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AIED 2019 – June 25-29 in Chicago The AIED 2019 conference theme is “Education for All in the XXI Century”. Inequity within and between countries continues to grow in the industrial age. Intelligent information technologies have been proposed to reduce this difference, but may instead increase the ... Read more

STEM Video Showcase – Award Winners The STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in Education featured 242 3-minute videos from federally-funded projects in formal and informal settings. Check out the cyberlearning-related videos and 36 overall winners of Presenter, Facilitator, and Public Choice awards. Read more

NSF RFI on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator NSF seeks input on future NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks within the Big Ideas of Harnessing the Data Revolution and Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier, within other Big Ideas, or on other topics that may not relate directly to ... Read more

NSF Geoinformatics Solicitation – Due August 15 NSF Division of Earth Sciences invites proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics). The solicitation supports efforts to develop data resources, software tools, and computational infrastructure needed to facilitate studies of the structure, dynamics, and evolution ... Read more

STEM Video Showcase May 13-20 The STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in Education — an interactive, online event May 13-20 — features more than 200 short videos on innovations in STEM education in formal and informal settings. Join the discussion, share your ideas, and vote for ... Read more

NSF Convergence Accelerator DCL: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel) aims to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance, and initiate convergence team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals in three convergence topics (tracks). This DCL offers many opportunities for ... Read more

Call for Papers: Learning In and For Collective Social Action Proposals are invited for papers for a special issue of the Journal of the Learning Sciences. Guest editors: Joe Curnow and A. Susan Jurow Scholars in the learning sciences are increasingly and more explicitly attending to questions about the political and ... Read more

WPI seeks Postdoctoral Fellow in Learning Analytics The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at WPI seeks to hire a postdoctoral research scientist in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining (full time, 12 months, for up to 2 years) under the direction of Dr. Erin Ottmar in ... Read more

STEM Teacher Leadership Network Beta Test Participate in the STEM Teacher Leadership Network Beta Test! The STEM Teacher Leadership Network prototype was funded by the National Science Foundation for STEM Teacher Leaders (and those involved in STEM Teacher Leadership Programs). A beta test is being conducted ... Read more

NSF STEM+C – May 1 Deadline NSF’s STEM+Computing (STEM+C) program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. STEM+C supports ... 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

WPI seeks Postdoctoral Fellow in Learning Analytics The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at WPI seeks to hire a postdoctoral research scientist in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining (full time, 12 months, for up to 2 years) under the direction of Dr. Erin Ottmar in ... Read more

UIC Learning Science and Computer Science Junior Faculty Position The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a position at the rank of assistant professor in computer science and learning sciences beginning August 16, 2019. UIC seeks applicants with a record of research and publication at the ... Read more

Seeking Students and Postdocs for Boston College MA Program in Learning Engineering Boston College’s Lynch School of Education is delighted to announce the start, in late August, 2019, of our new Masters Program in Learning Engineering (PDF); find out more at bc.edu/learningengineering. We hope you will pass this information on to undergraduates ... Read more

University of Maryland Faculty Position in Technology, Learning & Leadership The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a tenure-track position in Technology, Learning and Leadership at the rank of Assistant Professor. Learn ... Read more

NSF Program Director, Senior Advisor Positions NSF has several open positions, including Program Director with expertise in STEM learning in informal environments, a permanent Senior Advisor for the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR), and a temporary Senior Advisor position for EHR. Read more

Vanderbilt Peabody College – Postdoctoral Research Position Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION at Vanderbilt University beginning fall 2019, with the option of an earlier start date. Applications are strongly encouraged from scholars whose research focuses on mathematics teacher learning and/or content-focused coaching. The ... Read more

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


Call and Other Opportunities

AIED 2019 – June 25-29 in Chicago The AIED 2019 conference theme is “Education for All in the XXI Century”. Inequity within and between countries continues to grow in the industrial age. Intelligent information technologies have been proposed to reduce this difference, but may instead increase the ... Read more

Call for Papers: Learning In and For Collective Social Action Proposals are invited for papers for a special issue of the Journal of the Learning Sciences. Guest editors: Joe Curnow and A. Susan Jurow Scholars in the learning sciences are increasingly and more explicitly attending to questions about the political and ... Read more

STEM Teacher Leadership Network Beta Test Participate in the STEM Teacher Leadership Network Beta Test! The STEM Teacher Leadership Network prototype was funded by the National Science Foundation for STEM Teacher Leaders (and those involved in STEM Teacher Leadership Programs). A beta test is being conducted ... Read more

ICEE 2019 – Submissions due May 20 2-6 December, 2019, Kenting, Taiwan (see the ICCE 2019 Website) Call for Main Conference Papers (Full, Short, and Poster) In response to emerging research diversity, the 27th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) 2019 will be a meta-conference, comprising of seven ... Read more

Call for Participants: The Future of Embodied Design for Mathematical Imagination and Cognition Workshop May 20-22, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, WI (USA). This 3-day workshop at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that will bring together a diverse collection of leading scholars in mathematical reasoning, teaching, and learning who are working on embodied ... Read more

ISLS Conference Travel Scholarship 2019 The goal of the ISLS conference travel scholarship is to support scientists in the field of the learning sciences who live and work in regions of the world that are not represented at our annual conferences (i.e., ICLS and CSCL) ... Read more

2019 STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education May 13-20, 2019 (online) Don’t miss a great opportunity to showcase your federally-funded STEM Education project and reach tens of thousands of people while producing a video for your project! Register to present at the 2019 STEM Video Showcase by February 19 ... Read more

Seeking Students and Postdocs for Boston College MA Program in Learning Engineering Boston College’s Lynch School of Education is delighted to announce the start, in late August, 2019, of our new Masters Program in Learning Engineering (PDF); find out more at bc.edu/learningengineering. We hope you will pass this information on to undergraduates ... Read more

Robert F. Tinker AERA Scholarship The Robert F. Tinker Scholarship is offered to support innovative graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working in the learning sciences and/or advanced technologies in learning to attend the American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Learn more and apply Application Deadline: December 31, ... Read more

New ISLS Grants Program – Call for Proposals Call for Proposals: Grants Program for Regional and Affinity Outreach & Engagement Promoting the Learning Sciences While we see many Learning Sciences researchers around the world come to present their studies and discuss new ideas intensively at our annual conferences (ICLS and ... Read more


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

STEM Video Showcase – Award Winners The STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in Education featured 242 3-minute videos from federally-funded projects in formal and informal settings. Check out the cyberlearning-related videos and 36 overall winners of Presenter, Facilitator, and Public Choice awards. Read more

NSF RFI on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator NSF seeks input on future NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks within the Big Ideas of Harnessing the Data Revolution and Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier, within other Big Ideas, or on other topics that may not relate directly to ... Read more

NSF Geoinformatics Solicitation – Due August 15 NSF Division of Earth Sciences invites proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics). The solicitation supports efforts to develop data resources, software tools, and computational infrastructure needed to facilitate studies of the structure, dynamics, and evolution ... Read more

STEM Video Showcase May 13-20 The STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in Education — an interactive, online event May 13-20 — features more than 200 short videos on innovations in STEM education in formal and informal settings. Join the discussion, share your ideas, and vote for ... Read more

NSF Convergence Accelerator DCL: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel) aims to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance, and initiate convergence team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals in three convergence topics (tracks). This DCL offers many opportunities for ... Read more

NSF STEM+C – May 1 Deadline NSF’s STEM+Computing (STEM+C) program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. STEM+C supports ... Read more

NSF Convergence Research – Due May 8 Growing Convergence Research (GCR) invite proposals for multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. See the solicitation. Proposals due May 8, 2019. Read more

NSF DCL on Women in STEM Workforce – Due April 15 NSF DCL: Supporting the Re-Entry of Women and Women Veterans in the STEM Workforce through NSF INCLUDES invites supplemental funding requests for traineeships and conference proposals that support efforts aimed at enhancing the STEM knowledge base, skillset, leadership and management ... Read more

NSF HRD Solicitation – Due May 7 Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering – Frameworks (I-DIRSE-FW). The HDR Institutes activity seeks to create an integrated fabric of interrelated institutes that can accelerate discovery and innovation in multiple areas of data-intensive ... Read more

NSF Ideas Lab – Deadline Extended to March 4 NSF has extended the deadline for 2-page preliminary proposals to participate in an Ideas Lab related to harnessing data. The new deadline is March 4. See the NSF HDR Ideas Lab solicitation. “Ideas Labs” are mentored interactions in which a group ... Read more


News from CIRCL

Call for Participation: Cyberlearning 2019 See the full Call for Participation and apply to attend by April 30 (deadline extended). Cyberlearning 2019 will provide opportunities to join colleagues with diverse expertise and perspectives to explore the tensions that arise as research teams expand the boundaries of ... Read more

2019 STEM Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education May 13-20, 2019 (online) Don’t miss a great opportunity to showcase your federally-funded STEM Education project and reach tens of thousands of people while producing a video for your project! Register to present at the 2019 STEM Video Showcase by February 19 ... Read more

Webinar: Rapid Community Reports Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 1-2 pm Pacific, 4-5 pm Eastern. CIRCL is working towards the launch of a new, online, peer-reviewed Rapid Community Report (RCR) Series for short form research papers — like primers, workshop reports, and design reflections ... Read more

Webinar: NSF Cyberlearning Solicitation Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9-10 am Pacific, 12-1 pm Eastern. NSF Program Officers Amy Baylor and Tatiana Korelsky will lead an informational webinar on the NSF Cyberlearning solicitation Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. 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

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