Call for Proposals 2018

23rd Annual
TCC Worldwide Online Conference

April 17-19, 2018

Navigating the Digital Landscape

EXTENDED submission deadline: December 22, 2017
Submission form:
Hashtag: #tcc23nd


TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support professionals, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, graduate 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 communicating, networking, and how we collaborate. Learning today is global, pervasive, and 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 digital literacy, learning spaces, online learning, mobile learning, collaboration and emerging technologies.


TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to learning, design, and technology such as e-learning, learning communities, digital literacy, social media, mobile and emerging technologies, gamification or game-based learning, and professional development.

We will 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
– Gamification and game-based learning
– Virtual reality applications for learning

– Ubiquitous, informal, and lifelong learning
– Personalized, competency-based learning
– Ethics and social issues in online learning
– 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
– ICT and Web 2.0 tools in learning
– Digital literacy
– E-Learning
– Flipped learning
– Internet of things (IOT)
– Assessment of online learning
– Big data and learning analytics

– Gender, equity, and open access
– Open educational resources (OER)
– Online student services and advising
– Connectivism and connected learning
– Blogging and micro-blogging experiences
– Professional development for faculty and staff
– Intercultural communication and competency

– Emergency preparedness for natural disasters
– Educational technology in developing countries
– Projects for seniors and persons with disabilities
– Distance learning communities of practice (COP)
– Online collaboration tools for teaching and learning
– Online learning resources in libraries, learning centers, etc.


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. Papers may be considered for publication in the International Journal for Educational Media and Technology (IJEMT).

General sessions may be conducted in various ways including a forum, discussion, roundtable, panel, or pre-conference activity. These proposals will be peer reviewed prior to acceptance.

Proposals that involve student presenters are highly 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 submission deadline for all proposals is December 15, 2017. Papers are submitted in full and will be accepted through December 29, 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 12) 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 or plenary sessions may contact Sharon Fowler <>


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

ABOUT TCCHAWAII.ORG, a United States 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 faculty and staff worldwide provide additional volunteer support.

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