2022 AECT Summer Research Symposium

Overview of the AECT Research Symposium.

Formative Design in Learning: Design thinking, growth mindset, and community

2022 Summer Research Symposium Call for Proposals
(Download PDF of Call)

The Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) is soliciting research-supported papers for a symposium on formative learning design. Writings selected will be included in a published book and a selected number will be included in the Journal of Formative Design in Learning.

The symposium will be held in Bloomington, Indiana July 13-14, 2022 [Thursday and Friday]. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Indiana University Student Union and Biddle Hotel, where all sessions will be held.

Proposals are solicited in multiple areas of formative design including design thinking, educational orientation, and pedagogical research. Both theory and research concerning formative learning design are welcome. Experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology are encouraged. Proposals will be accepted through AECT.org after January 1, 2022.

The Symposium will begin the morning of July 7, 2022 and end on July 8, 2022 at the end of the day. It is the goal of the symposium to gather together a select group of scholars to share research for real dialogue and deep discussions about learning experience and learning design. Using Art of Hosting techniques for engaged conversation, we will have very intense and deep discussions of each proposed chapter. Social and recreation events will be developed to engage the participants more fully with the topic of design; non-electronic work periods will used to examine the field from different view-points. The conference fee (with some included meals) is expected to be around $200.

Proposals of 750-1000 words will be accepted through March 15, 2022; authors will be notified in mid-April.

Should a proposal be accepted, the author will be asked to commit to:
  • Strictly adhering to the presentation and discussion guidelines for the symposium.
  • Advancing the initial proposal through a 2500 word [maximum] draft suitable for discussion by June 1, 2022. Failure to provide the first draft paper by June 1, 2022 may result in a rescinding of the proposal acceptance.
  • Commit to reading at least ten of the accepted papers from other presenters prior to attending the symposium. Attendees with be given access to all of the presenters‘ papers for review after June 10.
  • Attend the full symposium and actively participate in all collaborative and/or group activities.
  • Based on feedback and collaboration from symposium attendees, make adjustments to your initial draft and resubmit a draft for review by other chapter authors by September 15, 2022; to review other chapters, comment, and to submit a final draft by December 1, 2022.
  • Review author‘s proofs in a timely manner in preparation for publication in an upcoming Springer Press symposium book with an anticipated publication date of November, 2023.
July 14-15: 2022 Summer Research Symposium
Indiana University Student Union / Biddle Hotel
Bloomington, Indiana
Further Information:
Brad Hokanson, Ph.D.
College of Design, University of Minnesota

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