International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era

(IAALDE)

The vision for the Alliance includes both outward-facing and inward-facing goals.


Outward Goal:

To increase the visibility and impact of the research produced by members of the individual societies by providing a mechanism for the societies to collaborate and generate a cohesive picture of important findings related to learning in the digital era that could influence research, educational practices, and policy. A highly successful exemplar for achieving such a goal (at least within the USA) is the Computing Research Association (CRA) whose mission is "to enhance innovation by joining with industry, government and academia to strengthen research and advanced education in computing."

Inward Goal:

To increase cross-society awareness both at a scientific level (around differing methods, theories, technologies, findings) and at an administrative level (especially around the organization of conference logistics).

Exchange of scientific papers as major mechanism to support cross-disciplinary science communication

History of IAALDE best papers exchanged through this mechanism

Calendar that visualizes the the annual cycle of IAALDE society conferences and their deadlines


Our mission is to advance scientific and practical understandings of how to teach, how learners learn, and how technological systems can more effectively support education. Our objective is to have a more powerful and global impact by linking together societies with overlapping interests and goals.

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BECOMING AN IAALDE MEMBER


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WHO WE ARE

REPRESENTATION AND MISSION

International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era

(IAALDE)

Represents over 3,000 leading researchers worldwide who have joined forces to advance science, practice, and policy on issues surrounding learning in the context of a digital, technology driven era.


THE SOCIETIES

involved in the effort


Each individual society has its own history and disciplinary or multi-disciplinary foundation and established mechanisms for supporting the dissemination of their scholarly work.

What they have in common is a commitment to research on learning, broadly defined, and an orientation towards producing research that has real impact in the world.

However, these societies have evolved independently and, despite some overlapping membership, their research contributions remain largely within separate publication venues, conference proceedings and journals.


IAALDE'S GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE


The Governance Structure of IAALDE consists of an Executive Board with 1 representative from each society, typically the society's President or representative from their Management Board.

A Chair of IAALDE is elected from amongst the members of the Board. In the future, the Board might consider bringing in external expertise via an Advisory Board, as well as Task Forces or Working Groups for specific purposes. Full membership entitles an organization to select one member to participate as a voting member of the IAALDE board. However, conferences such as Learning @ Scale are eligible to play a less formal role as Affiliate Members, which entitles them to select a member to participate in IAALDE discussions, but without a vote.

Read the full IAALDE bylaws.


HISTORY OF IAALDE


There are a number of international societies with interests focused in the overlap between education, learning and digital technology who wish to explore the possibility of cooperating more closely.

This effort has grown out of a series of discussions involving a number of the Presidents of these societies and other interested persons under the leadership of Carolyn Rosé of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

A number of the Presidents of these societies and other interested persons held meetings by videoconferencing between 2013 and 2016 under the guidance of Carolyn Rosé of ISLS. These discussions culminated in a face-to-face meeting in Edinburgh on April 30th 2016, associated with LAK 2016.

The groups meeting online and at Edinburgh have at different times included Carolyn Rosé, Jeremy Roschelle, Benedict du Boulay, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Dragan Gasevic, George Siemens, Paul De Bra, Katherine Maillet, Ryan Baker, Eleni Kyza, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Beverly Woolf, Nikol Rummel, Danielle McNamara, Bruce McLaren Fridolin Wild, Martin Wolpers, Piotr Mitros, and Pierre Dillenbourg.

An initial draft of a proposal for this alliance was presented to the Management Boards of the initial societies in 2016 and was approved by July 2017 with the forming of the inaugural governing board.

The proposal for an alliance grew out of concerns over lack of shared practices that would encourage better coordination and sharing of resources. One concern was that fragmentation weakens each society's ability to represent the field of learning sciences and technology, broadly construed.

Another concern was that fragmentation leads to siloed knowledge, that is detrimental to pushing the science forward. This proposal was generated by members of the various societies with the intent to establish this alliance that could produce a productive partnership that bridges the societies and creates a platform for supporting broader synergies between research insights developed within each society. The hope is that in so doing, the concerns just mentioned could be addressed through continuing discussions. The years of informal discussions leading up to this proposal have already proved beneficial for increasing coordination. Opportunities for future growth are now established as the IAALDE Alliance, which now begins its important work.

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MEMBERSHIP

Please refer to the IAALDE bylaws. All member societies agree to uphold the IAALDE bylaws

Any not-for-profit professional society may become a member of IAALDE based on these criteria:

BECOMING AN IAALDE MEMBER


Full details of member expectations are specified in the IAALDE bylaws.

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AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors of Scientific Understanding


One of the primary goals of IAALDE is to use this cross-society collaboration to advance scientific and practical understandings of how to teach, how learners learn, and how technological systems can more effectively support education. As part of that effort, each year each member society will identify a Best Paper from its own conference and provide fiscal and logistic support for one of the author(s) of that paper to attend the conference of another IAALDE member and present the work there in a designated track.

Each member society will take responsibility for determining:


1. Their own process for identifying the best paper in accordance with their society’s guidelines, and

2. The level of funding provided for expenses related to presenting the paper.


The recipient of the award from each society would then select from among conferences sponsored by other IAALDE member societies listed in the table below. In order to present at a member society’s conference, the awardee must contact the society’s representative listed below by the listed deadline in order to secure a presentation slot at the next conference of that society occurring after the deadline.

SocietyRepresentativeDeadlineConference(s)
International Society of the Learning SciencesCarolyn RoseOctober 1International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
International AI in Education SocietyBruce McLarenOctober 1Artificial Intelligence in Education
Society of Learning Analytics ResearchStephanie TeasleyDecember 15Learning Analytics and Knowledge
International Educational Data Mining SocietyRyan BakerJanuary 10Educational Data Mining
The European Association of Technology Enhanced LearningViktoria Pammer-SchindlerMay 31The European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning
Society for Text and DiscourseDanielle McNamaraMarch 15Text and Discourse
Learning @ ScaleBeverly WoolfMarch 15Learning @ Scale
ATIEF : Association des Technologies de l'Information pour l'Education et la FormationNathalie GuinJanuary 31EIAH (biannual) : Environnements Informatiques pour l'Apprentissage Humain
SIG EDUTorsten ZeschMay 15Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA)
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) Lung-Hsiang WongJuly 31International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE)

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ALLIANCE BOARD

The following representatives will participate on the Board on behalf of their society.


Representing

International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era:

Viktoria

Pammer-Schindler


Chair

Anouschka

van Leeuwen


Secretary

Former Chairs:

Carolyn Rosé
Stephanie Teasley

Former Secretaries:

Carolyn Rosé
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler

Former Board Members:

Danielle McNamara


Representing

Society for Learning Analytics Research:

Anouschka

van Leeuwen



Representing

International Society for the Learning Sciences:

Carolyn

Rosé



Representing

International Educational Data Mining Society:

Kenneth

Koedinger



Representing

Society for Text and Discourse:

Panayiota

Kendeou



Representing

The European Association for Technology Enhanced Learning:

Viktoria

Pammer-Schindler



Beverly

Woolf



Representing

International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society:

Rose

Luckin



Representing/représentant

Association des Technologies de l'Information pour l'Education et la Formation (ATIEF)

Nathalie

Guin



Representing

SIG EDU

Torsten

Zesch



Representing

Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Lung-Hsiang

Wong



Webmaster

Sai

Gattupalli


Former Webmasters:

Eric Rosé

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IAALDE'S MEMBERSHIP DETAILS


Membership in IAALDE is open to relevant research societies, defined as those being not-for-profit professional societies specifically those having a governing board, near-open membership, a peer-reviewed annual or bi-annual conference, and a dedication to research broadly related to the area described above.

In order to maintain continuity, research communities with conferences but not professional societies would not be eligible to join IAALDE in their own right as full members unless the conference has a Special Interest Group (SIG) designation by a larger professional society, with an individual identified by that professional society to represent the SIG in IAALDE.

The addition of new member organizations is by a vote of the full Board of IAALDE.

IAALDE Society Membership Application Criteria


Please refer to the IAALDE bylaws. All member societies agree to uphold the IAALDE bylaws

Any not-for-profit professional society may become a member of IAALDE based on these criteria:


a. Has an elected governing board

b. Has an established membership application and renewal process

c. Produces a peer-reviewed conference

d. Has a dedication to advancing scientific and practical understandings of how to teach, how learners learn, and how technological systems can more effectively support education


APPLICATION FORM


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LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS


September 2020

Viktoria was elected to chair the alliance board, and Anouschka van Leeuwen was elected as new secretary.


June 2019

Viktoria Pammer-Schindler was elected to serve as secretary to the continuing leadership of Stephanie as chair.


June 2019

The alliance held an IAALDE best paper session together with a panel discussion at the CSCL 2019 in Lyon, France.


October 2018

Carolyn Rose, IAALDE’s Inaugural chair, steps down, and Stephanie Teasley becomes the 2018/2019 Chair. Carolyn takes the supporting role of Secretary.


JUNE 2018

IAALDE organized a Best Paper session (Alliance Best Paper) and Panel Session (Alliance Panel: A Look Into the Future: Contributions from our Societies) at the London Festival of Learning.


September 2017

IAALDE was featured in a plenary panel on the closing day of the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (EC-TEL)

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