SIG 6 and 7 Conference 2020

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"Instructional Design and Technology: From the lab to the classroom"

The implementation of research-based knowledge into real-world classroom contexts is one of the major challenges that educational researchers face these days. Therefore, research should be designed in a way that facilitates the transfer of evidence-based knowledge to educational practice. This goal could be achieved by addressing research questions that are inspired by actual problems in educational practice or by conducting intervention studies in realistic settings that allow for an assessment of the robustness of research findings under realistic conditions. Further, research should systematically investigate potential chances and barriers that may constrain the effectiveness of instructional interventions in different educational contexts such as school, (applied) university, or adult education.

During the meeting, state of the art research within the field of (technology-enhanced) learning and instruction will be presented, with special attention to our theme, for example in our keynotes. Although the highlighted theme does not impose any restriction on submissions, it is strongly encouraged to submit use-inspired research that addresses issues of practical relevance – as outlined above – or somehow related to the conference theme. However, all proposals that fit the scope of Instructional Design and/or Technology-Enhanced Learning and Instruction are most welcome.

PRESENTATION FORMATS


Below you can find the guidelines for the different presentation formats:

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Regular paper sessions

Regular paper sessions are oral presentations that allow for presenting empirical or theoretical work. Research that is at a very early stage might be very suitable for Poster or Work-in-Progress sessions. 

Format: Regular paper sessions are scheduled for 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion). The proposal template can be found here.

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Work-in-Progress

Work-in-progress sessions provide presenters the opportunity for presenting and discussing empirical work which is at an early stage (research ideas or work in progress). For submitting a proposal, please use the Poster/Paper Proposal Template. Please note that this is not the appropriate format for null results. Well-conducted research with null findings should be submitted as regular paper presentations or poster presentations.

Format: Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes (10 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion). The proposal template can be found here.

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Symposia

Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions are directed by a chair, involving four presenters and one discussant, from at least two different countries. We recommend that each individual submission is checked for its own quality and its relevance and coherence to the topic of the symposium prior to formal submission.

Format:  A symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes, allowing 15 minutes presentation time per speaker, ten minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes for open discussion. The proposal template can be found here.

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Interactive poster sessions

Interactive poster sessions will be scheduled during the opening reception on the first day of the conference, making this an interactive session. The poster sessions offer researchers the chance to present their work in a visual format and offer more opportunities for interaction and discussion.

Format:  Poster sessions are scheduled for approximately 60 minutes. Materials for fixing posters on the walls or poster boards will be provided. The proposal template can be found here.

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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.

Format: Demonstrations will be scheduled for 45 minutes. The proposal template can be found here.

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Early-career mentoring

PhD students who attend this conference and present their work (regular paper presentation, work-in-progress 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. 

VENUE


Tübingen is a traditional university city, and one of the youngest municipalities in Germany (one-third of the inhabitants are students). Located between the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest, Tübingen with its lovely historic town center offers a lot of potential for additional traveling activities. Tübingen can be easily reached by public transportation (train, plane).

The conference will be hosted in the Alte Aula (Münzgasse 30), the historic main building of the University of Tübingen. The Alte Aula is located in the city center of Tübingen.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 10th, 2020
    submission opens
  • February 28th, 2020
    submission deadline
  • March 14th, 2020
    registration opens
  • April 24th, 2020
    notification of acceptance
  • May 15th, 2020
    deadline for early bird registration
  • August 24st - August 26th, 2020
    EARLI SIG 6 & 7 conference in Tübingen

REGISTRATION


Registration will open in March, 2020.

 

Conference Fees:

Note that these are preliminary fees:

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Once the registration form is in place, you can register for the conference and can opt to join our conference dinner. More information on the conference dinner will follow as soon as possible.

 

PROGRAM


An overview of the EARLI SIG 6 & 7 conference program will be uploaded before summer 2020. 

Next to three keynotes, of which one junior keynote, we will have paper, work-in-progress, and poster presentations. There will be room for symposia and research/software demonstrations. 

KEYNOTES


We are happy to announce our three keynotes for this conference:

Gesa van den Broek from Utrecht University

Katharina Scheiter from the IWM Tübingen and University of Tübingen

Ronny Scherer from the University of Oslo

More information on our keynotes will follow in due course.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION


Tübingen can easily be reached via local trains from Stuttgart or by plane (Airport Stuttgart). The conference venue (Alte Aula, Münzgasse 30) is in the town center of Tübingen with a walking distance of 10 minutes from Tübingen train station.

We have blocked several rooms for you in various hotels. Please book your room as soon as possible, since a limited number of rooms is available for a limited time in each hotel.

The booking code for all hotels: SIG 6/7

1. Gästehaus Uni Tübingen

Lessingweg 3
72076 Tübingen

+49 7071-68-89070

welcomecenter@uni-tuebingen.de

rooms from August 24st to August 26th, 2020 (book before June 30th, 2020)

single rooms: 55€

double rooms: 77€

2. Hotel Domizil

Wöhrdstrasse 5-9

D-72072 Tübingen

+49-7071-139-0

info@hotel-domizil.de 

rooms from August 23rd to August 26th, 2020 (book before June 20th, 2020)

single rooms: 105€

3. Hotel am Schloss

Burgsteige 18

72070 Tübingen

+49-7071-92940

info@hotelamschloss.de

rooms from August 23rd to August 26th, 2020 (book before June 2nd, 2020)

double rooms: 125€

4. Ibis Hotel

Friedrichstrasse 20

72072 Tübingen

+49-7071-75880

h9841@accor.com

rooms from August 23rd to August 26th, 2020 (book before July 12th, 2020)

double rooms: 100€

single rooms: 85€

ORGANISERS


The SIG meeting will be organized by EARLI SIG 6 & 7 in partnership with the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

 

Scientific committee

SIG 6:

Martin Merkt, German Institute for Adult Education, Germany

Alberto Cattaneo, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland

Moritz Sahlender, German Institute for Adult Education, Germany

 

SIG 7:

Andreas Lachner, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Margot van Wermeskerken, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Milou van Harsel (JURE), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Sig6and7@gmail.com

CONTACT


email:

primary address: Sig6and7@gmail.com

secondary address: andreas-maximilian.lachner@uni-tuebingen.de

 

mail:

Alte Aula Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

c/o Andreas Lachner

Schleichstraße 6

72074 Tübingen

 

phone:

+49 7071 979 356