Call for Proposals

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Noteworthy Knowledge Building achievements by students.
  3. Research or theory that applies the principle of improvable ideas to Knowledge Building itself—i.e., to making Knowledge Building better.
  4. Technological innovations.
  5. Open source development of supports for Knowledge Building and formative evaluation.
  6. Open innovation: formulating design challenges for "wisdom of the crowd" to work on.
  7. Obtaining and sustaining support for Knowledge Building initiatives.
  8. Administrative organization to provide school-level, district-level, or higher-level support for Knowledge Building innovation.
  9. Tackling shared problems of implementation, professional development, assessment, etc.
  10. Knowledge Building analytics that empower users.
  11. 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) 

Monday, May 1, 2017: Deadline for submissions. 
Contact Susana La Rosa susana.larosa[AT]utoronto.ca for detailed information on registration and submission. 

Submission Requirements

June 18-22, 2017: KBSI 2017 and CSCL 2017