The ISLS Board of Directors announces that Joseph Polman (University of Colorado Boulder) has been selected as President of ISLS, effective June 2018. He will serve as President–elect starting in June 2017. The Board is seeking an individual to take the position of Treasurer/Secretary for the society, effective June 2017. Major roles for this position are to maintain the financial accounts of the society and keep accurate minutes of all meetings of the Board. Due to location of bank accounts and tax issues, we need to restrict this position to a U. S. resident. If you are interested, or know of someone who is interested, please send an email to for further information.

Welcome to ISLS

Kids in class with teacherThe 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.

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).

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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. Click here for more information.

Upcoming CSCL Conference

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CSCL 2017 will be held between June 18th-21st, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit the CSCL 2017 website.

Register for CSCL 2017 here.

Information about the CSCL 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops taking place June 18-19 can be found here.

Member Log In

Please note that we have updated our website & all prior ISLS members must create a new profile

For information regarding membership renewal or changing membership plans click here


Please click here to become a member

In The News

Society Bylaws have been amended: To read them click here

CSCL 2017 Philadelphia: June 18-22, 2017

Conference Theme: Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL

Call for proposals to host ICLS 2018

The International Society for the Learning Sciences (ISLS) invites proposals from organizations interested in hosting the International Conference of the Learning Sciences in 2018.