Making the complex clear, turning difficult into intriguing, raising intellectual curiosity, supporting creative problem solving, posing authentic challenges, building effective scaffolds – contemporary e-learning goes beyond the latest tools and technologies. The special interest group “Designing, Developing, and Assessing E-Learning” aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to debate and collaborate on a variety of instructional design themes. The SIG promotes activities for future E-Learn conferences. This presentation summarizes the results of an online survey among ADD E-Learn members and promotes plans for E-Learn 2014. These plans include
- Organizing ‘ADD E-Learn Special Issue Roundtable': This informal meeting will focus on Special Issue contributions, joint writing/ research initiatives, project collaboration.
- ADD E-Learn Symposium: Several members articulated their interest in a separate conference track for the SIG. To meet this need for a focused track, we will organize a symposium for AACE E-Learn 2014.
In addition, we have planned several activities during the conference/ at the Special Interest Group Meeting:
- ADD E-Learn Voices: Brief audio interviews with SIG members on their projects, ideas, research …
- ADD E-Learn Practice2Teach: Opportunities to recruit instructional design guest speakers for classes
- ADD E-Learn Focus Topics: Selection of 2-3 focus areas for collaboration in 2014/15
- Other topics that will be discussed at the meeting include the launch of the SIG Website, the community’s vision / mission statement as well as activities and leadership for 2014/15.