Call for Proposals 2014

19th Annual

TCC WORLDWIDE ONLINE CONFERENCE
April 22-24, 2014
Pre-conference: April 9, 2014

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING
 ~ Open and Global Learning ~

Submission deadline: December 20, 2013
Extended deadline: December 30, 2013

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 teaching and learning. Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have revolutionized how we communicate, share, 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? How do we address issues of haves and have-nots, of gender equity, and of cultural differences among countries?

TOPICS
TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to educational technology such as open education, e-learning, online learning communities, social media, and mobile learning. A broad range of proposals are encouraged, including, but not limited to:

– Perspectives and experiences with emerging learning technologies
– Case studies in using ICT and Web 2.0 tools in learning
– Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and sharing
– Building and sustaining communities of learners
– E-books and other modes of content delivery
– Instructional applications in virtual worlds
– Educational game design and applications
– Distance learning programs and practices
– Open education and knowledge creation
– Massive open online courses (MOOC)
– Social media tools and applications
– Ubiquitous and lifelong learning
– Gender equity and open access
– Assessment of online learning
– Mobile learning applications
– Social and connected learning
– Open educational resources (OER)
– Online student services and advising
– Blogging and micro-blogging experiences
– Professional development for faculty and staff
– Global access and intercultural communication
– Educational technology in developing countries
– Projects for seniors and persons with disabilities
– Online collaboration tools for teaching and learning
– Online learning resources in libraries, learning centers, etc.
– Massively multiplayer online role-playing games in education
– 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:
https://tcchawaii.org/presentations/

To submit a proposal, go to:
http://bit.ly/tcc2014-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.
https://tcchawaii.org/presentations/paper-sessions/

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

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

The extended submission deadline for all proposals (papers & general sessions) is December 30, 2013. Completed, full papers will be accepted through January 6, 2014.

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

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 additional information, contact Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu> or Curtis Ho <curtis@hawaii.edu>.

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Educational Technology Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa, collaborate to produce this event. Volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

Thank you for your support of the TCC Worldwide Online Conference.

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TCC maintains a mailing list, TCCOHANA-L, to provide information about upcoming events related to this annual event. “Ohana” is the Hawaiian word for family.

To subscribe:
https://tcchawaii.org/tccohana-l/

To assure prompt delivery of TCC related email, please add TCCOHANA-L@lists.hawaii.edu to your address book. Mahalo.

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