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ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (with SIGCSE 2014)

Datum: 02 januari, 2014
Plats: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Konferensens datum: 4 – 5 mars 2014

This conference is intended to promote scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and computer science. Inspired by the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the accompanying huge shift in thinking about education, this conference was created by ACM as a new scholarly venue and key focal point for the review and presentation of the highest quality research on how learning and teaching can change and improve when done at scale.

”Learning at Scale” refers to new approaches for students to learn and for teachers to teach, when engaging large numbers of students, either in a face-to-face setting or remotely, whether synchronous or asynchronous, with the requirement that the techniques involve large numbers of students (where ”large” is preferably thousands of students, but can also apply to hundreds in in-person settings). Topics include, but are not limited to: Usability Studies, Tools for Automated Feedback and Grading, Learning Analytics, Analysis of Log Data, Studies of Application of Existing Learning Theory, Investigation of Student Behavior and Correlation with Learning Outcomes, New Learning and Teaching Techniques at Scale.

All papers must tackle topics ”at scale.” For example, a paper that would not qualify for Learning at Scale would be one about an intelligent tutoring system that behaves no differently with one student than with thousands, or which does not improve after being exposed to data from previous use by many students; such work should instead be submitted to a conference like ITS or AIED.

ACM Learning at Scale 2014 is the first in a new conference series. All full papers accepted will be published in the ACM Digital Library as archival publications. While we encourage visionary and forward-looking papers, please only submit your best novel work. The paper track will not accept work recently published or soon to be published in another conference or journal. However, to encourage exchange of ideas, such work can be submitted to the non-archival work-in-progress and demo track. For submissions of this kind, the authors should include the venue of previous or concurrent publication.

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IMPORTANT DATES

November 8, 2013
Paper submissions due.
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November 8, 2013
Tutorial proposals due.
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December 23, 2013
Notification to authors of full papers. Final acceptance of papers will be conditional on authors satisfactorily revising their papers as suggested by program committee in time for the camera-ready deadline.
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January 2, 2014
Works-in-progress submissions due (posters and demos); must be camera-ready upon submission.
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January 14, 2014
Notification to authors of acceptance of works-in-progress.
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January 17, 2014
ALL revised and camera-ready materials due.
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March 4-5, 2014
Conference.
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June 20, 2014
Special issue of ACM TOCHI due.
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