Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California, USA
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California, USA

Our History ...

The e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Research Network

Conference

Founded in 2008, the International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies brings together scholars, teachers and practitioners around a common shared interest in learning in and through digital technologies and ubiquitous computing.

The International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies considers ubiquitous learning — a counterpart to the concept ‘ubiquitous computing’. However, in this discussion, we seek to put the needs and dynamics of learning ahead of the technologies that may support learning. Indeed, our aim is to look more broadly than the dimensions of ‘anywhere, anytime’ or learning. In addition, we want to explore when and how technology-mediated learning can change for the better the ways in which learners learn and teachers teach. What are the capacities of e-learning environments to support innovation? What are their affordances?

Publishing

The e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non- hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer-review process. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences and Speaker Highlights

Past Conferences
  • 2008 - Chicago, USA
  • 2009 - Northwestern University, Boston, USA
  • 2010 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2011 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2012 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 2013 - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
  • 2014 - Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, USA
  • 2015 - University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

  • Nicholas C. Burbules, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2009)
  • Allan Collins, Northwestern University, USA (2012)
  • Lindsay Davidson, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2011)
  • Chris Dede, Harvard University, USA (2009)
  • Kevin D. Franklin, HASTAC, USA (2015)
  • Inés Gil-Jaurena, National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain (2013)
  • Ricki Goldman, New York University, USA (2012)
  • Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia, Canada (2010)
  • Satya V. Nitta, IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, USA (2015)
  • Antonio Rodriguez de las Heras, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain (2013)
  • James C. Spohrer, IBM Cognitive Systems Institute, USA (2015)
  • Reed Stevens, Northwestern University, USA (2012)



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