About the conference

The ninth Designs on e-Learning international conference in the use of technology for teaching and learning in art, design and communication will be hosted by Texas State University on the 17th and 18th of September 2014. Titled Forging Creative Connections, broad conference themes have been designed to open up the conversation wherever you find yourself along the technology path. Specific areas of connection could include those between:

  • Traditional and innovative approaches
  • Students and employers
  • Open educational resources and the curriculum
  • Faculty and students
  • Formal and informal learning

As digital technologies continue to evolve and transform the pedagogic landscape, we face exciting and innovative possibilities for the future of education.

The 2014 DeL conference will explore the impact of these transformations on our teaching practices and question how we can maximize their potential for improving student learning. This is an opportunity to collectively generate ideas, tackle problems, and share best practices. The format of the conference includes panel discussions, presentations, work in progress papers and keynote speakers.

Call for Papers

Deadline: 17:00 EST April 30th 2014
Submitted abstracts, panel discussion and work in progress proposals will be assessed in a blind review process by a committee comprised of distinguished international reviewers.
For more information visit the Call for Papers page

Venue and Accommodation

DeL 2014 will be held on and around the Texas State University campus. A block of hotel rooms at the Country Inn + Suites have been reserved for the nights of September 16th through the 19th. For more information visit the Country Inn + Suites website, go to more search options look and use promotional code DELDES.

Daily transportation will be provided from the Country Inn + Suites to the conference venue. For those guests who are local and intend to drive to and from the campus, parking will be available at the student center. Here is a link to the campus map and parking

Hurry and reserve your room as the group rate expires August 15th!

Conference fee

Early registration (by July 30) $ 275.00 Late registration (after July 30) $ 375.00 Students (need proof of ID) $ 125.00 Registration coming soon!

Conference reception

The conference reception is slated for the evening of Wednesday 17th September. Transportation will be provided. Local advice and hospitality will be provided on Thursday 18th from 7 – 9pm in a hospitality suite at the Country Inn + Suites in the foyer on the first floor.

A plenary session will be held on Friday 19th September to discuss the 2014 conference’s failures and successes and to plan for future iterations. All delegates are welcome to attend this essential business meeting; If you wish to do so, please contact Claudia Roeschmann as the location is being determined.

About San Marcos

The Designs on eLearning 2014 conference will take place in San Marcos, Texas. Texas State University is situated at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau, a setting that offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. The natural springs that form the San Marcos River are located within the Texas State campus and its constant 72° Fahrenheit waters provide opportunities for swimming, river rafting, and canoeing. To find out more visit the San Marcos River website.

San Marcos is situated between the cities of Austin and San Antonio. Austin, the capital of Texas, is perhaps best known as the center of the Texas music scene but also offers many cultural, educational, recreational, and gastronomic delights. Likewise, San Antonio is a city steeped in history dating to the 1500s and boasts of venues such as the River Walk and the Alamo. To find out more visit the San Antonio website.

Become a Sponsor

We welcome corporate sponsors at all levels. Corporate affiliates typically get to make unique and personal connections with the diverse group of innovative faculty in attendance. If you would like to sponsor this conference, contact Claudia Roeschmann at cr29@txstate.edu

Contact Us

For any information regarding the event, please contact Claudia Roeschmann at cr29@txstate.edu