9:30 – 5:00 | University of California, Irvine. Emerald Bay DE | Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6 hours | 40 Participant Maximum
*Space is limited, please apply by August 31, 2017.
New forms of technology-enhanced learning and instruction, such as open online courses, educational games and apps, learning analytics, and personalized learning are garnering significant public attention and private investment. These new resources and platforms are already impacting the lives of millions of learners around the world. The risk, however, is that they will reinforce ineffective educational approaches and contribute to growing equity gaps. This workshop will bring together researchers, educators, technologists for an in-depth working session to share challenges and solutions in serving our most vulnerable learners.
This workshop builds on an ongoing series of working meetings that Justin and Mimi have been facilitating, in order to synthesize the learnings from research, design, and practice in ways that are useful and actionable to change makers, funders, and tech innovators. The goal of this effort is to develop guiding principles for how educational platforms and programs that use them can best serve diverse and disadvantaged learners. These principles include inclusive design processes, ways of addressing barriers, and how to effectively measure impact. We need your help and input! We promise that this will be a meaty, highly interactive working session that will mix sharing of insights with building shared understanding and agendas.
We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplinary approaches and learning organizations. Applicants to the workshop must submit short statements of interest (500-1500 words). The statement should provide background information about your relationship to and interest in the topic, your experience, and what you can contribute to the workshop. Statements can take a variety of formats, such as descriptions of relevant research, description of problems of practice, case studies, calls to action, or stories from the front lines. Depending on the volume of submissions, we may not be able to accept everyone, and will determine acceptances based on the quality and fit demonstrated in the statements. The statements of all accepted participants will be published on the DML2017 workshop website.
Download workshop flyer here.