June 24-28, 2019


EdMedia Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Call for SIG Papers

At EdMedia, Special interest groups (SIG) focus on a shared interest or topic of conference participants. The idea is to advance a specific area of knowledge through discussion and collaboration while at EdMedia but also between our annual conferences.

You are invited to submit a research publication clearly explaining the addressed questions for each SIG.  SIGs are scheduled to be held at EdMedia as an outstanding track. All accepted submissions will be presented with a discussion to follow and extra time for in depth-discussion about the topic and future development of the SIG. All selected publications will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH).

If you and your colleagues would like to establish a SIG for a shared interest, please contact us for submission instructions.

Emerging Technologies for Learning and Teaching SIG

In areas that are defined by buzzwords such as new user interfaces, ubiquitous computing, surface computing, multi-touch technologies, wearable devices, virtual and augmented reality, this SIG likes to discuss the scientific base of future technologies for learning and teaching. The group further aims to give best-practice examples of how innovative technical solutions impact on learning and teaching. Accordingly, we especially invite innovators, technology focused and visionary people of all educational sectors to present and discuss their results with us. “Learning supported by innovative emerging technologies” best describes our goal.

Bearing in mind that devices like Smartphones and Tablets are pervading our daily life, e-Books are replacing traditional devices, and new devices such as Smart glasses and virtual reality helmets provide better and better immersion into the educational experience, we like to ask for ideas how this will change education in the future.

The chairs encourage researchers and innovators with a strong focus on technology in learning and teaching to participate in the SIG sessions.

SIG Chairs:

Lyudmila Smirnova, Mount St. Mary College, USA








Learning Design SIG

The purpose of the Learning Design SIG is to share the best practices of the design and evaluation of learning and instruction for various environments or settings among members as well as to promote evidenced-based research to advance the knowledge on learning design and innovation. The Learning Design SIG encourages discourse among its members on the effective use of instructional or learning design models, resources and technologies for improving learner engagement.

Of current interest to SIG members are the following topics:

  • Ways to develop personalized learning experiences
  • New approaches to learning and/or distributed community
  • Foster student engagement with an engaged instructor
  • Design of the learning environment (or authentic learning)
  • Assessment as a part of learning
  • Sustainable pedagogy by not over-taxing instruction

SIG Chairs:


Emerging Scholars SIG 

AACE is proud to offer a special stream of talks, clinics, discussions and social events specifically tailored for emerging scholars and graduate students, at the EdMedia + Innovate Learning conferences. Each day will provide the opportunity for discussions and informal conversations, and social opportunities at the end of the day.

You can attend as many of these sessions as you wish, and move freely between these sessions and the full conference.

This stream of talks, clinics, discussions and social events is specially designed for PhD and Masters students, and new scholars in the profession.

The Emerging Scholars Stream provides a platform to discuss, debate, interact, collaborate and network amongst other emerging scholars as well as with current practicing researchers seeking to do the same. It is open to all attendees in the conference and it seeks to encourage and further the relationships between new and existing researchers in the field of educational technology.

The stream will also appeal to supervisors, advisors, early career researchers and others interested in the conduct of research in educational technology fields. This stream has several activities designed to give you a rich and meaningful experience in the conference.