Early Career Workshop (ECW)

Early Career Workshop CHAIR
Maiga CHANG, Athabasca University, Canada

Early Career Workshop CO-CHAIRS
Anita DIWAKAR, AIEE EDTECH, India
Muhd Khaizer OMAR, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

ABOUT ECW
Held in conjunction with the ICCE 2022 (https://icce2022.apsce.net/), the Early Career Workshop (ECW) is a face to face event that offers an opportunity for early career scholars in the learning technology field to discuss their research, early-career challenges and career directions with peers and senior advisors.

OBJECTIVES
The ECW aims to add value to the early-career participants in, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • To develop academic support networks among peers, between early career¬†scholars and more senior scholars, and the connection between early career¬†scholars and the APSCE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) related to their¬†respective research areas;
  • To be engaged in negotiation and exchange, thereby developing greater¬†awareness and appreciation, in acting strategically about one‚Äôs academic¬†career, including the development of a thriving research program, grant¬†applications and journal publications, balancing multiple requirements¬†(research, teaching, university/international services), building local and¬†international relationships to maximize future career opportunities, getting¬†promotion and tenure, etc.

If the time and resources permit, a special program component may be arranged to offer career advice to early-career scholars at non-faculty or non-tenurable (e.g., postdoctoral fellows or lecturers), or non-academic positions who are seeking and applying for tenurable research positions.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The ECW will be a half-day or 3/4-day event (the length will depend on the number of participants) held during one of the pre-conference days of ICCE 2022 (November 28 or 29). Several established researchers of the field will serve as the advisors of the event.

The event will

  • begin with participants and advisors introducing¬†themselves;
  • followed by an academic and professional development panel where¬†each advisor will give a talk on specific topic(s) on early career development, such¬†as development of research program and grant applications, building networks,¬†paper writing and publications, promotion and tenure, balancing¬†research/teaching/service requirements, recruiting and supervising graduate¬†students, etc.;
  • next, each advisor will facilitate a small group of participants who are¬†working in the same or similar research area to discuss topics raised at the panel¬†and individual participants‚Äô career needs.

More details about the workshop program will be released later.

ELIGIBILITY
The ECW is open to

  • early career scholars in the learning technology field
    • within 6¬†years of receiving their doctorate
    • or received their doctorate more than 6¬†years ago but have taken their first research position within the past 5 years
    • or PhD students who are expecting to graduate on or before 31 December¬†2022 may also apply
  • applicants must be
    • full-time junior faculty members (such as assistant professors, lecturers, research scientists)
    • or post-doctoral research staff in¬†universities/colleges (such as research scientists or¬†post-doctoral fellows)
    • or post-doctoral scholars who are holding industrial research¬†positions may also apply

In principle, promoted and/or tenured university faculty members are not eligible.

Special note for PhD students:

  • you are required to provide a¬†formal letter written by their PhD supervisors/advisors which indicates the expected¬†graduation time;
  • if you have just chosen a PhD¬†topic and began your research, please apply for participation in another ICCE¬†program component, Doctoral Student Consortium (DSC) ECW is suitable¬†for PhD graduates OR PhD students who are close to graduation.

APPLICATION
Applicants should submit a document in Word format using the template¬†to¬†[email protected]¬†by July 18, 2022.

Template Download

Successful applicants will have their two-page position paper (as part of the application document) on their research published in the Early Career Workshop Proceedings of ICCE 2022 and will be indexed by Elsevier for inclusion in Scopus, on the contingency that the applicants register for ICCE participation.

The ECW proceedings of ICCE 2021 can be downloaded through this link:
ECW proceedings of ICCE 2021

The ECW Chair and Co-Chairs will notify successful applicants with an invitation to the ECW after vetting their eligibility.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission Deadline:¬†July 18, 2022
  • Notification:¬†August 1, 2022
  • Camera ready:¬†August 15, 2022
  • Author registration deadline:¬†August 29, 2022

Questions related to the ECW application and program should be addressed to the¬†ECW Chair/ Co-Chairs at¬†[email protected]