In keeping with the KBSI theme of "Making a Difference: Knowledge Building Communities” and CSCL focus on equity and access, reports, presentations, and other contributions related to the conference theme may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Promising innovations in establishing Knowledge Building Communities: success stories, but also things that didn’t work out as hoped but that are valuable for what was learned.
- Noteworthy Knowledge Building achievements by students.
- Research or theory that applies the principle of improvable ideas to Knowledge Building itself—i.e., to making Knowledge Building better.
- Technological innovations.
- Open source development of supports for Knowledge Building and formative evaluation.
- Open innovation: formulating design challenges for "wisdom of the crowd" to work on.
- Obtaining and sustaining support for Knowledge Building initiatives.
- Administrative organization to provide school-level, district-level, or higher-level support for Knowledge Building innovation.
- Tackling shared problems of implementation, professional development, assessment, etc.
- Knowledge Building analytics that empower users.
- Participatory structures in both formal and informal educational settings that give all students an intellectual stake and support multi-level engagement (students, teachers, administrators, policy makers).
Important Dates: (NOTE: CSCL Submissions are closed)
June 18-22, 2017: KBSI 2017 and CSCL 2017