Cyberlearning In The News – Archive

An archive of front-page news items. See also the CIRCL Newsletter (published 6 times a year), join our mailing list (monthly updates), and follow CIRCL on facebook and twitter (weekly updates).

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Media, Blogs, and Press Releases from Cyberlearning Leaders

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

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


Call and Other Opportunities

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

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


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

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

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


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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