International Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices

International Convention Center Hiroshima
Hiroshima, Japan, June 6-10

The ISLS annual meeting started as a new forum for society members to exchange their ideas and insights through two conference programs, the Learning Sciences (ICLS) and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). The annual meeting composed of the two conference programs in Bochum was successful with productive discourse. In 2022, we explore international collaboration to empower educational innovation for all in this challenging time by discussing meaningful connections among research, development, and practices.

Diversity is a critical for communities to sustain and develop their values. ISLS has grown in its diversity. Equity and justice in the educational context have emerged as central in this pandemic period and made (more and less) hidden discriminations in our life visible. ISLS is one of the first academic organizations to discuss the issue and exchange insights based on research. The 2022 annual meeting will further pursue the global perspectives on equity and justice that promote the empowerment of educational innovation for all.

The Coronavirus outbreak made us think of remote education not as a complementary program to face-to-face education but as a “new normal” format. In addition, the pandemic also has forced us to consider the necessity of innovations for learning in person. The following research is further needed for making the “new normal” design of education more productive:

  1. the development of innovative technologies and learning environments that help learners engage in more effective learning experiences with others;  and
  2. the empowerment of the instructional design for implementing the technologies into the “new normal” learning environment.

We are honored to take the baton over from Bochum and host the ISLS Annual Meeting in Hiroshima in 2022. Hiroshima is located in the west part of Japan’s main island and is known as a place where the Japanese people developed the city from scratch after World War II. While memorizing history as an essential lesson for human beings striving for peace, the city is continuing to change its face as a diverse city to welcome people from everywhere on the globe. We hope the conference participants will enjoy their stay with a deep discussion of new ideas among international colleagues to foster their collaborations in the learning sciences.

The Annual Meeting in 2022 will be hybrid. Both on-site and online events are being planned.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kris D. Gutierrez, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
  • Frank Fischer, Faculty of Education and Educational Psychology, University of Munich
  • Takeshi Okada, Interfaculty Initiatives in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

The CSCL and the ICLS program committees each invite submissions for:

  • Full and Short Papers, Posters, Symposia
  • Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials

Important Dates:

  • Full and Short Papers, Posters, Symposia: November 5  November 19, 2021
  • Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials: December 10 January 12, 2021
  • Acceptances announced: February 19 Mid-March, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

About ISLS:

ISLS is a professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and how learning may be facilitated both with and without technology. The ISLS Annual Meeting hosts two professional conferences in parallel, CSCL and ICLS.
Welcome to Hiroshima!
Jun Oshima, Yusuke Hayashi and Toshio Mochizuki
On behalf of the ISLS 2022 steering committee