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Looking for a travel companion to get to the ICO ISS2018?

posted 8 Feb 2018, 01:02 by ICO Education   [ updated 8 Feb 2018, 01:02 ]

Are you looking for a travel companion to get to the
ICO ISS2018? Use our facebook page to find each other: https://www.facebook.com/ICOISS2018/ . Register before February 19th at our website: https://sites.google.com/view/icoiss2018/homepage.

Postgraduate Methodology & StatisticsCourses offered at Utrecht University

posted 30 Jan 2018, 06:44 by ICO Education   [ updated 30 Jan 2018, 06:44 ]

Please note the Postgraduate Methodology & Statistics Courses that will be offerd at Utrecht University:

Spring 2018
1. Mplus: How to get started? A compact 1-day workshop on using Mplus, how to get the syntax running, how to interpret the output and what to do with error messages. 10 April 2018.(course code: S29)
2. Applied Bayesian Statistics; a 5-day course on the basics of Bayesian statistics, offering hands-on experience with OpenBUGS or R and JAGS. 30 April 2018 - 04 May 2018. (course code: S64)

Summer 2018 (Utrecht Summerschool)
1. Introduction to multilevel analysis; a 3-day course on the basics of multilevel modelling, offering hands-on experience with HLM. 4 - 6 July, 2018. (course code: S14)
2. Advanced Multilevel Analysis; a 3-day course on advanced topics in multilevel modelling, including categorical data analysis, missing data analysis and imputation and Bayesian inference. 9- 11 July, 2018. (Course code: S05)
3. Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus; a 5-day course providing the basics of SEM and hands-on experience with Mplus. 2 - 6 July, 2018 (course code: S20)
4. Advanced course on using Mplus; a 5-day course for the more experienced Mplus user with a special focus on longitudinal modelling. 9 - 13 July, 2018. (course code: S23)
5. Addressing the replication crisis using (Bayesian) model selection. A 4-day applied course on causes of the replication crisis and addressing them by evaluating (informative) hypotheses using the Bayes factor and a generalization of the AIC. 16 July - 19 July 2018. (course code: S13).
6. Data Science: Statistical programming with R; a 5-day beginners course in doing statistical analyses with R. 16 - 20 July, 2018. (course code: S24)
7. Data Science: Multiple imputation in practice; a 4-day course on how to handle missing data appropriately using a modern and flexible imputation technique. 23 - 26 July, 2018. (course code: S28)
8. Data Science: Data analysis and visualization; a 5-day course offering hands-on experience with applying data analysis and visualization techniques, both venerable and novel, using R. 30 July – 3 August, 2018. (course code: S31)
9. Applied multivariate analysis; a 10-day course offering hands-on experience with SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques. 20 - 31 August, 2018. (course code: S04)
10. Survey research: Design, implementation, and data processing (in collaboration with CBS); a 5-day course covering the essentials of survey methodology and analysis. 20 - 24 August, 2018 (course code: S15)
11. Survey research: Statistical analysis and estimation (in collaboration with CBS); a 5-day in-depth course on total survey error (i.e., coverage, sampling, nonresponse, and measurement error). 27 - 31 August, 2018. (course code: S16)
12. A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics; a 5-day course gently introducing Bayesian estimation for linear regression analysis, factor analysis, mediation analysis, and longitudinal growth models.
27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018.(course code: S18) 
13. Advanced Survey Design; a 4-day course. This course in ‘advanced survey design’ will discuss the state of the art in both the design of surveys, and the analysis of survey data. We explicitly discuss new ways to analyse text data and sensor data generated by modern surveys. 3 September – 6 September 2018 (course code S11)

On https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences you can find information about these and other postgraduate courses we offer.

If you have any questions, please send an email to: MS.Graduate.Program@uu.nl

PhD Defence Els van Rooij

posted 25 Jan 2018, 06:30 by ICO Education   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 06:30 ]

On Thursday, 15 March at 14:30 hours exactly, Els van Rooij (University of Groningen) will defend her thesis Secondary school students' university readiness and their transition to university.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Academiegebouw of the University of Groningen.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 joint Special Interest Group Conference of EARLI SIG 18 (Educational effectiveness) and SIG 23 (Educational Evaluation, Accountability and School Improvement)

posted 25 Jan 2018, 01:01 by ICO Education   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 01:02 ]

Main conference August 29-31, 2018; JURE pre-conference workshops August 28, 2018, Groningen, The Netherlands - 
We cordially invite you to submit proposals for the 2018 joint Special Interest Group Conference of EARLI SIG 18 & 23. The conference welcomes empirical and theoretical contributions that either focus on system, school or classroom level improvement efforts that ultimately result in higher quality and more equality of educational outcomes for students, and that are moreover sustainable. This meeting’s highlighted theme is: Towards sustainable school improvement through rigorous research.

Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018

http://www.earli2018sig1823.nl/

The ICO ISS2018: an important (and fun!) part of the ICO Educational programme

posted 23 Jan 2018, 07:18 by ICO Education   [ updated 23 Jan 2018, 07:20 ]

One of the most memorable and fun parts of the ICO educational programme is attending the ICO International School. As the international school  is a compulsory part of the programme for full time PhD members, you all have the opportunity to be present at least once during your PhD trajectory. Also, part time PhD candidates now have the possibility to attend this school, as this year it is close to home, and they can participate for only half of the week.

This year’s International Spring School (ISS2018) will take place in the beautiful hills in the south of Limburg, in the Abbey of Rolduc. Besides attending workshops, you will present your research and get a chance exchange experiences with your peers and senior researchers. During the social activities you will get to know your colleagues in a more informal way.

Register as soon as possible, to be sure of a place in the workshops of your choice. If you do not know yet what the title of your presentation will be, do not worry: there will be an opportunity to make changes to anything you fill in at your registration form at a later stage, just register!

For more information about the workshops and how to prepare for the presentation sessions, go to the website.

We are looking forward to see you all in Kerkrade!

Diana Dolmans, Liesbeth Kester, Monika Donker, Renée Jansen and Caroline Vonk

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 (Instructional Design) and SIG 7 (Technology-Enhanced Learning and Instruction)

posted 22 Jan 2018, 00:13 by ICO Education   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 00:14 ]

August 22-24, 2018; German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) in Bonn, Germany

We cordially invite you to submit proposals for the 2018 joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 & 7. The aim of this meeting is to share and exchange ideas about your latest research on Instructional Design and/or Technology-Enhanced Learning and Instruction. This meeting’s highlighted theme is:

Instructional Design and Technology for 21st century learning: Challenges, Solutions, & Future Directions 

In the 21st century, learning and instruction are becoming increasingly learner-centered. This is reflected by a rise in adaptive and personalized instruction, an emphasis on learner-initiated generative learning strategies, and an increased focus on self-regulated learning skills and learner motivation. Challenges in 21st century learning include the development of data and information literacy, issues of privacy and data security, and effects of globalization, digitalization, and migration on formal, non-formal, and informal learning. During the meeting, state of the art research within the field of learning and instruction will be presented, with special attention to technological advancements within this field. How are the trends and challenges listed above reflected in research on (technology-enhanced) learning and instruction? What are the challenges that we are facing, and what are possible solutions? What future directions are relevant in research on (technology-enhanced) instructional design? Please note that the highlighted theme does not impose any restrictions on submissions; all proposals that fit the scope of Instructional Design and/or Technology-Enhanced Learning and Instruction are most welcome.

The SIG meeting will be organized by EARLI SIG 6 & 7 in partnership with the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) in Bonn. The institute is a member of the Leibniz Association, focusing on the preconditions of successful adult education and lifelong learning (https://www.die-bonn.de/default.aspx?lang=en&).

Bonn is best known for being the provisional German capital between 1949 and 1990. It still hosts several governmental structures, including the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and 19 different institutions of the United Nations. Bonn is conveniently located in the centre of Europe and easily reached by public transport (plane, train). With this background, Bonn will be the perfect venue to host the EARLI SIG 6 & 7 meeting in 2018.

KEYNOTES
We are happy to announce that Sarit Barzilai (University of Haifa, Israel), Daniel Bodemer (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), and Vincent Hoogerheide (Utrecht University, Netherlands) agreed to give keynotes about their interesting research. We will soon provide more information about the keynotes on our conference homepage: http://www.earli.org/sig6-7

SUBMISSION
Submission is now open. Please go to https://earli.org/SIG6-7#submissions to find links to submission templates and the online submission tool.

Deadline for submission: February 15th, 2018

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION FORMATS
Regular paper presentations:
This format allows researchers to present their empirical or theoretical work. Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion). For submitting a proposal, please use the Poster/Paper Proposal Template. The maximal proposal length is 3 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References (but excluding the “authors” page(s)).

No-or-not-perfect data presentations:
This format provides presenters the opportunity for presenting and discussing empirical work which is at an early stage (research ideas or work in progress). Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes (10 minutes presentations and 10 minutes discussion). For submitting a proposal, please use the Poster/Paper Proposal Template. The maximal proposal length is 3 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References (but excluding the “authors” page(s)).

Poster presentations:

We plan for poster sessions of substantial length and with high attendance, making this an interactive presentation format. Poster sessions will be scheduled for 90 minutes For submitting a proposal, please use the Poster/Paper Proposal Template. The maximal proposal length is 3 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References (but excluding the “authors” page(s)).

Early career-mentoring program:
PhD students who attend this conference and present their work (regular paper presentation, no-or-not-perfect-data presentation, or poster presentation) are invited to additionally opt for the early career-mentoring program in which they receive feedback from one of the senior researchers attending the conference. When submitting your proposal, please indicate that you are currently a PhD student and would like to be included in the early career-mentoring program.

Symposia:
A limited number of 90 minute slots will be made available for symposia consisting of 4 closely related papers (regular paper presentations) and a discussant. For submitting a proposal for a symposium, please use the Symposium Proposal Template. The maximal proposal length is 6 pages, including a 1-page abstract, Tables, Figures, and References (but excluding the “authors” page(s)).

Research software/tools demonstrations:
During the conference, it will be possible to show software, multimedia products, innovative platforms, and instructional tools that allow innovative research on (technology-enhanced) instructional design. Demonstrations will be scheduled for 45 minutes. For submitting a proposal, please use the Demonstration Proposal Template. The maximal proposal length is 3 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References (but excluding the “authors” page(s)).

IMPORTANT DATES
Registration opens: March 15th, 2018 Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2018 Early bird deadline: May 15th, 2018 Important updates will be posted on the conference homepage (http://www.earli.org/sig6-7). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Sig6and7.2018@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you in Bonn!

Martin Merkt (SIG 6 coordinator), Jean-Michel Boucheix (SIG 6 coordinator), Anne Deiglmayr (SIG 7 coordinator), Margot van Wermeskerken (SIG 7 coordinator), Laurie Porte (JURE SIG 6 coordinator) Milou van Harsel (JURE SIG 7 coordinator)

PhD Defence Maren Thomsen

posted 11 Jan 2018, 04:35 by ICO Education   [ updated 11 Jan 2018, 04:36 ]

On Friday, February 9, 12:00 hours exactly, Maren Thomsen (University of Amsterdam) will defend her thesis Teachers Trust. Measurement, sources and consequences of teacher’s interpersonal trust within schools for vocational education and training.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Agnietenkape, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam.

PhD Defence Xiaoyan Zhao

posted 11 Jan 2018, 03:50 by ICO Education   [ updated 11 Jan 2018, 03:50 ]

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:45 hours exactly, Xiaoyan Zhao (Utrecht University) will defend her thesis Classroom assessment in Chinese primary school mathematics education.
All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Academiegebouw of Utrecht University.

PhD Defence Inge van der Wurff

posted 9 Jan 2018, 06:34 by ICO Education   [ updated 9 Jan 2018, 06:34 ]

On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 16:00 hours exactly, Inge van der Wurff (Open University of the Netherlands) will defend her thesis Fatty acids, Cognition, School Performance and Mental Well-Being in Children and Adolescents.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Open Universiteit, Valkenburgerweg 177 6419 AT Heerlen.

 

PhD Defence Fernando Rezende Da Cunha Junior

posted 19 Dec 2017, 01:54 by ICO Education   [ updated 19 Dec 2017, 01:55 ]

On December 19, 2017 at 13:45 hours exactly, Fernando Rezende Da Cunha Junior (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will defend his thesis Online groups in secondary education.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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