Call for Proposals 2017

22nd Annual
TCC Worldwide Online Conference

April 18-20, 2017

Changing to Learn, Learning to Change

EXTENDED submission deadline: January 5, 2017
Submission form:
Hashtag: #tcc22nd


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 continues to shape how we learn, create and share. Online tools transform our modes of communication, networking, and collaboration. Learning today is pervasive, independent of time and place. Technology provides immersive and compelling experiences to learners of all ages.

This year, the conference staff will continue to highlight best choices, model practices, and research related to trending topics in online learning, mobile learning, networking, collaboration and emerging technologies.


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

– Perspectives and immersive experiences with learning technologies
– Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and advocacy
– Mobile learning tools and classroom applications
– Building and sustaining communities of learners
– Online language learning & oral communication
– Augmented reality – blending virtual with real
– Virtual reality applications for learning
– Educational gaming and gamification
– Ubiquitous, informal, and lifelong learning

– Personalized and competency-based learning
– Distance learning programs and practices
– Ethics and social issues in online learning
– FERPA, student privacy, and online education
– Instructional applications in virtual worlds
– E-books and other modes of content delivery
– Open education and knowledge creation
– Emerging technologies, e.g. wearables
– Massive open online courses (MOOC)

– Social media tools and applications
– Social media for language learning
– ICT and Web 2.0 tools in learning
– Flipped learning
– Internet of things (IOT)
– Assessment of online learning
– Connectivism and connected learning
– Gender, equity, and open access
– Open educational resources (OER)
– Online student services and advising
– Big data and learning analytics

– 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
– 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, roundtable, panel, or pre-conference activity. These proposals will also be subject to a 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 January 5, 2017. Papers are submitted in full and will be accepted through January 16, 2017.


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 the online conference fee ($99 USD; $129 USD after March 13) or register as a group member. Contact Sharon Fowler <> for group rates (one fee for all participants from a single campus or system).


Participate in this event entirely ONLINE. We deliver all sessions online in real-time. 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 Hawaii non-profit corporation, conducts events for educators and graduate students worldwide relevant to current and future practices and research in learning technologies and design.

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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