Call for Proposals 2016

21st Annual

April 19-21, 2016

E-Learning : The More We Get Together

Submission deadline: December 23, 2015 (Extended)
Submission form:


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


Learning technology has reshaped how we engage students in teaching, learning and creativity. Web 2.0 tools continue to transform how we communicate, network, share, collaborate, create and disseminate seamlessly over the Internet, independent of time and place.

This year, the conference staff highlights best choices, practices, and research contributions related to online learning (e-learning), networking & collaboration.


TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to learning, design and technology such as e-learning, online learning communities, social media, mobile learning, and professional development. We will accept  a broad range of proposals, including, but not limited to:

– Perspectives and personal experiences with 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
– Online language learning & oral communication
– E-books and other modes of content delivery
– Educational game design and applications
– Distance learning programs and practices
– Ubiquitous, informal, and lifelong learning
– Ethics and social issues in online learning

– Open education and knowledge creation
– Emerging technologies, e.g. wearables
– Massive open online courses (MOOC)
– Social media tools and applications
– Internet of things (IOT)
– Mobile learning applications
– Assessment of online learning
– Social and connected learning
– Gender equity and open access
– 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


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

For submission details, see:

To submit a proposal, go to:

Papers are submitted in full and subjected to a double-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.

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.

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.

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

The extended submission deadline for all proposals is December 23, 2015. Papers are submitted in full and will be accepted through January 5, 2016.


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.


All presenters are required to register online and pay either the online conference fee ($99 USD; $129 USD after March 4. Contact Sharon Fowler <> for group rates (participants from a single campus or system).


Participation in the event is entirely online. A broadband connection is necessary. All sessions will be live and interactive. Sessions will also be recorded for later viewing.


Organizations or companies interested in sponsoring this event may contact Sharon Fowler <>


For additional information, contact Bert Kimura <> or Curtis Ho <>.

ABOUT TCCHAWAII.ORG, a US non-profit, tax exempt corporation (IRS 501c(3)), conducts events for educators and graduate students worldwide relating to current and future practices and research in learning technologies and design. Contact Sharon Fowler <> for tax-deductible contributions (USA only).

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa, collaborate to produce this event. Numerous volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

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