Call for Proposals 2013

18th Annual
TCC WORLDWIDE ONLINE CONFERENCE
April 16-18, 2013
Pre-conference: April 2, 2013

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
~ BEST CHOICES & CURRENT PRACTICES ~

Submission deadline: December 17, 2012
Extended deadline: December 27, 2012
Homepage: tcchawaii.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, students, administrators, and educational consultants to submit proposals for papers and general sessions.

THEME
Educational technology in the 21st century has presented many opportunities to transform how we engage students and faculty in the teaching and learning process. Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have revolutionized how we communicate, collaborate, create and disseminate seamlessly over the Internet, independent of time and place.

There are many challenges, however, that fall upon 21st century educators who are responsible for transforming and facilitating learning in a rapidly changing world. How do faculty, staff, students and the communities served, best use technology to produce positive learning outcomes? How can social media help improve critical thinking and problem solving skills? Can students learn through virtual worlds, educational games, augmented realities, or the use of mobile devices? What technologies continue to reshape e-learning? How do we support our colleagues as we strive to improve our profession?

TOPICS
TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to educational technology such as open educational resources, e-learning, virtual communities, social media tools and mobile learning. A broad range of proposals are encouraged, including, but not limited to:
- Social media tools and applications
- Perspectives and experiences with emerging learning technologies
- Case studies in using ICT and social media tools in learning
- Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and sharing
- Building and sustaining communities of learners
- E-books and other modes of content delivery
- Online collaboration tools for teaching and learning
- Instructional applications in virtual worlds
- Distance learning programs and practices
- Blogging and micro-blogging experiences
- Educational game design and applications
- Massive open online courses (MOOC)
- Ubiquitous and lifelong learning
- Gender equity and open access
- Assessing online learning
- Mobile learning applications
- Open educational resources (OER)
- Online student services and advising
- Professional development for faculty and staff
- Global access and intercultural communication
- Educational technology in developing countries
- Projects for seniors and persons with disabilities
- Social networking games and MMORPGs in education
- Online learning resources in libraries, learning centers, etc.
- Augmented reality; blending virtual content in real environments
- Online, hybrid, or blended modes of technology supported learning

PROPOSALS
This conference accepts proposals in two formats: papers and general sessions.

For submission details, see:
http://tcchawaii.org/presentations/

To submit a proposal, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/tcc2013-proposal

Papers are submitted in full and will be subjected to a blind peer review. Papers that do not meet submission requirements will be returned to the primary author. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
http://tcchawaii.org/presentations/paper-sessions/

General sessions may be conducted in many ways including a forum, discussion, round table, panel, or pre-conference activity. These proposals will also be subject to a blind peer review.
http://tcchawaii.org/presentations/general-sessions/

Proposals that involve student presenters are greatly encouraged. Fees for student presenters will be waived. Student presentations will be grouped together and scheduled later in the day.
http://tcchawaii.org/presentations/student-sessions/

Acceptances will be conveyed to the primary author or presenter by email.

The extended submission deadline is December 27, 2012.

PRESENTER RESPONSIBILITIES
Presenters are expected to:
- Participate in a pre-conference orientation session.
- Conduct an informal, interactive online session related to your proposal.
- Use a headset with a microphone during the presentation.
- Upload a photo, a brief professional bio, and related presentation materials to the conference site.
- Respond to questions and comments from conference participants during the entire conference.
- Maintain timely communications with the conference staff.

REGISTRATION
All presenters are required to register online and pay the conference fee ($99 USD; $129 USD after March 31). Group rates for participants from a single campus are available. Contact Sharon Fowler for details <fowlers@hawaii.edu>.

VENUE
This conference is held entirely online using a web browser to access live sessions and related content. A computer equipped with headphones and microphone as well as broadband Internet access is highly recommended.

SPONSORS & VENDORS
Organizations or companies interested in sponsoring this event may contact John Walber of LearningTimes <john@learningtimes.com>

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information, contact Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu> or Curtis Ho <curtis@hawaii.edu>.

This event is a collaboration between TCCHawaii.org and LearningTimes. Volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

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