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Emerging Learning Design
7th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference - Call for Proposals

Emerging Learning Design is now accepting proposals for the
7th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELDc17)
June 1st & 2nd, 2017 at Montclair State University.

The theme for this year’s conference is
Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge

When teaching, learning, and technology converge we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated. 21st century technologies provide a common space to explore and experience in an engaging and/or collaborative educational experience grounded in knowledge, strong pedagogy and learning theory.

Consider the times of convergence you’ve experienced – What made it effective and where were your challenges? What worked, and what needed refining? What were your ingenious, light-bulb moments and what were the lead balloons? Share your stories and your insight as we discuss where teaching, learning, and technology converge.

Submission are encouraged that tie to the theme, our mission, or, any of our ELDc17

ELDc17 Submission Timeline

• Early Acceptance Proposal Submission Deadline - October 10th, 2016
Proposals submitted by this deadline, whether eventually accepted or not, will be included in a drawing for a free registration.
• Final Proposal Submission Deadline - November 1st, 2016 (if needed)

ELDc works with a Rolling Submission/Early Acceptance model. See for details

Call for Submission: ELDc17 Session Types:
Call for Proposals FAQ:

Please contact for more information.

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Emerging Learning Design is looking for reviewers.

The Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDj) and the 7th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELDc17) are looking for reviews for articles and proposals, respectively.
The ELDj is currently collecting proceedings articles from the 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design conference, which took place on June 2 & 3. Review of submissions will begin in early August. The expected publication of the proceedings issue is January, 2017.

ELDj has also announced its first Special Issue. A call for submissions will be going out shortly but the theme of ELDj's first Special Issue will be Digital Humanities. Submissions for this Special Issue will be due in late fall and the publication date will be June 2nd, 2017.

ELDc17 is looking for reviewers for session proposals for our Annual Conference, which will take place on June 1st and 2nd, 2017. Details on theme and the call for submissions will be coming out later this summer. Review will begin in late fall, 2016.
The review process is simple and straight-forward and takes place entire online. The process is blind, so being a reviewer does not preclude submitting.

Reviewers are asked to consider a very limited number of submissions, in order to help reduce the work load and time commitment. The only thing we ask in return is that reviewers agree to respond within approximately 2 weeks.

Those interested in reviewing for the ELDj, ELDc17, or both, are asked to complete this short online form.

If you have any questions on the review process for either ELDj or ELDc17, please do not hesitate to contact me at

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It’s not too late to join us for ELD16 and catch these amazing sessions:

* Designing the ELD16 Game: A Panel of Students and Faculty -…/designing-the-eld16-game-a-pane…/

* Meet Leah Buechley: An Open Q&A -…/01/meet-leah-buechley-an-open-qa/

* Crowd-sourced Legal Database: Use technology to think like a lawyer -…/crowd-sourced-legal-database-us…/

* Corpora as Digital Humanities Tools for Learning Foreign Languages -…/corpora-as-digital-humanities-t…/

* Come Fly With Me: The NMC Horizon Report in 5 minutes or Less -…/come-fly-with-me-the-nmc-horizo…/

Check out our full schedule with session descriptions -

At $149 for a two-day conference, you just can’t beat the value. Register today -

Have questions? No problem, chat LIVE with us from ANY page on the ELD site. You’ll find our Live Chat app in the lower right hand corner.

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The 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference is in less than two weeks and it's not too late to join us. We have a great schedule ( and fantastic keynote(, Dr. Leah Buechley. (

Please take a moment to check out this excellent event REGISTER TODAY (

This year's ELD conference has been expanded to TWO DAYS! and yet the price is still the one-day price. Where can you find a two-day conference for under $150 total for BOTH DAYS!

Join us:

for our Cohort Meetings (, 2 hour Workshops (, and concurrent ( and Sparks! Sessions (

to play the Emerging Learning Debate game (, designed by the students in the Game Design program at Bloomfield College. We'll talk to the students and their faculty members during our opening Panel session ( on Thursday.

to hear Leah Buechley, our Keynote presenter on Friday

to meet and learn from peers, focusing on pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it.

Don’t miss out on our intellectually vibrant and dynamic event, register today! (

Please also share this excellent conference with your colleagues and students. The rate for this event is amazingly affordable compared to other events like this. Even more so for students, who get a discount (see registration page for details).

Please +1 and SHARE with colleagues or interested students, or simply direct them our schedule and registration pages.

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The 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference is just about a month off and we're very excited about this year's event, with a great schedule and a fantastic keynote speaker in Dr. Leah Buechley.

With the semester nearly behind us, please take a moment to check out this excellent event and register today.

This year's ELD conference has been expanded to TWO DAYS! Where else can you get two days of professional development for less than the cost of a nice dinner for two?!

Don’t miss out on our intellectually vibrant and dynamic event, register today.

Please +1 and SHARE this excellent conference with your colleagues.

You can also share this with your students as any student, at any institution, can get a special rate. Details can be found at

Session Titles

Thursday PANEL: Designing the ELD16 Game: A Panel of Students and Faculty

Friday Keynote: Culture and STEM Education by Leah Buechley

Thursday Workshops (2 hours)
Crowd-sourced Legal Database: Use technology to think like a lawyer
The Negotiated Syllabus: Involving Students in Course Design
Paper Prototyping Games for Engaged Investigations and Fun in any Subject
‘RICH’ Learning: a challenge-based learning approach to learning design processes
Using Knowledge Games: Helping Students Co-Create Knowledge through Games

Friday Concurrent Sessions (45 minutes)
Can Multimodality help learners of Chinese overcome a centuries-old problem
Electronic Rubric Grading: Establishing a Foundation for the Future
Face-to-Face or Online Discussions: Are They Really So Different?
Gami-flipping Your Classroom
Meet Leah Buechley: An Open Q&A
Corpora as Digital Humanities Tools for Learning Foreign Languages
How Undetectable Wearable Technology Will Affect Classrooms
Students Utilize Technology to Teach CHF Management to Promote Adaptation
Using Computer-Based Testing to Study Learner Analytical Data and Drive Curricular Decisions
Wow, I Can Actually Invite Guest Speakers in my Online Class!
Adapting Research Methods to Construct a Learning Design Research Agenda
Beyond Academia: Teaching Life Skills With Wikipedia
Designing at the Intersection of Theory, Content, & Pedagogical Experience
Flipped Lab: reimagining science education with next-generation virtual lab
The NMC’s Horizon Report
Setting the PACE—Engaging and Motivating Students Utilizing Differentiation

Friday SPARKS! Sessions
Connecting Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in a Film Festival
Deeper Learning by Putting Students in Charge of the Problem Lifecycle
Gamifying the Classroom with Character-Driven Technologies
Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences in Tomorrow’s Lessons
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The 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD15) is accepting proposals for its 2016 conference, to be held June 2nd & 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Montclair State University.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 9th, 2015.  See below for details.
All proposals received by the above deadline, whether eventually accepted or not,
will be included in a drawing for a complimentary ELD16 full registration.

For the Call for Proposals Submission Form – click
For the ELD16 Session Types – click
For the Call for Proposals FAQ – click
The theme for this year’s conference is Adopt & Adapt: Connecting Learning to Life


ELD uses a “rolling submission” model for proposals: every proposal will be reviewed and given feedback within 2 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 November 9th, 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 proposalsas 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.

How do you submit a proposal? Go to and read some brief instructions on what we need in your submission, and then go to and supply that information. We’ll be in touch to confirm your submission was complete, and then let you know within a couple weeks the response from our reviewers.

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Please +1, share, and feel free to print the flyer and share it broadly. #eld16 

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The 5th Annual Emerging Learning Design conference ( less than 2 days away. There are still a few Advanced Registrations available, but they are limited.
Now that the semester is behind us, but before summer kicks in full swing, why not take some time and check out new, interesting, and exciting stuff!

This all day event, including continental breakfast and buffet lunch, starts at only $135

Or, join us for the special "After Party*", featuring our special guest, Keynote Presenter Dr. Rich Halverson. In addition, our event partner NMC.Org will be providing a FREE registration to the 6th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference on June 3rd, 2016.

Click to register.

Here are some session titles: (
7 Technological Changes that are Reshaping Teaching and Learning (Keynote Presentation by Dr. Richard Halverson)
EdTech & Instruction for 21st Century Skill Building
Agile Course Design: Teaching & Learning with the OIRT Instructional Design Team 
Incorporating Flipped Ideas in College Courses 
Technology and the Intersection of Science and Humanities: Supporting Innovation, Creativity, and Hands-on Learning 
Making Musical Interfaces with MaKey Makey and Scratch
We hope to see you on Friday.

AJ Kelton
ELD16 Conference Chair

You can also follow us on Twitter at @eldconf or find us on LinkedIn and Google+

* There is an additional charge for the after party.  See Registration page for details.

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Join ELD for today's Twitter Slow Chat with Teresa Slobuski / The Modern Library

Don't miss today's ‪#‎ELD15‬ twitter slow chat with Teresa Slobuski from 12-5pm EST as she discusses her upcoming presentation "The Modern Library". Teresa will highlight the transformation libraries from being viewed as depositories of books to engaging community spaces. Use the hashtag #ELD15 to participate in the conversation. There is still time to register for the conference:

Follow the chat, even if you don't plan to participate. If you have a Twitter account, search for #ELD15 within Twitter. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can still follow the conversation by going to and enter #ELD15 into the search field.

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The Organizing Committee for the Emerging Learning Design Conference is proud to announce Dr. Richard Halverson as our keynote speaker for our 2015 annual conference on May 29th, 2015.

Dr. Halverson is a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the UW-Madison School of Education. His research aims to bring the research methods and practices of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership and interactive media. Dr. Halverson co-directs the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network and the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and was a co-founder and co-director the Games + Learning + Society Research Center. He holds affiliate appointments in Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction Departments, and is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Dr. Halverson is a former high school teacher and administrator, and earned an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He is co-author (with Allan Collins) of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America.

Register today for the best rate possible.
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