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Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) Launch & Webinar April 25, 2017, 4-5 pm EST In this webinar, Digital Promise will unveil and discuss the new Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) tool that links research to practice to enhance opportunities for personalized learning and addresses learner variability. LPS is intended product ... Read more

New NSF STEM+C Program Description & Call A new Program Description (PD) for the STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) program has been posted (18-005Y); see the announcement. NSF is trying a new approach to requesting and handling proposals, and the STEM+C program is leading the effort. ... Read more

Let CIRCL Share Your Conference News Are you presenting cyberlearning-related work at AERA, ICLS, or another 2018 Conference? CIRCL can share your news on twitter, facebook, and in our newsletter. Complete this form to let us know where and what you’ll be presenting! View a list ... Read more

NSF CRII (Research Independence) Call NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) seeks to support independent research upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD. Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists in ... Read more

Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program The Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) at Sesame Workshop is pleased to announce the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program. The goal of the grants program is to identify, support, and promote innovative approaches to help children and ... Read more

AERA at NYSCI 3-5 pm ET, April 14, 2018 New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens is hosting a special session for AERA participants on April 14. NYSCI’s work is guided by an approach to learning called Design-Make-Play, which draws upon research on ... Read more

NSF DCL: Growing Convergence Research The NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research seeks to identify potential future research areas that go beyond NSF’s Big Ideas, require a convergence approach, cross internal and/or external organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and advance the progress of science as ... Read more

Ready to Learn Report A new report from EDC and SRI International, explores parental involvement in children’s early science experiences. The report, What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning: A National Survey About Young Children and Science includes rich descriptions of parent ... Read more

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 The sixth in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment, Innovating Pedagogy 2017 includes some pedagogies that have an urgency about them. They are addressing problems of today’s world, where learners are faced with fake ... Read more

Call for Papers: Computational Models Learning Systems and Educational Assessment 2018 The second annual Workshop on Computational Models Learning Systems and Educational Assessment (CMLA 2018), held in conjunction with CVPR 2018, provides an excellent platform for the sharing of knowledge and ideas across disciplines around building learning and assessment systems that ... Read more


Media, Blogs, and Press Releases from Cyberlearning Leaders

Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) Launch & Webinar April 25, 2017, 4-5 pm EST In this webinar, Digital Promise will unveil and discuss the new Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) tool that links research to practice to enhance opportunities for personalized learning and addresses learner variability. LPS is intended product ... Read more

Let CIRCL Share Your Conference News Are you presenting cyberlearning-related work at AERA, ICLS, or another 2018 Conference? CIRCL can share your news on twitter, facebook, and in our newsletter. Complete this form to let us know where and what you’ll be presenting! View a list ... Read more

Ready to Learn Report A new report from EDC and SRI International, explores parental involvement in children’s early science experiences. The report, What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning: A National Survey About Young Children and Science includes rich descriptions of parent ... Read more

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 The sixth in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment, Innovating Pedagogy 2017 includes some pedagogies that have an urgency about them. They are addressing problems of today’s world, where learners are faced with fake ... 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

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


Job Opportunities

Digital Promise Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Digital Promise seeks a Chief Learning Officer (CLO), a senior leader responsible for providing policy, curriculum, professional development and coaching expertise and leadership across Digital Promise. The CLO will oversee several Digital Promise initiatives that work directly with school ... Read more

WPI Postdoctoral position in ALT Lab Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (ALT Lab), led by Prof. Ivon Arroyo. The position is funded for 1 year (renewable up to 3 years). The successful candidate ... Read more

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

Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program The Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) at Sesame Workshop is pleased to announce the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program. The goal of the grants program is to identify, support, and promote innovative approaches to help children and ... Read more

AERA at NYSCI 3-5 pm ET, April 14, 2018 New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens is hosting a special session for AERA participants on April 14. NYSCI’s work is guided by an approach to learning called Design-Make-Play, which draws upon research on ... Read more

Call for Papers: Computational Models Learning Systems and Educational Assessment 2018 The second annual Workshop on Computational Models Learning Systems and Educational Assessment (CMLA 2018), held in conjunction with CVPR 2018, provides an excellent platform for the sharing of knowledge and ideas across disciplines around building learning and assessment systems that ... Read more

Strategic Planning Summit on Digital Equity March 5-6, 2018, National Education Association Headquarters, Washington, DC Join thought leaders for an intensive working session to craft a national strategic plan to close the digital divide for America’s low-income learners of all ages, in support of educational and economic ... Read more

Call for Papers: Situating Data Science A Special Issue of Journal of the Learning Sciences Guest Editors: Michelle Wilkerson and Joseph L. Polman This special issue of Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) will explore one key feature of Data Science that we argue has serious implications for ... Read more

Webinar: The Fundamentally Emotional Nature of Learning Wednesday, February 28 5-6 pm ET In this edWebinar, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Professor of Psychology, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California; and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise Global, will explore how emotion is fundamentally tied to student ... Read more

Call for Papers: Maker-centered Science and Mathematics Education Call for Papers: Maker-centered Science and Mathematics Education: Learning, Teaching and Environment Design. Special issue of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME). See the Call for Papers (PDF) The topic of this special issue if IJSME aims ... Read more

NSF CSforAll:RPP CSforAll + Research-Practice Partnerships Workshop February 5-6, Los Angeles (co-hosted by UCLA) – registration closed March 1-2, Chicago (co-hosted by Northwestern) – registration closes February 9 Space is limited! Register now for the March workshop – registration closes February 9. Back by popular demand! ... Read more

Call For Papers: Technology for Equity and Social Justice in Education This Special Issue of the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) highlights the power of technology to enhance both educational achievement and social justice for diverse learners including culturally and linguistically diverse students, refugees, those attending school in an additional ... Read more

ICLS 2018 Early Career Workshop Applications are invited for the 2-day ICLS 2018 Early Career Workshop, Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count in London June 20-21, just before the ICLS 2018 conference. Led by Erica Halverson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rich Halverson ... Read more


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

New NSF STEM+C Program Description & Call A new Program Description (PD) for the STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) program has been posted (18-005Y); see the announcement. NSF is trying a new approach to requesting and handling proposals, and the STEM+C program is leading the effort. ... Read more

NSF CRII (Research Independence) Call NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) seeks to support independent research upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD. Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists in ... Read more

NSF DCL: Growing Convergence Research The NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research seeks to identify potential future research areas that go beyond NSF’s Big Ideas, require a convergence approach, cross internal and/or external organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and advance the progress of science as ... Read more

NSF S&CC Solicitation The Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation has been revised for the FY 2018 competition. We hope researchers in the cyberlearning community will respond! See the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Solicitation The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities ... 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

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


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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