Interactive Events

Interactive events are intended to enable participants to experiment with new interactive devices and environments for teaching and learning, explore designs for collaborative activities, or to try out and compare methods for research and practice. Events should preferably cohere with the conference theme "Exploring the material conditions of learning: Opportunities and challenges for CSCL".

We encourage interactive events that make use of recently developed technologies as well as existing interactive technologies that support an innovative pedagogical model of collaborative learning. Interactive events are scheduled during the main conference, and may take place in a particular time slot, or extend synchronously or asynchronously over several days. Possible formats are limited only by proposers' imaginations, but should include a significant measure of participation by attendees. Here are some examples of possible formats:

Demonstrations, especially those that include hands-on use. These may be scheduled for a specific time or "left running".

CSCL tools used by conference participants, e.g., to discuss the conference or an issue of common interest to the CSCL community. These may be on devices distributed throughout the conference site or downloadable to personal computing devices.

These are only a few examples to convey the range of possibilities, and are not meant to be exhaustive. The best proposals will engage participants in exploring issues related to the technology or a learning scenario being addressed. You are welcome to contact Dan Suthers and Kris Lund in advance of your final proposal to discuss your ideas.

Submission Instructions

Proposals for Interactive Events consist of two parts:

1. Proposal for interactive events chairs
A description for the interactive events committee to evaluate both the content of the event and the process through which it will be put together. Proposals should be written with the interactive events chairs as the intended audience, telling us about practical issues we need to know to evaluate the proposal. Proposals should not exceed 4 pages, and should include:

2. Description for the proceedings

A paper in the conference proceedings format not to exceed 4 (four) pages and should follow the current version of the ISLS author guidelines (there is also an MS Word Template). This paper should be written with the reader of the conference proceedings in mind, who may be reading the description after the event has taken place. The format is flexible, but it is suggested that the proceedings description describe the concept, motivations, and significance for the field of the topic and/or technology considered during the event.

Please submit the proposal via the conference submission site.

The call for CSCL 2015 Interactive Events can be downloaded as a pdf.