[AISWorld] CFP - AMCIS 2013 Mini-Track: Roles of Information Technologies in Online Classroom Modalities

Jongbok Byun jongbok.byun at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 17:56:37 EST 2013

Chicago, IL
August 15 – 17, 2013

*Track: IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED)
Mini-Track: Roles of Information Technologies in Online Classroom Modalities

*Mini-Track Chairs:*

Jongbok Byun, Ashford University, jongbok.byun at ashford.edu
Jorge Cardenas, Ashford University, jorge.cardenas at ashford.edu

*Mini-Track Description:*

Online courses are popular in the United States. Many prestigious schools
including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and UC Berkeley are providing their
courses to students and the public in online formats. In particular, the
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform such as Coursera and edX are
used to deliver online courses. Although these courses often do not provide
any college level credits or degrees, scores of people have already joined
the courses and finished them. Compared to these big schools, many small to
medium sized colleges including community colleges are struggling to
incorporate online modalities into their curricula. Often, they do not have
enough resources to develop and deliver the online courses. In addition,
delivered online courses are not as promising as expected, not just because
the faculty and budget are lacking, but because they have different
modalities from traditional classroom based courses.

One clear difference between online and traditional courses is the level of
interpersonal connection. Students and teachers are quite disconnected in
online classrooms. Recorded lectures, discussion boards, and linked study
resources are common features of many online course modalities, but they
culminate in asynchronous course management systems. Students and teachers
must communicate at different times and from different locations.
Information technology enabled students to participate in online courses
but the current information technology simply does not live up to
traditional classroom based educational models. This mini-track provides an
opportunity for information scientists,  academic researchers, instructors,
system developers, and content providers submit papers sharing their
academic ideas and practices.

*Suggested Topics*

In this mini-track, we are looking for academic discussion and case studies
including but not limited to the following topics:

●       Online Education Platforms
●       Online Presence and Course Outcomes
●       Online Learning Theories
●       Historical Views of Online Education
●       Faculty Development in Online Education
●       Emerging Technologies and Trends
●       Quality Management
●       Course Development
●       Content Delivery
●       Roles of Faculties and Administrators
●       Social Media and Social Networking in Online Education

*Submission Procedure*

●       Submit your paper using the Bepress system at
http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2013/ <http://amcis2013.aisnet.org>

*Important Dates*

●        January 4, 2013: Paper submissions officially begin
●        February 22, 2013: Paper Submission Deadline 11:59 PM CST
●        April 22, 2013: Program Chairs Notify Authors of Paper Acceptance
●        May 9, 2013: Camera-ready Copy of Accepted Papers Due
●        Updated information at http://amcis2013.aisnet.org
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