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 two conference series — 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.


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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In The News

Upcoming ICLS Conference

Nashville, TN, USA:
June 19-23, 2020

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Current News

17 March 2020
Dear colleagues,We are in challenging and uncertain times. Many of us are anxious about the whirlwind of events related to COVID-19 and its effects on our families and communities. We hope that you and yours are well and able to take all of the neces...
16 March 2020
From the ICQE Planning committee:We are pleased to announce that the CFP is now available for the Second International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography (ICQE20), which will take place 24-27 October 2020 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif...
27 February 2020
Many researchers in the Learning Sciences come from around the world to present their research at the annual conferences hosted by the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) and participate in critical discussions around the state-of-t...