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Jun
29

Inaugural ISLS Fellows Named

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The International Society of the Learning Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the ISLS Fellows program. An endeavor begun years ago by the Awards committee and approved by the Board of Directors, the ISLS Fellows program recognizes those who have made major contributions to the field of the Learning Sciences since its inception nearly three decades ago. These individuals are each highly accomplished scholars and community members who will continue to serve in critical roles for the society in the future through their continued leadership and mentorship activities. The formal announcement took place on June 22, 2017 at the 2017 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) conference in Philadelphia, one of two biennial academic research conferences sponsored by ISLS. The next society conference is the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, to take place in London during June of 2018.

The inaugural cohort of fellows consists of 18 distinguished learning scientists who have served previously as elected presidents of the society, editors of the two flagship journals (Journal of the Learning Sciences and International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning), and founders of the field. New fellows will be named in subsequent years through a selection committee consisting of existing ISLS fellows.

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Feb
09

ISLS Conference Travel Scholarship 2017

The goal of the ISLS conference travel scholarship is to support scientists in the field of the learning sciences who live and work in regions of the world that are not represented at our annual conferences (i.e., ICLS and CSCL) to attend the conference. At the moment, we have significant gaps in membership from African, and Central and South American countries. We also have underrepresentation in some southern European countries where we know that learning sciences programs exist.

To increase the diversity of the Society’s membership, we are soliciting applications for a conference scholarship to be awarded to successful applicants in the amount of $500 - $1000.

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Feb
03

ISLS Calls for Recision of Travel Restrictions and Immigration Ban

The International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) is a community of scholars committed to using our research to promote diverse, just, and equitable learning opportunities throughout the world. Our community relies upon the free and open exchange of ideas from all of our international members and scholars from around the world, and depends upon free and open mobility for researchers, students, and other members of our scholarly community. The US President’s Executive Order banning entry into the US for all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen creates a serious impediment to the free and open exchange of people and ideas necessary to support a vibrant, diverse intellectual community capable of addressing educational issues in ways consistent with the mission of the Society. This executive order affects students and scholars in our community and affiliated colleagues living and working in the US and abroad, in ways that disrupt their scholarship and their lives. We oppose this executive order and urge the President to rescind it immediately.
Jan
27

Journal of the Learning Sciences - Revised Instructions for Authors (January 2017)

The instructions for authors for Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) have recently been revised; please visit the journal website to familiarize yourself with the new requirements before you begin or submit a new manuscript. The changes mostly concern: (a) the length of manuscripts and what this includes, (b) blinding of manuscripts for peer review, and (c) an explanation of the peer review process. These changes are part of an effort to improve the peer review process. Regarding, the length of manuscripts, we will consider new and revised manuscripts following the previous instructions until June 30, 2017, but other changes take effect immediately.
Jan
21

Call for Nominations: 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

Call for Nominations: 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2017

The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences. The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination. The prize has a global scope. It addresses scholars who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child and youth development and have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. A Prize Jury, consisting of internationally renowned scientists, will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates. All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted online by 1 March 2017.

To begin the online submission process, please visit http://jacobsfoundation.org/kjj-research-prize.

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Apr
26

The ICO International Fall School 2016


October 31-November 4, 2016
Bad Schussenried, Germany

ICO IFS2016 website: https://sites.google.com/site/icofallschool2016/

We are pleased to invite you to come to the 12th ICO International Fall School (IFS) 2016 in Bad Schussenried (Germany). The ICO IFS2016 is a conference and an international educational event for all PhD-candidates who do research in the domain of learning, instruction and education. The primary aim of the ICO Fall School is to learn: learn from the keynote speeches, the various workshops by experts, and by presenting or discussing issues with regard to your own PhD-project. The second aim is to socialize and form a network in an international scientific community. The ICO IFS2016 is a valuable event for all PhD-candidates, independent of the stage of your research project.

All PhD-candidates who do research in the domains of learning, instruction, and/or education are welcome!
For ICO PhD-members, the International Fall School is a fixed part of their educational programme. Are you not an ICO-member, but are you interested in joining the ICO IFS2016? You are more than welcome to attend: we need your input to make it a truly international event.

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Feb
16

Joint EARLI SIG 20 & SIG 26 meeting: August 22-24, 2016

Conference Theme: Inquiry and Argumentation: Education for Thinking

We are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Joint Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Groups SIG 20 “Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 “Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning”.

The conference will be held from Monday the 22th to Wednesday the 24th of August 2016 in Ghent, Belgium.

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