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.

NAPLES

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

15 April 2019
While ISLS sees many Learning Sciences researchers around the world come to present their studies and discuss new ideas intensively at our annual conferences (ICLS and CSCL), it also recognizes that more researchers are interested in the field but ca...
14 March 2019
The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) for 2020–2023. Applications will be welcomed either from an individual...
04 March 2019
In 2018, the ISLS Board approved holding a single Annual Meeting. An ad-hoc committee was subsequently appointed by the Executive Committee to develop a structure for this new annual meeting. The ad-hoc committee drew on the efforts of numerous ISLS ...