Monday, February 10, 2014

ACTC2014 - The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom

ACTC2014 - The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom
17th to 20th April 2014
Osaka, Japan
Abstract Deadline Extended: March 1, 2014

Hear the latest research, present in a supportive environment, publish before a global audience, network, engage in new relationships, join a global academic community...

2014 Theme: "Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing"

Enquiries: actc@iafor.org
Web address: http://actc.iafor.org
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum with its global partners, including Birkbeck London University, Waseda University, Virginia Tech, the Singapore NIE, and the HKIEd

2014 CONFERENCE THEME: "Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing"

Innovations in technology have changed the way that we communicate throughout all facets of our lives. The ability to interact with individuals or groups for any purpose, anytime, and anywhere supports new ways of engaging with others, provides creative mechanisms for teaching and learning, and enhances personal, community, and societal advancement. We invite scholars, educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACTC 2014 to explore how technological innovations facilitate our global connectedness and empower flexible and dynamic educational experiences never before possible.

ACTC 2014 will attract a diverse group of educational professionals to share research and practical applications in the utilization of advanced information technologies for teaching and learning. Selected presentations will share evidence-based practices and important lessons learned so that others may benefit in their own application of similar approaches. The International Academic Forum encourages open intellectual exchange for the purpose of individual professional development, as well as enhancement of our shared disciplines and educational communities.

We hope you can join us in Osaka 2014

Professor Barbara Lockee - Conference Co-Chair
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Associate Director of the School of Education
Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Steve Cornwell - Conference Co-Chair
Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women's University, Japan
Director of Programs, and Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)

CALL FOR PAPERS:
For more information about submitting an abstract, please submit through the conference website at www.actc.iafor.org
The abstract submissions deadline is March 1, 2014

IAFOR Global University and Institutional Alliance - Working Together
IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world's foremost institutions of learning.

For more information about IAFOR as well as a full list of university and institutional partners, please visit our website at www.iafor.org

ACLL2014
The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2014 will be held alongside the Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other at no extra charge.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

ACLL/ACTC Conference Co-Chair: Professor Steve Cornwell

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL program for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the program since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Program); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of 50 plus to put on JALT's annual, international conference each fall.

Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension program geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum. This year he is serving as country coordinator for Teachers Helping Teachers' Bangladesh Team. Teachers Helping Teachers is a special interest group of JALT and has been working closely with the Bangladesh English Language Teaching Association (BELTA) for several years jointly putting on professional development events for English teachers in Bangladesh.

An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organization, and in his capacity of Local Conference Chair, now assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event. He advises extensively on academic matters too, with particular responsibility for overseeing and developing the programs of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.

ACLL/ACTC Conference Chair: Professor Barbara Lockee

Dr Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr. Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organization for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her Ph.D. in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and B.A. in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Enquiries: actc@iafor.org
Web address: http://actc.iafor.org

Conference Streams

The conference theme is "Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Technology in the Classroom, including the following streams:

Beyond Web 2.0
Computer Adaptive Testing
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Digital literacy
e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
e-learning and collaborative learning
Education in a virtual world
Future Classrooms
Human computer interaction
Instructional Technology
Integrating e-learning in classroom based language teaching
Interactive Whiteboard technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
Language Labs
Learning Systems Platforms
Mobile learning
Mobile technologies
Moodle and Classroom Teaching
Multimedia
New Technologies
Open and distance learning technologies
Social networking
Support Centers
Teaching online
Telecollaboration
Video Podcasting
Virtual and personal learning environments
Virtual Communities
Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
Web-based Learning
Web-based Writing Education
Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals



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