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Learning Sciences Faculty Search The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a position in Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies starting July 1, 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank ... Read more

AERA Grants Program – Informational Webinar on September 12 The AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for both its Dissertation and Research Grants. With support from NSF the AERA Grants Program provides dissertation grants to graduate students and small research grants to doctoral level scholars using large-scale data ... Read more

NSF Opportunities Update NSF has several funding opportunities you might consider in the next 6 months. Also, keep a lookout for a new EHR Core Research (ECR) solicitation — the learning environments focus is a great place for cyberlearning projects in the next ... Read more

NSF DRK-12 Webinar on Sept 13 Join NSF program officers on September 13 for an informational webinar about the DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584) due November 14, 2018. Register for this Webinar Read more

NSF 2026 Idea Machine: Enter by Oct 26 The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered ... Read more

Future of AI in Education Webinars Alelo, in collaboration with SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association), is sponsoring a webinar series of the future of artificial intelligence in education and training. The purpose of these webinars is to give educators, technologists, and investors an understanding of ... Read more

EHR Core Research Update NSF EHR wishes to inform the community that staff are currently updating the EHR Core Research (ECR) funding opportunity. Proposals are no longer being accepted under program announcement NSF 15-509. Please check back for details on the new FY19 ECR ... Read more

NSF DCL: STEM Education for the Future NSF invites proposals to solve educational challenges created by the technology revolution. Specifically, through a new DCL: STEM Education for the Future, NSF aims to support STEM educational research and development projects whose results can enable our country to: better ... Read more

NSF ATE NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) invites proposals on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. Proposed work should involve partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and ... Read more

Learning Science Graduate Student Conference The Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference is a two-day forum for emerging voices in the Learning Sciences and related fields to share and develop their ideas. With the aim of expanding apprenticeship, conference attendees will have opportunities to foster a ... Read more


Media, Blogs, and Press Releases from Cyberlearning Leaders

Congratulations to Katie Headrick Taylor, 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow We’re happy to announce Professor Katie Headrick Taylor has been named a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow! Taylor studies the digital literacy practices of children, youth, and families from geographically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse communities. Learn more about Katie ... Read more

AI in Education Webinar Series May 23 & 24; June 6, 7, & 27 Alelo is launching a webinar series on the Future of AI in Education and Training. If you are interested in how AI might improve education, learn more and register. 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

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

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


Job Opportunities

Learning Sciences Faculty Search The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a position in Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies starting July 1, 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank ... Read more

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

AERA Grants Program – Informational Webinar on September 12 The AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for both its Dissertation and Research Grants. With support from NSF the AERA Grants Program provides dissertation grants to graduate students and small research grants to doctoral level scholars using large-scale data ... Read more

Future of AI in Education Webinars Alelo, in collaboration with SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association), is sponsoring a webinar series of the future of artificial intelligence in education and training. The purpose of these webinars is to give educators, technologists, and investors an understanding of ... Read more

Learning Science Graduate Student Conference The Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference is a two-day forum for emerging voices in the Learning Sciences and related fields to share and develop their ideas. With the aim of expanding apprenticeship, conference attendees will have opportunities to foster a ... Read more

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Bright Spots RFI Submissions due May 18 “Our ultimate goal is to dramatically improve middle years math instruction (grades 3-9), so that every Black, Latino, and low-income student deeply knows, is able to use, and enjoys math by the time they are in high ... Read more

Call: Contemporary Educational Psychology on Mobile Learning 1-2 pages summaries due May 15 The deadline to submit 1-2 page proposals to a special issue of Contemporary Educational Psychology on Mobile Learning is May 15. Guest editors Jeffrey Greene, Helen Crompton and Matt Bernacki look forward to your submissions, ... 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

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


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

NSF Opportunities Update NSF has several funding opportunities you might consider in the next 6 months. Also, keep a lookout for a new EHR Core Research (ECR) solicitation — the learning environments focus is a great place for cyberlearning projects in the next ... Read more

NSF DRK-12 Webinar on Sept 13 Join NSF program officers on September 13 for an informational webinar about the DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584) due November 14, 2018. Register for this Webinar Read more

NSF 2026 Idea Machine: Enter by Oct 26 The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered ... Read more

EHR Core Research Update NSF EHR wishes to inform the community that staff are currently updating the EHR Core Research (ECR) funding opportunity. Proposals are no longer being accepted under program announcement NSF 15-509. Please check back for details on the new FY19 ECR ... Read more

NSF DCL: STEM Education for the Future NSF invites proposals to solve educational challenges created by the technology revolution. Specifically, through a new DCL: STEM Education for the Future, NSF aims to support STEM educational research and development projects whose results can enable our country to: better ... Read more

NSF ATE NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) invites proposals on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. Proposed work should involve partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and ... Read more

NSF Funding for Maker Education Projects Tuesday, May 22, 4-5 pm ET Join STELAR as we host NSF Program Officers for a webinar to share information about Maker initiatives and NSF funded work in the Maker field. Learn more and register NSF’s strategic fundamental research investments enabled many of ... Read more

2018 STEM Video Showcase On May 14-21 more than 200 federally funded projects will share short videos of their work aimed at transforming the STEM educational landscape. We invite researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public to view videos and discuss them with ... 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

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


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 Groups – 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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