Each year, SIG-ARIEL recognizes the long-term contribution of an individual, a company, or an academic institution that is determined to have made an outstanding contribution to research in immersive learning.
The nominations for this award are open to any SIG-ARIEL member.
Please find the details about the award and the nomination process below.
The Outstanding Contribution to Research in Immersive Learning Award
This award will be given to an individual, a company, or an academic institution that is determined to have made an outstanding contribution to research in immersive learning. We wish to recognize outstanding contributions, over a long period, to the field of immersive learning environments.
Eligibility Criteria: Any individual, company, or academic institution will be considered that has conducted research or dedicated contribution in immersive environments for learning over the past 10 years.
Nomination Process: Supporting documentation for this award should include a nomination letter, stating why a nominee is an appropriate candidate, and a current curriculum vita of the individual, company, or academic institution. A nominee must consent to the nomination. The nomination package along with documentation of nominee's consent must be submitted by email to Amy Kamarainen, the ARIEL Awards Chairperson, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 10, 2017.
Selection Criteria: We will consider a nominee’s body of research or contributions based on criteria of appropriateness (how well the work fits within research area of immersive virtual learning environments), innovation (how the work has brought new ideas to the field), and influence (how the work has influenced others in the field). We will make the determination based on the nomination letter and the curriculum vita of the individual, company, or academic institution.
The recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque to commemorate the achievement and the recipient or a representative of the recipient in the case of a company or academic institution is invited to make an address to the SIG-ARIEL Business Meeting held during the AERA Annual Meeting.
The Award Committee will be drawn from SIG-ARIEL officers, including the Chair, Nominations Committee Chair, and Awards Chair.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the awards or nomination process.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting this spring,
ARIEL Awards Chairperson
As the ARIEL Executive Committee busily prepares for AERA 2017 in San Antonio, we would like to invite anyone who may have an interest in serving a role on our team to help us prepare. Specifically, we are looking to fill the following positions:
The 2017 American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Annual Meeting will be held Thursday April 27 - Monday May 1, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. The call for proposals opened June 1, and closes on July 22, 2016. Please refer to the AERA website for details on how to submit.
ARIEL is an AERA special interest group of educators, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to research in and on immersive technology.
ARIEL SIG is the Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (formerly ARVEL, Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning SIG).
We invite you to submit proposals to our SIG for presentation at the AERA 2017 conference.
We invite you to share with us your proposals that address immersion through existing and emerging technologies for teaching and learning - including virtual worlds, games, augmented and mixed reality, wearable technologies, the Internet of things, and other emerging immersive technologies in learning.
This is a particularly exciting time for immersive learning. Industry is making heavy investments in mobile VR, and we’re particularly interested in proposals that describe research in this area. It seems likely that substantial curriculum will soon be available for schools, and understanding the strengths and limits of this approach is important.
Please support our SIG by submitting your paper and poster proposals, and by sharing this call for proposals with others who may be interested. We can provide a more expert review than SIGs that are generic in their approach to learning technologies.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next spring!
ARIEL SIG Program Chair, AERA 2017 Annual Meeting
Shari Metcalf, Harvard University