This looks like a good conference and a timely topic.
Subject: ICLT 2000: Does Technology Make a Difference?
Hello! I wanted you to be aware of a conference we are sponsoring in March
2000 entitled International Conference on Learning With Technology: Does
Technology Make a Difference? The conference will focus on the presentation
of research that measures the effectiveness of technology in student
achievement. While many critics have said that there is little research
supporting technology improving student achievement, we have noticed that in
fact there have been countless studies that often are not widely
disseminated or reported. Our goal through this conference is to offer a
venue for these studies to be presented that collectively builds on other
research efforts. The papers that are presented will then be made available
on a website and CD-ROM to help other technology leaders and policy makers
with their efforts in using technology effectively.
Abstracts for papers that describe how a possible panel or presentation are
now being accepted with a due date of November 30, 1999. Additional
information is available below and on the website at
Please forward this information to any groups or individuals you believe
might be interested in presenting at the conference.
Thanks for your help and consideration.
John P. Bailey
Office of Educational Technology
PA Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-705-4486 Fax: 717-787-7222
Email: [log in to unmask]
Visit our websites: www.L2L.org
** Abstracts due November 30, 1999 **
ICLT 2000: Does Technology Make a Difference?
International Conference on Learning With Technology
March 8-10, 2000
Hosted by Temple University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Linda G. Roberts, Director of the Office of Educational Technology
U.S. Department of Education
Conference Web site: http://www.temple.edu/iclt
E-mail reminder feature: http://www.temple.edu/iclt/ICLT_registration.htm
ICLT E-mail address: [log in to unmask]
All information below is included on the conference Web site.
CONFERENCE PURPOSE AND PROGRAM
Technology is an expensive and often controversial resource for educational
agencies. Measuring the effectiveness of this investment is difficult when
classroom and educational environments vary widely, and the technology
ICLT 2000 synthesizes research, best practices, and policy experiences into
a framework of understanding about the uses and effectiveness of educational
technology. The conference is aimed at educators, researchers, and
policymakers from around the world. It is guided by an international board
of directors and features invited and competitive papers and panels, keynote
speakers, and roundtable discussions offered in a collegial atmosphere.
The conference will be held at the new Tuttleman Learning Center at Temple
University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple University is minutes
away from downtown Philadelphia, renowned for its history, cultural
activities, restaurants, and nightlife.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ICLT 2000 is now accepting abstracts for papers and panels focusing on
measuring the effectiveness of educational technology. All abstracts are
due by November 30, 1999. Presenters and panelists should address one or
more of the following topic areas:
* Fundamental issues
* Strategies, methods, and resources
* Results and findings
* Implications for education, policy, and research
Abstracts should reflect recent theoretical or practical findings relating
to the conference theme: "Does technology make a difference?" The
conference welcomes presentations and panels that address this question
either affirmatively or negatively. It encourages a variety of
perspectives from researchers, educators, and policymakers.
Abstracts for papers and for panels must not exceed 800 words and are due by
November 30, 1999. All submissions must be received electronically using
the ICLT abstract submission form at
The conference encourages a multidisciplinary outlook and welcomes abstracts
from theoretical, empirical, and policy perspectives. As a result, each
abstract will be evaluated based on its potential contribution to the
Presenters and/or panelists will be notified no later than December 15, 1999
of the acceptance of their abstract(s) and will be asked to verify their
participation in the conference no later than December 22, 1999. Completed
papers, not to exceed 20 pages, are due February 7, 2000. Completed papers
will be distributed on CD-ROM to all conference attendees and may be invited
for inclusion in an edited volume.
Conference registration is not required as part of the abstract submission
process, but registration is necessary to attend the conference. Authors
accepted for papers or panels will receive a 40% discount over the
academic/government registration fee. For budgeting purposes, early
registration fees are $145 for presenters and panelists, $245 for academic,
government, and non-profit attendees, and $345 for corporate attendees.
Early registration opens December 1, 1999 and closes January 24, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have a question that is not addressed on the conference Web site,
e-mail the conference organizers at [log in to unmask], call 215-204-2036, or
send a fax to 215-204-2038.