Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Society for Applied Learning Technology

Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)

Interactive Technologies Conference
August 17-19, 2011
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, public education and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest interactive technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.

The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations or panel discussions. Topics of interest include:

Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

* Using effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise
* Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies -- from laptops to tablet PCs to PDAs to smartphones
* Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility
* Utilization of Mobile Enterprise Servers
* Mobile Computing's Impact on Workforce Productivity
* Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems
* Low Cost Computers
* Wearable computing and networking
* User interfaces and systems design
* Mobile Authoring Tools

Knowledge Management Systems

* Learning Management Systems (LMS)
* Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)
* LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
* LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)
* Talent Management Systems
* E-Learning, E-Training and Executive Training
* Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement
* Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)
* Implementing/Managing the Knowledge Management System

Gaming and Simulation for Training and
Job Performance Improvement

* Online Games
* Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments
* Game-based Learning
* Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning
* Military Applications
* Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools
* Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations
* Simulation gaming for Management Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace

* Defining the Learning Marketplace
* Market Issues and Barriers
* Meeting Learner Goals and System Goals
* Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods
* Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity
* Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement
* Content and Technology Interoperability Issues
* Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)

Instructional Systems Design

* Blended Learning strategies
* Strategies to address remote learners
* Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning
* Authoring tools for the Web and their effectiveness
* Evaluation processes and assessment techniques
* ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement
* Prototyping in the development process
* Business cases for learning measurement
* Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

* Academic Professionals
* Chief Learning Officers
* Directors of E-Learning
* Directors of Training and Development
* E-learning Project Managers
* Military and Industrial Trainers
* Government Professionals and Managers
* Performance Support Professionals
* Managers of Training
* Management and Training Consultants
* Compliance Training Managers
* Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers
* Education/Training Facilitators
* Human Performance Technology Professionals
* Instructional Designers
* Instructional Systems Developers
* Curriculum Developers
* Content Developers
* E-Learning Developers
* Application Development Managers

Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion. A proceedings will be prepared and you should indicate whether you will provide a paper prior to the conference for inclusion in the proceedings. Abstract submissions should be received by March 23, 2011. If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by July 18, 2011 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright. Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee.

Be sure to include the author's name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT® conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT®. Submit on-line at www.salt.org or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email: DCprogram11@salt.org. The program schedule will consist the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 17-19.

Author's Information

Be sure to include the author's name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT® web site.

Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: March 23, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: April 6, 2011

Submission of Papers Due: July 18, 2011

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2011

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.