Welcome to ISLS

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The International Society of the Learning Sciences is a professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and to how learning may be facilitated both with and without technology.

The society is widely interdisciplinary and includes members from cognitive science, educational psychology, computer science, anthropology, sociology, information sciences, neurosciences, education, design studies, instructional design, and other fields. Currently the society includes members from six continents and provides unprecedented opportunities for collegial interaction across national boundaries in this field.

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ISLS sponsors: Two journals — the Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) and the International Journal of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL), and the ISLS Annual Meeting (previously the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) and the International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)).

Benefits of membership include announcements of events of interest to the community, conference discounts, book discounts from some publishers, job listings, newsletter, educational opportunities, journal subscriptions, and a voice in an organization that will help inform policy related to education, training, and learning.

Joining is easy: Visit our Membership page for more information.

NAPLES

The Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is a network of Ph.D. and Master’s Programs.

NAPLeS supports the exchange of ideas in teaching and research. We have curated a collection of resources consisting of webinars and videos, syllabi, suggested readings, and learning activities for the design of introductory courses into the Learning Sciences. Learn more here.

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Current News

25 August 2020
BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. Online education typically involves the organization of learning objects for widely self-regulated forms of indiv...
21 August 2020
As an official publication of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (IJCSCL) fosters a deep understanding of the nature, theory, and practice of computer-supported c...
22 July 2020
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