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#ELD15 welcomes The New Media Consortium​ as our Event Partner.

For the best rate, register today http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-emerging-learning-design-conference-tickets-14699969003?aff=nmcpromo

The NMC is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the expert panels and others helping the NMC conduct cutting-edge research. The role of the NMC is to help our hundreds of member universities, colleges, museums, and organizations drive innovation across their campuses. For more information and to join the NMC, visit www.nmc.org.
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The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference is pleased to announce that The New Media Consortium (NMC.org) will be our Event Partner for this year's event.  

NMC joined us for the first time last year and we are thrilled to renew and expand our partnership.  Look for more information coming soon.  

Don't miss connecting with the NMC and all of the wonderful presenters we have lined up for #ELD15 on May 29th, 2015.  

For registration information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-emerging-learning-design-conference-tickets-14699969003?aff=nmcannounce and for general information on the conference, visit http://eld.montclair.edu. 
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ELD15 is pleased to announce this year's theme along with its description.  We hope to see you on May 29th.  Registration is currently open and, in fact, the Early Bird Registration is already sold out.  The schedule is coming together and is being posted to http://eld.montclair.edu/eld15-schedule/ as its updated.

Connect, Construct, Create: Engaging Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Modern connected students are a challenge to teaching and learning. Students are immersed in a world of constant change, pervasive sharing and communication, and a rapid evolution of knowledge.  How can teaching and learning practices respond to these challenges?  How can we connect to students as learners, help them construct knowledge or artifacts, and foster their creativity as a way to both learn and demonstrate their learning?  Can we co-opt new technology, and its effect on students, to create new ways of teaching and learning that were impossible, inconceivable or not necessary for past learners?  These ideas, represented through the theme of the 2015 Emerging Learning Design conference, “Connect, Construct, Create: Engaging Approaches to Teaching and Learning”, serve as a guidepost for the diversity of the conference presentations.
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Registration is now open for the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference, taking place on the campus of Montclair State University on Friday, May 29th, 2015.

Please go to http://bit.ly/eld141222 and register today. There are a very limited number of Early Bird Registrations available, starting at only $97 including all sessions, breakfast, and lunch.

See you in May!
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Please consider submitting a proposal, which consists of a title and a 500 word abstract. See below for information on our revise/resubmit process.    Also, please share this with your colleagues

The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD15) is accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference, to be held May 29th 2015 on the campus of Montclair State University.

INITIAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 21st, 2015. See below for details.
For the Call for Proposals Submission Form – click https://msusurveys.montclair.edu/index.php/771656/lang-en
For the ELD15 Session Types – click http://eld.montclair.edu/eld-call-for-proposals/session-types/
For the Call for Proposals FAQ – click http://eld.montclair.edu/eld-call-for-proposals/eld-call-for-proposals-faq/

The theme for this year's conference is CONNECT, CONSTRUCT, CREATE: ENGAGING APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING

ROLLING SUBMISSION / EARLY ACCEPTANCE MODEL
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 or we reach our INITIAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE of November 21st, 2014.

Submissions will still be accepted after November 21st, but they will be considered in the second round of proposals. We will work with those who submitted by the EARLY ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE and then look toward later submissions to complete the program, should presentation slots still be available.

Why this model? Two main reasons: we've 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.

How do you submit a proposal? Go to http://eld.montclair.edu/eld-call-for-proposals/eld-call-for-proposals-faq/ read some brief instructions on what we need in your submission, and then go to URL 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.

Accepted conference presentations have the potential to be included as proceedings in the Journal of Emerging Learning Design.
ELD15 Call for Proposals. Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference. The success of the conference rests in part on the wonderful submissions made by people just like you. This submission form is set up so that you can return to it at any time FROM THE SAME ...
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The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference is please to announce our 2015 ELD Partners Program and Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

With price points starting as low as $50, this is an exceptional opportunity for any organization that is interested in getting its name and/or product in front of our annual attendees, as well as over 1600 social media followers.

For information, please email eld@mail.montclair.edu or contact AJ Kelton at 973.655.3057.

Please share this with any you feel would benefit.
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We are pleased to introduce the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELD15), scheduled for Friday, May 29th, 2015, and to solicit ideas from our community for the theme for the 2015 event.

The ELD15 Organizing Committee will be meeting soon and we'd like to hear from you. If you have a theme, or an idea for a theme, please take just a moment to email it to eld@mail.montclair.edu on/before Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

Recent themes have included: "Innovative Practices for Digital Teaching and Learning", "Learning as Disruption", "The New Learner – Transforming Education".

The ELD15 Organizing Committee appreciates your support of the ELD events and we look forward to seeing any 2015 conference theme ideas you have.

Thanks!
The ELD15 Organizing Committee

AJ Kelton (Chair), Montclair State University
Michelle Brannen, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Montclair State University
Shelley Kurland, County College of Morris
Kirk McDermid, Montclair State University
Danielle Mirliss, Seton Hall University
Teresa Slobuski - San Jose State University
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Less than a month until the 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference.  Check out
what our Gold Partner NJEdge.net has to share about the event.
http://njedge.net/emerging-learning-design-conference-2014/
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Why rush home?  The 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference has negotiated special rates at nearby hotels.  Come the day before or stay a day after - New York City is only 14 miles away.  Find all the travel and venue information for #ELD14 at http://eld.montclair.edu/travel-venue/
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The #ELD14 Call for Proposals is scheduled to close on Sunday, January 26th, 2014. (http://eld.montclair.edu/eld14-call-for-proposals/).  ELD utilizes early acceptance as well as revise-and-resubmit in its proposal process.  The earlier you submit the sooner you find out if your submission was accepted.  Conference proceeding will be published in the January 2015 Journal of Emerging Learning Design (http://eldj.montclair.edu)

It’s not too late - submit today!
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The 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference #ELD14 is pleased to welcome the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) as a Gold Partners Program member.  Be sure to check out ELI at http://www.educause.edu/eli

#ELD14 Call for Submissions is still open, although we’re not sure for how much longer - we’re using early acceptance and revise & resubmit.  http://eld.montclair.edu/eld14-call-for-proposals/
Registration is also open and the current rate is only $95, but those are limited. http://eld.montclair.edu/registration/
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We are pleased to announce that you can, for a limited time, pay for your #ELD15 registration by CHECK as well as credit card. 

When you go to register http://bit.ly/eldck you'll now see a "Show Other Payment Options", which, when clicked, will display a "pay offline" button. Click the Pay Offline button and follow the resulting on screen instructions.

Checks must be made out and addressed as indicated on the registration page http://bit.ly/eldck and MUST be RECEIVED on or before May 15th, 2015. Certain restrictions apply and details can be found at the bottom of the registration page (after you click Pay Offline), or at http://eld.montclair.edu/2015/04/16/eld15-accepts-checks/

Payments by credit card will continue to be accept up until the day before the conference.

We are constantly striving to make this the best possible conference experience for you and appreciate your input and feedback.
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The 2015 Emerging Learning Design is please to announce that Dr. Richard Halverson will be making the following presentation for our Keynote Address.

7 TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES THAT ARE RESHAPING TEACHING AND LEARNING.
New media technologies are reshaping how people interact and learn in and out of schools. In this talk, Rich Halverson will discuss how technologies such as social media, digital media production communities, fantasy sports, massively open online games and courses, learning management systems and mobile devices are changing teaching and learning, and how such tools and practices might be directed toward creating the kinds of learning environments we want.

There are still a limited number of Advanced Registrations available. Join us for what promises to be a great event with an exceptional keynote address. Register today (at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-emerging-learning-design-conference-tickets-14699969003?aff=ktopicannounce)

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. Rich 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. He 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.
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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. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-emerging-learning-design-conference-tickets-14699969003?aff=keynoteannounce
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Executive Director for Online and Extended Learning

Montclair State was founded in 1908 as the New Jersey State Normal School in Montclair and conferred degrees to its first class of 45 graduates in 1910. Today, the University’s six colleges and schools serve over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs.  It’s a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey that is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of Northern Regional Universities.

Montclair State University seeks an Executive Director for Online and Extended Learning, who will provide over-all leadership for the University’s initiatives in online learning and continuing education programs.  This visionary and diplomatic leader will build coalitions and seek entrepreneurial opportunities as appropriate to traditional higher education and career preparation.  The Executive Director will work closely with deans, chairs and program directors to foster communication and collaboration in developing and launching online and hybrid programs, and will play a key role in the development of University extended learning programs. 

For further details regarding this dynamic opportunity, please visit:
https://jobs-montclairedu.icims.com/jobs/1194/executive-director-for-online-and-extended-learning/job
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The 2015 Emerging Learning Design Organizing Committee will soon be announcing the Theme for the 2015 Emerging Learning Design Conference as well as the opening of our call for proposals! Look for details in the coming week.

As we continue planning for our May 29th, 2015 event, we are considering a wonderful range of speakers for our opening Keynote. The Organizing Committee, as we review candidates, wanted to reach out to our community and see if there are any keynote presenters YOU would like to see headline ELD15.

If you have any suggestions for keynote speakers, please email eld@mail.montclair.edu with the full name of your recommended speaker. If you also have any information on past presentations and/or work by that presenter, including a link to any biographical information, the Organization Committee would be most grateful.

AJ Kelton
ELD15 Chair

http://eld.montclair.edu/2014/10/09/eld15-seeking-keynote-speaker-suggestions/
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Readers, Reviewers, and Organizing Committee Members

The Emerging Learning Design (ELD) Conference and the Journal of Emerging Learning Design (ELDJ) are looking for volunteers. Here is an opportunity for anyone to be an active part of the community as well as add an exceptional experience to your CV or resume.  We are looking for people at all levels of experience and expertise.

The Journal of Emerging Learning Design is looking for Reviewers.  The ELDJ currently publishes proceedings from the ELD Conference but expects to publish its first call-for-manuscripts edition either late 2015 or early 2016.  The ELDJ articles are either full manuscripts, of 2500-4500 words, or Brief or Trend articles at a maximum of 1000 words.  The ELDJ is currently looking for reviewers in all areas of expertise to review submissions and provide feedback to the Editor-in-Chief.  The review process is double-blind.  
If you are interested in being a Reviewer for the ELDJ, please email your interest to eldj@mail.montclair.edu

The Emerging Learning Design Conference is looking for members for the 2015 Organizing Committee as well as Readers to consider and provide input on prospective presentations for the 2015 Conference, schedule for May 29th, 2015.

ELD15 Organizing Committee members will be expected to attend a couple of short committee meetings (held online) as well as participate in the pre-event organizing process.  The primary focus on the committee work will be to determine a theme for the 2015 event as well as consider options for a keynote speaker.  The work of this committee is expected to be done fairly quickly, like within 4-6 weeks, and most exchange will try to be handled asynchronously, via email, etc..  The committee will remain constituted until the May 29th event.
f you are interested in being on the ELD15 Organizing Committee, please email your interest to eld@mail.montclair.edu

ELD is also looking for Readers to consider presentation proposals.  This process will not begin until mid-to-late September and will continue until December/January.  The submissions are fairly short (about 300 words) and providing input takes only a few minutes per submission.  In past years, reviewers have, on average, considered 3 or 4 submissions.  ELD is looking for reviewers in a variety of fields of interest and levels of expertise.  Those who are planning on submitting for ELD15 can also be a Reader.
If you are interested in being a Reader for the ELD15 submissions, please email your interest to eld@mail.montclair.edu

Please feel free to share this with colleagues who you believe may be interested.

http://eld.montclair.edu/2014/08/12/readers-reviewers-and-organizing-committee-members/
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Lisa Thumann
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The 2014 Emerging Learning Design Conference is only about a month away.  Over 40% of those attending this year have attended in the past and another 20% have been referred by someone.  Join us and find out what +60% of our current attendees already know.  Starting at only $135 for this one-day event, including breakfast and lunch, make this a must attend event.  Register today at http://eld14.eventbrite.com/?aff=14wsm140424 (current students and those with an MSU NetID, please write to eld@mail.montclair.edu for a discount code)
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Shhhh.  The #ELD14 Program Committee has not shut down the call for proposals page yet!  Due to the revise-and-resubmit process, the proposals already submitted are still being reviewed.  

That means there is still time to sneak in a proposals at http://eld.montclair.edu/eld14-call-for-proposals/.  No telling how long the form will remain online, so submit something today. 
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Lisa Thumann
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#ELD14 Gold Partners Program Member ELI (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative) is currently looking to collect information on faculty development projects, initiatives, and best practices.  See below for details and please do share any info on the short form they've set up.

Also, a reminder that the call for proposals for #ELD14 is still open http://eld.montclair.edu/eld14-call-for-proposals/ as is registration http://eld.montclair.edu/registration/ (starting at only $95!) 

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The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative will be exploring the topic of faculty development throughout 2014. We are looking for projects and initiatives that are exploring innovations, implementing effective and successful practices, and are actively rethinking approaches to faculty development. What we discover will be used in a series of 2014 events and publications to assist the teaching and learning community innovative productively in this area.

Please share with us ANY innovative program, effective practice, or initiative in faculty development, whether it be large or more focused in scope. In short, anything you are doing in faculty development that appears to be effective. Please use the very short (3 min) form at:

http://tinyurl.com/facdevnom

Please share this with all your colleagues; multiple “entries” from a single institution are more than welcome.

Thanks in advance for your assistance and let us know if you have any questions.
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