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AJ Kelton

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The 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference is looking for a wide variety of volunteers for both the day of the conference and before.  For some things, being located near/around the conference location, or attending the conference, is not a prerequisite.  For more information, visit the ELD14 web site (http://eld.montclair.edu) or the online volunteer form (http://bit.ly/eld14vol)
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LInk here to see all the entries and vote for your favorites by monday https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PXoyAPkCHbQGfoRuaMwOAXLmd6FnHaKYMPI5zZCR_s0/viewform
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AJ Kelton

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The 2013 Emerging Learning Design Conference is just about 2 weeks off and promises to be an exceptional event.  This intimate conference experience provides excellent sessions with sufficient blocks of time for discussion and networking between presentations.   Registration includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, beverage breaks, and an afternoon snack.  There is also an opportunity to add on the Networking Cocktail Party for a relaxing and enjoyable way to mingle with other conference attendees and special guests.

Aside from our concurrent sessions, workshops, and special Ignite! & Engage! session, our Keynote Presenter this year is Dr. Christopher Hoadley and his presentation is entitled The Death Of Content: Why Universities and Schools are (and aren’t) being replaced by the Internet

Conveniently located at Montclair State University, the conference is easily accessible by car, bus, or train.

With less than 30 seats to go until registration closes, follow the URL below to reserve yours today
http://eld13-gpsm.eventbrite.com

Don't miss this great opportunity.  Check out the full schedule at http://eld.montclair.edu/schedule/ and register today 
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AJ Kelton

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At 1pm ET today the Games & Learning Constituent Group will be holding its second Google Hangout.  You can watch and participate synchronously or view the recording anytime (details on both below)

The topic for today will be a "gamification" rubric that one of our panelist, Paula, has designed.  The plan for today's meeting will be to start off by talking about pedagogy, game mechanics, learning, etc... and then we'll transition over to talking specifically about the rubric, which has been designed in the style of a Quality Matters rubric.

Our special panel today, other than myself and your other fearless co-leader Chris Stubbs, will include:
     * Deb Adair
     * Bryan Alexander
     * Paula Ascher
     * Randy Fujimoto
     * Monica Marlo

You can watch the stream live either on my Google+ page
http://gplus.to/ajkelton or at my YouTube Channel 
http://bit.ly/ajsyoutube  We'll be monitoring G+ and the YouTube channel for comments but if you're watching the stream live and would like to have a question asked of one of the panelist, you can post it to our Google Moderator at 
http://bit.ly/glcgmod (you'll need to sign in with your Google or Google Apps account to do this).

I'll be riding technical on this Hangout, so if you run into any problems, please let me know.

Approximately one hour after the event ends (depending on rendering time) the video will be posted to my YouTube Channel listed above, for those who cannot make it today.

Hope to see you later.
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AJ Kelton

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The submission deadline for the Emerging Learning Design 2013 Conference is March 17, 2013. (http://eld.montclair.edu/call-for-proposals/)

The VERY EARLY BIRD registration pricing is also set to expire on the 17th. (http://eld.montclair.edu/registration/)

Select proceeding from the conference will be published in the new Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ).  The paper for the proceeding is NOT due at the time of submission for this call.  Papers accepted into the proceedings would be due late summer/early fall 2013 and the proceedings issue of the ELDJ will be published in early 2014.

For more information on ELD13 Conference, please visit http://eld.montclair.edu/

2013 Conference Theme – Learning As Disruption
The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to showcase best practices in design and implementation by bringing together those interested in engaging in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance it.

The 2013 conference will take place on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey.

As part of our rolling acceptance method of creating the conference program, we've already secured some great presentations.  Don't delay in submitting yours to fill our remaining spots alongside presentations like these:

·  Christopher Donoghue will help you increase the frequency and quality of instructor-student interaction in distance education using Qualtrics, in “Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction in an Asynchronous Learning Network”.

·  Michael Kolitsky will show us how to enable different modes of learning, on-demand, with “Where Does 3D Printing Fit Into Your Pedagogical Thinking?”

·  John T Oliver will make a case for the pedagogical value of open, collaborative knowledge construction in “Making student Wikipedians: Encouraging disruptive scholarly communication”

·  Sophie Idromenos will demonstrate game design using Scratch in a hands-on workshop called "The Scratch Disruption: Video Game Design with Scratch.

The full schedule as it is right now can be found at http://eld.montclair.edu/schedule/
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Thanks for the invitation to your G+ community, AJ. Looking forward to the conversation. Speaking of social media & higher ed, I'm hosting a #connectedpd   Twitter chat this Friday at 9 am PST with @kfasimpaur on the Power of Peer to Peer Learning. It's live from the #NCCE13   conference.   This community is welcome to join in.
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Ed Garay

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Once again, I am using Google+ for one of my online classes and again I see students having a more organic conversation, a more natural and informal collaboration and information exchange than on our LMS discussion forums or blogs, which we also use in class.

The class wall has its appeal.

Some of our grad students are new to Google+, but they all like it. I want them to see the usefulness of Google Hangouts and Google Docs for their own collaborative learning activities; Twitter too.

I am also using Hangouts for Virtual Office Hours. Now that I can set up a G+ Community for the class it all is a lot easier and more private. I also plan to set up a G+ Community for the whole Masters program, but I need to first plant some seeds and slowly convince the college about its potential value.

Greetings from Chicago.
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Tom Evans

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A meeting of the minds... and I got an invite!? wow, thanks ;)  Looking forward to good convo and shared insights into social media in higher ed.
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Tanya Joosten
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Am I seriously having conversations in Google+?  What does this mean? ;)
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I'm with +Pete Hoffswell ;) Google+ is ... amazing!
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We're looking for 4 new Track Experts for the 2014 event. Very little work involved and you receive a FREE registration. Interested in knowing more? Contact us by November 5. Have an impact on the conference program, who will be presenting, what can they bring to eduWeb 2014 that will be helpful to all of you in higher ed.
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John W

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Sponsorship for Conference 
Register and get sponsorship from EventM
http://www.eventm.net/sponsor-request
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John W

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 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference 2013
http://www.eventm.net/tl2013
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AJ Kelton

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The Emerging Learning Design (ELD) Conference is pleased to introduce the nearly two dozen amazing presentations at this year's conference.
ELD13 will take place on Friday, June 7th, 2013 here at Montclair State University.

Early Bird Pricing is schedule to expire on Friday, May 10th, so take advantage of the lower pricing.  http://eld.montclair.edu/registration/ 

For the full schedule, times, and descriptions, please see http://eld.montclair.edu/schedule/
The titles of our sessions this year are:

* Keynote - The Death Of Content:Why Universities and Schools are (and aren’t) being replaced by the Internet  by Dr. Christopher Hoadley from New York University

     * Big Data Thinking and Learning 3.0 as Guides for Online Textbook Development
     * Choosing Effective Multimedia Simulations for Chemistry Learning
     * Design Rationale and Implications for Cultural Heritage Gaming: A Case Study of a Jewish Game for Learning
     * Digital Education, MOOCs and the Specter of the Cyberteacher
     * Does your institution suffer from dissociative identity disorder?
     * Emerging Technologies, Education, Exploration … and Ethics
     * Etextbook with Google Earth Development: Integrating SOA Technologies for Learning with Research
     * Making student Wikipedians: Encouraging disruptive scholarly communication
     * Mindfulness: Emerging Mobile Tools and the Potential to Help Learners
     * Navigating a Literacy Rich World: Untethering English Language Learners From the Classroom
     * PowerPoint: The Rules of Engagement
     * Technology and 21st Century Literacy in a Time of Accountability
     * The Design of RPGs to Teach Ethics and Empathy
     * The Scratch Disruption: Video Game Design with Scratch
     * Virtual Enhancements to Physical Spaces: A QR Code Based Orientation Game
     * Virtual Instructor – Student Interaction in an Asynchronous Learning Network
     * Visualizing American Literature with Pinterest
     * Where does 3D printing fit into your pedagogical thinking?

Select proceeding will appear in the Journal of Emerging Learning Design (http://eldj.montclair.edu) scheduled to be published in early 2014.  The Inaugural Issue of the ELDJ is online, with two invited articles, one from each of the keynote speakers for ELD11 (Using the Tool Adoption and Alignment Model to Assess Pedagogical Fit of Social Communication Tools by Sarah Smith-Robbins, PhD) and ELD12 (Designing for Technology Enhanced Activity to Support Learning
by Joshua A. Danish, PhD.)  

Visit the ELDJ site and subscribe (URL) to receive an email when new articles and announcements are posted.
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AJ Kelton

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The Emerging Learning Design 2013 Conference is pleased to announce the title and abstract of our Keynote Presentation by Dr. Christopher Hoadley (see below).  

Registration is currently open and can be found at http://eld.montclair.edu/registration/ 
 
The conference presentations are still being confirmed but the current schedule can be found at http://eld.montclair.edu/schedule/

Keynote
The Death Of Content: Why Universities and Schools are (and aren’t) being replaced by the Internet
In this talk, I argue that the current coin of the realm in academia–content–is dying and that universities need to radically rethink their role in the world. MOOCs, homeschooling, and the shadow education system all are evidence that the 20th century role of schools is decreasingly relevant. But does this mean that schools will become obsolete? I argue that schools face a choice: use technology to enhance their current functions but hasten their demise, or use technology to transform themselves and capitalize on 17th century strengths to be a cornerstone of the 21st century knowledge economy. I offer some ideas on how to reconceptualize the notion of ‘schools’ based on the latest research in learning and on ancient ideas about how to teach.

Dr. Chris Hoadley is associate professor in the Educational Communication and Technology Program and the Program in Digital Media Design for Learning. He has over 35 years of experience in designing, building, and studying ways for computers to enhance collaboration and learning. Currently his research focuses on collaborative technologies and computer support for cooperative learning (CSCL). Hoadley is the director of dolcelab, the Laboratory for Design Of Learning, Collaboration & Experience. He is an affiliate scholar for the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE) and was awarded a Fulbright for 2008-2009 in the South Asia Regional program to study educational technologies for sustainability and empowerment in rural Himalayan villages. Other interests include research on and through design, systems for supporting social capital and distributed intelligence, the role of informatics and digital libraries in education, and science and engineering education. Hoadley previously chaired the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group for Education in Science and Technology (now SIG: Learning Sciences), and served as the first president of the International Society for the Learning Sciences. Hoadley earned his baccalaureate in cognitive science from MIT, and a masters in computer science and doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. He previously taught at Stanford University, Mills College, and Penn State University in education, computer science, and information sciences.
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AJ Kelton

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There is still time to submit a proposal for the 2013 ELD Conference and we have some very exciting news to add to an already exciting conference

The new submission deadline is March 17, 2013 and the reason we've extended the window to submit is because select proceeding from the conference will be published in the new Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ).  This is not to say that all presentations will or are expected to appear in the ELDJ, or that consideration for ELDJ is a requirement of submission.  But for those who are interested, publication in this peer-reviewed journal is going to be an option.  Details on the ELDJ appear at the bottom of this notice.

For more information on ELD13 Conference, please click on the following link
http://eld.montclair.edu/

2013 Conference Theme – Learning As Disruption
The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to showcase best practices in design and implementation by bringing together those interested in engaging in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance it.

The 2013 conference will take place on the campus of Montclair State University.  MSU is located in northern New Jersey, 14 miles west of Manhattan and is easily accessible by car, bus, or train.

As part of our rolling acceptance method of creating the conference program, we've already secured some great presentations.  Don't delay in submitting yours to fill our remaining spots alongside presentations like these:

· Christopher Donoghue will help you increase the frequency and quality of instructor-student interaction in distance education using Qualtrics, in “Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction in an Asynchronous Learning Network”.

· Michael Kolitsky will show us how to enable different modes of learning, on-demand, with “Where Does 3D Printing Fit Into Your Pedagogical Thinking?”

· John T Oliver will make a case for the pedagogical value of open, collaborative knowledge construction in “Making student Wikipedians: Encouraging disruptive scholarly communication”

· Sophie Idromenos will demonstrate game design using Scratch in a hands-on workshop called "The Scratch Disruption: Video Game Design with Scratch.

We are also pleased to announce that the Very Early Bird Registration pricing has also been extended until March 17th.  So there’s still time to get the lowest registration cost available, at least for a couple more weeks.

The Journal of Emerging Learning Design
The Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides a platform for academics and practitioners to explore emerging learning design theories, concepts, and issues and their implications at national and international levels.  

An outgrowth of the annual Emerging Learning Design Conference, which makes its home at Montclair State University (MSU), The ELDJ invites scholarly communication in the emerging learning design field and will present best practices in design and implementation by offering articles that present, propose, or review engaging and dynamic approaches to pedagogy and how technology can better enhance it.

The inaugural issue is planned for March 22nd, 2013.  The issue including the proceedings from the Emerging Learning Design 2013 conference is anticipated for early 2014.
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AJ Kelton

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The Games & Learning CG's first Google Hangout is set for Thursday, February 21st, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern Time.  You'll be able to watch the stream at the following Google + stream (click on my profile to the left) or via YouTube at (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClZIMKVZFbiWYNdqv_HQXQA)

You are also welcome to post questions, and vote on questions that get posted, via the Google Moderator we'll be using - http://goo.gl/mod/3MEm  

The questions with the most votes will be sure to get asked, so visit that Moderator often to add your questions (both before and during the stream) and also to vote on questions.  It is open now, so you can start posting questions (or vote on questions) right away or during the stream.

Your group co-leaders (Chris Stubbs and I) will have the good fortune to chat for the hour with Sarah "Intellagir" Robbins and Bryan Alexander.

Please help spread the word and we look forward to "seeing" you on Thursday 2/21 at 3:30pm ET.
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Thanks AJ for the invitation.
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Birdie Newborn

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Do we (students) learn as much in school as in social media or just googling?
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