Call: TCC (Technology, Colleges and Community) 2020 Worldwide Online Conference

Call for Proposals 2020

25th Anniversary Special!
TCC (Technology, Colleges and Community) Worldwide Online Conference
Vision 2020
April 14-16, 2020
Hashtag: #tccsilver

Submission deadline: December 20, 2019
Submission form:

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, TCC 2020@25 will feature a Day in the Life of TCC with continuous plenary sessions throughout 24 hours on Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday will feature usual participant presentations. Additionally, a commemorative pre-conference symposium held on-site at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (March 17-18) will be delivered online to interested parties.

TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support professionals, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, graduate students, administrators, and consultants interested in learning technologies to submit proposals for papers and general sessions presentations.


Learning technologies continue to influence how we learn, create and share. Online tools transform communication, networking, and collaboration. Learning today is global, life-long, ubiquitous, and irrespective of time and place. Technology enables educators to provide immersive and compelling experiences to learners of all ages.

The conference staff encourages presentations that highlight current practices and research about trending topics in educational technology such as digital literacy, learning spaces, online learning, mobile learning, collaboration, emerging technologies, and sustainability. Retrospection and projections about the art and science of 21st-century learning technologies in the next decade are also appreciated.


TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to learning design and technologies related to a broad range of subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Assessment of online learning
  • Augmented reality learning
  • Big data and learning analytics
  • Blogging and vlog experiences
  • Building and sustaining communities of learners
  • Connectivism and connected learning
  • Digital literacy
  • Digital security & safety
  • Distance learning communities of practice (COP)
  • E-books and other methods of content delivery
  • E-Learning
  • Educational technology in developing countries
  • Emergency preparedness for natural disasters
  • Emerging technologies, e.g. wearables, robotics, drones
  • Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and advocacy
  • Ethics and social issues in online learning
  • Flipped learning
  • Gamification and game-based learning
  • Gender, equity, and open access
  • ICT and applications for learning
  • Instructional applications in virtual worlds
  • Intercultural communication and competency
  • Internet of things (IOT)
  • Massive open online courses (MOOC)
  • Mobile learning, tools, and classroom applications
  • Online collaboration for teaching and learning
  • Online learning resources in libraries, learning centers, etc.
  • Online student services, advising and learning support
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Personalized, competency-based learning
  • Perspectives and immersive experiences with learning technologies
  • Professional development for faculty and staff
  • Second language learning & oral communication
  • Social media tools and applications
  • Sustainable, adaptive, and ubiquitous learning spaces
  • Technology for seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Ubiquitous, informal, and lifelong learning
  • Virtual reality applications for learning


This conference accepts proposals in two formats: papers and general sessions.

For submission details, see:

To submit a proposal, go to:

Papers are SUBMITTED IN FULL and subjected to a double-blind peer review. Papers that do not meet submission requirements will be returned to the primary author. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers may be considered for publication in the International Journal for Educational Media and Technology (IJEMT). (See

General sessions may be conducted in various ways including a forum, discussion, roundtable, panel, or pre-conference activity. These proposals will be peer-reviewed prior to acceptance. (See (

Proposals that involve student presenters are highly encouraged. Fees for student presenters will be waived. Student presentations may be grouped together and scheduled later in the day. (See

Acceptances will be conveyed to the primary author or presenter by email.

The submission deadline for all proposals is December 20, 2019. Papers are submitted IN FULL and will be accepted through December 30, 2019.


Presenters are expected to:

  • Participate in a pre-conference orientation session.
  • Use a headset with a microphone during the presentation.
  • Maintain timely communications with the conference staff.
  • Conduct an informal, interactive online session related to your proposal.
  • Upload a photo, a brief professional bio, and related presentation materials.
  • Respond to questions and comments from participants during the entire conference.


All presenters are required to register online and pay the online conference fee ($99 USD; $129 USD after March 31) or register as a group member. Contact us for group rates (one fee for all participants from a single campus or system).


Participate in this event entirely ONLINE. We deliver all sessions in real-time. A broadband connection is necessary. All sessions will be live and interactive. Sessions are recorded for later viewing.


Organizations or companies interested in sponsoring this event or plenary sessions may contact Bert Kimura (


For additional information, contact Bert Kimura ( or Curtis Ho (

For a preview of this event, access the TCC 2019 program and recordings. No account or password needed.

ABOUT US, a United States non-profit, tax-exempt corporation (IRS 501c(3)), conducts events for educators and graduate students worldwide relating to current and future practices and research in learning technologies and design. Contact us for tax-deductible contributions (USA only).

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa, collaborate to produce this event. Numerous faculty and staff worldwide provide additional volunteer support.


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