces 2012-2013 Design in Detroit Series
Posted September 16, 2012 - The Michigan Chapter of AECT (MIAECT) will
be kicking off the 2012-2013 MIAECT calendar year on September
27th, with "Design Thinking", hosted by Dr. Monica Tracey at the D:hive
in Detroit, Michigan.
So often we jump into our cars, and interact with the world throughout
each day without once thinking about the one common element that
connects almost every object we interact with. Design. From the
smart-phones in our pockets, to the street lights over our heads; design
is where almost everything begins. This year MIAECT is focusing on
taking a closer, and more hands on look at what design is, and what it
means to those who practice design each and every day. What better
place to host a year of design thinking than in the heart of design,
Detroit Michigan. Detroit is home to designers from all industries,
from automotive, to the arts, education and more. Design is something
we all do in one way or another as we build our ideas from thoughts in
our heads or scratches on paper and screens, into finished products.
Join MIAECT as we take a closer look at how design drives Detroit, and how
it does and can drive you.