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NSF Ideas Lab Initiative supporting Harnessing the Data Revolution A new NSF Ideas Lab Initiative supporting Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) describes one or more Ideas Lab(s) on Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering (DIRSE) as part of the HDR Institutes activity. These Ideas Labs represent one path of ... 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. Attached is a pdf that introduces the program, and you can find out more at bc.edu/learningengineering. ... 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

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

AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute January 15-18, 2019 in Seattle, WA The AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute (CBI) will bring together researchers, graduate students, and leaders in NSF-funded Cyberlearning projects to engage with each other to explore how to make digital learning research, products, activities, and ... Read more

Workshop on Digitally-Mediated Team Learning The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for 50 Travel Stipends to a synthesis and design workshop for researchers, educators, and practitioners who are advancing technology-enhanced team learning within STEM disciplines: During the two-and-a-half-day workshop, participants will be afforded ... 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

Cyberlearning Workshops: Principles for the Design of Digital STEM Learning Environments NSF challenged interdisciplinary science and engineering teams to produce plans for developing forward-looking, highly adaptable, distributed digital environments that can personalize learning for individual, diverse learners in collaborative settings with potential applications across multiple and varying: (a) domains of knowledge, ... 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


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

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. Attached is a pdf that introduces the program, and you can find out more at bc.edu/learningengineering. ... 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

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


Call and Other Opportunities

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. Attached is a pdf that introduces the program, and you can find out more at bc.edu/learningengineering. ... 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

AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute January 15-18, 2019 in Seattle, WA The AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute (CBI) will bring together researchers, graduate students, and leaders in NSF-funded Cyberlearning projects to engage with each other to explore how to make digital learning research, products, activities, and ... Read more

Workshop on Digitally-Mediated Team Learning The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for 50 Travel Stipends to a synthesis and design workshop for researchers, educators, and practitioners who are advancing technology-enhanced team learning within STEM disciplines: During the two-and-a-half-day workshop, participants will be afforded ... Read more

RPP Fall Workshops – Apply by Oct 10 The Research+Practice Collaboratory is offering 4 workshops to support the CS for All community in its applications to the NSF CS for All: Research Practitioner Partnership (CSforAll:RPP) solicitation. Over one-and-a-half days, teams will develop a deeper understanding of what an ... Read more

Call for Papers: Lifelong Learning Ecologies Call for papers for a Special Section of The British Journal of Educational Technology “Lifelong learning Ecologies: linking formal and informal contexts of learning in the digital era”. Guest Editors Dr Albert Sangrá* and Dr Juliana E. Raffaghelli, Faculty of Psychology and ... 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

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


News from NSF and the U.S. Government

NSF Ideas Lab Initiative supporting Harnessing the Data Revolution A new NSF Ideas Lab Initiative supporting Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) describes one or more Ideas Lab(s) on Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering (DIRSE) as part of the HDR Institutes activity. These Ideas Labs represent one path of ... Read more

AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute January 15-18, 2019 in Seattle, WA The AccessCyberlearning 2.0 Capacity Building Institute (CBI) will bring together researchers, graduate students, and leaders in NSF-funded Cyberlearning projects to engage with each other to explore how to make digital learning research, products, activities, and ... Read more

Workshop on Digitally-Mediated Team Learning The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for 50 Travel Stipends to a synthesis and design workshop for researchers, educators, and practitioners who are advancing technology-enhanced team learning within STEM disciplines: During the two-and-a-half-day workshop, participants will be afforded ... 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

Cyberlearning Workshops: Principles for the Design of Digital STEM Learning Environments NSF challenged interdisciplinary science and engineering teams to produce plans for developing forward-looking, highly adaptable, distributed digital environments that can personalize learning for individual, diverse learners in collaborative settings with potential applications across multiple and varying: (a) domains of knowledge, ... Read more

RPP Fall Workshops – Apply by Oct 10 The Research+Practice Collaboratory is offering 4 workshops to support the CS for All community in its applications to the NSF CS for All: Research Practitioner Partnership (CSforAll:RPP) solicitation. Over one-and-a-half days, teams will develop a deeper understanding of what an ... Read more

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Apply by Oct 23 The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported areas who are pursing full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. See the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) ... 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


News from CIRCL

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

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


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