ISLS General Announcements

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Mar
30

12 Doctoral positions at the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences

The Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS) invites applications for 12 PhD positions (equaling 2/3 of a full academic position, amounting to approximately 29.000 – 34.000 €/year, duration 36 months) within the International Doctoral School “Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation” (REASON) funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) to commence in October 2016 (pending a favorable decision on the continuation of program funding).

All information regarding the program and the application procedure is available on the REASON program webpage.

Mar
11

NAPleS workshop @ ICLS 2016

We are happy to announce that NAPLeS is organizing a full-day pre-conference workshop.

Rational of the workshop

There are numerous academic programs worldwide teaching the Learning Sciences. Yet, there is still no general agreement on the core topics that really constitute the Learning Sciences. This workshop is devoted to the creation of a syllabus for a Learning Sciences introductory course by integrating multiple sources of information on the Learning Sciences (e.g. perspectives from experts in the Learning Sciences, already existing syllabi, etc.).

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Jan
29

Upcoming webinar by David Williamson Shaffer

We're happy to announce the upcoming webinar, held by David Williamson Shaffer! He is going to talk about " Tools of Quantitative Ethnography: Epistemic Network Analysis and nCoder" on March 17th at 4pm UTC.

If you're interested in participating: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Aug
17

Welcome to the new NAPLeS program from the North Carolina State University

A warm welcome to the doctoral program from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh in North Carolina!

With the program from NCSU, NALPeS now has 50 member programs from 32 universities all over the world. For more information about the Master’s and PhD programs, please visit the NAPLeS Programs page.

Jul
24

Welcome to the new NAPLeS program from the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany

We welcome the doctoral program (Dr. PSE) from the Ruhr University Bochum to NAPLeS. The program is the first NAPLeS program mainly taught in German with few courses also taught in English. The program welcomes international doctoral students from all over the world.

Now Learning Sciences programs from 31 different universities are NAPLeS members. For more information about the Master’s and PhD programs, please visit the NAPLeS Programs page.

Jun
15

NAPLeS @CSCL 2015

From June 7 to June 11 the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) was conducted by ICLS. The directors, staff and students of many NAPLeS member programs met there and discussed about the future of NAPLeS.

A new task force was founded that is now responsible for moving the webpage content to the new ISLS webpages. The members of this task force are Armin Krauss and Jim Slotta from the University of Toronto, Canada and Gaurav Singh Tomar and the president of the ISLS Carolyn Penstein Rosé from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

May
14

Downloadable video resources

The recorded webinars and video resources that can be watched at the NAPLeS websites are also available as download files. To get access to those files a personal link must be created.

If you don’t have access to a fast internet connection to download the video files we can send a dvd with the video files to you.

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Apr
10

Webinar by Allan Collins

On April 2nd, Allan Collins talked in his webinar about Cognitive Apprenticeship. You can access the recorded webinar at http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/intro/all-webinars/collins/index.html.

Apr
01

Webinar by Gerhard Fischer from the University of Colorado

Two weeks ago, Gerhard Fischer held his webinar about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as Components of Rich Landscapes of Learning; please finde the whole recording here: http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/intro/all-webinars/fischer/index.html and feel free to join in tomorrow's webinar by Allan Collins!

Mar
27

Upcoming webinar by Allan Collins

We're happy to announce the upcoming webinar, held by Allan Collins! He is going to talk about "Cognitive Apprenticeship" on April 2nd at 3pm UTC.

If you're interested in participating: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Mar
01

Additional webinars upcoming!

We're happy to announce a few upcoming webinars as an addendum to the 49 webinars already conducted last year. These additional webinars will add important topics (e.g. knowledge building,...) and great researchers (e.g. Allan Collins) to the already outstanding webinar series.

The first webinar will be held by Gerhard Fischer, who is going to talk about "Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as Components of Rich Landscapes of Learning" on March 16th.

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Dec
22

Welcome to three new NAPLeS members

Welcome to three new members!

  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Now we have Learning Sciences programs from 30 different universities represented on the NAPLeS webpage. For more information about the Master's and PhD programs, please visit the NAPLeS Programs page.

Oct
06

New high quality videos online

We are happy to announce that we have started to upload the first high quality video recordings with the lecturers of the NAPLeS webinar series. The videos are on the same topic as the webinars but are more condensed and of high video and audio quality to support local courses or joint online courses. The material is currently being edited and will be uploaded over the coming months. With each lecturer we recorded a 5-minutes “teaser” and a 15-minutes HD video. In addition, we offer interviews about the role of the respective topic for the broader field of the Learning Sciences. At least 15 topics will be covered in the coming weeks.

The first three videos with Iris Tabak and Brian Reiser talking about Scaffolding are now available online.
The video recordings can be accessed here: http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/intro/all-webinars/tabak_reiser_all/index.html.

Aug
05

Welcome to the new NAPLeS programs from four universities

New programs from four universities have recently joint NAPLeS. The programs are located in:

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Noth Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Now we have Learning Sciences programs from 27 different universities represented on the NAPLeS webpage. For more information about the Master's and PhD programs please visit the NAPLeS Programs page.

May
30

New date and title for Jacobson's and Reimann's webinar

We're happy to announce the new date and title for one of our rescheduled NAPLeS webinars:

Complex Systems and the Learning Sciences: Implications for Learning, Theory, and Methodologies

(originally "Systemic perspectives in the Learning Sciences")

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