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.

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.
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In The News

Upcoming CSCL Conference

CSCL 2019 will be held in Lyon, France: June 17-21, 2019

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Current News

08 February 2019
On May 8 and 9, the Exploratorium will host VISUALISE, the first conference focused on creating effective visualizations for science museums and other venues for informal science education. VISUALISE will bring together museum professionals, learning...
30 November 2018
Call for Nominations: ISLS 2019 Board of Directors Dear ISLS members,One of the most important ways to contribute to the International Society of the Learning Sciences is to serve on the ISLS Board of Directors. The Board consists of 12 ISLS members,...
30 November 2018
Call for Nominations for ISLS Fellows Deadline for Receipt of Materials: January 15, 2019  FEBRUARY 1, 2019 We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) fellows. The Internatio...