Topics for the 2011 annual conference include research and design of educational tools, learning theories for early education, and educational technology. The EETC committee is currently requesting paper submissions related to the topics indicated below (see “Topic Areas”). All submissions must represent original scholarly work. Material already published or presented elsewhere will not be accepted.

Who Should Attend

The EETC conference seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers, policy makers, administrators, educators, and practitioners to discuss cutting-edge research, innovations, approaches, and developments in education for children from preschool through elementary school.



  • Research on teaching and learning for children
  • Evaluation of educational programs and their impact on children
  • Emerging technologies for children in education
  • Accessibility of technology for children
  • Assessment of technology’s influence on children
  • Usability/user studies with children
  • Assessments for young children


  • Children’s learning strategies
  • 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 principles for children
  • Design of educational technology systems for children
  • User interface design for children

Learning Disabilities

  • Programs for children with learning disabilities
  • Computer-assisted learning and instruction for children with disabilities
  • Educational technology for students with learning disabilities


  • Country-specific developments on education for children
  • International challenges in education for children
  • Accessibility of educational technology in remote countries
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of instructional programs
  • Teaching languages in foreign countries


All submissions to EETC will be evaluated by the following committee:

Andrew Biemiller, Ph.D. – University of Toronto, Ontario, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology

Rich Brown, Ph.D. – University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education

Cheryl Wright, Ph.D. – University of Utah, College of Education

Erin Phinney Johnson, Ph.D. – Waterford Research Institute

Haya Shamir, Ph.D. – Waterford Research Institute

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