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2016 joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 (Instructional Design) and SIG 7 (Learning and Instruction with Computers)

posted 26 Nov 2015, 00:02 by ICO Education   [ updated 26 Nov 2015, 00:02 ]
August 24-26, 2016; University of Burgundy, Dijon, France - 
We cordially invite you to submit proposals for presentation at the 2016 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 Learning and Instruction with Computers. This meeting’s highlighted theme is:

Learning and Instruction at the Crossroads of Technology

Dijon is the capital of Burgundy in France. It is widely known for being an international centre for gastronomy with its unique vineyard, and for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Dijon is also often considered as a crossroads city, both in a cultural and economical sense, as well as by serving as a communication hub linking the east, west, north, and south of Europe. Burgundy is the region where prominent pioneers of photography, film, and motion analysis were born. Research and industrial development on image technology and virtual reality are still flourishing today. Embedded within this inspired environment, this edition of the joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 & 7 welcomes proposals on the crossroads of Learning and Instruction with Technology.

Instructional design with technology has transcended far beyond learning with the use of conventional computers. The development of mobile, as well as multisensory technologies, immersive images, interactive devices, high resolution videos and graphics, and virtual reality allow the development of new instructional designs and tasks, enabling our community to address innovative questions. Further, new methods such as eye tracking and physiological measures offer the opportunity to investigate more deeply, and online, the processes of learning and instruction. Combined, this helps us to decide which directions to take at the crossroads of learning and instruction with technology. This is particularly important because the benefits of technology do not always seem to be related to the frequency of the use of computers in schools. Rather, it is the content and the design of the task, and also to the nature of the cognitive activities involved in the learning sessions that are most important.
Please note that the highlighted theme does not impose any restrictions on submissions; all proposals that fit the scope of Instructional Design and/or Learning and Instruction with Computers are most welcome.

Deadline for submission: February 15th, 2016

All submissions should contain:
• Title of the presentation
• Name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address of the author(s)
• Abstract (poster/paper/demonstration: 150 words; symposium: 1 page)

Please use the templates on the conference website: http://leadserv.u-bourgogne.fr/earlisig6-7/index.html, for all submissions, and be sure to select the appropriate template

Papers should either report new empirical data and summarize the aims, methods, findings, and conclusions of the study, or consist of a major review of the literature leading towards new research directions. Poster proposals can either focus on fully completed studies or on work in progress; in case of the latter, summarize the aims and method of the study in as much detail as possible (leave out the results and discussion sections from the template).

For posters, papers, and demonstrations, the maximal proposal length is 3 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References. Symposia proposals may have a maximal length of 6 pages, including Tables, Figures, and References (1 page overall abstract, 1 page for each paper, 1 page references). Please make sure to use the font, size, and formatting provided by the template.

Your proposal can be uploaded via the conference website:

Presentation formats:
1) Posters
This format provides presenters the opportunity for presenting and discussing their completed or ongoing research. We plan for poster sessions of substantial length and with high attendance, making this an interactive presentation format.

2) Regular paper presentations
Regular paper presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion).

3) Doctoral students’ and early career paper presentations
Presenters opting for this format will present their paper just as in a regular presentation (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion) or poster session, but can additionally receive feedback from one of the senior researchers attending the conference in a special session after their presentation. The additional feedback will be provided in a round-table session of 20 minutes with the expert, which further interested conference participants can also join. Thus, we believe this format can help you as a junior researcher to make more of the conference, but places are limited, so be sure to apply soon!

4) Symposia
A limited number of 90 minute slots will be made available for symposia consisting of 4 closely related papers and a discussant. A maximum of 6 pages must be submitted, which summarizes the aims, methods, findings, and conclusions of each paper, as well as an overall rationale for the symposium.

5) Research software/tools demonstrations
During the conference it will be possible to show software, multimedia products, innovative platforms, and instructional tools. Participants must submit a written overview and a description of the software system (up to 3 pages). Presenters should bring their own computer to run the presentations.

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

Jean-Michel Boucheix (chair and SIG 6 coordinator), Bjorn de Koning (SIG 6 coordinator), Steffi Zander (SIG 7 coordinator), Anne Deiglmayr (SIG 7 coordinator), Katharina Loibl (JURE SIG 6 coordinator) and Vincent Hoogerheide (JURE SIG 7 coordinator).

Make sure you check our website regularly for updates:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at sig6and7.2016@gmail.com