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due July 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm

We invite 500-word abstracts (not including references) that include works-in-progress, designs, theoretical frameworks, literature reviews, preliminary findings, and final results related to learning sciences topics and research. The key goal of these sessions is to generate discussion and quality interactions among participants at the conference.

Due to the increasing numbers of submissions each year, each first author is limited to one submission. Further, in an effort to build community around the conference, all first authors will be asked to review at least 2 abstracts. All properly formatted accepted abstracts will be published in the LSGSC 2020 conference proceedings.

Anonymized abstracts should not include author names or institution affiliations, be no more than 500 words and no more than two pages total (including title, figures, tables, and references), and submitted in both PDF and Word formats.

You will also submit:

  • 3-5 relevant keywords

  • 1-3 relevant topics from a provided list in EasyChair

  • A brief statement related to the status of the work e.g. step in the research / design process or program milestone

  • A brief statement related to feedback desired e.g. aligning research methods to questions or writing tips. These are meant to frame reviewer feedback and enable constructive feedback relevant to the authors’ work.

Submission types / Formats


Forums are new. They are different. Much like us, Forums don’t quite know what they are, but they’re giving it their all. Forums are our attempt to break out of the mold of what a conference presentation is. Have you always wanted a community discussion on making learning tech more equitable, or to have a poetry slam with LS folks you only ever see at conferences? We encourage this and value it! With a Forum, you will get 45-minutes to do something LS-related. The facilitators may discuss research, but the intent of a forum will be on community engagement and discussion.

Proposals should include: 1) A description of the forum topic and why it is important to the field or the community, 2) a short literature review or narrative, and 3) names of planned facilitators or if would the LSGSC Committee to find additional facilitators.


Posters will be the main way to present research in the conventional conference format. We hope posters will facilitate open discussions among participants related to a topic of interest. Posters should be no larger than 46 inches by 46 inches.

Proposals should consist of a conventional research abstract. Methods, data, literature review, etc.


Workshops are interactive presentations. They may focus on devices, systems, or techniques such as games, software, or novel research methods. Or they could be centered around an activity or experience.

Proposals should include a description of the focal device or activity along with the expected impact and setup requirements.

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