mentoring Workshops

All three workshops will take place prior to the conference and will spread the meeting times over multiple days to accommodate for the different time zones. Meeting times are planned between May 31 and June 5. Please find their schedules below:

Doctoral Consortium

Organizers & Contact

Crina Damşa—University of Oslo, Norway
Joseph Polman—University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Xueqi Feng—Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Contact us at [email protected] for all questions regarding the workshop.

Overview

We welcome you to the online doctoral consortium! The purpose of the DC is to welcome early career researchers into the Society. We therefore will engage in activities such as presentations, discussions, and panels to discuss a range of topics associated with the academic profession. And we hope we will contribute to creating a sense of community by facilitating meetings with peers and more senior researchers.

The activities are planned between May 31 and June 3. Part of the program consists of mentoring sessions in small groups of 2-3 participants. Besides the three organizers, we have invited mentors to keep the groups small. We will announce the specific group constellations soon.

Before the start date of the workshop, the participants are asked to prepare a poster presenting their research project (template to be provide by the DC organizers soon) and upload in Gather.Town (link to be provided organizers) by May 27 the very latest.

During the DC, we will be using Zoom for discussions and mentoring meetings and GatherTown for poster display and informal gatherings.

Schedule

Friday, May 27: Students upload posters in Gather.Town

Tuesday, May 31

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
10:00 PM

Plenary opening

Part 1: Poster presentation + overview program + introduce mentors. Break.

Participants From: US / Africa, Europe / Asia

US / Africa, Europe / Asia
10:30 AM
4:30 PM
11:30 PM

Part 2: Mentoring groups (1.5 hours). Session arranged by mentor. Session consists of Q & A with students’ advice / discussion.

Participants From: US / Africa / Europe

US / Africa / Europe

Thursday, June 2

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
10:00 PM

Part 1: Mentoring groups (1.5 hours). Session arranged by mentor. Session consists of Q & A with students’ advice / discussion. Break.

Participants From: Europe / Asia

Europe / Asia
10:30 AM
4:30 PM
11:30 PM

Part 2: Panel “Careers” (1.5 hours).

Participants From: US / Africa, Europe / Asia

US / Africa, Europe / Asia

Friday, June 3

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM

Part 1: Panel “Meet the editors” together with Early Career Workshop. Opportunity to ask questions to the editors of some of the most prominent journals in our field.

Participants From: US / Africa, Europe / Asia

US / Africa, Europe / Asia
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
12:00 midnight

Part 2: What do you take away from the DC? Plenary closing of the DCW and social mingling.

Participants From: US / Africa, Europe / Asia

US / Africa, Europe / Asia

Early Career Workshop

Organizers & Contact

Julia Eberle—Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Marcela Borge—Pennsylvania State University, USA
Jan van Aalst—University of Hong Kong, China

Contact us for all questions regarding the workshop.

Overview

The Early Career Workshop is intended for learning scientists a few years beyond their doctorate. Participants typically are toward the end of a postdoctoral position or an assistant professor. Activities include one-on-one mentoring, discussions on publishing and obtaining grants in the learning sciences, and other aspects of developing one’s career.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 1: Participants should look through each others’ posters

Thursday, June 2

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM

Getting to Know Each Other: Speed Research Matching

Participants From: Global

Global
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
12:00 midnight

Informal Chat

Participants From: Global

Global
1:00 PM

US Small Group Mentoring

Participants From: US Local

US Local

Friday, June 3

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
1:00 PM

EUR Small Group Mentoring

Participants From: EUR Local

EUR Local
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM

Meet the Editors: JLS, Instructional Science, ijCSCL, Computers & Education, Journal of Learning Analytics

Participants From: Global (Across DC/ECW/MC)

Global (Across DC/ECW/MC)
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
12:00 midnight

Informal Chat

Participants From: Global

Global
1:00 PM
7:00 PM
2:00 AM

Grant writing Q & A

Participants From: Global

Global
2:30 PM

US Collaborative Session (Final Reflections & Plans)

Participants From: US Local

US Local

Saturday, June 4

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
1:00 PM

EUR Collaborative Session

Participants From: EUR Local

EUR Local
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM

Q & A Mentor Panel

Participants From: Global

Global
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
12:00 midnight

Closing Session

Participants From: Global

Global

Thursday, June 9

NY
Berlin
Tokyo
Participants From:
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM

Early Career Spotlight

Participants From: Global

Global
(approximate time)

Mid-Career Workshop

Organizers & Contact

Alyssa Wise—New York University, USA
Heisawn Jeong—Hallym University, Korea
Kris Lund—CNRS, ENS Lyon, France

Contact us for all questions regarding the workshop.

Overview

The Mid-Career Workshop is an interactive event that offers the opportunity for learning sciences researchers to reflect on their existing work and strategically plan for the next phase of their careers. We will discuss what is known about the mid-career research stage and look at varying conditions and challenges for mid-career researchers across countries and contexts. The workshop will feature whole-group and break-out sessions to create, reflect on, and promote individual career plans, learn from each other about leadership roles and supervising junior researchers, and find effective ways to self-organize and manage the competing demands of research, teaching, and service. Workshop participants will share experiences among themselves, develop and collect feedback on their own research agendas and plans for a satisfying and successful mid-career, and learn to apply effective knowledge management strategies.

Schedule

Session 1 – Tuesday, May 31

Introductions (whole group)
  • Who we are, our trajectory to get here
Next Level Research Leadership (self-organized break out sessions)
  • Topic 1: Running large / complex projects
  • Topic 2: Developing sustainable funding structures
Building Relationships (whole group)
  • Supervisory, collaborative and beyond, how to develop teams and networks

    Session 2 – Wednesday, June 1

    Translating Research for Impact (whole group)
    • Thinking about how to getting things you produce into the hands of learners / teachers and ways to write and publish for for broad audiences
    Being Intentional About the The Path Forward (self-organized break out sessions)

    Making strategic choices about “service” and collaboration opportunities to both make valuable contributions and develop yourself professionally

    • Topic 1: Opportunities within your institution
    • Topic 2: Opportunities in national and international professional societies
    • Topic 3: Opportunities with industry partners and outside stakeholders
    Balancing it All (whole group)
    • Finding time for “deep work” and your own life amidst a never-ending stream of things that need doing and people that need your time
    Both sessions will meet at the same time as listed by location below:
    • US Pacific: 1–2:30pm
    • US Eastern: 4–5:30pm
    • Central Europe: 10–11:30pm
    • Eastern Europe: 11pm–12:30am
    • Korea: 5–6:30am next day