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.
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.
The conference will be hosted at the Gustav Stresemann Institute in Bonn. The conference venue is good to reach by public transport (about 20 minutes from Bonn central station).
Additionally, the conference venue offers hotel rooms for reasonable prices. If you want to book a hotel room at the conference venue, please make sure to book early because we will not be able to block a contingent for these rooms. You can make you hotel reservation at the Gustav Stresemann Institute here.
For those who want to stay in a hotel at the city, we will soon offer more information about travel and accomodation.
January 10th, 2018submission opens
February 28th, 2018submission deadline
March 15th, 2018registration opens
April 15th, 2018notification of acceptance
May 15th, 2018deadline for early bird registration
August 22nd - August 24th, 2018EARLI SIG 6 & 7 conference in Bonn
Submission is now open. Please upload your proposals to our online submission system (EasyChair).
Submission templates for all conference formats can be downloaded here. Please contact us, if there should be any problems regarding the submission process.
We welcome contributions for the following conference 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)).
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.
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)).
Registration opens on March 15th, 2018.
Sarit Barzilai (University of Haifa): "On the Other Hand…: Learning to Integrate Conflicting Information Sources"
Daniel Bodemer (University of Duisburg-Essen): "Guiding individual and collaborative learning processes in social settings"
Vincent Hoogerheide (Utrecht University): "Effects of observing and creating video examples" (Junior Keynote)
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.
Martin Merkt, German Institute for Adult Education, Bonn
Jean-Michel Boucheix, Université Bourgogne, Dijon
Laurie Porte (JURE), Université Bourgogne, Dijon
Anne Deiglmayr, ETH Zürich, Zürich
Margot van Wermeskerken, Utrecht University, Utrecht
Milou van Harsel (JURE), Utrecht University, Utrecht
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Sig6and7.email@example.com.
primary address: Sig6and7.firstname.lastname@example.org
secondary adress: email@example.com
Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
c/o Martin Merkt
+49 228 3294-334