AECT/SICET 2018 Convention

The 13th SICET Annual International Convention

Learning for All
Kansas City, Missouri
October 23 – October 27, 2018

Dear SICET Colleagues and Friends:

As one of the affiliates of AECT, SICET is interested leading “learning for all” in an interconnected world. In keeping with the conference theme this year, we look forward to proposals that discuss impacts of teaching, research, and learning environment designs, changes of our field, work or research, and innovative approaches that scholars and practitioners can learn from your work.

We are especially looking forward to proposals that feature issues related to comparative research across nations and cultural contexts in instructional technology approaches, impacts, changes, and trends. We also welcome proposals focusing on a specific cultural setting or community, cultural influences on teaching and learning, and applications of theories or principles in a specific cultural setting. Traditional proposals that present findings and discuss important developments in research and practice are also welcome. To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted electronically, and in the following session types:

  • Concurrent Session
  • Poster Session
  • Roundtable Session

The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen academic international connections, exchanges, research, and studies in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to promote the application of educational technology in Chinese education. SICET especially encourages proposals from international Chinese scholars in order to improve research in this community, mentor those new to the field, and enhance connections and relationships between Chinese and international scholars. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences, expertise and knowledge with international scholars in the field of educational technology.

In order to involve all members in the development of SICET and build members’ ownership, conference proposal review also call for reviewers. All members who are interested in serving SICET are welcome to participate. Conference Chair and the Board will lead and facilitate the review process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact

Hengtao Tang, Wanli Xing and Hsin-Tzu (Tommy) Chen

Session Types

Concurrent Session

These 20-, 30-, or 60-minute sessions are primarily in traditional presentation format or as panel discussion group and have comprised the majority of convention sessions in past years. The focus of these sessions is on sharing information, such as best practices and research results. Proposals for 60-minute sessions may include more than one presentation (as in symposia). In addition, planners may “bundle” concurrent presentations with another of related content to form one 60-minute session.

Roundtable Session

Roundtables are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics, with the presenter leading the discussion. This participatory format allows for a highly interactive presentation lasting 60 minutes. Typically, several Roundtable discussions are scheduled simultaneously in one large room, with minimal audiovisual use.

Poster Sessions:

Posters are designed to showcase a project, program, process, activity or similar experience in an informal setting. Posters may be projects that are completed, in progress, or in their beginning stages. A small table is provided to support a display board, laptop, and handouts. Feedback and insights of colleagues on these innovative developments are especially encouraged. Posters are scheduled simultaneously with Roundtables in multiple large rooms.

Award Recipients in the Previous Years:

Past Conventions

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Hengtao Tang, Wanli Xing and Hsin-Tzu (Tommy) Chen