Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology's Description

Dear SICET Colleagues and Friends:

As one of the affiliates of AECT, SICET will have particular interest this year with a focus on creativity,  creativity in teaching, research, and in design as it is applied to the field of educational technology. In keeping with the conference theme, we look forward to proposals that discuss applications of new and emerging technologies within learning contexts, suggest trends in design-based research or tips in designing learning environments, promote studies on learning analytics, MOOCs and LOOCs, and so on.

We are especially looking forward to proposals that feature relevant issues related to International or Chinese community, such as cultural differences, influence of culture on learning/learning on culture, application of certain theories or principles in a specific setting, communication issues, and so on. Traditional proposals that present findings and discuss important developments in research and practice are also welcome.

The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen academic international connections, exchanges, research, and studies in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to promote the application of educational technology in Chinese education. SICET especially encourages proposals from international Chinese scholars in order to improve research in this community, mentor those new to the field, and enhance connections and relationships between Chinese and international scholars. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences, expertise and knowledge with international scholars in the field of educational technology.

In order to involve all members in the development of SICET and build members’ ownership, conference proposal review will also call for reviewers. All members who are interested in serving SICET are welcome to participate. Conference Chair and the Board will lead and facilitate the review process.

Important Dates & Submission Information:

• Proposals Open December 1, 2015
• Proposals Close February 1, 11:59PM (EST), 2016 (Please refer to the World Clock at: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)
• Proposal Submission (www.aect.org/events/call/)
• Convention time and location: October 17-21, 2016, Las Vegas. NV, USA

The review process will be completed within six weeks of the proposal Closing Date.

Please feel free to distribute this call for proposal to any relevant communication channels, such as Listservs etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Juhong Liu at juhong.liu07@gmail.com or Dr. Andy-Guoqiang Cui at andyguoqiang@hotmail.com