Cyberlearning In The News – Archive

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NSF/EHR CAREER Program Webinars The NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group is hosting a webinar to answer participants’ questions about developing and submitting proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The webinar will provide ... 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

NSF Programs that Fund Cyberlearning There are many sources of funding for cyberlearning-related research at the National Science Foundation. See a list of relevant programs and guidelines for selecting a program. 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

NSF CISE CRII For PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD: NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) solicitation encourages potentially transformational proposals to help increase its investments in the development and growth of the research ... Read more

DCL: Growing Convergence Research at NSF Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and ... 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

Noyce Proposal Preparation Webinars AAAS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite you to participate in a 90-minute proposal preparation webinar for the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The webinars will be presented by NSF program staff. Proposals are due on ... Read more

NSF DCL on Cyberinfrastructure Vision and Strategy NSF has launched an effort to refresh the Foundation’s cyberinfrastructure vision and strategy, as the current activity, Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), completes its final year. NSF seeks input on scientific challenges, associated cyberinfrastructure needs, and ... 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


Media, Blogs, and Press Releases from Cyberlearning Leaders

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

Youth, Learning, and Data Science Summit August 11-12, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley The Youth, Learning, and Data Science Summit will be held August 11-12, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley. The focus of the Summit is on kids learning data science in and ... Read more

Data Consortium Fellowships for Spring 2016 The goal of the NSF funded Data Consortium Fellows (DCF) 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, we created the Data ... Read more

International Workshop in Europe CIRCL is making plans to host an international workshop in Europe, to coincide with the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL). The workshop, likely on September 12, 2016 in Lyon, France, would provide opportunity to engage with researchers in ... Read more


Call and Other Opportunities

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

CFP: Expand NAPLES with New Types of Videos In an effort to expand the collection and purpose of the webinar series from NAPLES (Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences), the ISLS Education Committee is issuing a Call for Proposals (CFP) to fund two new types of ... Read more

January CS for All Workshops about Partnerships Planning to submit a proposal for the new NSF Computer Science for All (CS for All: RPP) program solicitation? To support those interested in applying to the CSforAll program, the Research + Practice Collaboratory is offering three technical assistance workshops ... Read more

Expanded White House Smart Cities Initiative The White House just announced that it is expanding its Smart Cities Initiative with over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of the number of participating cities and communities. These new investments and collaborations will help cities ... Read more

Register as an Expert for the European Commission The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy. Members of the cyberlearning community are invited to register as an ... Read more

Special Issue on Makerspace Design Cases Call for Papers: Special Issue on Makerspace Design Cases (Deadline October 3, 2016) While lists of equipment and supplies for makerspaces are readily available to those seeking to develop a makerspace, resources documenting the design of a makerspace, the philosophy that ... Read more

CSCL 2017: Preliminary Call for Papers CSCL 2017 will be held June 18-21, 2017 at Drexel University & The University of Pennsylvania. The conference theme focuses on the need to consider issues such as equity, access, and inclusion in the design, implementation, and deployment of computer-supported ... Read more

HICSS 2017 Mini Track: Learning within Digital and Social Media Learning within Digital and Social Media A “mini track” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-50) January 4-7, 2017, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii We solicit papers on how human learning takes place via interactive and social processes enabled or supported by ... Read more


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

NSF/EHR CAREER Program Webinars The NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group is hosting a webinar to answer participants’ questions about developing and submitting proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The webinar will provide ... Read more

NSF Programs that Fund Cyberlearning There are many sources of funding for cyberlearning-related research at the National Science Foundation. See a list of relevant programs and guidelines for selecting a program. Read more

NSF CISE CRII For PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD: NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) solicitation encourages potentially transformational proposals to help increase its investments in the development and growth of the research ... Read more

DCL: Growing Convergence Research at NSF Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and ... Read more

Noyce Proposal Preparation Webinars AAAS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite you to participate in a 90-minute proposal preparation webinar for the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The webinars will be presented by NSF program staff. Proposals are due on ... Read more

NSF DCL on Cyberinfrastructure Vision and Strategy NSF has launched an effort to refresh the Foundation’s cyberinfrastructure vision and strategy, as the current activity, Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), completes its final year. NSF seeks input on scientific challenges, associated cyberinfrastructure needs, and ... Read more

NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase March 20-27 Please join us at the NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase! During anytime of the day during this week you can: View the videos and engage in online conversations with the presenters Provide your questions, comments and constructive feedback Share the site with your ... Read more

Upcoming NSF STEM+C Solicitation Webinars Join Arlene deStrulle and STEM+C Program Officers for a webinar on NSF’s STEM+C Solicitation and Awards (Proposal Deadline March 29), “Integrating Computational Thinking And Computing In Pre-K-12 STEM Teaching And Learning”. Learn more and RSVP This webinar will be held multiple ... Read more

NSF Webinars for DCL: PPSR NSF recently released a Dear Colleague Letter encouraging proposals aimed at “capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting for Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research (PPSR)”. See DCL: PPSR: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting Informational webinars about this funding opportunity are scheduled ... Read more

NSF BIGDATA Solicitation The Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and ... Read more


News from CIRCL

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

Seeking Your Input on NSF Proposal Workshops As part of our broadening participation effort, CIRCL is co-hosting a series of informational workshops on Developing NSF Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (CFLT) Proposals. The workshops target participants who have had no prior CFLT funding. This year’s goal ... Read more

CL16 Recap Keynotes, a storify live blog, and reflections by CL16 co-chair Jeremy Rochelle’s are now available. Watch Webcast recordings of the keynotes and special speakers Check out the Storify of the event based on tweets posted with #NSFCL16 Read Jeremy’s reflections in blog ... Read more

CL17 Call for Participation CIRCL invites applications to attend Cyberlearning 2017: What’s Next? Making Connections to Shape the Future, which will take place April 18-19, 2017 in Arlington, VA. See the Call for Participation for more information and to apply to attend. Deadline to ... Read more


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