We hereby announce the Fifth Designs for Learning Conference, which will focus on new learning ecologies in different areas such as:
- designs for learning and change
- connecting design, theory and practice
- reconceptualising learning - theoretical and methodological approaches
We invite contributions on:
- Methodologies: Design-based research, action research, interaction design, ethnographic and descriptive methods, mixed methods etc.
- Designs for learning in different learning environments: mobile learning, game oriented learning designs, MOOCs, simulation and training etc.
- Perspectives on designs for learning: cognitive science, multimodal social semiotics, learning analytics, new literacies, digital scholarship etc.
Types of contributions:
- Completed research studies
- Research studies in progress
- Workshops and panels
- PhD colloquium / Master class
Template for papers:
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full paper (max. 5000 words) and short paper (max. 2000 words) should include the following sections:
- Choice of category;
2) research study in progress or,
3) PhD project.
- Title of proposal
- Author(s) of proposal including affiliations and email address(es)
- Abstracts (max. 150 words)
- Research questions, project aims and theoretical framework
- Results/expected results
- 3 ‐ 5 keywords
References – follow the APA‐style http://www.apastyle.org, first time users of the APA‐style and novices in writing research papers could benefit from the tutorial at http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
The criteria for reviewing abstracts will be as follows:
- The proposal should be directly related to at least one of the topics included as conference themes,
- it should include an empirical or analytic contribution and should make reference to a theoretical framework , and
- the research questions, method and results should be set out clearly in a manner which is accessible to an international audience .
PANELS (800 words):
Submissions should include the title of the panel; the names and affiliations of the organizer(s), confirmed invited participants, and participants who have been invited but not confirmed. Although they can be invited only at the time of the submission, we encourage organizers to get confirmation from as many participants as possible prior to submission. All panelists must be listed as Authors in the proposal. You must include the session format: how you will run it, the invited participants’ role, your role, the audience role, and any special logistical needs (e.g., special seating or A/V, audience size limitations, expectations about attendee background or interests, etc.).
WORKSHOP (500 words):
Workshops are a gathering place for attendees with shared interests to meet in the context of focused and interactive discussions, hands-on activities or design- oriented activities. They are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community. If you are working in an emerging area in, please consider organizing a workshop.