Topics


Topics for the 2014 Early Education and Technology (EETC) conference will be divided into four major strands: Research, Implementation, Policy, and Solutions. Focusing on preschool and elementary education, the conference will include subjects such as research and design of educational tools, teaching and learning theories for early education, and educational technology.

The EETC committee welcomes this opportunity for researchers, policy makers, administrators, educators, and practitioners to discuss cutting-edge research, innovations, approaches, and developments in education for young children. If you are interested in presenting at EETC, please submit a paper related to one or more of the topics listed below. Note: All submissions must represent original work and follow submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines | Presentation Details


TOPIC AREAS

Research

  • Evaluation of educational programs and their impact on children
  • Evaluation of emerging technologies for children in education
  • Assessment of technology’s influence on children
  • Usability/user studies for technology used with children
  • Computerized assessments for young children
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of instructional programs
  • Evaluation of educational technology internationally

Implementation

  • Teaching children using technology
  • Cooperative/collaborative learning with children
  • Interactive learning environments for children
  • Computer-mediated communication between teachers and children
  • Improving classroom learning for children
  • Intelligent tutoring systems for children
  • Computer-assisted learning and instruction for children
  • Design of educational technology systems for children

Policy

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Factors affecting policy decisions regarding technology and education
  • Evaluation of current educational policies

Solutions

  • Software solutions for early education
  • Hardware that is making a difference in early education
  • Other solutions using technology with young learners

Submission Guidelines | Presentation Details

 


IMPORTANT DATES

September 30, 2013 Deadline for proposal submissions
December 06, 2013 Notification of accepted proposals
December 16, 2013 Early registration deadline for participants/Registration deadline for presenters
January 20, 2014 Conference schedule available
April 1-3, 2014 EETC Conference

 


REVIEW COMMITTEE

Mia Dubosarky, Lesley University
Louise Flannery, Tufts University
Paula Marra, United Nations International School
Meagan Rothschild, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kathleen Harris, Seton Hill University
DeAnna Owens, University of Memphis
Amanda Armstrong, Erikson Institute
Alyson Rodman Deutsch, Lexia Learning
Haya Shamir, Waterford Institute

 

Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit proposals for presentations to be made at the 2014 conference here. In order to be considered for the 2014 conference, all proposals must be received by September 30, 2013 (11:59 MST). Applicants will be notified by December 20, 2013 of a proposal’s acceptance into the conference.


Eligibility Requirements for Submissions

The following procedures and policies must be adhered to.

Topics: Submissions must be related to at least one topic indicated in “Topic Areas” listed on the Topics page and be based on the area of technology in preschool and elementary education.

Originality: Submissions must be original.

Format: Submissions for oral presentations must be in the form of papers. Please remove all information identifying the author from the document that will be uploaded on the submission page. This will allow files to be sent anonymously to reviewers.

Title: Use mixed case and appropriate punctuation.

Authors: On the submissions page, include all authors associated with the project; list authors by first and last name. Do not include author information in the uploaded file.

Deadline: Submissions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST September 30, 2013.

Participant Requirements: By submitting a proposal for the 2014 EETC conference you commit to attend the conference April 1-3, 2014. The presenting author must be listed as an author on the submission page but does not necessarily need to be the first author.

Participant Limitations: An individual may not appear as the first author of more than two submissions.

If Accepted: If your paper is accepted, the following apply:

  • All conference participants associated with the submission must register for the conference by January 10, 2014.
  • The presenting author of an accepted paper must present the paper at the conference. If an emergency prevents the author from attending the conference, he or she must notify the conference chair immediately.

Presentation Details


EETC includes two types of presentations: Oral Presentation and Workshop. When submitting your abstract, please indicate your order of preference for the type of presentation in which you would like to be a participant. Note: If you choose the Research Track Oral Presentation as your first or second choice, please ensure your submission meets the minimum requirements.


ORAL PRESENTATION

Research Track

Papers should present reports of significant work or integrative reviews in research related to all aspects of the conference topics.

Presentation Time: 30 to 60 minutes (includes Q & A)

Submission Proposal Length: 2–3 pages (1250–1900 words); an abstract is not sufficient to be evaluated as an Oral Presentation

Proposal Requirements: Must include purpose, background information, method, results, and conclusions; tables and graphs may be included in proposal

AV Equipment Provided: PC, projector, and Internet access

Implementation Track

Presentation Time: 60 minutes (includes Q & A)

Submission Proposal Length: 1–3 pages (625–1875 words); an abstract is not sufficient to be evaluated as an Oral Presentation

Proposal Requirements: Must include purpose, background information, description of the implementation and its uses, and evaluation of implementation if applicable; screen shots may be included in proposal

AV Equipment Provided: PC, projector, and Internet access

 

Policy Track

Papers should present reports of significant work or integrative reviews in policy related to all aspects of the conference topics.

Presentation Time: 30 to 60 minutes (includes Q & A)

Submission Proposal Length: 1–3 pages (625–1875 words); an abstract is not sufficient to be evaluated as an Oral Presentation

Proposal Requirements: Must include purpose, background information, description of the topic, and conclusions; tables and graphs may be included in proposal

AV Equipment Provided: PC, projector, and Internet access

Solutions Track

The purpose of this track is to allow companies to present their products.

Presentation Time: 60 minutes (includes Q & A)

Submission Proposal Length: 1–3 pages (625–1875 words); an abstract is not sufficient to be evaluated as an Oral Presentation

Proposal Requirements: Must include purpose, background information, description of the implementation and its uses, and evaluation of implementation if applicable; screen shots may be included in proposal

AV Equipment Provided: PC, projector, and Internet access


WORKSHOP

Presentation Time: 60-120 minutes (includes Q & A)

Submission Proposal Length: 1–3 pages (625–1875 words); an abstract is not sufficient to be evaluated as a workshop

Proposal Requirements: Must include purpose, background information, description of the workshop and proposed length; screen shots may be included in the proposal

AV Equipment Provided: PC, Projector, and Internet access