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[xmca] Call for Hosts - CSCL 2013

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The Conference Committee and the CSCL Committee of the International Society for the Learning Sciences invite proposals from organizations interested in hosting the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning conference in 2013.

The CSCL conference series is dedicated to the advancement of inter- disciplinary research on practices of learning and meaning-making in the context of joint activity and the ways in which these practices are mediated through designed artifacts. The first CSCL conference took place at Indiana University in 1995. Subsequent meetings have been held at the University of Toronto (1997), Stanford University (1999), University of Maastricht (2000), University of Colorado at Boulder (2002), the University of Bergen (2003), in Taipei (2005) hosted by National Central University, at Rutgers University (2007), at University of the Aegean in Rhodes (2009), and at the University of Hong Kong (2011). Past CSCL conferences have typically had 300-400 people in attendance.

Proposals for CSCL 2013 are solicited from sites all around the world. The committees expect to rotate the regional hosts so that the CSCL conference is accessible to researchers throughout the CSCL community. We particularly encourage proposals from the Americas for 2013, but all proposals will be considered.

Preliminary proposal: Interested potential organizers are asked to submit a preliminary proposal by February 28, 2011. The preliminary proposal is a one-page letter of intent that should include a brief statement of the proposed theme for the conference, a range of dates that can be accommodated, strengths of the organizers, advantages of the proposed hosting institution, benefits of the location, and any special opportunities offered by the surrounding areas. Full proposal: As many as 3 potential organizers may be invited to submit a full proposal. Detailed guidelines for full proposals will be provided by ISLS to those invited to submit a full proposal. A copy of the completed proposal, together with a signed cover letter from the local organizer(s) should be submitted by April 30, 2011. The winning bid to host CSCL 20123 will be publicly announced at CSCL2011, to be held 4 – 8 July, 2011, in Hong Kong, China.

Interested organizations should submit preliminary proposals to William Sandoval, ISLS Conference Committee chair, at sandoval@gseis.ucla.edu . Guidelines for proposals are available upon request. Please contact Prof. Sandoval with any questions.

William Sandoval
ISLS Conference Committee Chair

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
310.794.5431 (voice)  310.206.6293 (fax)

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