CfP: CSCL 2017 – Call for Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials

The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
June 18-22, 2017
Drexel University & The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Conference theme: Making a Difference — Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials Deadline – December 16, 2017

The CSCL 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials Committee invites submissions of proposals for Pre-Conference Events. Full-day workshops will be scheduled on Sunday June 18th, and half-day workshops on Monday June 19th. The main conference program will begin on the afternoon of June 19th.

Pre-conference events should cohere with the conference theme, Making A Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, and be organized as a workshop or a tutorial.Specifically,

Workshops should be designed as collaborative knowledge-building sessions on a focused issue, where participants actively work together (e.g., analyzing data, discussing design criteria, collaborating on a research project). Substantial time should be allocated for interaction between participants. The presentation of a set of related papers (e.g., a symposium) is not considered a workshop.
Tutorials should be designed as collaborative learning experiences for novices on a topic, technology, or methodology within CSCL, that are facilitated by experts. Tutorials should stimulate active participation and interaction between participants as well. Innovative format submissions are encouraged, provided they are within the scope of a workshop or tutorial.

Submission details can be found here:

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning is a premier conference of the International Society of the Learning Sciences that focuses on the study of social learning processes with and without technology as well as the development and evaluation of tools to enhance or improve collective thinking and learning. The conference is a major international event bringing together researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds and research interests including educational technology, design, HCI, information sciences, educational psychology, museum research, library science, curriculum and instruction, psychology, computer science, cognitive science, and many more. We welcome high quality conceptual, empirical, and theoretical contributions.

This year’s conference theme focuses on the need to consider issues such as equity, access, and inclusion in the design, implementation, and deployment of computer-supported learning environments. CSCL2017 will prioritize keynote speakers, workshops and papers that champion research and tools focused on equity and access relative to CSCL. Hosted by a diverse leadership team in the Learning Sciences, the conference will highlight work that discusses ways to broaden the CSCL pipeline, promotes and/or celebrates out of the box thinking, or that brings a wide range of viewpoints or voices to CSCL topics or tools.

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