Cyberlearning In The News – Archive

An archive of front-page news items. See also the CIRCL Newsletter (published 6 times a year) and follow CIRCL on facebook and twitter for daily updates.

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U Illinois Faculty Positions The College of Education at the University of Illinois seeks interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in how new digital technologies can be applied to learning, teaching, assessment, design, and policy in formal and informal educational settings. Up to three faculty positions ... Read more

NSF Smart and Connected Communities Solicitation The Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program invites proposals to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health ... Read more

3-Star Learning Experiences Paul Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen co-author a blog called 3-Star Learning Experiences that aims to present learning professionals with evidence-informed ideas on how to make both the instructional and the learning experience more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Check out ... Read more

Postdoctoral position for NSF-funded research at CMU Seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to work on an NSF-supported grant at Carnegie Mellon University, led by Prof. Bruce McLaren. Prof. Ryan Baker of the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Jon Star of Harvard University are fellow principal ... Read more

NSF Accepting Recommendations to the STEM Education Advisory Panel NSF, the Department of Education, NASA, and NOAA have jointly established a STEM Education Advisory Panel to guide our nation’s Federal STEM education efforts. The Panel (Committee) membership will consist of 11 individuals from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and industry, ... Read more

NSF DCL: Synthesis & Design Workshops – STEM Learning Environments NSF wishes to notify the community of their intention to fund research to support the design of the next generation of digital learning environments for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content, and in support of STEM education research more ... Read more

Call for Nominations: Division C 2018 Graduate Student Research Excellence Award Deadline: January 20, 2018 Division C of AERA invites current and recent graduate students to submit papers (a journal length empirical study) for the 2017 Division C Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. This award represents Division C’s continuing efforts to promote ... Read more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Division C Early Career Award Steve Graham and Kay Wijekumar, Chairs Nominations are open for the 2018 competition for the Division C Early Career Award. The award will recognize emerging scholars in the area of learning and instruction. One award will be given each year, if ... Read more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award Call for Nominations Gale M. Sinatra, Chair Deadline: January 20, 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award of Division C, Learning and Instruction, of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award recognizes a program of work that has significantly ... Read more

NSF Program Officer Search The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) announces a nationwide search for temporary Program Directors at the National Science Foundation. Formal consideration of applications will begin ... Read more


Media, Blogs, and Press Releases from Cyberlearning Leaders

3-Star Learning Experiences Paul Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen co-author a blog called 3-Star Learning Experiences that aims to present learning professionals with evidence-informed ideas on how to make both the instructional and the learning experience more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Check out ... Read more

Handbook of Learning Analytics The Handbook of Learning Analytics is a snapshot of the field in 2017 and features a range of prominent authors from the learning analytics and educational data mining research communities. The printed Handbook is now available for $20. Online access always ... Read more

Big Data in Education Report The National Academy of Education (NAEd) released a new report on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy. The report addresses a fundamental tension of how to reap the educational benefits that access to ... Read more

DSET Webinar The Data Science Education Technology (DSET) conference on Feb 15-17 was a gathering of 100 researchers, curriculum developers, and software developers gathered in Berkeley, CA to (1) build a community and (2) identify innovative tools and approaches for integrating data ... Read more

Edtech at DNC Dr. Janice Gobert will showcase her educational technology at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to Senate and House of Representatives members. Gobert, who joined Rutger’s Graduate School of Education in 2015, is among five people selected to share their innovative ... Read more

New “Makeology” Book by Cyberlearning Authors Congratulations to Kylie Peppler, Erica Halverson, and Yasmin B. Kafai, on their new book Makeology (2016). Volume 1 introduces the emerging landscape of the Maker Movement and its connection to interest-driven learning. Volume 2 highlights leading researchers and practitioners ... Read more

Video Showcase Watch the 20 cyberlearning videos! The 2016 Showcase drew more than 23,500 unique visitors in 145 countries (86.2% of traffic from the US and the rest from abroad.) It included 157 presentations from 403 presenters and co-presenters. Some videos received special recognition. ... Read more

Computer app whets children’s appetites for eco-friendly meals Emma Mercier describes her work developing the Food for Thought app, which educates young people about the carbon footprint associated with the foods they eat. Read more

Grand Challenges from LAK‘16 It’s not that often that presidents of 5 different research societies come together to reflect at the close of a conference. But that’s exactly what happened at the close of Learning Analytics and Knowledge ’16 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Read more ... Read more

Towards Better Learning at Scale Edinburgh is city of learning. How appropriate, then, that hundreds of leading scholars travelled to the University of Edinburgh last week to share advances in two conferences about… guess what? Keeping students engaged in online courses! Read more of Jeremy ... Read more


Job Opportunities

U Illinois Faculty Positions The College of Education at the University of Illinois seeks interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in how new digital technologies can be applied to learning, teaching, assessment, design, and policy in formal and informal educational settings. Up to three faculty positions ... Read more

Postdoctoral position for NSF-funded research at CMU Seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to work on an NSF-supported grant at Carnegie Mellon University, led by Prof. Bruce McLaren. Prof. Ryan Baker of the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Jon Star of Harvard University are fellow principal ... Read more

NSF Program Officer Search The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) announces a nationwide search for temporary Program Directors at the National Science Foundation. Formal consideration of applications will begin ... Read more

NSF CCF Division Director Opening The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has formed a search committee for the next Division Director for its Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF). Apply by September 28. Read more

NSF Program Director Positions Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), at the National Science Foundation announces a nationwide search for temporary program directors with expertise at the intersections between computer science (as ... Read more

NSF DUE Division Director Search NSF announces a nationwide search for Division Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). View the Dear Colleague Letter that describes the requirements and how to apply. The mission of EHR is ... Read more

NSF Program Director Openings The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) at NSF announces nationwide searches to fill the following positions. (See also all open EHR Program Director positions.) Program Director ... Read more


Call and Other Opportunities

Call for Nominations: Division C 2018 Graduate Student Research Excellence Award Deadline: January 20, 2018 Division C of AERA invites current and recent graduate students to submit papers (a journal length empirical study) for the 2017 Division C Graduate Student Research Excellence Award. This award represents Division C’s continuing efforts to promote ... Read more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Division C Early Career Award Steve Graham and Kay Wijekumar, Chairs Nominations are open for the 2018 competition for the Division C Early Career Award. The award will recognize emerging scholars in the area of learning and instruction. One award will be given each year, if ... Read more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award Call for Nominations Gale M. Sinatra, Chair Deadline: January 20, 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award of Division C, Learning and Instruction, of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award recognizes a program of work that has significantly ... Read more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Jan Hawkins Award Nominations are now open for the 2018 Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies, AERA Division C. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 19, 2018 Dr. Jan Hawkins (1952-1999) was a developmental psychologist with a cognitive, ... Read more

Special Issue on Games for Learning The International Journal of Designs for Learning is soliciting manuscripts of design cases of learning games for a Special Issue on Games for Learning. Submission deadline: October 3, 2017. Read more

Community Report Update CIRCL staff and cyberlearning community members have been working together to finalize the Cyberlearning Community Report organized by CIRCL and co-authored by 19 members of the community. See the Cyberlearning Community Report page for a list of authors and key ... Read more

CFP: Mind Brain Education Journal Cyberlearning & Learning Technologies Special Issue The aim of this special issue is to highlight how learning (including social emotional, and cognitive aspects of learning) with innovative technologies can be informed by cognitive science or educational neuroscience. The deadline to submit extended abstracts is September 15. Abstract ... Read more

Data Consortium Fellowships Applications due May 31 The goal of the NSF-funded Data Consortium Fellows (DCF) project is to support learning sciences researchers across the United States in developing the capacity to apply best practices in learning analytics and play. To that end, through the Data Consortium Fellows ... Read more

RPP Workshop & Newsletter If you are a scientist wanting to connect your broader impacts public engagement work with a longer-term learning research agenda, a learning scientist seeking to develop a collaborative study in an informal STEM learning context, or a science communicator or ... Read more

Sustainability Strategies – Spring Webinar Series ATE Central Sustainability Services offers sustainability services including training opportunities (webinars and workshops) and resources, videos, and other materials to address long-term success and sustainability of projects and centers. Sign up for one or all of the webinars in their ... Read more


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

NSF Smart and Connected Communities Solicitation The Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program invites proposals to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health ... Read more

NSF Accepting Recommendations to the STEM Education Advisory Panel NSF, the Department of Education, NASA, and NOAA have jointly established a STEM Education Advisory Panel to guide our nation’s Federal STEM education efforts. The Panel (Committee) membership will consist of 11 individuals from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and industry, ... Read more

NSF DCL: Synthesis & Design Workshops – STEM Learning Environments NSF wishes to notify the community of their intention to fund research to support the design of the next generation of digital learning environments for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content, and in support of STEM education research more ... Read more

NSF Program Officer Search The Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) announces a nationwide search for temporary Program Directors at the National Science Foundation. Formal consideration of applications will begin ... Read more

NSF Cyberlearning Solicitation The NSF Cyberlearning solicitation is out! Note that it has been substantially revised. For example, there is a new added focus for cyberlearning within the context of work at the human-technology frontier, and the Exploratory (EXP) category is no longer ... Read more

AISL Webinars CAISE and NSF are conducting a series of webinars for AISL applicants to learn more about the program and the proposal development process. The webinars will take place on September 14, 19, and 22. Learn more and register Read more

NSF CCF Division Director Opening The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has formed a search committee for the next Division Director for its Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF). Apply by September 28. Read more

DRK-12 Solicitation Webinars Join NSF program officers for an informational webinar on the recently released DRK-12 Program solicitation. Register today for one of the following sessions: Thursday, August 31, 2-3pm EST Monday, September 11, 2-3pm EST Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more

2017 NSF ITEST Solicitation The 2017 NSF ITEST solicitation is now available. Full proposals are due on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, by 5pm submitter’s local time. See the 2017 NSF ITEST Solicitation As the nation continues to expand the horizon of opportunities and possibilities through ... Read more

NSF EHR Webinar: Broadening Participation in STEM Thursday, June 22, 12:30 – 3 PM ET Join STELAR for a special webinar held on behalf of the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM. Register ... Read more


News from CIRCL

Cyberlearning Community Report Now Available! The Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology is now available! View the report, and help us get the word out: When you see our CIRCL Facebook post or Twitter tweet, please like ... Read more

Community Report Update CIRCL staff and cyberlearning community members have been working together to finalize the Cyberlearning Community Report organized by CIRCL and co-authored by 19 members of the community. See the Cyberlearning Community Report page for a list of authors and key ... Read more

Working Groups on Cyberlearning Genres In April, CIRCL announced that it would fund a small number of working groups to convene experts and lay out research agendas for a few cyberlearning genres. Based on the proposals received and feedback from our advisory group, we are ... Read more

NSF EHR Webinar: Broadening Participation in STEM Thursday, June 22, 12:30 – 3 PM ET Join STELAR for a special webinar held on behalf of the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM. Register ... Read more

Cyberlearning Working Group Apply by May 5 CIRCL invites proposals for a series of CIRCL-funded workshops to continue the conversation about innovative genres in cyberlearning and to synthesize our work to help researchers engage in the next set of questions for our field. Workshops should take place ... Read more

STEM for All Video Showcase May 15-22 More than 150 projects will showcase three-minute videos of their innovative work broadening participation and access to STEM in the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase on May 15-22. This year’s theme is Research & Design for Impact. Researchers, ... Read more

CL17 Keynote Speakers CIRCL is excited to announce the following four keynote speakers for Cyberlearning 2017: Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford, on virtual reality interaction Eileen Scanlon, The Open University, on citizen science and a perspective from UK Mary Helen Immordino Yang, USC, on neuroscience, learning, and ... Read more

Video Showcase – Register by Feb 15 Registration for this year’s interactive, online video showcase event is now open. Interested in participating? You must register as a presenter by February 15. Learn More and Register to Present Other important dates to keep in mind: Registrations will be reviewed ... Read more

Important Update from CIRCL on Cyberlearning We have a put together an important update, based on meetings and conversations between CIRCL and NSF leaders, of information that should be shared more widely. Read the update here. Please feel free to forward. Read more

Accessibility Webinar What does it mean for a course to be “accessible”? What are some strategies for making online courses compliant with legal mandates, specifically, and more generally, welcoming to all students, including those with disabilities, who wish to engage in ... Read more


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