UH to Host 2003 Educational Technology Conference

1,500 Educational Technologists to Gather in Honolulu

University of Hawaiʻi
David Lassner, (808) 956-3501
Director of Information Technology
Posted: Jul 24, 2002

The University of Hawaii will host the 2003 ED-MEDIA conference in Honolulu, June 23-28, 2003. ED-MEDIA spans all disciplines and levels of educational technology. On an annual basis, ED-MEDIA attracts more than 1,500 attendees from over 70 countries.

ED-MEDIA is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia, and telecommunications/distance education.

UH Director of Information Technology David Lassner, who is serving as Program Co-Chair for ED-MEDIA, notes that "whenever we host a major international technical conference, not only does Hawaii enjoy the raw economic benefit of bringing conference delegates to Hawaii but we also expose many members of the international technical community to Hawaii and the opportunities for high tech business here."With ED-MEDIA we have huge additional benefits. ED-MEDIA 2003 gives our large local educational technology community the chance to attend a premiere technical conference and network with world leaders in the field without incurring the time or expense of travel to a major international destination. Also, the many exemplary educational technology projects within our state will have a great chance to show their work before a worldwide audience by proposing to present at the conference."

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include keynote and invited talks, full and short paper presentations, poster/demonstration sessions, tutorials, workshops, panels, and special interest group discussions. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications: Infrastructure; Tools & Content-Oriented Applications; New Roles of the Instructor & Learner; Human-Computer Interaction (HCI/CHI); Cases & Projects

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings (book and CD-ROM formats) as well as in the AACE Digital Library. These proceedings serve as major sources in the multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of the art in the discipline. In addition, selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE's respected journals, such as the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

Information about ED-MEDIA is available at http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia. The deadline for submitting proposals to present at the conference is December 19, 2002. The Call for Participation with full instructions is available at http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/call.htm.

For more information, visit: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia